YCM CEO Series 67: Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (Group Chairman, PNB)

Dear YCM members, 

For the 67th installation of our YCM CEO Series, we are excited to host Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Incorporated on 17 March 1978, PNB was conceived as a pivotal instrument of the Government's New Economic Policy to promote share ownership in the corporate sector among the Bumiputera (son of the soil), and to develop opportunities for deserving Bumiputera professionals to participate in the creation and management of wealth.

Since its establishment in 1978 to help rectify the economic imbalance in our Malaysian society, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) has emerged as one of the country’s premier investment institutions with a diversified portfolio that includes asset management, unit trusts, institutional property trusts and property management. The encouraging participation of Malaysian investments in PNB’s unit trust funds has since led to PNB managing more than 11.6 million account holders. Together with PNB’s proprietary fund, PNB currently manages assets worth more than 15% of Bursa Malaysia’s market capitalization.

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Come pose your questions directly to the Group Chairman of PNB, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar in this session. Seize this opportunity to learn from someone who has successfully mastered the art of leading & transforming corporate behemoths into the efficient organizations that they are today by registering for the event! Spread the word as seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registration is required and is free-of-charge for attendees.

The event will be held as follows:-

Date: 18th May 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 7.00 P.M. - 10.00 P.M.

Venue: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

(If you are taking the LRT, please disembark at the Ampang Park station)

Dress code: Business


7.00 P.M.: Registration & Networking Session

8.00 P.M.: Keynote Speech by Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar

9.00 P.M.: Q&A

10.00 P.M.: Adjourn

*The information in this email is subject to change without prior notice.


About the Speaker

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar

Group Chairman, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, aged 53, was appointed as Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on 1st August 2016 following completion of his terms 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, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar was formerly the President and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia's largest banking group and one of the leading banking groups in Southeast Asia, from May 2008. He was also the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) as well as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Maybank was the third major organization that he has led as CEO. Prior to joining Maybank, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Malaysia Berhad from July 2004 until its demerger with Axiata Group Berhad in April 2008. He was also formerly Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad as well as Executive Vice Chairman of PLUS Expressways Berhad.

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar has received numerous awards throughout his career. This includes Malaysia's CEO of the Year 2006 award from Business Times/American Express, The Asian Banker's 2013 Leadership Achievement Award for Malaysia and The Edge Value Creator 2013. He was also awarded the Honorary Doctorate in Economy from Multimedia University, Malaysia in 2014.

More recently in June 2016, he was conferred with Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong for his invaluable contributions to the Country.