Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) has appointed Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir as Managing Director, effective 16 July 2021. He takes over from Datuk Shahril Ridzuan who will be departing to pursue his personal interests upon the expiry of his contract with Khazanah.
Dato’ Amirul, 51, was Group Chief Financial Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”), having been appointed to the position on 1 July 2016. He joined Maybank as Group Head, Global Banking in 2014. Prior to Maybank, he was Group Managing Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (“CCM”) from 2010 to 2014, where he was responsible for the restructuring and transformation of the public listed company’s business.
Dato’ Amirul was previously Executive Vice President, Special Projects at Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”) in 2010, and Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking at Maybank Investment Bank Berhad from 2008 to 2010, where he was responsible for the investment banking, corporate finance, equity capital markets and venture capital divisions. He has also served as Executive Director at Binafikir Sdn Bhd, as well as in various management capacities at Citigroup Global Markets (Asia) Ltd, Salomon Smith Barney, Schroders, and KPMG.
Dato’ Amirul is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Accounting and Finance) from the London School of Economics.