Members of the Commission
YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Hasnol Zam Zam bin Hj. Ahmad was appointed as the Chairman of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) with effect from 1 April 2020. He holds a BSc. (Urban Planning) from University of Utah, Salt City, USA and a Masters of City Planning from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).
Dato’ Seri Hj. Hasnol Zam Zam has held posts in various government bodies and ministries, such as the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Health and Royal Malaysian Custom Department between year 2002 to 2019. He had also served as the Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Prime Minister's Department from 2019, prior to his appointment as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in February 2020.
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. Mohamed Zahari Bin Razali was appointed as a Commission Member effective from 15 April 2019. He obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the 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 graduating 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 Trading Executive at the National Rubber Smallholders Cooperative (NARSCO), Terengganu on 1 March 1987.
He served in the public service as an administrative and diplomatic officer at the Ministry of Agriculture beginning 1 December 1992 dan was later appointed as the deputy director of Integrated Agriculture Development Project (IADP) Pahang Barat under the same Ministry.
Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience through the various posts he held in departments and ministries such as the Sarawak National Security Council Sarawak, 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), before later assuming his post at the National Disaster Management Agencies (NADMA), JPM. He also served as the Deputy Director General of Post Disaster Management Sector, NADMA at the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya. He is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Consumer Empowerment) of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs with effect from 8 April 2020.
YBhg. Dato' Zamzuri Bin Abdul Aziz holds a Masters Degree in Economy (Islamic Finance) and was appointed as a Commission Member effective 1 January 2020. He started his career in the public service in 1995 as an Assistant Director in MIDA. He had served as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer of the Ministry of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs (MDTCA), and is currently serving the Ministry of Finance. Dato' Zamzuri served as the Deputy Director of General Services of the Budget Management Division, before assuming the post of the Deputy Director (General Service Sector) of the National Budget Office. He is currently the Secretary of the Government Procurement Division.
YBhg. Dato Hj Ibrahim bin Hj. Baki was appointed as a Commission Member effective 17 April 2020. He graduated with LLB (Hons), University Wolverhampton in 1983 and ontained his professional qualifications of Barrister At Law (Lincoln’s Inn), England, United Kingdom in 1984.
YBhg. Dato Hj. Ibrahim bin Hj. Baki began his career as a legal officer in Petronas, Kuala Lumpur in 1984. He was one of the founding partners of Messrs. Idris Buang, Ibrahim Baki & Co., Advocates & Solicitors, Sarawak in 1985 and was active in legal practice until 1991. He was actively involved in the corporate sector from 1991 until present and was appointed as the chairman and shareholder in various corporate entities such as Hubline Bhd., Supreme Consolidated Resources Berhad., Gegasan Sdn. Bhd., Warisan Kenyalang Sdn. Bhd., IBZ Corporation Sdn. Bhd., New Sarawak Tribune, Suara Sarawak dan Layang-Layang Aerospace Sdn. Bhd. He is also the Chairman of Daya Builders Sdn. Bhd., which is a government-linked company. Apart from that, he is also actively involved in various non-governmental organization and social organizations.
YBrs. En. Shamshawal Azraai Bin Ahmad was appointed as a Commission Member effective 17 April 2020. He obtained a Degree in Law (Hons) and Degree in Law (Shariah) (Hons) from the Islamic International University of Malaysia (UIAM).
YBrs. En. Shamshawal Azraai is an advocate and solicitor. He is a partner in Messr. Ahmad Shahabudin & Co from 1999 until present. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Offficer of Malaysian Islamic Students Foundation between 2013 to 2015. He is also actively involved in legal matters and politics in Terengganu.
Prof. Dr. Normah has been appointed as a Commission Member effective 1 November 2020. She was the founding director of the Accounting Research Institute (ARI), UiTM, a global Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE) which is recognised and funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow at ARI HICoE. She is also a member of two globally renowned professional accountancy bodies, Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia) and Certified Management Accountants (CMA Australia).
Prof. Dr. Normah’s research interests are in the areas of Corporate Integrity, Governance, Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Islamic Finance and Financial Criminology. As a proponent of applied translational research, Prof. Dr. Normah has completed a lot of collaborative works with government agencies, professional bodies, regulators, non-government organizations and the corporate sectors in Malaysia and abroad. To mention a few, she has successfully completed research projects such as Corporate Governance Rating with the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG); Corporate Integrity Assessment System with the Malaysian Institute of Integrity; Compliance & Effectiveness of Anti-Money Laundering Regime with the Association of Malaysian Banks and Compliance Officers Networking Group (CONG) and Assessment of Non-Profit Organizations for Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing with the Registry of Society and Companies Commission Malaysia.
Prof. Dr. Normah has written articles for various local Malaysian and International academic in reputable journals publications and has authored several books and book chapter on corporate governance, corporate integrity as well as financial criminology. Prof. Dr. Normah obtained her BBA (Accounting) from University of Iowa, USA; MBA (Accounting) from Southern Illinois University, USA; and Ph.D (Accounting) from Manchester Metropolitan University U.K.
Prof. Dr. Normah is currently the Deputy Chairman and founding committee member of the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA), an international professional association which is based in Japan. She has been appointed as a visiting scholar/ professor at several universities abroad. She has received numerous international awards for the Accounting Research Institute namely, Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA by UK Islamic Finance Agency – EdBiz consulting) for six consecutive years (2014 – 2019); ASEAN Risk Educator Award (2017 & 2018), UK ACQ’s Gamechanger Award (2018); Cambridge IFA Womani Awards and was named the Second Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance & Business in 2019.
YBrs. Puan Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). Prior to her appointment as CEO on 1st May 2020, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of Regulatory & Enforcement and thereafter, DCEO of Corporate Services between the period of 2016 to 2020. She started her career in 1992 as an Advocate and Solicitor and from there on served as a Law Lecturer at the Accounting Department, Faculty of Business and Management, National University of Malaysia (UKM). During her tenure with UKM, in July 2000 she was seconded to the Regulatory and Standards Department of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She joined SSM as General Manager of the Corporate Policy, Planning and Development Department in 2003.
Puan Nor Azimah has extensive experienced in law reform initiatives and oversaw the passing of significant pieces of legislations under the purview of SSM among others the Companies Act 2016, Interest Schemes Act 2016, Limited Liability Partnership Act 2012 and Companies (Amendment) Act 2007. She is currently a Board Member of the Audit Oversight Board (AOB), Board Member for the Certification of Certified Integrity Officers (CEIO) and Board Member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF).
Puan Nor Azimah graduated with Bachelor of Laws, from the Institut Teknologi MARA (now UiTM) and obtained her Master of Laws (LLM in Business Law), from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.