Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar

Chairman, Advisory Council, Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur and Former Minister (Economy), Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia


Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar is currently the Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He is regarded as one of the most accomplished corporate leaders in Malaysia having successfully led as CEO three major organisations in infrastructure development (UEM Group 2001 - 2004), telecommunications (Telekom Malaysia 2004 - 2008) and financial services (Maybank 2008 - 2013). He served as Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Malaysia's largest fund management company, from August 2016 to June 2018 following completion of his term as a Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning from June 2013 to June 2016.

Prior to his cabinet appointment, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid was the President and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s largest public listed company and one of the leading banking groups in Southeast Asia. He was credited with transforming Maybank into a regional banking group and a global leader in Islamic finance. He also currently serves as the Chairman of WWF-Malaysia and MySDG Foundation, Professor of Practice at INCEIF (the Global University for Islamic Finance), as the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK, Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Economic Club Kuala Lumpur and Advisory Council member of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau).

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).