Heartiest congratulations to Tan Sri Ahmad bin Mohd Don (C’63, Idris) for being appointed as the Chairman of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.
Tan Sri Ahmad is a Summa cum Laude graduate in Economics and Business from the Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tan Sri Ahmad started his career with the Corp of Accountants, Government of Malaysia between 1972 and 1973 before joining the private sector. Between 1973 and 1980, he served as the Financial Controller in companies such as Syarikat Jengka Sdn. Bhd., Mansfield Berhad as well as Pernas Securities Sdn. Bhd. where he was also the Company Secretary.
In November 1980, he joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad as the Deputy General Manager and was involved in the planning and launching of the National Unit Trust Scheme in 1981. Subsequently in April 1982, he joined Malayan Banking Berhad as General Manager, Treasury. During his service with Malayan Banking Berhad, he rose through the ranks of Senior General Manager and Board Member, then as Executive Director and in January 1991 he was appointed the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, a position which he held until 1994. Tan Sri Ahmad was the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from May 1994 to August 1998.
Currently, he is Chairman of the boards of Zurich Takaful Bhd, Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd, Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Bhd, and Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd. He also holds directorships on the boards of United Malacca Bhd and MAA Group Bhd.