Malaysia Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has named former Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) MD Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar as its new Chairman effective today, Dec 20.
He is succeeding Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof who stepped down as Chairman recently after holding the position since July 10, 2018.
During Mohd Nor’s leadership, TH strengthened its financial position and total deposits grew to RM81.41 billion as at 30 June 2021, the highest level since TH was established 58 years ago.
“We are grateful to have such a respected figure who brings a wealth of experience. Tan Sri Azman is well known for having led the revamp of Khazanah Nasional and the GLC Transformation Programme as the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from 2004 to 2018. We are confident his vast experience, exceptional leadership and proven track record will contribute towards steering TH to success amid the challenges posed by the pandemic,” TH Group MD and CEO and Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin said in a statement today.
As Malaysia’s sole hajj organiser, TH has taken and continues to take various transformation initiatives to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of TH, with a focus on the administration of hajj.
Azman’s appointment is also expected to further drive its ongoing efforts to become an Islamic institution respected for its performance and governance, in line with its mandate of facilitating Malaysian Muslims to save for the purpose of hajj.
Azman has been recently appointed as the Chairman of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the Chairman of The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and as a member of the National Recovery Council.
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