Thursday, October 31, 2013

Entrepreneurial Talk Series: Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Department of Consultancy & Commercialisation (DCC) is pleased to invite everyone to attend the "Entrepreneurial Talk Series" by Y. Bhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim.

Details of the talk are as follows:

Date : 12 November 2013 (Tuesday)
Venue : Heritage Hall (A001), UTAR Perak Campus, Kampar.
Time : 10.30am to 1pm
Speaker : Y. Bhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group of Companies.
Admission: Free

Speaker's Biography
Bhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim, aged 74, is a banker, entrepreneur and a major shareholder of the AmBank Group.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, he grew up in a family of 13 siblings and learnt to compete and excel in an early age. At 16, he left for Australia on a Colombo Plan scholarship to study Chartered Accountancy. At 21, he became a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary.
Upon his return in 1960, he joined Bank Negara Malaysia as an Accountant and served until 1964. In the same year, he set up his own Accounting firm (Azman & Co) which later became a partnership of Azman, Salleh & Co and practiced until 1971, when he joined Maybank as an Executive Director (he was already a Board Member since 1966). In 1980, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad (now RHB Bank) until 1982, when he became Chairman of AmBank Group when he acquired 100% of its equity.
After playing an instrumental part for 31 years in the AmBank Group, it is now ranked the 5th largest financial services group in the country and has grown into what is today due to Tan Sri Azman’s vision, penchant for innovation, desire to be a builder and with a passion to succeed.
Besides his extensive involvement in public and social roles, Tan Sri Azman is also the Pro-Chancellor of Open University Malaysia since 2005 and a Member of the International Advisory Panel, Bank Negara Malaysia, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He is also Chairman of Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysian Investment Banking Association, Perdana Leadership Foundation, Institute of Bankers Malaysia and President, Malaysia South-South Association, Malaysia-Japan Economic Association and Friends of Prison Association. He is also a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, the Asian Institute of Finance and recently, Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd.

Admission is Free (UTAR students qualify for USSDC points)

For information and registration, please contact Vincent/Ronnie/Ching of DCC. Tel: 03-79582628, extension 8255 (Ronnie) or 7127 (Vincent/Ching). Further enquiries please mail to

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