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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.

Datuk Isham Ishak

Datuk Isham Ishak is the current Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport (MOT). He was previously the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), as well as the Secretary-General [and prior to this, the Deputy Secretary-General (Trade)] of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). 

Datuk Isham’s career in the government sector started in 1994 in MITI, where he served in several divisions related to international and regional aspects of trade and industry such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He also served as the Minister Counsellor at the MITI Washington D.C. Office for five years. Datuk Isham has also previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer (and prior to this, the Chief Operating Officer) of the Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia). 

Datuk Isham holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Strategic Management from Claremont Graduate University, USA and has also attended the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at the Oxford University, United Kingdom, as well as the Harvard Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School, USA.

Datuk Seri Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen

(Served as an ex officio Member of the Commission until 16 October 2022)

Datuk Seri Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen was appointed the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) from the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) on 14 February 2020. Prior to this role, he served as the Secretary-General for the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) on 22 October 2018, before the change in the Government administration and restructuring of ministries and agencies. Before his appointment as Secretary-General, he served as Deputy Director General (Policy) of the EPU, under the PMD from 21 August 2017 to 21 October 2018, before the EPU was dissolved following the establishment of the MEA. Datuk Seri was also responsible for preparing the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, namely on the inclusive development and well-being, regional development and human capital. He was also responsible for the overall preparation of the Twelfth Malaysia Plan, 2021-2025. 

Previously, Datuk Seri served as the Deputy Secretary-General (Management) for the Ministry of Health from January 2015 to August 2017. He oversaw administrative, human resource and training matters related to public health service throughout Malaysia. He also was in the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS), under the PMD as the Senior Director of the Policy and Development Section (April-December 2010) and the Director of the Corridor Development Section (2009-2010). Throughout his tenure in UKAS, he was responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring the implementation of policies, strategies, programmes/projects of the Public-Private Partnership and the development of the five (5) economic development regions/corridors.

Datuk Seri graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Malaysia. He also holds a Diploma in Public Management from the INTAN. Furthermore, he sits on several Councils and Board of Directors such as Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA), Sarawak Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA), Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS), MyHSR Corporation (MyHSR Corp), Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ), Johor Corporation (JCorp) and Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNP).

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.

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 Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (“MyCEB”). Most recently, he was appointed as Director at Bank of America Malaysia Berhad in July 2022.

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

Puan Hidah Misran

(Alternate member for Datuk Seri Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen)

Puan Hidah Misran was appointed as Director of Infrastructure and Public Facilities Division (BINFRA), Economic Planning Unit (EPU), the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) on 3 February 2020. Her responsibilities include planning, evaluating, monitoring and reviewing policies on roads, rail, airports, ports as well as other public utilities that provide support to other sectors in assisting economic growth.

Previously, she served as Deputy Director in the same Division from 2016 until 2018. Puan Hidah also held the position of Deputy Director of Equity Division (formerly known as the Distribution Division) from 2014 until 2016 and the Director of the International Cooperation Division, EPU from 2012 until 2014.

Puan Hidah holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Lamar University, Texas, USA and a Master’s degree in Business Management at University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She also holds a Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). In addition, she is currently serving as a Board Member of GIATMARA Sdn. Bhd. and was previously a Board Member of the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB).