Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz bin Wan Abdullah
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz bin Wan Abdullah, aged 65, Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of MAHB on 7 June 2012. He chairs the Board Finance & Investment Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB. He is also the Chairman of Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, K.L. Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sdn Bhd, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc. and LGM Airport Operations Trade and Tourism Inc., all are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MAHB.
He began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service as Assistant Director of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department in 1975. He was later promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Director, Macro-economics in 1984, Senior Assistant Director, Human Resource Section and Director, Energy Section in 1988. In the same year, he was seconded to the World Bank Group in Washington DC, United States of America (USA), representing South East Asia Group as an Alternate Executive Director. He then served the Ministry of Finance as Deputy Secretary in the Economics and International Division in 2001. He later served the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department as Deputy Director General, Macro Planning Division in 2004. In 2005, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of Treasury (Policy), Federal Treasury in the Ministry of Finance. In 2007, he was appointed as Secretary General of Treasury in the Ministry of Finance, the position he held until August 2012. He also served as an Executive Director of Islamic Development Bank Group based in Jeddah from 2011 until 2013.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Applied Economics from University of Malaya and a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Economics from the School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. In 2004, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA.
He is currently Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd, and GOM Resources Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad and sits on the Boards of Permodalan Nasional Berhad and RAM Holdings Berhad.