SC Appoints New Audit Oversight Board Chairman


Kuala Lumpur, 11 January 2024

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced the appointment of Tan Sri Abu Samah Nordin as the non-executive Chairman of its Audit Oversight Board (AOB) effective 5 January 2024.

Tan Sri Abu Samah succeeds Dato’ Anantham Kasinather, who had completed his three-year term as the AOB’s non-executive Chairman on 30 November 2023. The SC wishes to thank Dato’ Anantham for his leadership and contribution to the AOB during his tenure on the board.

Tan Sri Abu Samah brings with him more than 40 years of experience in various capacities in the government agencies and judicial services.

Tan Sri Abu Samah was appointed as Judicial Commissioner at the Commercial Division of Kuala Lumpur High Court in 1994, before becoming the High Court Judge of the Commercial Division in 1996.

He then served as the High Court Judge in Kuantan, Shah Alam and Melaka between 1997 and 2003.

He later became the Judge at the Criminal Division of Kuala Lumpur High Court in 2007.

He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in the same year and the Federal Court in 2013 before retiring from judicial service in 2018.

Tan Sri Abu Samah’s background and experience will further enhance the efficacy of the AOB's oversight role and foster trust in the quality of audited financial statements in Malaysia.


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