Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani, 62, is the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 16 June 2022, and as Chairman with effect from 30 June 2023.

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani practices with Zaid Ibrahim & Co., Malaysia's largest law firm, and a member of KPMG's Global Legal Services network comprising 3,200 lawyers across 84 jurisdictions. He has expertise in a vast range of areas including Islamic finance, banking, offshore finance, debt restructuring, as well as international, corporate and commercial law. He provides legal counsel for mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and the issuance of private debt securities, including Islamic financial instruments.

Before joining Zaid Ibrahim & Co., he worked at international law firm Baker & McKenzie. In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry.

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani is currently Chairman of the Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad and T7 Global Berhad as well as a Director of several public companies including Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Cagamas Holdings Berhad and Pertama Digital Berhad.

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani obtained his LL.B (Hons) from the University of Buckingham, LL.M from Queen Mary College, University of London; and Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and is a Barrister at Law, Lincoln’s Inn. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School from 1996 to 1997, and a Chevening Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University from 2004 to 2005.

Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022

Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
24 March 2022 MUFG Internal Trainings to Directors for the Financial Year 2022/2023 (ORMD) - Ransomware: Best Practices & Legal Considerations MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
30 March 2022 MARC360: Sustainable Development Financing 2022 Virtual Conference Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
30 March 2022 ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Virtual Dialogue With Foreign Business Association & Business Councils in Malaysia 2022 ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia
5 April 2022 Perbadan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Integrity Talk on Section 17A MACC Act Corporate Liability, Adequate Procedures and ISO 37001 ABMS PNB
21 April 2022 PNB Knowledge Forum 2022 PNB
28 April 2022 Islamic Finance Transactions: How Does the i-Arbitration Rules 2021 Assist? Asian International Arbitration Centre
28 April 2022 ASPAC Partner Masterclass Series | Session 1 - Solving unsolvable problems KPMG Malaysia
21 September 2022 Developing and Financing Green Housing in Asia Conference 2022 Cagamas Berhad and ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance
22 September 2022 MUFG Internal Trainings to Directors for the Financial Year 2022 -Annual Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Awareness Session for Board of Directors MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
23 November 2022 Audit Committee Series - Related Party Transactions (Simplified) T7 Global Berhad
9 December 2022 Cyber Security Awareness session for the Board of Directors of PNB and ASNB PNB’s IT Security Department & PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
23 December 2022 Corporate Governance for Board of Directors from public and private sectors perspective Faculty of Law, University of Malaya