Management Team
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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Chief Executive Officer [ + ]

Dato' Mohamad Ayob Abu Hassan graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya and MBA (Finance) from University of Hull. He is a holder of Capital Market Services Representative’s License. He began his banking career with Maybank Berhad in April 1978 and was selected to join Maybank’s International Department as a Foreign Exchange and Money Market Dealer in the same year. In May 1981, he was transferred to the Bank’s London Branch as a Senior Dealer and was subsequently made the London Branch Manager in January 1984. He returned to Malaysia in December 1985 and served Maybank until July 1987. Between August 1987 and July 1990, he ventured into several other business activities including financial services, construction and manufacturing. He joined Affin Merchant Bank in July 1990 as Manager in the Treasury Division. He was later appointed as General Manager of Corporate Recovery Division. His last position held at the Bank was as First Vice President, Treasury and Investment Division.

Head of Finance & Administration [ + ]

Zurina Ismail graduated with a Diploma in Business Studies from UiTM and Bachelor in Business Studies majoring in Financial Management from Eastern Michigan University, USA. Prior to 1991, she had a brief working stint as an Assistant Accountant with Berjaya Group, as a Programmer with IBM and Accounts Officer with Majlis Amanah Rakyat. She was attached with AFFIN Bank Berhad for 3 years (1991-1993) in the Finance Department, in charge of recommending, coordinating, implementing the General Ledger computerisation project for its Head Office and branches. Prior to joining AFMB in 2003 she was attached to Affin Trust Management Berhad (ATMB), then a subsidiary of AFMB from 1994-1995 where she was formerly the Accounts Executive. Subsequently in 1996, she was promoted to the Head of Operations. She gathered vast experience in unit trust industry where she was exposed to preparation of the financial statements, supervision and coordination of the overall operations unit. She was also the project coordinator for the Y2K in implementing the upgraded system. Following the business rationalisation of AFMB and ATMB in 2007, she was promoted to the Head of Finance & Operations.

Head of Investment [ + ]

Amenudden Abd Hadi graduated with a Diploma in Investment Analysis from UiTM in 1993 and subsequently served as central buyer at Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd for one year. He later pursued his study at Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA and graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Finance) in May 1996. Amenudden also earned Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia and a recipient of GSM Best MBA Award 2010. He is a holder of Capital Market's Services Representative's License since 1997. He has over 12 years’ experience in managing Islamic equity portfolio and Inland Revenue Approved Funds. He has gone through the Bear Market in 1993-1994 due to excessive speculation (when he was an analyst at Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd), the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997/1998, Dot.Com Bubble in 2002, Bull Market in 2006-2008, the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and the recovery in 2009. Amenudden joined the Investment Division of Affin Merchant Bank Berhad in September 1996 as an analyst and was transferred to AFMB on 1 April 1997. He also has more than 7 years at management level, formulating strategic planning for the Company and a part of AFMB's Decision Makers.

Head of Operations [ + ]

Mohd Zarak Zurkanain Rosli holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Cum Laude) with a double major in Managerial Finance and Banking from University of Mississippi, USA. He joined AFMB in 1998 where he was a licensed fund manager's representative managing equities, fixed income and overall portfolios' liquidity. In 2003, he was transferred to Affin Trust Management Berhad (ATMB) as Head of Compliance and then as Acting Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He assumes his current position as Head of Operations following the business rationalisation of AFMB and ATMB in 2007. Prior to his stint with Affin group, he was a Consultant with a local consulting firm specialising in privatisation advisory services and later served Mekar Idaman / Intria Berhad of the UEM group in its Corporate Advisory department and the Managing Director's Office.

Head of Marketing & Business Development [ + ]

Anuwar Idris holds a Diploma in Investment Analysis from Institut Teknologi Mara. He also graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration University of Miami, USA (Finance) (Cum Laude) and also Masters of Business Administration from the same university in 1998. He started his career with Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd as a Credit Officer in 1983 and joined Institut Teknologi MARA in 1989 as a finance lecturer for 4 years. He left the academic line to join the private sector in 1993 and was attached with Island & Peninsular Berhad as a Business Development executive before moving on to become a Company Dealers' Representative (Institutional Sales) in stock-broking companies until 1998 and as a remisier until 2001. He was attached to an asset management company as an Assistant Manager in the Portfolio Management Department before joining AFMB in 2002 and was transferred to Affin Trust Management Berhad, a subsidiary of AFMB carrying out business development responsibilities for the unit trust business. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Head of Marketing in 2003, and in 2005, he was transferred back to AFMB as Head of Investment. He is a holder of a Capital Markets Services Representative's License and has 17 years working experience in the capital market.

Head of Research [ + ]

Wan Azhar Wan Mustapha has been involved in the Malaysian equity and capital market for 12 years since 1999. He began his career as Credit Risk Analyst in International Bank Malaysia Bhd, and later joined BBMB Securities Sdn Bhd (now known as ECM Libra) as an Investment Analyst in 1999 and in 2005 moved to OSK until 2007. There, he performed multiple functions from investment research and corporate finance dealings mainly with institutional investors. Prior to joining Affin Fund Management Bhd as the Head of Research, he was the Head of Equity Research Unit at MIDF Investment Research for 3 years. Throughout his career, he has covered various sectors in his research including Banking, Telecommunication, Airlines, Consumer, Construction, Water, Timber and Motor. Wan Azhar graduated with MBA in Finance with Honors from the Oklahoma City University. Apart from investment research, he is also proficient in Technical Analysis.

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