From EPF to Dewan Negara: Amir Hamzah's remarkable journey, tipped for Finance Minister II position

KUALA LUMPUR: Employees Provident Fund (EPF) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan has been sworn in as senator in Dewan Negara.

He took his oath of office before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar this morning.

Amir Hamzah is touted as the Finance Minister II in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's cabinet reshuffle, expected today.

Amir Hamzah joined the EPF in 2021 and is the eldest son of former Petronas chairman and president Tun Azizan Zainul Abidin.

Prior to becoming EPF CEO, he had helmed Tenaga Nasional Bhd for several years since 2019.

With a corporate experience spanning more than 27 years, Amir Hamzah began his career with the Shell Group of Companies before serving as CEO for MISC Berhad.

He was also part of Petronas Dagangan Bhd, Petronas Lubricants International, Icon Offshore Bhd and Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd.

He holds a BSc in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York.

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