Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, aged 48, male, a Malaysian, joined as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company on 1 October 2017.
He obtained a degree in Computerised Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma in Business and Finance, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since year 2000.
He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1994. In 2001, he left practice to take up the position of Executive Director of Finance at Petaling Garden Berhad. In 2008, he re-joined practice as a Partner/Executive Director in Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur and was with the firm until July 2010 when he joined Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from August 2010 to July 2013.
In August 2013, he joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as the CFO and later on as Chief Operating Officer - Finance & Corporate, a post he held until March 2016. He was subsequently seconded to Proton Holdings Berhad (“PHB”) on 1 April 2016.
While in DRB-HICOM Berhad, he also served as a board member of key subsidiaries such as Pos Malaysia Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, Horsedale Development Berhad, Glenmarie Properties Sdn Bhd and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.
Prior to joining Malakoff, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad was the CEO and Executive Director of PHB from 1 April 2016 until 30 September 2017.
Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad is currently the Chairman of Muscat City Desalination Company S.A.O.G, an associate company of Malakoff which is listed on Muscat Securities Market. He also sits on the board of Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer Berhad, Tanjung Bin O&M Berhad, Malakoff Power Berhad, Port Dickson Power Berhad and several private companies under Malakoff Group.