Amir Hamzah Azizan - Finance Minister II

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan, who has been appointed as Finance MInister II, has over 25 years of experience in corporate Malaysia with his most recent role as chief executive officer (CEO) of Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in announcing his appointment said Amir has shown enough competence and ability, and managed EPF in a very impressive and satisfactory manner.

He was sworn in as senator in Dewan Negara earlier this morning.

Amir took on the role of CEO at the EPF in March 2021.

Amir, 56, is the son of the late Tun Azizan Zainul Abidin who was president and CEO of Petronas between 1988 to 1995.

Besides that his late father, had the distinction of being the principal private secretary to Tun Abdul Razak Hussein (1971-1975), Tun Hussein Onn (1975-1981) and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (1981-1984).

Amir started his career with Shell group of Companies, where he served for 10 years in various capacities in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

In 2000, he joined MISC Bhd as general manager - corporate planning services for three years before serving as its regional business director in United Kingdom for a little over a year.

After which he served as AET Tankers Inc president and CEO from2 004 to 2008.

At age 42, Amir was appointed president and CEO of MISC Bhd in 2009.

After various roles in Petronas, including as CEO of Petronas Dagangan Bhd and Petronas Lubricants International Sdn Bhd, In 2016, Amir joined Icon Offshore Bhd as its managing director and CEO.

A year and nine months into the job, Amir joined Themed Atrractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd, a Khazanah Nasional Bhd company, as its group chief executive officer.

In April 2019, he was appointed as president and CEO of Tenaga Nasional Bhd, where he served for two years.

Amir holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York.

He has also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, and the Coporate Finance Evening Programme at London Business School.

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