Members of the Commission
YBhg. Datuk Muez bin Abd Aziz was appointed as the Chairman of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) with effect from 9 January 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Economy (Hons) from the University of Malaya and Master of Economy from the Vanderbilt University of Tennessee USA. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).
YBhg. Datuk Muez started his career in 1988. He had held posts in various government bodies and ministries, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-base Industry, the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development and the Ministry of Finance. He was the Deputy Director and Director in the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism from December 2017 to March 2018. He also served as the Deputy Secretary General (Consumerism and Administration) of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs from March 2018, prior to his appointment as the Secretary General of the same Ministry effective from January 2019.
Prof. Dato' Dr. Aishah was appointed as a Commission Member effective from 1 January 2011. She is a Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law of the Law Faculty at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Her areas of specialisation include company and corporate finance law, securities regulation, bankruptcy and insolvency law. She has been lecturing on company and partnership law since 1989, and her current 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 the University of Malaya, Masters in Laws from the University of Kent and Ph.D in Laws from the 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 the 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), as well as an appointed Fellow of the Academy Science of Malaysia.
YBhg. Dato' Othman bin Semail holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) 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. He is currently the Treasury Deputy Secretary General (Management).
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.
YBrs. Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah was appointed as a Commission Member effective 1 November 2018. He holds a D.Phil in EE Engineering and Computer Science, University of Sussex, England; M.S. in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.; B.Sc. (Hons) Combined Studies: Mathematics & Computer Studies, Sunderland Polytechnic, England; and Social Network Analysis Certificate, University of Michigan. He was the former Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers USA and former Member and Nation Asia Pacific Representative of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
YBrs. Dr. Abdul Rahman had served as a lecturer and Deputy Director of the Computer Center of University of Malaya at the beginning of his career. Prior to that he spent several years as a research assistant and a research fellow at Indiana University USA, University of Sussex England and Aberdeen University Scotland. He also had served on the Research and Innovation Review Board of the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and on the curriculum development and review panel at the Industrial University of Selangor (UNISEL). He is currently in the advisory board of the University of Nottingham Malaysia's Department of Electrical Engineering and UniKL-MFI's Masters in Industrial Automation programme.
YBrs. Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah is a hands-on practitioner, business executive and a consultant in various industries. He had gained experience throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has also held various positions as President and CEO of high-tech and biotechnology companies in the U.S.A., Canada and Malaysia. Currently, he is the founder and President Araken Sdn Bhd, a System Engineering, Consulting, Software and Technology Development and Integration Company.
He was engaged as a Subject Matter Expert and Advisor of Automotive OEM for the improvements in Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Services, Parts and Warranty and Human Capital Development. In the Public Sector, he is an Advisor and Subject Matter Expert for Improvement and Transformation of Zakat Management to two State Zakat Boards. He also served as a Project Director of Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) while serving as interim Executive Director of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
He has published over 20 research papers in academic journals as well as other writings and publications.
YBrs. Mr. Pawancheek Marican was appointed as a Commission Member effective from 1 November 2018. He obtained his Bachelor of Law (Hons) (LL. B) from the University of Malaya and Master of Laws (LL. M) from University of Malaya. He is a legal practitioner and was called to the Malaysia Bar in 1977. He is currently a partner in Messrs Wan Marican, Hamzah & Shaik.
YBrs. Mr. Pawancheek was the Former Vice-President of the Malaysia Muslim Lawyers Association and Adjunct (Guest) Professor from 2006 – 2009 at the Kuliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Malaysia. He is the member of the Editorial Advisory Board of a law journal and member of the Syariah Law Committee, Bar Council Malaysia. He also serves as a member of a joint research committee for University of Malaya as well as the member of Research Committee on Waqaf for YADIM to recommend legislative reforms and new products on waqf in the states of Malaysia.
He has conducted cases in succession and/or inheritance laws for Muslims and non-Muslims, banking law disputes, corporate disputes, land and real property disputes and Civil Law/Syariah conflicts and disputes.
Being an experienced legal practitioner, he has authored numerous publications and books related to Islamic Law in Malaysia as well as theses and journals both locally and internationally.
YBrs. Mr. Tan Kee Heng was appointed as a Commission Member effective from 1 November 2018. He obtained a Bachelor of Law from University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
YBrs. Mr. Tan Kee Heng has been in legal practice for more than 20 years and currently is the Managing Partner of S.K. Ling & Tan Advocates (Kuching). He has extensive experience in civil litigation and appeal cases. He has also authored and edited numerous legal publications including “Civil and Criminal Appeals in Malaysia" and “Borneo Law Reports". He was appointed as the Commissioner For Oath by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court since 2007 and is currently assigned as the Head Commissioner for Oath in Sarawak.
YBrs. Mr. Mohamed Zahari Bin Razali was appointed as a Commission Member effective on 15 April 2019. He obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
YBrs. Mr. Mohamed Zahari Bin Razali began his career as an Administrative Officer in Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah (KETENGAH), Terengganu on 1 August 1986, upon graduated from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Bachelor of Agro Business Science. He was appointed as an Executive Officer in Koperasi Pekebun Kecil Daerah Dungun Bhd., RISDA Daerah Dungun, cum the Trading Executive at the National Rubber Smallholders Cooperative (NARSCO), Terengganu Branch on 1 Mac 1987.
He had served in the public service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer at Ministry of Agriculture beginning on 1 December 1992 dan was then appointed as Deputy Director, Integrated Agriculture Development Project (IADP) Pahang Barat of the same Ministry.
He had gained experiences during his service and held posts in various federal departments and Ministries such as National Security Council Sarawak Branch, Ministry of Defence Sarawak (MINDEF Sarawak), INTAN Sarawak Campus, Federal Development Office of Sabah, Federal Development Office of Sarawak, Sarawak Federal Secretary Office, Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) Lahad Datu, INTAN Eastern Regional Campus Kemaman, Post Flood Recovery Unit (UPBB, JPM), and later assumed his post at National Disaster Management Agencies (NADMA), JPM. He is currently the Deputy Director General of Post Disaster Management Sector, NADMA, Prime Minister's Department, Putrajaya.
YBhg. Dato' Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). Prior to her appointment as the 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 the Professor (Adjunct) in University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).
YBhg. Dato' Zahrah started her career as an Advisor Accountant with the Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise Department and served the department from 1984 to 1992 where she advised on matters relating to the valuation and standard international practices of the open market. Dato' Zahrah was attached to the 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.
YBhg. Dato' Zahrah was elected as an Executive Committee member of the Corporate Registers Forum CRF) which is an association of international corporate registries. 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 a nd is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF). Dato' Zahrah is also a member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) and the Audit Oversight Board (AOB). She was the chairperson of the SSM Co-operative between 2011 and 2014. She is currently a Board Member of LHDN. Dato' Zahrah is the board of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) which is a global non-profit organization in preparing standard of exchanging open data for business reporting.