Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar was appointed as Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on 1 August 2016 following completion of his term as a Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning from June 2013 to June 2016. Prior to his Cabinet appointment, he was the President & CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s largest public listed company and one of the leading financial services groups in Southeast Asia.
With over 28 years of corporate and public sector experience, Tan Sri Wahid is well regarded as one of the most versatile CEOs having led three major organisations in financial services, telecommunications and infrastructure development. He successfully led the transformation of Telekom Malaysia into a regional telecommunications group (prior to its demerger with Axiata in 2008) and spearheaded the successful turnaround of the UEM Group, Malaysia’s leading infrastructure conglomerate following its takeover by Khazanah Nasional in 2001.
Tan Sri Wahid is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). Over the years, he has received many accolades including Malaysia’s CEO of the Year Award 2006 by Business Times/American Express, Asian Banker’s 2013 Leadership Achievement Award for Malaysia and The Edge Value Creator Award 2013.