KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan (pic) is the new Employees Provident Fund (EPF) chief executive officer.
The EPF board announced the appointment, which will be effective March 1, upon approval by the Finance Minister.
Previously helming TNB as president and CEO, Amir Hamzah takes over the EPF position from Tunku Alizakri Alias, who has been at the fund's helm since Aug 20,2018.
In a statement on Wednesday, EPF chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir said Tunku Alizakri will be continuing his public service in a different capacity.
"It is with a heavy heart, we bid goodbye and thank you to Tunku Alizakri for his unwavering dedication and service to the EPF spanning seven years, first as Deputy CEO (Strategy) and then as CEO.
"Tunku Alizakri’s vision, drive, and commitment to all EPF stakeholders, especially our members, is evident in the EPF’s ongoing drive towards digital acceleration and operational efficiency, the adoption of ESG (environment, social and corporate governance) and sustainability as key metrics, as well as powering the social protection and wellbeing agenda.
“On behalf of the EPF, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Tunku Alizakri for his exemplary service to the EPF and wish him all the best in his future endeavours," he said.
Ahmad Badri also welcomed and congratulated Amir Hamzah on his appointment.
"With his broad corporate experience, we are looking forward to his dynamic and focused leadership to lead the fund through this complex and challenging period of the EPF’s history," he said.
Amir Hamzah brings with him more than 25 years of corporate experience, beginning his career with the Shell Group of Companies before serving as CEO for MISC Berhad, Petronas Dagangan Berhad, Petronas Lubricants International, Icon Offshore Berhad, and Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York.