Members of the Commission
YBhg. Dato’ Sri Jamil bin Hj. Salleh was appointed as Chairman of the Companies Commission of Malaysia with effect from 15 March 2016. He holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology from Universiti Malaya. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). Dato’ Sri Jamil started his career in 1984. He held posts in various government bodies and ministries, such as the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Malaysian Prison Department and the Ministry of Youth and Sport.
He served as the Deputy Secretary General (Administration) of the Ministry of Youth and Sport from 2010, prior to his appointment as the Director General of the same Ministry with effect from 12 Jun 2013. He was the former Chairman of National Athletes Welfare Foundation, Chairman of International Youth Centre, Board Member of Sepang International Circuit, Board Member of Malaysia Stadium Corporation and Board Member of National Sports Council.
Dato’ Sri Jamil assumes the post of Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism on 15 March 2016. He is also currently the Chairman of Rakyat Travel Sdn. Bhd., Chairman of Rakyat Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Board of Director of Bank Rakyat, Board Member of Permuafakatan Badan Ilmiah Nasional, Member of National Innovation Council, Member of Malaysia Design Council, Member of CEO Faculty Programme, Member ofMalaysian Institute of Integrity and Member of the Economic Negotiation Council of Melaka.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Aishah was appointed as a Commission Member effective 1 January 2011. She is a Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law of the Law Faculty at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Her areas of specialization include company and corporate finance law, securities regulation, bankruptcy and insolvency law. She has been lecturing on company and partnership law since 1989, and currently her areas of expertise also include energy law and corporate regulation. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Aishah has written for various local Malaysian and British academic journals on company, securities and insolvency law. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Aishah obtained her LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya, Masters in Laws from the University of Kent and her Ph.D in Laws from University of London.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Aishah was a member of the Malaysian Corporate Law Reform Steering Committee (CLRC). She was the former Legal Advisor of UKM Holdings, the Corporate Arm of University Kebangsaan Malaysia as well as a former member of the Board of Directors of Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan (YBGK). She is also the Executive Council Member of International Centre for Law and Legal Studies (I-Cells) of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) of Malaysia, and a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board of UKM. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Aishah also serves as a Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). She is also an appointed Fellow of Academy Science of Malaysia.
YBhg. Dato’ Othman bin Semail holds a Masters Degree in Financial Management and was appointed a Commission Member effective 2 January 2015. He began his career in the public service in 1982 as an Assistant Agriculture Officer in RISDA. He had served as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer of the Ministry of Primary Industries, and is currently serving the Ministry of Finance. Dato’ Othman bin Semail is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Government Procurement Policy & Accreditation Sector of the Government Procurement Division, before assuming the post of Secretary of the Government Procurement Division.
YBhg. Dato’ Zaidon bin Hj. Asmuni holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science (Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and was appointed as a Commission Member effective 1 July 2016. He began his career as a Diplomatic Officer in 1981 in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He had served within various divisions of the Ministry. Dato’ Zaidon was the Director of the Administration Division of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, and was later appointed as the Director General of the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA). He was then appointed as the Deputy Secretary General (Strategic) of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Dato’ Zaidon was the former Deputy Secretary General (Administration) of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism.
Dato’ Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). Prior to her appointment as CEO on 1 January 2015, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Services) (DCEO Services) a post she held since the establishment of SSM in 2002. While serving as the DCEO (Services), her portfolio comprised of the Corporate Development and Policy Division, the Corporate Resource Division, the Information Communication & Technology, the Compliance Division, the SSM Training Academy (COMTRAC) and the Corporate Communications Section. Dato’ Zahrah who graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons.) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).
She is also a member of the Approval and Implementation Committee of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Dato’ Zahrah was appointed as a board member for the Certification of Certified Integrity Officers and is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF). Further, Dato’ Zahrah is a member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) and the Audit Oversight Board (AOB). She was also the chairperson of the SSM Co-operative between 2011 and 2014. In 2016,
Dato’ Zahrah was elected as an Executive Committee member of the Corporate Registers Forum CRF) which is an association of international corporate registries. Dato’ Zahrah began her career as an Advisor Accountant with the Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise Department and served the departmenfrom 1984 to 1992 where she advised on matters relating to the valuation and standard international practices of the open market. Dato’ Zahrah was attached tothe Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Principal Accountant from 1992 to 1995 and was responsible for the financial accounts and auditing of the Malaysian Embassies and High Commissions worldwide. Subsequent to that, she joined the Registrar of Companies in 1995 and served as the Chief Accountant until her appointment as DCEO (Services) in 2002.