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YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan bin Idris


YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan bin Idris was appointed Chairman of PUNB on 15th October 2021.

YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan bin Idris is a Member of Parliament for Jerantut, Pahang and was the former Chairman of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) from 2020 to 2021. He has also served as the Chairman of MARA Poly Tech College from 2015 to 2018 as well as a Member of FELDA Advisory Council, Board Member of Felda Global Ventures Sugar Sdn Bhd and The Farmers’ Organisation.

Born and bred in Jerantut, Pahang, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Basic Teaching Certificate from Temenggong Ibrahim Teachers College, Johor. He received his primary education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Gintong, Jerantut before continuing his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pulau Tawar, Jerantut and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Temerloh.

YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan who served as an educator in his hometown started his career as an Assistant Teacher at SMK Kuala Tembeling before serving as a Headmaster at SK Gusai, Ulu Tembeling, SK Perian and SK Bukit Dinding, Jerantut. He continued his career as a Counseling Teacher at SMK Damak before serving as a Secondary School Supervisor, District Counseling Officer and Assistant District Education Officer (Human Development) at Jerantut District Education Office.

Apart from education field, YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan also actively involved in contributing advice to various non-governmental organisations and government agencies. Among the several positions held by him are Patron at PERKIM Jerantut District Branch, Secretary at the Association of Malaysian Youth Clubs (MAYC) Kuala Tembeling, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer at MAYC Jerantut, Board of Visitors at Sekolah Tunas Bakti Jerantut, Deputy Chairman at Surau Sungai Jan Jerantut, Secretary at PSKPP Jerantut and Tenaga Penggerak at the National Civics Bureau.

Currently, YB Dato’ Haji Ahmad Nazlan is a Member of the Special Selection Committee on Education (Parliament of Malaysia), a Member of the Standing Orders Committee of the Fourteenth Parliamentary Meeting and is involved in the Focus Group of Members of Parliament on FELDA Affairs.

Encik Azwan Nazri bin Baharuddin


Azwan Nazri Baharuddin was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 24th September 2018. 

He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom and has spent over 20 years implementing, managing and consulting projects around the world, delivering business solutions to clients while growing sales. 

Azwan worked in the United Kingdom and Europe for almost four years in the banking industry before moving back to Malaysia. He has held various leadership positions within Asia Pacific with Ernst & Young over the last 10 years, most recently as Partner, Asia Pacific Advisory Business Development Leader, implementing strategic initiatives to grow the business in the region. 

He keeps abreast of the latest digital trends and is passionate about leveraging the potential of digital innovation for Malaysia's transformation. His interest in digital has led him to be a certified Java J2EE Programmer and an active social media influencer. 

Azwan joined Accenture as its Country Managing Director in 2017 and has focused on driving digital as an industry and national transformation agenda.

Encik Nurjesmi bin Mohd Nashir


Nurjesmi Mohd Nashir was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 24th September 2018.

Nurjesmi began his career in the brokerage industry as Equity Analyst at Maybank Securities and subsequently at Arab Malaysian Securities from 1994 until 1996 after graduating from Syracuse University, New York with a Bachelor Degree in Finance. In 1996, he moved on to the banking industry and joined Citibank Berhad's SME Division before holding a succession of roles in Corporate Banking and subsequently appointed as Head of Public Sector overseeing predominantly the GLC portfolio up to 2013 at the same banking institution.

Nurjesmi has over 20 years experience in banking industry and capital markets with two leading international banks, and he is now holding a post of Executive Director, Head of Global Corporate Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad.

Encik Zarir bin Mohd Salleh


Zarir Mohd Salleh was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 24th September 2018.

Zarir Mohd Salleh holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He started his career in 1997 with an international accounting firm, BDO Binder Public Accountants and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

As a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand equipped with wide experience of more than 20 years in financial-focused career involving financial reporting, client relationship management, project management, debt restructuring, corporate banking, investment banking and transaction banking, he used to serve in the Corporate Finance Department of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad) in 2002, Investment Banking Department of CIMB in 2004, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad's Global Banking Department in 2011 and MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (formerly known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad) as Director of Global Corporate Banking in 2016.

Currently, he is a Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at Affin Bank Berhad.

Datuk Dr. Sabirin bin Ja'afar


Datuk Dr. Sabirin Ja'afar was appointed PUNB Board Member effective 1st January 2019.

Dr Sabirin began his career as a Magistrate in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Rawang and Kajang in the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service after graduating with Bachelor degree in Law from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1987. He was then appointed as the Senior Assistant Registrar, Deputy Registrar of High Court Kuala Lumpur before promoted as the Head of Research Division of the Federal Court of Malaysia. He then moved on to become Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court Judge cum Special Officer to the Chief of Justice, YAA Tun Dato' Seri Mohamed Dzaiddin Haji Abdullah.

Dr. Sabirin held several key positions in the legal fraternity, amongst others were Deputy Public Prosecutor, Senior Federal Counsel (Advisory and International Division) in Attorney Generals Chambers, Principal Legal Advisor, Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Director of Legal and Investigations, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

In September 1996, he pursued his Masters in Maritime Law at the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. In 2002 he won the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D in maritime law and policy at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, London. After successfully completed his doctoral research he returned to the government service before opting for early retirement to join the academia in 2011. His last position in the government service was Legal and Admin Manager, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority, a company owned by Malaysia and Thailand to explore and produce oil and gas in the Gulf of Thailand.

