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Wahid Omar is new PNB chairman

Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar

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The former minister takes over from Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 2016 : Former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar has been appointed chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), effective Aug 1, 2016, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Abdul Wahid, an accountant by profession, had helmed Malayan Banking Bhd as president and chief executive officer from 2008 to 2013 after heading the reorganisation of Telekom Malaysia and the restructuring of UEM Group.

During his tenure as minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, in charge of economic affairs, Abdul Wahid was overseeing, among others, government agencies such the Economic Planning Unit, Statistics Department, Ekuinas, Talent Corporation and the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment Unit.

Najib also expressed his gratitude to the outgoing PNB chief, Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid.

“Under his leadership, PNB made various achievements in executing the government mandate to improve the economic status of the Bumiputera specifically, and in contributing to the growth and development of the nation,” Najib said.

“I hope Tun Ahmad Sarji will continue to share his experience and contribute towards the country’s development,” Najib added. – Bernama

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