Malaysian Corporate Leaders Appointed as ICAEW Council Members

12 Aug 2019


Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi, FCA, Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia (pic right), and Dato’ Gan Ah Tee, FCA, DNS, JP, Regional Senior Partner (ASEAN) and Managing Partner of BDO Kuala Lumpur (pic left) have been appointed as ICAEW Council Members. The appointments are for a two-year term.

Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi, FCA will hold office as the representative for the constituency of Malaysia, succeeding David Lim, FCA. Dato’ Mohammad Faiz has over 34 years’ experience in the audit and business advisory services of financial institutions in Malaysia. He was also the Project Director on the Accrual Accounting project with the Malaysian Accountant General’s office and is currently a member of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Debt Management Committee. He is currently the Administrator to an airline. He is a Fellow of ICAEW, a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and a member of The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals. He is the immediate past President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, former Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and is the current Chairman of the Islamic Finance Consultative Group of the International Accounting Standards Board. He is the President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC).

Dato’ Gan Ah Tee, FCA, DNS, JP will continue in his office as ICAEW Council Member for ASEAN. Dato’ Gan has over 37 years’ of experience in auditing and financial advisory. He specialises in corporate turnaround and financial restructuring of under-performing companies and has extensive experience with corporate finance and advisory assignments. A Fellow of ICAEW, Dato’ Gan is also an Executive Committee and Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF), a trustee body responsible for the oversight of the Malaysian Accounting Standard Board’s (MASB) performance, financial and funding arrangements, and as an initial source of views for the MASB on proposed standards and pronouncements. Dato’ Gan was first appointed to the ICAEW Council in 2015.

“I would like to congratulate both of them on their appointment to the ICAEW Council and look forward to working together with them to advance the views of members in Malaysia. I would also like to thank David Lim for his service and invaluable contribution in building a strong network of ICAEW Authorised Training Employers (ATEs) in Malaysia,” said Loh Wei Yuen, FCA, Head of Malaysia, ICAEW.

Council is the ultimate, global governing body for ICAEW, located in London, England. Council Members have a representative role for their constituencies, ensuring views across the profession are heard to set the strategy and maintain the role of ICAEW as a leading global professional body. The Council is responsible for ensuring ICAEW operates in the public interest under the terms of its Royal Charter and holds the Board to account for the delivery of strategic priorities.

About ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
There are over 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world − talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.Over 180,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants and students (151,500 members and 28,500 students). We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair. We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world. ICAEW is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

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