Board of Directors

Norazian Ahmad Tajuddin

Chairman of the Board & Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Investment Committee
Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Norazian Ahmad Tajuddin (“Norazian”) was appointed as Chairman of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”) on 3 March 2022 after having been appointed to the Board of Directors (“Board”) as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) on 1 March 2019. She is also a member of KIB’s Investment Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.

She is currently an INED of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (“KIBB”), the holding company of KIB and Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KIB. Norazian is also the Chairman of KIBB’s Group Governance, Nomination & Compensation Committee and Employees’ Share Scheme Committee, and member of its Group Board Risk Committee and Group Board Digital Innovation & Technology Committee.

She 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.

Norazian has more than twenty-five (25) years of professional experience in banking, the last fifteen (15) years being in senior management, encompassing areas in 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 joined Bank Simpanan Nasional Berhad (“BSN”) in 2005 as Director in CEO’s office and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (“DCEO”) during its 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 Bhd and was appointed as a member of its Risk Management Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

Norazian served as Chairman of Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad (“POI”) from 1 August 2018 until 31 March 2021. POI is a subsidiary of Pacific & Orient Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.  She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of POI since 1 April 2015. At POI, she currently serves as a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee, as well as the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.