Y.M. Tunku Alizan bin Raja Muhammad Alias was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 17 March 2017. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Y.M. Tunku Alizan holds an LLM from the University of Bristol and LLB (Honours) from the University of Malaya.
In 1991, Y.M. Tunku Alizan was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He formed Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners in 1999 together with Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique and several other partners. He has been exposed to a wide range of legal experiences in his twenty-seven (27) years of post-qualification, specialising in the areas of Corporate and Construction Law.
Y.M. Tunku Alizan also holds directorships in KUB Malaysia Berhad and various other private limited companies. His interest in the securities of the Company is as disclosed on page 158 of this Annual Report.
Dato’ Azizan bin Jaafar was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 July 2011. He was subsequently redesignated to an Executive Director on 2 November 2012 and appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on 25 April 2016. On 1 January 2017, Dato’ Azizan was promoted as the Group Chief Executive Officer. Dato’ Azizan is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Azizan graduated from the University of Salford, United Kingdom in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry and 8 years in property industry.
Dato’ Azizan began his career in 1990 with Warrington Martin as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor in Manchester, the United Kingdom. He then joined a London firm, Henry Riley & Sons in 1992 as a Quantity Surveyor and remained working in the United Kingdom until 1995. Upon returning to Malaysia, he became a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Taisei Corporation. In 1996, he joined Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd as a Contracts General Manager, where he was subsequently appointed as a Senior Executive Director. During the period from 2005 to 2009, he was also responsible for the operations of Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd in India and Saudi Arabia.
In 2009, Dato’ Azizan started his business in construction where he founded Dasa Sentosa Sdn Bhd. He had then expanded to property development where he became the shareholders of Tanah Makmur Kotasas Sdn Bhd in April 2013.
At present, Dato’ Azizan is a director of most of our subsidiaries and holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies. His interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on pages 158 and 160 of this Annual Report.