Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AMANAHRAYA TRUSTEES BERHAD

Dato’ Haji Che Pee bin Samsudin 
Independent, Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Haji Che Pee bin Samsudin was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad on 7 March 2019 as an Independent, Non-Executive Director. He also serves as Committee Member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee. He was subsequently appointed as Independent, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 1 October 2019. He has been Director of Amanah Raya Berhad since 2 March 2011 and also a Board Member of a several subsidiaries of Amanah Raya Berhad Group.

He holds a Bachelors Degree (honours) in Accounting and is a Member of the Chartered Accountant (CA) of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He has experience in accounting and finance, having started his career as an Accountant in Government services in 1982. 

His experience includes serving at various Government Departments including the Ministry of Finance, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Malaysia Institute of Islamic Understanding (IKIM), the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department and in Perbendaharaan State of Kedah where he served as Treasurer for nine (9) years.

On 5 January 2015 he was appointed the Accountant General Malaysia.


Encik Adenan bin Md Yusof
Non-Independent, Non-Executive

Encik Adenan bin Md Yusof was appointed as Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of AmanahRaya Trustee Berhad on 17 October 2016. He is presently the Group Managing Director of Amanah Raya Berhad.

He is experienced with AmanahRaya’s business and its operations, previously having held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its subsidiary, AmanahRaya REIT Managers Sdn Bhd, Manager of the public listed fund, AmanahRaya Real Estate Investment Trust (ARREIT). During his tenure as the COO from 2010 to 2015, ARREIT had achieved incremental growth resulting in stable and sustainable returns for AmanahRaya REIT unitholders.

Encik Adenan started his career at two of the largest architectural practices in the United States. During his tenure at Harry Weese and Associates as well as Lohan Associates, he gained valuable expertise in the development of various building types from residential properties to 5-star hotels and office buildings. Thereafter, in 1993, he joined KLCC Berhad and worked on the prestigious Petronas Twin Towers project.

Encik Adenan later joined Amanah Capital Partners Berhad in 1995 and was responsible in overseeing all property investments under Amanah Capital Group. Subsequently, in 2003, Encik Adenan moved to KUB Malaysia Berhad as General Manager and was later seconded to KUB Realty Sdn. Bhd, the property arm of KUB.

In 2008, Encik Adenan joined Terengganu Incorporated as the Group General Manager to head its property investment division and was tasked in drafting a strategic plan for its property investment. Prior to his return to AmanahRaya, he was the Senior Vice President of Special Projects at UDA Holdings Berhad.

Encik Adenan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois, USA. He also holds a Capital Market Services Representative’s License since July 2013 and was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association and a member of its Regulatory Committee.


Encik Hassan bin Ibrahim
Independent, Non-Executive

Encik Hassan bin Ibrahim was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad on 7 March 2019 as an Independent, Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committee of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad and is also a Board Member of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd.

Encik Hassan has over 10 years of experience serving Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad from 1976 to 1988 in the Legal and Project Evaluation & Investment functions.

In March 2007, Encik Hassan established a legal firm, Messrs Hassan & Associates which focused on corporate and conveyancing matters. Prior to that, he was a partner with Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co. since 1989 and was involved in the same area of specialization. During his tenure with Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co., he attended to the preparation and completion of several project financing facility documents based on the Shariah principle of Al-Ijarah, Murabahah and Bai-Bithaman Ajil.

Previously, Encik Hassan was appointed as Board Member of i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd. Presently, he is a Director of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) since October 2014 and is also a Board member of SPNB Aspirasi Sdn Bhd and SPNB Idaman Sdn Bhd, which are wholly owned subsidiaries of SPNB.

Encik Hassan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Singapore.


Encik Ahmad Suhaimi bin Endut
Non-Independent, Non-Executive

Encik Ahmad Suhaimi bin Endut was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad on 20 November 2019. He is also serves as a Board Member Amanah Raya Berhad since 14 July 2015.

Encik Ahmad Suhaimi bin Endut holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Missouri St. Louis, USA and a Master in Business Administration from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

He began his career with private company in 1992 before joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1995 as an Assistant Director of Industries Division in the Ministry of International trade and Industry of Malaysia (MITI). He continued his service with the Ministry of Finance in 2003 and held various positions in several departments/divisions including Accountant General Department, Strategic Financial Management Division, Office of the Secretary General of Treasury, Investment, MOF (Inc) and Privatisation Division, Secretariat to the Tax Review Panel and Housing Loan Division. He is currently the Under Secretary of the Corporate Strategy and Communications Division, Ministry of Finance.

He presently sits on the Board of Pos Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd.


Datuk Ismail bin Kamaruddin
Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Ismail bin Kamaruddin was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad on 10 March 2021 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committee of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad and is also a Board Member of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) double major in Management and General Business from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and a Master of International Business Administration from United States International University, San Diego, California, USA.

Datuk Ismail is an experienced Banker with more than 30 years serving foreign multinational bank and local banks having had leadership roles in Commercial, Consumer and Development Banking. His areas of expertise includes Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Investments, SME Development, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Credit Management and Audit.

He began his career in the academia as a lecturer at MARA University of Technology (“UiTM”). He then joined Standard Chartered Bank as a Management Trainee and later served as Branch Manager and Head Services, Peninsular Malaysia. He was also exposed to the bank's global operations having had audited their operations across countries in the Asia-Pacific and African region. Thereafter in SME Bank, he was the Director/Group Chief Internal Auditor and had also served as Head Business Banking, Head Corporate Management and Head Risk Management.

Previously, he was appointed as Chairman of BI Walden Ventures Ketiga Sdn Bhd, Chairman of the Investment Committee of SME GAF Sdn Bhd and a Board Member of BI Walden Management Ketiga Sdn Bhd, subsidiaries of SME Bank.

Datuk Ismail is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management and the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.