As the Prime Minister is about to make major changes to his cabinet, the first hint of a new Finance Minister II could be the awarding of Senatorship to Employment Provident Fund Chief Executive Officer Amir Hamzah.
Amir Hamzah Azizan joined the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia in March 2021 as Chief Executive Officer. His career began with Shell Group of Companies, where he served for 10 years in various capacities in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. He joined MISC Berhad in 2000, and held several senior management portfolios before being appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer In January 2009.
He was later appointed as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer or PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad in June 2010. In August 2012, Amir Hamzah joined PETRONAS Lubricants International as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, while simultaneously serving as the Vice-President for Downstream Marketing, and subsequently as Vice-President of Lubricants for the PETRONAS Group.
In March 2016, he joined Ekuiti Nasionial Berhad (Ekuinas) to steer its investee company Icon Offshore Berhad as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was later appointed to Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s subsidiary Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotel Sdn Bhd as its Group Chief Executive Officer. In April 2019, he later joined Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as President/Chief Executive Officer.
He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad. He also sits on the boards of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Sime Darby Oils International Limited. Amir Hamzah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York. He has also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, and the Coporate Finance Evening Programme at London Business School.