The Malaysian haj institution appoints 3 senior management officers to strengthen the pilgrimage fund’s financial and investment management
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI
LEMBAGA Tabung Haji (TH) has appointed three senior management officers to strengthen the pilgrimage fund’s financial and investment management. Datuk Merina Abu Tahir is the fund’s CFO with her role commencing on Feb 5, 2020.
Merina has 30 years of experience under her belt with knowledge in general management, financial, commercial, business development, as well as internal and external auditing.
She has certification from the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Asean Chartered Professional Accountant and Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.
She was an MIA council member between December 2016 and November 2019, and was a chairman of the ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee.
For its investment division, TH has appointed Mohamad Damshal Awang Damit as its CIO effective Jan 20, 2020.
Mohamad Damshal has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio, and had been a charter holder as a qualified financial analyst.
Prior to joining TH, Mohamad Damshal was the chief of equity investment and fixed income at the Social Security Organisation. He has more than two decades of experience, particularly in domestic and global investment.
Mohamad Damshal had served the pilgrims fund between 1999 and 2003 at the corporate planning division and had helmed the investment portfolio management of fixed income.
TH has also appointed Muhammad Fawwaz Aminuddin as the GM for strategic investment effective Feb 11, 2020.
He is currently holding a chartered financial analyst certification from CFA Institute and chartered accounting from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Muhammad Fawwaz has experience in strategic investment management, organisation development, structural instruction, corporate finance, project management and business development.
Previously, he served in Deloitte UK as an auditor before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia as a corporate consultant.
Muhammad Fawwaz had also served in UMW Group as an MD and held a senior management position in several companies in the Middle East.