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DATUK DR HAMZAH KASSIM

MIER Board Member

Co-founder of iA Group

Datuk Dr Hamzah Kassim has a very diverse professional career that spans over 35 years working across global consulting firms and public sector . He is the Co-founder of iA Group an investment holding company with interest in management and technology consulting ,human capital development . Prior to iA Group he was Executive Director/ Partner of the international firm of Ernst and Young , Country Head of the global consulting firm of Cap Gemini and managing director of PA Consulting Group. During his many years in management consulting he had led large scale strategy, business and IT transformation assignments across several industry sectors and government in Malaysia and Middle East. Many of these assignments involved projects in merger integration, large scale IT transformation , socio economic transformation , new business creation , strategy and transformation in banking, telecommunication and agrobased industry . Dr Hamzah also participated in many thought- leadership programs in Malaysia and many parts of the world. He is regular moderator and speaker in Perdana Leadership and Khazanah Megatrend and currently also adjunct professor University Malaya in the Corporate Strategy Center.

He is currently Chairman of Hong Leong Islamic Bank , board member of Hong Leong Bank, Advisory Board Member of Malaysia Anti- Corruption Commission and Board of Trustee of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research .He was also inducted as member of the Adam Smith Panmure House Society, a socio economic think tank in Edinburgh. Dr Hamzah was member of the National Economic Advisory Council from 2009 -2011 tasked to develop the New Economic Model and member of special task force chaired by the Prime Minister on the implementation of the 9th Malaysia Plan . Dr Hamzah also served as Chairman of Heriot Watt University Malaysia, Chairman of Encorp Bhd and board member of University Kebangsaan Malaysia.