Tan Sri Azman Hashim (“Tan Sri Azman”), a Malaysian aged 76, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since 26 September 2012.
Tan Sri Azman is also the Chairman of the Board of AMMB Holdings Berhad (“AMMB”) and several subsidiaries of AMMB, namely AmBank (M) Berhad, AmInvestment Bank Berhad, AmBank Islamic Berhad (formerly known as AmIslamic Bank Berhad), AmMetlife Insurance Berhad, AmMetLife Takaful Berhad, AmGeneral Holdings Berhad, AmInvestment Group Berhad and AMFB Holdings Berhad.
Tan Sri Azman, a Chartered Accountant (FCPA) and Fellow Chartered Banker, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, has been in the banking industry since 1960 when he joined Bank Negara Malaysia and served there until 1964. He practised as a Chartered Accountant in Azman Wong Salleh and Co. from 1964 to 1971. He then joined the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad from 1966 until 1980 and was its Executive Director from 1971 until 1980. He was the Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, a subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, from 1980 until April 1982 when he acquired AmInvestment Bank Berhad.
Tan Sri Azman is the Executive Chairman of Amcorp Group Berhad and Chairman of Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad. He serves as a member on the Board of Pembangunan Mas Melayu Berhad and the Asian Institute of Finance Berhad. Tan Sri Azman is also involved in several charitable organisations as Chairman and Trustee of AmGroup Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation and Trustee for Yayasan Azman Hashim, Yayasan Perpaduan Nasional, Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan Tuanku Najihah and Yayasan Canselor Open University Malaysia. He is also the Founder and Council Member of Azman Hashim (L) Foundation and Azman Hashim Charitable (L) Foundation.
Tan Sri Azman is the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Malaysian Investment Banking Association and the Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Chairman Emeritus of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) International and Co-Chairman of Malaysia – Singapore Roundtable. He is the First Chairman of the Financial Services Professional Board. He is also the President of Malaysia South-South Association, Malaysia-Japan Economic Association and Malaysian Prison FRIENDS Club, and a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and East Asia Business Council.
Tan Sri Azman is also the Leader of the ASEAN Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia Committee, Keizai Doyukai). He is the Pro-Chancellor of Open University of Malaysia, a member of the Governing Body of Asian Productivity Organisation and the International Advisory Panel of Bank Negara Malaysia International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and the Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd.