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Members of the Commission 

CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin Hj. Kasim

Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin Hj. Kasim is MAVCOM’s Executive Chairman and was appointed on 4 May 2020. He was previously appointed as Commissioner of MAVCOM on 1 March 2016, while serving in his capacity as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport (MOT) until 6 January 2019. He had also served as the Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Human Resources. Prior to his retirement from the Malaysian Civil Service in November 2019, he served as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Federal Territories.

Datuk Seri Hj. Saripuddin holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Malaya, Advanced Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Dato’ Jana Santhiran Muniayan

Dato’ Jana Santhiran Muniayan is currently the Secretary General for Ministry of Transport.

Prior to his appointment as the Secretary General, Dato’ Jana Santhiran was the Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia from 5 January 2022 until 16 January 2023.

He has been serving the Malaysian Government as an Administrative and Diplomatic Service Officer for 27 years where he started as an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Rural Development in 1995. One year later, he was posted to the Ministry of Education (MOE) as Assistant Secretary in the Development and Privatisation Division and was later promoted to be Principal Assistant Secretary in 2003 in the same division. In his time with the MOE, he was also the Project Manager for Asian Development Bank and World Bank’s Education Projects in Malaysia.

Dato’ Jana Santhiran then joined as a Principal Assistant Secretary in the Policy and Strategic Planning Unit, Ministry of Housing and Local Government where he was promoted to be the Secretary of Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims, in September 2007. In the following year, he was made the Director of Abandoned Projects Rehabilitation Division, Ministry of Housing and Local Government. In December 2014, he was promoted as the Undersecretary, Administration and Finance Division, Ministry of Transport. Later, he served at the Ministry of Finance as Senior Deputy Director, National Strategic Unit from May 2016 until September 2018. He was then promoted as Deputy Secretary General (Management) of the Ministry of Transport until December 2020. After that he was transferred to be the Head of Secretariat of the Investigative Committee for Governance, Procurement and Government Finance under the Prime Minister’s Department until August 2021. Later on, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General (Environment) for Ministry of Environment and Water.

Dato’ Jana Santhiran has completed Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master in Management degrees from University of Malaya. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

Dato’ Nor Azmie Diron

Dato’ Nor Azmie Diron is the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy (MOE). He has served in the public sector for 31 years, in various State and Federal Government departments. Prior to the role of Secretary General at MOE, he served as the Deputy Director General (Macro) at the same Ministry, formerly known as Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department since December 2021. He is responsible for socioeconomic development planning, resource allocation, coordination, implementation and monitoring, environment and natural resource management, service and manufacturing for the science and technology sector. He also serves as the Non-Executive Director of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas).

Dato’ Nor Azmie had served the Selangor state for 14 years as State Finance Officer, Unit Director State Economic Planner (UPEN) and finally as State Secretary. He also served in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (currently known as Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development) and the Ministry of Rural Development (currently known as Ministry of Rural and Regional Development). He specialised in socioeconomic policy formulation, management of human resource, natural resources, land development, project management and public finance.

Dato’ Nor Azmie also contributed to the corporate sector in his capacity as Chairman and Board Member of various Public Listed and Government Linked Companies including Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor (KPS), Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), Air Selangor and Darul Ehsan Group Berhad (KDEB) which core business spanned across sectors like the property development and real estate, public utility management, investment as well as manufacturing industry. Currently, he also sits on several councils and boards such as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA), Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA), and Johor Corporation (JCORP).

Dato’ Nor Azmie graduated with a Masters in Information Technology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Malaya (UM) and a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

Datuk Seri Long See Wool

Datuk Seri Long See Wool has spent more than 34 years serving in the Ministry of Transport (MOT) where he specialised in aviation. During his time with the Ministry, he served as an Assistant Secretary (Air Transport) and Principal Assistant Secretary (Airport Development) of the Aviation Division. He was subsequently appointed as Under Secretary (Aviation) of the Aviation Division from 16 May 2002 to 1 November 2006 and was then appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General (Planning). 

His most recent position was Secretary-General of the MOT, which he held just prior to his retirement in 2014. Datuk Seri Long holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Malaya and National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee

Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee is a senior lawyer. Called to the Malaysian and Singapore Bars in 1989, he was earlier admitted to the English Bar as a barrister of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Queen Mary College, University of London and a Master of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore.

He was a senior partner of Kuala Lumpur based law firm, Messrs Nik Saghir & Ismail from 1993 to 2009. Since 2010, he has been the managing partner of Messrs Roger Tan & Partners.

Datuk Roger had been elected to serve in the Bar Council between 2004 to 2009 and 2018 to 2023. He had also served as a member of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board for two terms (2013-2015 and 2017-2019).

Datuk Roger is no stranger to public service. He has served as an external legal consultant to the Johor government and several federal statutory bodies. In the 2000s, he helped the Ministry of Housing and Local Government pro bono to revamp the housing development laws as well as laws relating to solid waste management and public cleansing.

Datuk Roger was a Commissioner of the National Water Services Commission (“SPAN”) between June 2009 to May 2017. Between March 2009 to March 2015, he was also appointed as a Board Member of Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (“SWCorp”).

