Board of Directors

Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik was appointed as Chairman of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad on 14 February 2017. He has served as Chairman of Amanah Raya Berhad since 8 January 2016.

Tan Sri is a graduate of University Malaya class of 1966 and subsequently obtained his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Institute of Social Studies, Holland in 1974. Tan Sri began his career in 1966, when he served as the Assistant State Secretary of Negeri Sembilan. He was then appointed as the Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1967.

Thereafter, he was promoted as Second Secretary at the Malaysian Embassy in Saigon where he was later appointed Charge de Affairs of the Embassy from 1969 to 1971.

From 1971 to 1979, Tan Sri served as the Principal Assistant Secretary at the Prime Minister's Department, Director of Socio-Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department and Director of International Trade, Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Tan Sri began his political platform in 1980. He served as Deputy State Secretary for the Government of Selangor from 1980 to 1981. From 1982 to 1987, YBhg Tan Sri served as Deputy Finance Minister and thereafter, he was the Cultural, Arts and Tourism Minister from 1987 to 1999 whereby he succeeded in putting Malaysia on the world map and made Malaysia a destination for foreign travellers. Tan Sri was also Member of Parliament for Temerloh for four consecutive terms from 1982 to 1999.

In the corporate arena, Tan Sri has been appointed as Chairman and Board member of various conglomerates which include Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Priceworth International Berhad, Eden Inc. Berhad (also known as Eden Enterprises M Bhd), Pernas Trading Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd, Nudex Ventures Sdn. Bhd and IPTB Sdn Bhd.

YBhg. Dato’ Haji Ismail bin Ibrahim was appointed as the Chairman of the Company on 28 January 2015. He has served as a Director since 19 October 2012.

He is also the Chairman of AmanahRaya Capital Sdn Bhd.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a B.Sc. Agribusiness from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

He is the former Director General of Legal Affairs Division in Prime Minister’s Department. He started his career as an Assistant Secretary with Ministry of Health in 1979. In 1981 he held the position as an Assistant Director in Public Service Department. In 1983 he served as the Senior Assistant Director in Implementation Coordination Unit, Prime Minister’s Department while in 1990 he was appointed as a Principal Assistant Secretary in Public Service Commission.

He then became the Principal Assistant Secretary in Ministry of Defence (MinDef) from 1995 to 2002. In 2002 until 2005 he held the position as the Deputy Undersecretary of Procurement Division in MinDef before appointed as the Undersecretary of the same Division in 2005. He continued his career as the Deputy Secretary General (Development) of MinDef from the year 2007 to 2008. Later, he became the Deputy Secretary General (Management) of the same ministry from August 2008 to December 2011.

Haji Zulkifly bin Sulaiman was appointed as Director of the Company on 22 March 2013.

He serves as a Board Member of AmanahRaya-REIT Managers Sdn Bhd and AmanahRaya Investment Bank Ltd. He is also a Board Member of few subsidiaries of Amanah Raya Berhad.

He holds an Economics Degree from University of Malaya. He has also attended the Wharton Business School AMP program in 2006.

He has over 32 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry holding Senior Management position in UMBC, Phileo Allied Bank and Maybank covering corporate/commercial lending and retail banking business.

In 2006/07 he was also the Group CEO/Director of Maybank Fortis Berhad, the insurance subsidiary of Maybank. He has served as Maybank’s representative on the Board of Governors of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia including its Vice President in 2007/08.

Currently, he also sits as a Board Member and Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee of Prudential Al-Wara Islamic Asset Management Company.

Encik Adenan bin Md Yusof was appointed as Director of of the company on 17 October 2016.

He is familiar with AmanahRaya’s business and its operations having held previously the position of Chief Operating Officer of its subsidiary, AmanahRaya REIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the Manager of the public listed fund, AmanahRaya Real Estate Investment Trust (ARREIT). During his tenure as the COO from 2010 to 2015, ARREIT had achieved incremental growth resulting in stable and sustainable return for AmanahRaya REIT unitholders.

Upon obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois, USA, Encik Adenan worked for two of the largest architectural practice in the United States. During his tenure at Harry Weese and Associates as well as Lohan Associates, he gained valuable experience in the development of various building types from residential to 5 star hotels and office buildings. Thereafter, in 1993, he joined KLCC Berhad and worked on the prestigious Petronas Twin Towers project.

Encik Adenan later joined Amanah Capital Partners Berhad in 1995 and was responsible in overseeing all property investments under Amanah Capital Group. Subsequently, in 2003, Encik Adenan moved to KUB Malaysia Berhad as General Manager and was later seconded to KUB Realty Sdn. Bhd, the property arm of KUB.

In 2008, Encik Adenan joined Terengganu Incorporated as the Group General Manager to head its property investment division and was tasked in drafting a strategic plan for its property investment. Prior to his return to AmanahRaya, he was the Senior Vice President of Special Projects at UDA Holdings Berhad.

Encik Adenan also holds a Capital Market Services Representative’s License since July 2013 and was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association and a member of its Regulatory Committee. He is presently the Group Managing Director of Amanah Raya Berhad.


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