KUALA LUMPUR, 7 January 2020: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is announcing new appointments to its senior management team.
Dato’ Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif, who was Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment), served his last day on 31 December 2019. Dato’ Mohamad Nasir’s career at the EPF spanned 37 years, starting out as a State Enforcement Officer for Penang and rising through the ranks to become General Manager of the International Equity Department before becoming EPF’s investment chief in 2013. As one of the core decision makers in the fund’s investment division, Dato’ Mohamad Nasir had led the fund to many significant achievements throughout his tenure.
In his stead, Rohaya Mohammad Yusof has been appointed to take over as the Chief Investment Officer of the EPF. This follows her prior appointment as the Head of Private Markets, a role in which she led the team exploring opportunities in both domestic and global private markets.
Rohaya joined the EPF in 2008 as Head of Corporate Finance in the Investment Division, before becoming Head of Capital Markets. Prior to the EPF, Rohaya was Executive Vice President of Corporate Investment Banking, Maybank Investment Bank (previously Aseambankers).
EPF also announced Nurhisham Hussein as its new Chief Strategy Officer, a position which was previously held by Alizakri Alias, who was appointed as Chief EPF Officer in August 2018. Nurhisham joined the EPF in 2014 as Head of the Economics and Capital Markets Department, after having served at the Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, Permodalan Nasional Berhad and Affin Bank Berhad.
Both Rohaya and Nurhisham join the retirement fund’s senior management team, led by Alizakri Alias, which includes Deputy Chief EPF Officer (Operations) Dato’ Mohd Naim Daruwish, Chief Financial Officer Sazaliza Zainuddin and Chief Technology Officer Muhammad Afzal Abdul Rahman.
Commenting on the new team, Alizakri said, “The EPF puts a lot of priority in a strong talent and leadership succession plan and the appointments of both Rohaya and Nurhisham are testament to that. Rohaya and Nurhisham are internal promotions, as they both have spent a significant number of years in EPF in various capacities. Both have a keen understanding of the uniqueness of our establishment as a long-term, member-linked investment fund.”
“At the same time, Rohaya and Nurhisham bring along fresh perspectives from their time before the EPF, which will certainly be very invaluable to our team,” said Alizakri. “We all know Rohaya as one of the most well-respected and highly regarded individuals in the financial industry, and she is very well-positioned to provide a timely element of diversity to our senior management team.”
“On the other hand, Nurhisham being one of the nation’s leading market economists has a wealth of experience in building a social security strategy with a deep impact on our country. His breadth and depth of analytical insights will certainly bring immense value to the EPF’s efforts in ensuring a sound corporate strategy for the long term,” added Alizakri.
“While 2020 and the years beyond promise to be challenging, I am confident that with this new team, the EPF is well-equipped to achieve our desired milestones and goals. Rest assured that we will continue to be steadfast in our role as a fund that is focused on making investments that go towards achieving long-term returns for our members’ futures.”
Issued by the EPF Media Desk
Corporate Affairs Department
7 January 2020