Khazanah panel to scrutinise candidates for top post

Jahabar Sadiq

Khazanah Nasional Bhd is looking for the right person to replace managing director Azman Mokhtar more than a year ahead of his departure in 2019, to ensure a smooth handover. – The Malaysian Insight pic, August 10, 2017.

A PANEL is already reviewing several candidates to succeed Azman Mokhtar as the Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director when he leaves in 2019, and among them include Arul Kanda Kandasamy who now heads 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), say sources.

The Malaysian Insight has learnt that Arul of the sovereign wealth fund is one of two outsiders being considered for the job, the other being Tengku Zafrul Aziz who leads Malaysia’s second largest lender CIMB Group. CIMB is a unit of Khazanah.

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