In July 2019, the then Minister of Home Affairs had also appointed him as a member of the Task Force set up to investigate the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

In July 2015, Datuk Roger was appointed and later reappointed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government to serve as a President of the Strata Management Tribunal until June 2022. On 22 March 2023, he was also appointed to the Panel of Experts of the Ministry of Local Government Development by its Minister.

Datuk Roger is also currently a trustee of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College (“TARC”) Education Foundation.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad was previously the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (“KWAP”) from May 2013 until October 2018. Prior to this, he had served as the General Manager, Treasury Department of the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) from October 2007 until April 2013. Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman started his working career with Maybank in 1981, mostly at Treasury Department with 2 overseas posting at Hamburg, Germany and London, United Kingdom as Treasury Manager and Chief Dealer. After leaving Maybank in 1994, he served as CEO and Director with several companies within the Affin Group until 2005. He then briefly served Kemuncak Facilities Management Sdn. Bhd. and Izoma (M) Sdn. Bhd. as Executive Director of Finance until 2007.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman was appointed as the first Chairman of the Institutional Investors Council which was established in 2015 to represent the collective interest of institutional investors in the Malaysian financial market. He was also an advisory committee member of the FTSE4Good Index (based in London) from 2015 to 2019. His contribution towards enhancing corporate governance practices in Malaysia earned him a special recognition award from Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (“MSWG”).

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman is also a Board of Director at several public listed companies namely Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (“MRCB”), Bermaz Auto, Al-Aqar Healthcare REIT and Al-Salam REIT. Additionally, he is an Investment Panel Member of EPF and Chairman of Iris Capital Partners, in addition to holding directorship at Mudarabah Innovation Fund Investment Ltd. (“MIFIL”), Global LNG Sdn. Bhd., IPlus Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Massive Equity Sdn. Bhd., and Lembaga Penduduk Dan Pembangunan Keluarga Negara (“LPPKN”). In July 2022, he was appointed as Director at Bank of America Malaysia Berhad. He currently serves Bank of America Malaysia Berhad as its Chairman effective June 2023. 

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Analytical Economics) Hons. Degree from University Malaya and is a Chartered Banker.

Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling

Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling is the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Sarawak since October 2022 after her role as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunication Sarawak (formerly known as the Ministry of Public Utilities) from January 2017 to September 2022. She currently holds several Senior Management and Board positions that include Chairman of the Sarawak Buoys and Lights Board, Executive Chairman of the Sarawak Road Safety Council and Deputy Chairman of the Sarawak Rivers Board. Additionally, Dato Ir. Alice is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) since 2021.

During her tenure at the Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunication Sarawak, she was also Chairman of the Sibu Water Board, Board Member for the Kuching Water Board, LAKU Management Sdn. Bhd., and Sarawak Energy Berhad. Prior to that, she served Sibu Water Board in various positions for almost 30 years (1990 – 2017) from Executive Engineer to Deputy General Manager until her final post as General Manager from 2015 to 2017. Dato Ir. Alice was responsible for various aspects of water treatment from production to distribution, with special emphasis on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management. Moreover, she was instrumental in the development of the Sarawak Water Supply Master Plan & Grid System.

Her dedication as a leader has awarded her with the “Malaysia Outstanding Water Award for Women Leadership” in 2019 by the Malaysia Water Association and the “Sarawak Premier Women Leadership Award” in conjunction with Sarawak Women’s Day celebration in 2015.

Dato Ir. Alice holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Ohio, USA.

FORMER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

Former Executive Chairman and Member of the Commission

General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Abdullah bin Ahmad RMAF (Retd.)
Former Executive Chairman

1 Mar 2016 – 1 Jul 2018

Dr. Nungsari Ahmad Radhi
Former Executive Chairman

1 Jul 2018 – 30 Apr 2020

Member of the Commission since

1 Mar 2016 – 1 Jul 2018

Other Former Members of the Commission

Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat Bivi binti Yusoff
Former Director General of the Economic Planning Unit

1 Mar 2016 – 7 Jun 2017

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung

1 Mar 2016 – 30 Jun 2018

Dato’ Dr. Ir. Shaik Hussein bin Mydin

1 Mar 2016 – 1 Jul 2018

Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai

1 Mar 2016 – 28 Feb 2022

Dato’ Fauziah binti Yaacob

1 Mar 2016 – 28 Feb 2022

Datuk Seri Nik Azman bin Nik Abdul Majid
Former Director General of the Economic Planning Unit

9 Jun 2017 – 21 Oct 2018

Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman
Former Secretary General to the Ministry of Transport

7 Jan 2019 – 30 Sept 2019

Datuk Seri Isham Ishak
Former Secretary General to the Ministry of Transport

25 Nov 2019 – 16 Jan 2023

Datuk Seri Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen
Former Director General of the Economic Planning Unit

11 Jun 2020 – 14 Oct 2022

Puan Hidah Misran
Alternate Member to Datuk Seri Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen

8 Dec 2020 – 14 Oct 2022