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Khazanah Appoints Datuk Hisham Hamdan as New CIO

Khazanah Nasional Berhad is pleased to announce the appointment of Datuk Hisham Hamdan as its new Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”), effective 6 March 2024.

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The appointment of Datuk Hisham Hamdan as the new CIO allows for greater focus on building Khazanah’s capabilities as an investment institution and creating new capacity and competencies, especially to meet the company’s value creation and impact goals.

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Khazanah Managing Director Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir said, “Our heartfelt congratulations to Datuk Hisham Hamdan on his appointment as the CIO of Khazanah Nasional. We are confident that his vast experience and knowledge will be an asset to Khazanah’s ongoing efforts in gearing up the organisation to build the required capacity as well as institutionalise talent development, part of our overall strategy in developing a winning team. This, along with our long-term strategy of Advancing Malaysia would further allow us to strengthen our position in facing the challenging global market condition.”

Datuk Hisham Hamdan joined Khazanah in April 2011 from Sime Darby Berhad. He has held various senior positions, including Executive Director of Public Markets and other senior roles in strategy and business development, healthcare, energy and utilities, and China. Datuk Hisham also serves as the Chairman of UEM Sunrise and the Board of Trustees of the Khazanah Research Institute. Previously, he held the position of Chairman of UDA Holdings Berhad, was a member of the Board of Directors of Iskandar Investments Berhad and a member of the Board of ValueCap.

He holds two degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Management from Purdue University, United States. He has also attended the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.

About Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Founded in 1994, Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia with the aim of delivering sustainable economic and societal values for the nation. As a strategic investor, it strive to balance between growing financial returns and being a responsible organisation for future generations of Malaysians to benefit from what we do today.

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