Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
  • Chairman
  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, 67, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2012 and as the Chairman of the Board on 1 December 2017.

Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Applied Economics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s degree in Philosophy in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz obtained his PhD in Business Economics from the School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, United States of America.

Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz began his career in 1975 as Assistant Director of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department. He was later promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Director, Macro-economics in 1984, and subsequently to the positions of Senior Assistant Director, Human Resource Section and Director of Energy Section. He was later appointed as an Alternate Executive Director of World Bank Group in Washington D.C., USA (on secondment by the Government of Malaysia) representing South East Asia Group from 1998 to 2001. He was also appointed as the Executive Director of the Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Trade Finance Corporation based in Jeddah from 2011 till 2013.

From 2001 to 2006, Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz held various important positions such as Deputy Secretary in the Economics and International Division of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Deputy Director General (Macro) of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department and Deputy Secretary General of Treasury (Policy), Federal Treasury in the MOF. In 2007, he was appointed Secretary General of Treasury in the MOF, a position he held until his retirement in August 2012.

Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz currently sits on the Board of Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA). He was previously among others, the Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and RAM Holdings Berhad and a member of the Board of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Bank Negara Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Petroleum Nasional Berhad.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2018

Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
Bursa Risk Management Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Global Symposium on Development Financial Institution Bank Negara Malaysia/World Bank
13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation
Islamic Finance School Shariah Governance & Assurance Services Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB)
Rediscovering Our Roots Mapping Our Future BPMB
World Capital Markets Symposium Kuala Lumpur Renaissance of Capitalism Markets for Growth Capital Markets Malaysia
Current State of the Global Economy Joseph Incalterra, Chief Economist, Southeast Asia, HSBC
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Automotive Sector Nikolai Dobberstein, Partner, AT Kearney & Kaushik Sriram, Principal, AT Kearney
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Industrial Sector Oliver Ramsbottom, Partner, McKinsey & Co
Key Trends and Opportunities in Healthcare in Asia Pradeep Rao, Managing Director, HSBC
“What It Takes To Get Us There” Till Vestring, Senior Partner, Bain & Co