KUALA LUMPUR: Former chief executive officer of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias has been appointed as an independent director of Bumi Armada.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, the company said the appointment of Alizakri, 51, took effect on the same day.
The company said he has 20 years’ experience at senior management and board level roles in multiple sectors and industries which include retirement fund, financial services, central banking, healthcare, media and telecommunications, plantation and oil & gas, and property development.
His areas of expertise include sustainability, enterprise digitalisation and transformation, corporate strategy and fund management.
He joined the EPF in 2014 as deputy CEO (strategy) and subsequently served as CEO from 2018 to February 2021.
During his tenure, he launched the first and largest shariah-based private equity fund in the world.
He also created a digitally powered pension fund, iLestari, developed in-house during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, he spearheaded the development and creation of the Malaysia Social Protection Council, chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Under his leadership, the EPF also became the first Asian pension fund to establish Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets for its portfolio to be achieved by 2030.
Prior to joining the EPF, Tunku Alizakri held pivotal roles and key appointments at leading Malaysian companies, including the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, Bank Negara Malaysia, DiGi Telecommunications and Maybank.