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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 Mohammad bin Ismail


Datuk Mohammad bin Ismail was appointed as PUNB Board Member on 12th November 2019. He is the Deputy Secretary General (Management) at Prime Minister’s Department.

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 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 Strategic Investment 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 about 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. Later, Datuk Mohammad was appointed as the Assistant General Secretary, Treasury and Development Division at the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) and as the Board of Directors for Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA). Now, he is the Deputy Secretary General (Management) at PMD and a board member of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM), YaPEIM Gold Sdn Bhd and PJ Perdana Management and Services Sdn Bhd.

With his vast experience of 30 years in the civil service, Datuk Mohammad 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.

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.