Datuk Ali bin Abdul Kadir

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director
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Datuk Ali was appointed to the Board as Chairman on 1 June 2015. He had served on the Audit, Risk Management and Sustainability Committee from 2015 to 2022 until he stepped down in accordance with MCCG’s recommendation for the Chairman.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (UK).

Datuk Ali is currently the Chairman of JcbNext Berhad and a Board member of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad and other private companies and foundations. He is also the Chairman of Amanah Lestari Alam and Persatuan Makanan Ehsan.

Datuk Ali was appointed as Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia on 1 March 1999 and served in that capacity until 29 February 2004. He also served on a number of national-level committees including the Foreign Investment Committee, the Oversight Committee of National Asset Management Company (Danaharta) and chaired the Financial Reporting Foundation. Prior to his appointment to the Securities Commission, he was the Executive Chairman and Partner of Ernst & Young and its related firms. He was the former President of the MICPA and co-chaired the Company Law Forum. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor in the Accounting and Business Faculty, University of Malaya (2008 till 2011) and was then appointed to the Advisory Board of the same Faculty until 2021.  He was the Honorary Advisor to ICAEW-KL City Chapter from 2000 to 2021.

Datuk Ali was awarded the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2001. In 2012, he was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award by ICAEW and the President’s Award by MICPA.