Hidzir Bin Yahya
Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Hidzir Bin Yahya was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 15 October 2020.
He is a retired Senior Director of Bank Negara Malaysia, having served the Bank for 35 years. He retired from the Bank in June 2012. Throughout his 35 years with the Bank, he has served in various departments including Bank Examination Department and Bank Regulation Department. He was involved in enforcing the provision of the Banking and Financial Institution Act, 1989 and other related banking laws under the preview of Bank Negara Malaysia. His area of expertise includes Islamic banking, banking regulation, anti-money laundering laws etc. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of ERF Sdn Bhd (Tabung Pemulihan Usahawan). During economic crisis 1998 – 2002, he served as the Head of Secretariat for Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC). CDRC is one of the agency (beside Danaharta and Danamodal) set up by the Government to revive the Malaysian economy during the crisis.
From 2002 to 2012 he served as Managing Director / CEO of TPPT Sdn. Bhd., a company set up by Bank Negara Malaysia to revive the abandoned housing projects in Malaysia, to build affordable houses and also to manage the fund to build houses for the hard core poor.
While at Bank Negara, he has attended many seminars, meetings and conferences in various part of the world such as New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Middle East countries etc.
Encik Hidzir obatained his LLB (Honours) from Universiti Malaya in 1977. He subsequently chambered with Messrs Zain & Co and was thereafter admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1982. In 1990, he also successfully completed the Diploma in Shariah Law and Practices from International Islamic University Malaysia.
Currently Encik Hidzir practicing as an advocate and solicitor attached to a legal firm.