Kuala Lumpur – Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan has been appointed as the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) chief EPF officer (CEO) effective March 1,2021.
The retirement fund said on Wednesday the EPF board, upon approval from the Minister of Finance, appointed Amir Hamzah as the new CEO.
Previously helming Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) as its president/CEO, Amir Hamzah takes over the position from Tunku Alizakri Alias, who has been EPF CEO since Aug 20,2018.
He was appointed TNB CEO in April 2019 after serving in various industries like oil, shipping, retail and services.
The EPF said he 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 Bhd, Petronas Dagangan Bhd, Petronas Lubricants International, Icon Offshore Berhad, and Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd.
He holds a BSc in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York.
As for Tunku Alizakri, EPF chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir said he will be continuing his contributions towards public service in a different capacity.
“It is with a heavy heart, we bid goodbye and thank you to Tunku Alizakri (pic, below) 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 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 meanwhile welcomed and congratulated Amir Hamzah on his appointment as the new EPF CEO.
“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. – The Star