He then served as Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the International Business School (IBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 2011 to 2014 before appointed by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong as Judicial Commissioner of High Court Malaya on a 2-year contract, after which he joined as partner in Messrs Abdul Raman Saad & Associates based in Johor Bahru specializing in corporate finance before moving back to Kuala Lumpur to venture into his own business. 

Dr. Sabirin is also active in writing books and articles apart from being a regular speaker for programmes involving Maritime Law.

Currently, Datuk Dr. Sabirin is the Chairman, Inmanism Pay Sdn Bhd, Director, DSJ Treasure Food Products Sdn. Bhd., Board Member of Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Melaka. He is also active in several NGOs and international maritime body such as Seafarers Rights International based in London. He was appointed Chairman of Prevention of Terrorism Board, Home Ministry by His Majesty The King for a 3 year period from October 2018.

Dr Sabirin was called as Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya in 1996.

Datuk Mohammad bin Ismail


Datuk Mohammad bin Ismail was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 12th November 2019.

Datuk Mohammad began his career as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Division at the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1986 after graduating from the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University Malaya in 1985. After serving 15 years with the Treasury Division, MOF, he was promoted in June 2001 to be the Head Assistant Secretary, Federal Government Loan Management, Financial Market and Actuary Division currently known as Loan Management, Financial Market and Actuary Division, MOF. He was later promoted again to become Treasury Officer for the State Government of Perlis in 2013.

After serving the Perlis state government for three years, he was recalled to the federal government in 2016 as the Senior Divisional Secretary (Management) at Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) where he continued his service there until March 2019. Datuk Mohammad is presently the Assistant General Secretary, Treasury and Development Division at the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) and concurrently sits as the Board of Director for Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Penang Regional Development Authorithy (PERDA).

With his vast experience of 30 years in the civil service, Datuk Muhammad had served as the Board of Director at several companies and agencies such as Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) from 2008 to 2010, Lembaga Pelabuhan Klang from 2000 to 2012, Forest Plantation Sdn Bhd from 2010 to 2013, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan from 2012 to 2013 and Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) as well as Putra Palace Sdn Bhd from 2013 to 2016. He also sat as Chairman for several Perlis state Government owned companies from 2013 to 2016 such as: Perlis Communication Sdn Bhd, Bakau Jaya Sdn Bhd and Rumpun Teras Sdn Bhd.

Datuk Hj Johan bin Abd Aziz


YB Datuk Hj Johan bin Abd Aziz was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 10 March 2021.

He served as the Special Officer to the Minister for Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government from 2016 to 2018. He was appointed as the Town Planning, Engineering & Infrastructure and Licensing Committee Member of Kajang Municipal Council from 2002 to 2007, Member of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) Ministry of Rural and Regional Development from 2013 to 2018, Board Member of MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd from 2017 to 2018, Advisory Committee of Lembaga Hakim Pelawat and Trustee of Yayasan Koreksional Jabatan Penjara Malaysia from 2013 to 2018.

Born in Kampung Daching, Negeri Sembilan, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from SEGi College, Kuala Lumpur.

His vast experience in entrepreneurship has qualified him to hold various positions such as Chairman of Compact Vision Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of Shemaz Johan Enterprise Sdn Bhd and Director of Intelek Kekal (M) Sdn Bhd (Subsidiaries of Metro Kajang Group Public Listed Company). He was also appointed as the Chairman of Selangor Bumiputera Consortium Association for Solid Waste Disposal and Cleansing (PERKASA) from 1999 to 2008 to guide solid waste contractor entrepreneurs in Selangor.

He was also appointed as a Member Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) responsible for overseeing the main portfolio under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development from 2013 to 2018 as well as conducting the Student Engagement visits to 4 countries in India, Australia, United Kingdom and Russia to visit MARA sponsored children in rural areas.

Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Visitors, Kajang Hospital.

Puan Sharifah Wahaida Lailatul Syed Hassan Sagaff


Sharifah Wahaida Lailatul Syed Hassan Sagaff was appointed as a Board Member of PUNB effective 10 March 2021.

Sharifah Wahaida started her career as the Assistant Secretary, Planning and Evaluation Division at Ministry of Entrepreneur Development from 1996 until 2002 before holding the position of Assistant Director, Energy Section and Head of Assistant Director, External Assistance Section in the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department from 2004 until 2005.

Sharifah graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) later served in the Ministry of Information before moved on to Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in 2009 as Deputy Director, Administration, and Finance Section. She had also served the Ministry of Housing and Local Government as the Deputy Secretary Division, Training, and Competency, Human Resources Division before joining the Ministry of Finance in 2014 as Senior Principal Assistant Secretary, Policy Section, Investment Policy Sector in the Strategic Investment Division. Currently, Sharifah is the Deputy Secretary Division, Investment Management and Monitoring Section in the same division.

Throughout her career, she has been conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) in 2015 and held several positions on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, amongst others were Investment Committee of Malaysian Timber Certification (MTCC), Committee of Kumpulan Wang Industri Elektrik (JKWIE), a board member of Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation as well as Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd.

Sharifah is also a lifetime member of the Persatuan Suri dan Anggota Wanita Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (PUSPANITA) apart from being appointed as Special Investigation Committee for Auditor-General Report 2017.