Senior Independent Director

Hisham Zainal Mokhtar, age 62, a Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of TM on 3 October 2018 and appointed as Senior Independent Director on 30 May 2024.

He holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Illinois State University, United States of America (USA) in 1984 and 1986 respectively, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA under the Sloan Fellows Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010. He is also Chartered Financial Analyst®, CFA Institute, USA.

Hisham served as a Director in the Group Managing Director’s Office at Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad Group since July 2018 until 31 March 2019 and is a Business Coach at Asia School of Business since August 2018.

He was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with Astro Overseas Limited from July 2014 until June 2018 and Director in the Investments Division at Khazanah from April 2009 to June 2014. He joined Khazanah in May 2005 from Tricubes Berhad where he was an Executive Director and Vice President of Corporate and Financing Planning. He started his career in the insurance industry at Universal Life and General Insurance in 1987 and thereafter William M. Mercer Sdn Bhd in 1988 before becoming an investment analyst initially with Crosby Research (M) Sdn Bhd in 1991. He later joined Barings Research (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in 1994 and subsequently, UBS Research (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in 1996.

In 1998, Hisham became a financial consultant at Sithe Pacific LLC, a regional independent power producer before he ventured out to set up a boutique investment advisory firm, KE Malaysia Capital Partners Sdn Bhd with another partner. Hisham is a director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad and Aeon Co. (M) Bhd and also sits on other private companies.

Hisham is  Chairman of Board Nomination & Remuneration Commitee and also Member of Board Audit Committee and Board Risk & Investment Committee.