Dato’ Azman was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 April 2021. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from University Putra Malaysia.

After having served with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) for over three decades, Dato’ Azman Mahmud ended his tenure there as the Chief Executive officer. He had the enviable responsibility to drive investments into the country and lead the team in advising, formulating and recommending strategies, policies, investment and industry development programmes in the manufacturing and services sectors to the government of Malaysia. In his former role as CEo of MIDA, he was also pivotal in attracting foreign investments into the country, in addition to being instrumental in driving domestic investments in various industries and sectors.

Now helming the stewardship of EXIM Bank, Dato’ Azman is enthusiastic about using his vast industry and investment know-how in driving and positioning Malaysian businesses from all over the country in their global business ventures, as per the Government’s mandate. He is also highly sought after by several leading key organisations to be on the board of their organisations for his wisdom and expertise. He also helms the Chairmanship of several boards of companies and organisations, which includes Cnergenz Berhad, Privasia Technology Berhad, Panasonic Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and SME Aerospace Sdn. Bhd..

He also holds various other Board positions in GDEX Berhad and Kulim Technology Park Corporation, in addition to being a member of several organisations related to the development of businesses and investments and as an investment panel member for Penjana Kapital (an entity established by the Ministry of Finance in July 2020). He is also the Board of charitable organisation Akademi Transformasi Asnaf Perlis MAIPs Sdn. Bhd..

Dato’ Azman has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any.