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Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan

Senior Consultant

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Dr. Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan was recently appointed as a freelance Senior Consultant of KHR. She was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In MIA she led and implemented the transformation of the management system, technology adoption, governance enhancement, and branding. Spearhead strategic, operational, and financial plans to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. She has engaged with stakeholders of different sectors locally and globally including ministries, government agencies, companies, media, universities, business leaders, and individuals. She also delivered keynote addresses and speeches locally and globally.

Dr. Nurmazilah played active roles at the International Federation of Accountants, the International Integrated Reporting Framework Board, and the ASEAN Federation of Accountants. In addition, she led the implementation of a few projects including Digital Technology Blueprint, Integrated Reporting, Future Relevance of Accounting Profession (FRAP), and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) awareness programs. She also oversees auditing and accounting regulatory functions including financial statement review, audit quality, and professional ethics. Her recent work revolves around Integrated Reporting, ESG, and the future of Corporate Reporting. She participated in ESG topics discussion at the global and local levels which exposed her to various ESG policies. Frameworks and Practices.

Prior to leading the MIA, she was Director of the University Malaya Graduate School of Business. Her corporate experience covers various industries including property development and construction, banking, unit trusts, trading, and manufacturing. Dr. Nurmazilah was an MIA Council member, a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia. She also served in various committees of MIA and MICPA and is Chairman of the MIA Implementation Steering Committee since 2016. Dr. Nurmazilah is a member of MIA, MICPA, an ASEAN CPA, and a CGMA fellow. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds the Certified Risk Management and Assurance qualification. She holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and has conducted various research projects in the areas of auditing, financial reporting, and corporate governance throughout her academic career.

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