The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) is pleased to announce the election of Datuk Bazlan Osman as the new MIA President and Mohamad Faisal Abdul Malik as the new MIA Vice President respectively at its recent Council Meeting. Their appointments took effect on 17 June 2022.
Datuk Bazlan succeeds Dr Veerinderjeet Singh, whose tenure ended on 28 May 2022. Previously, Datuk Bazlan Osman was elected by the Council as the Vice President on 30 July 2021 and commenced his term as a MIA Council member on 1 December 2019.
Datuk Bazlan brings extensive corporate and business experience to the MIA leadership role. Currently, he sits on the board of several public listed companies, namely as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of FIMA Corporation Berhad, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Berhad, INED of Glomac Berhad and INED of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. He is also a director of Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC).
He was formerly an Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM). His last position in TM was Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and he also served as the Deputy GCEO. Prior to that he was the Group Chief Financial Officer of TM.
Datuk Bazlan is also currently the Chair of the ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee.
Mohamad Faisal was initially elected as a MIA Council member on 29 September 2019.
Altogether, Mohamad Faisal has accumulated 23 years of diverse experience in both accounting and multinational commercial firms in addition to being a certified syariah auditor and a certified financial planner. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Faisal Malik & Co, a member of the Discipline Committee Panel to the Malaysian Bar, Director of Institute Syariah Audit Malaysia (ISAM), member of Nexus Governing Committee (NGC) for Professional Services Productivity Nexus (PSPN) to Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), and Treasurer of the Association of Malay Chartered Accountants Firm (AMCAF). He also serves as an industry advisor and related subject matter expert at several local universities.
Upon their election, Datuk Bazlan and Mohamad Faisal thanked MIA and its members for the opportunity to contribute to future-proofing the accountancy profession to support sustainable nation building. “We are honoured to lead the Institute and the profession as we navigate through the complex post-COVID-19 economy where ESG risks, especially climate change risks, are paramount. Collaborating with our stakeholders (the public practice, public sector, academia, and commercial sectors), MIA will strive to strengthen regulation and professional development to enhance good governance and protect the public interest,” they stated.