People: AIA Group Ltd (1299.HK)
27 Feb 2015
Azman Yahya, Mohamed
Tan Sri Mohamed Azman Yahya has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Ltd. He Tan Sri Azman is the Executive Chairman of Symphony Life Berhad and an executive director and Group Chief Executive of Symphony House Berhad; both listed entities on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”). He is an independent nonexecutive director of Scomi Group Berhad which is also listed on Bursa Malaysia and a director of various companies including PLUS Expressways International Berhad. Tan Sri Azman was a director of Malaysian Airline System Berhad and AirAsia Berhad until May 2013 and April 2012, respectively. Tan Sri Azman started his career at KPMG in London and qualified as a chartered accountant before returning to Malaysia in 1988 where he worked in a variety of roles in investment banking, ultimately being named chief executive of Amanah Merchant Bank. In 1998, he was tasked by the Malaysian Government to set-up and head Danaharta, the national asset management company. He was also the Chairman of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (“CDRC”), set up by Bank Negara Malaysia, to mediate and assist in debt restructuring programmes of viable companies. Tan Sri Azman is active in public service and sits on the boards of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government investment arm and Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government linked private equity fund management company. He is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation, the trustee body that oversees the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and a member of the Capital Market Advisory Group of Malaysian Securities Commission. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. Tan Sri Azman was appointed as an Independent Nonexecutive Director of the Company on 24 February 2014.
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