Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim is Chairman of the Foundation.
He has been involved in banking since 1960, when he returned from Australia after having qualified as a Chartered Accountant where he joined Bank Negara Malaysia. He then practiced as a Chartered Accountant in Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co. and was subsequently appointed to the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad in 1966. He was its Executive Director from 1971 to 1980, before being appointed Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad (now “RHB Bank Berhad”) in 1980 till 1982 when he became the Chairman of the AmBank Group until today.
Tan Sri Dato’ Azman is Chairman of the Association of Merchant Banks in Malaysia, the National Productivity Corporation, the Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad, the Pacific Basin Economic Council Malaysia, the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association, Malaysia South-South Association, Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) Business Council, East Asia Business Council and Co-Chairman of Malaysia-Singapore Roundtable. He also serves as the Treasurer for the Malaysia-US Private Sector Consultative Group and the Malaysia-Australia Foundation, Vice-Chairman of Malaysian Business Council and recently PBEC International. He is a member of the National Economic Consultative Council II, the Business Advisory Council of APEC (“ABAC”) and the Trilateral Commission (Asia-Pacific Group). He is also the Leader of the ASEAN-Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia Committee, Keizai Doyukai) and a Member of the Malaysian–British and Malaysian–China Business Councils.
Besides being a Chartered Accountant, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia.
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