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Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias
Tan Sri Datuk
Dr. Abdul Samad
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias has been appointed as Chairman of the founding Board of the FORUM since 2010. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad was the Chairman of Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM).
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad has had an illustrious career with extensive experience in audit and business advisory services. He retired as Partner of Arthur Andersen in 1999, and held the position of Deputy Country Managing Partner from 1991. He also served as a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF) and is the first Malaysian to be elected to the 22-member board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
In 2006, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad received global recognition through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Award for Achievement in Asia.