Non-Independent Non-Executive Alternate Director

Iszad, age 43, a Malaysian, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Alternate Director to Puan Anis Rizana Mohd Zainudin @ Mohd Zainuddin on  1 July 2020.

He graduated from Daniels College of Business, University of Denver (DU) in Masters Science in Finance and holds a Bachelor of Financial Reengineering from Multimedia University. During his time in DU, he was part of the Marsico Investment Team which was responsible for managing the university's endowment fund.

Iszad is currently a Principal Assistant Secretary at the Government Investment Companies Division, Ministry of Finance (MOF), responsible for managing and monitoring corporate matters, investment and strategic direction of MOF Inc. companies, particularly on land public transportation sector. Apart from that, he is also the covering Section Head of Strategic Sector, which also covers MOF Inc. companies and interests in utilities, energy and telecommunication sectors. Due to his portfolio, he is involved in monitoring mega infrastructure projects such as Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 1, MRT Line 2, East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Rapid Transit System (RTS) and KL-Singapore High Speed Rail. He also serves as director in private companies under the purview of MOF.

Prior to his current position, Iszad was a Senior Private Secretary to the Minister of Finance II, responsible for managing and administering ministerial affairs for the said Minister. Iszad also served as Principal Assistant Secretary at the Economic and International Division, MOF for six (6) years, where he was involved in the macro-economic policy and budget strategy formulation. He was also involved in the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) initiatives at MOF level. Iszad was a member of the National Budget Speech Team for two (2) years, responsible for drafting and formulating the national budget speech.

Iszad is also a Director of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad and also serves as Director in private companies under the purview of MOF.

Iszad is the alternate member to Dato’ Anis Rizana Mohd Zainudin @ Mohd Zainuddin in the Board Tender Committee and Board Risk Committee.