Independent/Non-Executive Director

DATUK SERI DR. NIK NORZRUL THANI NIK HASSAN THANI, aged 56, was appointed to our Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2015.

He obtained a Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1993 and a Masters in Law from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1985. He graduated in law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom in 1984.

He also obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice (with distinction) from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1987. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1986. He was formerly a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Harvard Law School and Chevening Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).

Currently, he is the Chairman and Senior Partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co.

He sits on the Board of Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (M) Berhad, MSIG Insurance (M) Berhad, Tanjung Offshore Berhad and Chin Hin Group Berhad.