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Datuk Jamaludin Nasir

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Group Chief Executive Officer

Datuk Jamaludin is the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of MARC. Datuk Jamaludin has wide financial services experience and exposure, gained over 27 years in origination, credit and management in the commercial, corporate and investment banking sector. Over the course of his career, Datuk Jamaludin has held leadership roles at several banks, including that of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Asian Finance Bank, Group Chief Credit Officer of Maybank, General Manager of Dresdner Bank AG, Director/Chief Operating Officer of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Head of Corporate Banking and Capital Markets of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad (now RHB Bank Berhad). He was also a Board member of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad. During his tenure at Maybank Investment Bank, he served as a member of its Executive Committee and Credit & Underwriting Review Committee.

Datuk Jamaludin is the current Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Bursa-listed Kotra Industries Berhad and sits on its Audit Committee. He also sits on the Board of FRD Motorsports Group Indonesia. Datuk Jamaludin was a member of the Technical Committee of the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), which is an independent quality assurance and accreditation committee body for the financial services industry.

Datuk Jamaludin holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Business Economics as well as a Bachelor of Economics degree from Southern Illinois University, USA.

Nor Zahidi Alias

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Chief Economist

Nor Zahidi oversees MARC’s macroeconomic and fixed income research and analysis, focusing on domestic and major economies’ fiscal and monetary policy issues and economic outlooks. As MARC’s Chief Economist, his insights provide sound macroeconomic perspectives for MARC’s credit ratings.

Nor Zahidi commenced his career with a market research firm, Cambridge Reports Incorporated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In 1990, he returned to Malaysia to join The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad as a Senior Analyst. He entered the financial world by joining Kuala Lumpur City Securities Sdn Bhd in 1996. While serving as Chief Economist at Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad between 2001 and 2006, Nor Zahidi was seconded to the Globalisation Team of the then National Economic Action Council (NEAC), assisting the team in monitoring regional developments. Prior to joining MARC, he was the Head of Research/Economist at MCIS Zurich Insurance Berhad.

Nor Zahidi earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics Policy from Boston University, USA.

Rajaseharan Paramesran

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Chief Rating Officer

Rajaseharan was appointed Chief Rating Officer of MARC on July 1, 2014. He joined MARC in 2008, serving as the head of several rating sector portfolios. In his current position, Rajaseharan is responsible for the overall stewardship and development of the ratings operations.

Rajaseharan has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry, beginning his career with United Asian Bank Berhad in 1985. He subsequently joined Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad as an analyst responsible for rating assignments on corporates and financial institutions. His work experience also includes stints with investment banks Peregrine Fixed Income Ltd and BNP Paribas, both in Singapore, where he provided credit research and analytical coverage primarily on Southeast Asian corporates. Prior to joining MARC, Rajaseharan worked with the New Straits Times Group as a senior writer on its weekly property publication section.

Rajaseharan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from the University of Malaya and a Master of Business Studies from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Ahmad Feizal Sulaiman Khan

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Chief Business Officer
CEO MARC Training


As Chief Business Officer, Ahmad Feizal leads the Business Division which includes Business Origination and Development, Publication, Corporate Communications, Editorial and Training. The Business Division is responsible for driving the growth of MARC's rating and non-rating businesses. Ahmad Feizal is also CEO of MARC Training Sdn Bhd, the training subsidiary of the MARC Group of Companies.

Ahmad Feizal started his career in Dublin, Ireland, as an auditor with BDO Simpson Xavier. Upon his return to Malaysia, he joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad’s Corporate Finance team and later joined Bank Islam’s Capital Markets team. He was instrumental in the recapitalisation exercise of Bank Islam, which saw Dubai Investment Group emerge as a substantial new shareholder of the bank in 2006.

Prior to joining MARC in 2014, Ahmad Feizal was the Head of Wholesale Banking of Century Banking Corporation, the first Islamic bank in Mauritius, where he was credited with the execution of the first Commodity Murabahah Financing and the first Islamic Commercial Certificate (Wakalah) issuance in Mauritius. He also had a stint heading a property development company in Dubai before returning to Malaysia. With a career spanning more than 20 years and across four continents, Ahmad Feizal has accumulated a wealth of experience in various roles in corporate finance, capital markets, real estate and business management.

Ahmad Feizal is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick, UK.