Mohamad Norza Zakaria

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Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri
Mohamad Norza Zakaria
SMW SSAP DIMP DJMK SMP
5th President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia
Assumed office
May 2018
Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (2018)
Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman (2018-present)
Deputy Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi
Preceded by Tunku Imran
President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia
Assumed office
29 April 2017
Patron Rosmah Mansor (2015-2018)
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (2018-present)
Preceded by Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff
Mohd Al-Amin Abdul Majid (Acting)
Personal details
Born Mohamad Norza bin Zakaria
(1966-08-29) 29 August 1966 (age 52)
Malacca, Malaysia
Citizenship Malaysian
Alma mater University of Wollongong
Occupation Group President & CEO - Citaglobal Sdn. Bhd.
Profession Chartered accountant

Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria (born in 1966) is the President of Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and also hold the post of President of Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia. Norza is currently the President of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) which has propelled Malaysia to the world stage of badminton.

Norza was also appointed by the OCM as the Chef de Mission (CDM) of Malaysia for the 28th Southeast Asian Games which was held from 5–16 June 2015 in Singapore.

Along with his passion and enthusiasm for the game of polo, Norza is also the President of the Putra Polo Club.

Early Life & Educational Background[edit]

Norza is the son of school teachers and was born in Malacca and grew up in Negeri Sembilan. After his studies in Sekolah Tuanku Jaafar in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, he received his Higher School of Certificate from the Randwick Boys High School in Australia in 1985.

A Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) by profession, Norza studied and received his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Wollongong in Australia from 1986 to 1988.

In 2008, Norza qualified as a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) from CPA Australia Ltd.

Professional Background[edit]

As a Chartered accountant, Norza started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co, and held managerial, executive and high level positions with Bank Negara Malaysia, Petronas, SPK Sentosa, Mun Loong Berhad and Gabungan Strategik Sdn Bhd.

Norza sits on board of a public listed company (PLC) in Malaysia and is the Group President & CEO of Citaglobal Sdn Bhd, a company he started in 2008 that has a wide diversity of business holdings from oil and gas, hospitality, transportation and media technology.

Norza currently sits on the Board of Directors of a government linked PLC, namely Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad[1].

Besides being the Audit Committee Chairman of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, he also sits as a board member in the subsidiary/associate of the said company, namely, Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd.[2]

Previously, he has also held similar positions with Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji, Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, PT XL Axiata Tbk (formerly known as PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk), Pelikan International Corporation Berhad, TH Heavy Engineering Berhad, Tropicana Corporation Berhad and TH Plantations Berhad.

Honours[edit]

He was conferred the award of ‘Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP)’ which carries the title ‘Dato’ Sri’ by Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah in conjunction with the birthday celebrations of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang on 24 October 2016.

Earlier, on 1st February 2015, Norza was conferred the award of ‘Darjah Kebesaran Seri Mahkota Wilayah (SMW)’ which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’ by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku AlHaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni AlMarhum Sultan Badlishah in conjunction with Federal Territory Day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad Board of Directors". Bintulu Port Holdings. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Biport Board of Directors". Biport Bulkers Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Jackie Chan now a Datuk". Sira Habibu. The Star. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Abdullah heads honours list". The Star. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  5. ^ "613 terima darjah kebesaran Sultan Pahang". Mohamad Shofi Mat Isa (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2018.