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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, gained over three decades in senior management, origination and business development, credit and risk management in the commercial, corporate and investment banking space. 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 currently serves as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Bursa-listed Kotra Industries Berhad and sits on its Audit Committee. 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 (formerly known as Laredo State University) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Business Economics as well as a Bachelor of Economics degree from Southern Illinois University, USA.

Rajaseharan Paramesran

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Chief Rating Officer

Rajan 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, Rajan is responsible for the overall stewardship and development of the ratings operations.

Rajan has longstanding experience in the finance industry, beginning his career with United Asian Bank Berhad. 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, Rajan worked with the New Straits Times Group as a senior writer on its weekly property publication section.

Rajan 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, MARC
CEO, MARC Learning Sdn Bhd

(Formerly known as MARC Training Sdn Bhd)

As Chief Business Officer, Ahmad Feizal leads the business division which includes business origination and development, and strategic communications. The business division is responsible for driving the growth of MARC's rating and non-rating businesses. Ahmad Feizal is also CEO of MARC Learning Sdn Bhd (formerly known as MARC Training Sdn Bhd), the learning and development arm of the MARC Group.

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 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 University of Warwick, UK.

Firdaos Rosli

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Chief Economist

Firdaos joined MARC as Head of Economic Research, with over 15 years of experience in economic development in November 2020. As MARC's Chief Economist, he is responsible for economic, sovereign and sub-sovereign rating as well as fixed-income macroeconomic research output.

In the early years of his career, Firdaos worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and RHB Bank Berhad. From 2005-2010, Firdaos served with the Malaysian government as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), where he worked on policies concerning bilateral and regional trade relations, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and industrial development. He also served in the Minister's Office as the Senior Private Secretary to the Deputy Minister of MITI from 2008 to 2010.

Prior to joining MARC, Firdaos served with the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia from January 2011 to October 2020 where he moved up the ranks from Senior Analyst in Economics to the Director of Economics, Trade and Regional Integration, having assumed the latter post in April 2017. During his time with ISIS, he also served as a short-term external consultant to the World Bank and was a former EXCO member of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association.

Firdaos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance degree from Lancaster University, UK. He also completed his Master of Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science as a 2019/2020 Chevening scholar. He holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia and Business Foundation Programme from St. Andrew's College in Cambridge, UK.