PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.
In a statement, it said Rohaya Mohammad Yusof had been appointed to take over as the chief investment officer of the EPF.
Prior to the appointment, she was Head of Private Markets at the EPF, a role in which she led the team exploring opportunities in both domestic and global private markets.
Rohaya joined the EPF in 2008 as head of corporate finance in the investment division, before becoming head of capital markets.
Before joining the EPF, Rohaya was executive vice-president of corporate investment Banking at Maybank Investment Bank (previously Aseambankers).
Her appointment comes on the back of the retirement of Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif, who was deputy chief executive officer (investment), on Dec 31,2019.
The EPF, in a statement, said Mohamad Nasir, as one of the core decision makers in the fund’s investment division, had led the fund to many significant achievements throughout his tenure.
The EPF also announced the appointment of Nurhisham Hussein as its new chief strategy officer.
The position was previously held by the EPF’s current CEO, Alizakri Alias.
Nurhisham joined the EPF in 2014 as head of the economics and capital markets department.
Prior to that, he had served at Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd, Permodalan Nasional Bhd and Affin Bank Bhd.
“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, ” Alizakri said in the statement.
He noted that Rohaya and Nurhisham were internal promotions.
He said Rohaya was a well-respected and highly regarded individual in the financialindustry, while Nurhisham was one of the country’s leading market economists.
“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.
“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, ” he said.
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