Board of Directors

Tan Sri Azman Yahya

Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Azman YahyaAged 51, Malaysian. Tan Sri Azman is the founder, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Symphony House Berhad.  He has been a Non Independent, Executive Director since 15 October 2002 and the Chairman of the Option Committee and member of the Executive Committee.

Prior to this, Tan Sri Azman was appointed by the Government of Malaysia in 1998 to set-up and head Danaharta, the national asset management company and subsequently became its Chairman until 2003. He was also the Chairman of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC) which was set-up by Bank Negara Malaysia to mediate and assist in the debt restructuring of viable companies until its closure in 2002.

His previous career appointments include auditing with KPMG in London, finance with the Island & Peninsular Group and investment banking with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers and Amanah Merchant Bank, the latter as Chief Executive.

Outside his professional engagements, Tan Sri Azman is active in public service. He sits on the boards of a number of Government Linked Corporations namely Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the investment arm of the Malaysian Government), PLUS Expressways Berhad, Scomi Group Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas), AIA Group Limited and Sepang International Circuit Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Azman serves as a member of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Market Consultative Panel, the National Council for Scientific Research and Development, the National Innovation Council, the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) and Capital Market Advisory Group of Securities Commission Malaysia. Tan Sri Azman is also the Chairman of Symphony Life Berhad and Motorsports Association of Malaysia.

He graduated with a first class honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Banks.

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Dato’ Abdul Hamid Sh Mohamed

Executive Director

Abdul Hamid Sheikh MohamedAged 50, Malaysian. Executive Director overseeing the holding company and Group Shared Services Division since 3 December 2003. He is also Chairman of of the Executive and Option Committee. Dato’ Abdul Hamid is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Immediately preceding his appointment at Symphony, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE), now known as Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He joined the KLSE in 1998 as Senior Vice President in charge of the Strategic Planning & International Affairs Division and was promoted to Deputy President (Strategy and Development) in 2002. He was re-designated as Chief Financial Officer in 2003. During his five years with the KLSE Group, he held diverse roles and had experience in strategy, corporate finance, business transformation, finance and administration, treasury, external affairs and public relations. He led KLSE’s acquisitions of KLOFFE and COMMEX and their merger to form MDEX, and the acquisition of MESDAQ. He also led KLSE’s demutualisation exercise.

He started his career in the accounting firm Messrs Lim Ali & Co / Arthur Young, before moving on to merchant banking with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad. He later moved on to the Amanah Capital Malaysia Berhad Group, an investment banking and finance group, where he led the corporate planning and finance functions until 1998 when he joined the KLSE.

Dato’ Abdul Hamid is currently a Director of Pos Malaysia Berhad, Silk Holdings Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, Kuwait Finance House (Labuan) Berhad and Scomi Group Berhad.

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