Tan Sri Dato' Sri Hamad Kama Piah bin Che Othman, born in 1951, was appointed to the Board in April 1998. He is the President & Group Chief Executive of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and is a member of the Board of Directors of PNB, Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad and Amanah Mutual Berhad (formerly known as Mayban Unit Trust Berhad). He is also the Chairman of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and I-Berhad since May 2007 and February 2009 respectively and sits on the Board of a number of Malaysian private limited companies.
A graduate of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Tan Sri Dato' Hamad also holds a Masters degree from Swansea University, United Kingdom and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom. He also holds the designation of a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Registered Financial Planner (RFP).
Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah Bin Che Othman ( TBL Awards – 2008/2009)
Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah bin Che Othman is the President & Group Chief Executive of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and also a member of the Board of Directors of PNB, Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad and Amanah Mutual Berhad. He is also the Chairman of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and I-Berhad since May 2007 and February 2009 respectively and sits on the Board of a number of Malaysian private limited companies.
Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah has a career which spans over 30 years in the fields of investment and unit trust management as well as corporate finance. Taking the helm of an asset management institution such as PNB at the height of the 1997/1998 financial crisis was definitely a very demanding and challenging task but Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah has demonstrated that he has the mettle for the job. During his leadership, he has not only successfully steered PNB out of the worst storm ever, but also has contributed towards developing PNB to become stronger than before. He was instrumental in initiating and carrying out corporate exercises that has added value to the PNB Group of companies.
Under the leadership of Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah, PNB received the Readers’ Digest Most Trusted Brand Award in 2007 and 2008, and the BrandLaureate Award in the Conglomerate category in 2007 and 2008. Most recently in 2009, PNB was also honoured with the ‘Anugerah Seni Negara’ for the private sector category.
Philanthrophy is very close to Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah heart and at PNB various CSR programmes are introduced for the well being of the community. Free Financial Planning seminars are set up for the public and the setting up of Pusat Komuniti Pintar to educate and engage the rural communities in information technology. In addition, Tan Sri Hamad, in 1998, also initiated the establishment of Kolej Ilmu PNB for underprivileged students and in year 1999, Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah initiated the establishment of Yayasan Tun Ismail which awards scholarship to excellent students to study in distinguished universities in the United Kingdom.
His achievements and contributions towards Malaysia brought us good pride among the nation. The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation conferred The BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award to Tan Sri Dato’ Hamad Kama Piah Bin Che Othman for his contribution in the financial and investment category.