Minds at work
Behind the look of a garden stands a mastermind. JTC Kensington too has its share of masterly minds to guide you through the intricacies of the trust and fiduciary industry.
Datuk Azizan Abdul Rahman
Chairman of Kensington Trust Group
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Datuk Azizan is a prominent figure in the financial sector whose impressive credentials include being the longest serving Director-General of Labuan Financial Services Authority, a position from which he retired after a tenure of six years in September 2011. A graduate in Accounting from the University of Malaya as well as a Master’s degree holder in Business Administration from the University of Queensland, Datuk Azizan is also a CPA from Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the CPA (Australia) and Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
During his 31 years of service with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Datuk Azizan has accumulated a wide spectrum of experience in finance, supervision and examination. Prior to his appointment with Labuan FSA, he was the Director of Banking Supervision at BNM where his portfolio included the examination and supervision of the proper operations of Malaysia’s domestic and foreign banking institutions.
In his early years with BNM, he was on attachment to PricewaterhouseCoopers and Standard Chartered Bank from 1979 to 1983, and 1986 to 1987 respectively. While in BNM, he was a member of the boards and investment committees of several government bodies including the Pension Provident Fund and ERF Sdn. Bhd. besides being an Advisor to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.
At Labuan from 2005 to 2011, Datuk Azizan spearheaded several projects designed to accelerate the financial centre’s appeal to the international market. Among the focal points of the strategy were the repositioning and rebranding of Labuan IBFC; the promulgation of four new and four revised legislations governing the Labuan IBFC which have provided expansion of new businesses and products in the IBFC; development of Islamic finance in Labuan in step with the Malaysian Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) objectives and formulation of a 10 year plan charting the IBFC’s future growth.
While in Labuan FSA, he was a member of several boards including Labuan Corporation, Financial Park Labuan Sdn. Bhd. and International Islamic Finance Market which is based in Bahrain. He was also an Exco member of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre.
Currently, Datuk Azizan sits on the Boards of various companies among them being MIDF Berhad, MIDF Investment Bank Bhd., Metro Money Exchange Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia Rating Corporation Bhd., OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Berhad and Kensington Trust Group.
In recognition of his long service, he is the recipient of many royal awards including Datukship awards.