EPF promotes head of private markets Rohaya to CIO, economist Nurhisham as chief strategy officer

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has promoted head of private markets Rohaya Mohammad to the post of chief investment officer and its heads of economics and capital markets Nurhisham Hussein as new chief strategy officer.

The promotions came following the retirement of Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latiff, its deputy chief executive officer in charge of investment on Dec 31.

“The EPF puts a lot of priority in a strong talent and leadership succession plan and the appointments of both Rohaya and Nurhisham are testament to that," its CEO Tunku Alizakri Alias said in a statement on Tuesday.

Rohaya and Nurhisham are internal promotions, as they both have spent a significant number of years in EPF in various capacities.

"Both have a keen understanding of the uniqueness of our establishment as a long-term, member-linked investment fund,” he said.

“At the same time, Rohaya and Nurhisham bring along fresh perspectives from their time before the EPF, which will certainly be very invaluable to our team.” Rohaya joined EPF in 2008 from Maybank Investment Bank as head of corporate finance in the investment division before she assumed the lead role in the private markets team.

Meanwhile, Nurhisham joined the EPF in 2014 as head of the economics and capital markets department, after having served at the Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd, Permodalan Nasional Bhd and Affin Bank Bhd.

“While 2020 and the years beyond promise to be challenging, I am confident that with this new team, the EPF is well-equipped to achieve our desired milestones and goals," Alizakri said.

"Rest assured that we will continue to be steadfast in our role as a fund that is focused on making investments that go towards achieving long-term returns for our members’ futures.”

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