Dato’ Kamaruzzaman bin Abu Kassim, Malaysian, Male, Aged 53, is the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Manager. He was appointed to the Board as a Director on 12 January 2007 and as the Chairman on 12 January 2011. He is currently the President & Chief Executive of JCorp with effect from 1 December 2010
Dato’ Kamaruzzaman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia in 1987. Dato’ Kamaruzzaman is also the Chairman of KPJ Healthcare Berhad. He is also the Chairman and/or Director of several companies within the JCorp Group which includes, amongst others, Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, Johor Land (JLand), QSR Brands Berhad and Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad, an Islamic endowment institution which spearheads JCorp’s corporate social responsibility programmes.
Dato’ Kamaruzzaman embarked his career as an Audit Assistant with Messrs K.E Chan & Associates in May 1988 and later joined Messrs Pricewaterhouse Coopers (formerly known as Messrs Coopers & Lybrand) in 1989. In December 1992, he joined Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Negeri Johor (currently known as Johor Corporation) as a Deputy Manager in the Corporate Finance Department and was later promoted to General Manager in 1999. He then served as the Chief Operating Officer of JCorp beginning 1 August 2006 and was later appointed as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Finance of JCorp beginning 1 January 2009 and Acting President & Chief Executive of JCorp beginning 29 July 2010.