Relevant Experience

Dr. Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is a member of ICDM, MIA, IIAM, MICPA, an ASEAN CPA, and a CGMA fellow. She is a Certified ESG Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor with a Certified Risk Management and Assurance qualification. 


Having more than 30 years of experience in multiple organisations, Dr. Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In MIA, she led and implemented the management system transformation, technology adoption, governance enhancement, and branding. 

Dr. Nurmazilah played active roles at the International Federation of Accountants, the International Integrated Reporting Framework Board, and the ASEAN Federation of Accountants. In addition, she led the implementation of a few projects, including Digital Technology Blueprint, Integrated Reporting, Future Relevance of Accounting Profession (FRAP), and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) awareness programs. She oversees auditing and accounting regulatory functions, including financial statement review, audit quality, and professional ethics. She also participated in ESG topics discussion at the global and local levels, which exposed her to various ESG policies. 


Before leading the MIA, she had the experience as the Director of the University Malaya Graduate School of Business, Corporate Accounts Manager at KUB Malaysia Berhad and Experience Senior at Arthur Andersen & Co. Her corporate experience covers various industries, including property development and construction, banking, unit trusts, trading, and manufacturing. Dr. Nurmazilah was an MIA Council member, a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and an Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia. She also served on various committees of MIA and MICPA. 


Currently, Dr. Nurmazilah is an Authority Member of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, IIUM Schools Sdn Bhd and Member of IFRS Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council (previously IR Framework Board). She also trains directors and senior management on governance, corporate reporting and sustainability.

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Quick Details





Date of Appointment:

3 August 2023


Length of Tenure:

Less than 1 year

Membership of Board Committees
  • Chairperson of Audit Committee
  • Member of Group Sustainability and Governance Committee 
  • PhD in Accountancy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Bachelor in Accountancy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Certified Public Accountant, Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountant, Malaysia.
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditor, Inc, United States of America.
  • Certified Risk Management and Assurance, Institute of Internal Auditor, Inc, United States of America.
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountant, United Kingdom.
  • Certificate on Business and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Emission, University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, United Kingdom.
  • Certified ESG Analyst, The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, Germany.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Financial Reporting, Audit, Risk Management, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Technology 


Directorship / Relevant Appointments

Listed Entities

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Public Companies

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