DATE OF APPOINTMENT
LENGTH OF TENURE AS DIRECTOR
MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD COMMITTEES
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (“UiTM“)
- Chartered Global Management Accountant
MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
AREA OF EXPERTISE
- Strategic Planning and Business Strategy, Investment Management and Private Equity, Risk Management and Internal Control
- Century Bond Bhd
- Cash Band (M) Berhad
WORKING EXPERIENCE AND CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS
Ahmad Fariz bin Hassan was appointed to the Board as Managing Director and simultaneously assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2019. Prior to his appointment, Ahmad Fariz was KPS’ Chief Executive Officer, a position he had held since 1 May 2016. Backed by 19 years of experience in investment and business management which was honed through his wide-ranging career that spans across the banking, consumer and property development sectors, Ahmad Fariz is entrusted to steer the corporate direction and lead the growth of the Group.
At the advent of his career, he built his competencies in internal audit and risk management with MK Land Holdings Berhad, and in corporate governance with Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad. Subsequently, he embarked on his banking career, starting with the Treasury Operation Division of CIMB Investment Bank, followed by his tenure at CIMB Private Equity, one of the largest private equity houses in Southeast Asia at that time. During his tenure with CIMB Private Equity, he accumulated his expertise in a wide spectrum of private equity activities, ranging from fund raising and investment evaluation to structuring of transactions and post-investment monitoring. Thereafter, he joined Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (“Ekuinas“) where he was involved in the acquisitions of food and beverage companies under Integrated Food Group.
He was later seconded to Cosmo Restaurants Sdn Bhd, the franchise owner of the Burger King restaurants, as its Chief Operating Officer, where he was
instrumental in enhancing the brand equity of Burger King and expanding its presence in Malaysia. Consequently, he joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad as Senior Vice President (Investment). He joined KPS as Head of Strategic Planning and Investment in 2015. In 2016, in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer, he demonstrated successful and impactful leadership, orchestrating strategic measures that harnessed a more aggressive yet sustainable growth agenda for the Group.
Ahmad Fariz steered a new business direction for the Group, one which aims for sustainable strong business growth, optimising shareholders’ return as well as repositioning KPS’ brand in the market. KPS has since evolved as an investment holding company, focussed on core assets in the manufacturing, trading, licensing and infrastructure sectors.
INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES (as at 20 April 2020)
NUMBER OF BOARD MEETINGS ATTENDED IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2019
- 10 out of 10 Board meetings held