Norazian Ahmad Tajuddin
• Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director
• Member of Investment Committee
• Member of Audit & Risk Committee
Norazian Ahmad Tajuddin (“Norazian”) was appointed to the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”) as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) on 1 March 2019 and subsequently as the Chairman of KIB Board on 3 March 2022. She is also a member of KIB’s Audit & Risk Committee and Investment Committee.
Prior to her appointment to the Board of KIB, Norazian was appointed as an INED of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (“KIBB”), the holding company of KIB and is currently the Chairman of its Group Board Risk Committee, a member of its Group Governance, Nomination & Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Employees’ Share Scheme Committee.
Additionally, she is also an INED of Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad and I-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of KIB.
Norazian holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the Edith Cowan University, Australia.
She has more than twenty-five (25) years of experience in banking, with the last fifteen (15) years being in senior management, covering areas such as Treasury operations, business and banking operations, risk management and support services. She has strong and varied experience in dealing with foreign exchange, international banking, investments, sales, customer and corporate relations, information technology, as well as asset and liability management.
She began her career at the Treasury Department in Bank Bumiputra (M) Berhad as a Senior Dealer before moving on to hold various senior positions at EON Bank Group, KAF Discount Berhad and Daimler Chrysler (M) Sdn Bhd.
Subsequently, she joined Bank Simpanan Nasional Berhad (“BSN”) in 2005 as Director in the Chief Executive Officer’s Office and was promoted to Deputy CEO (“DCEO”) during BSN’s re-organisation and continued to serve as its DCEO until she retired in 2010. During her tenure in BSN, she played a leading role in the transformation of BSN into a sustainable and profitable development bank.
From June 2008 to March 2010, she served as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad and was appointed as a member of its Risk Management Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
On 1 August 2018, Norazian was appointed as the Chairman of Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad (“POI”), which is a subsidiary of Pacific & Orient Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. She served as an INED of POI since her appointment on 1 April 2015 until 29 April 2022. At POI, she also served as a member of its Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee, as well as its Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.