Kuala Lumpur, 8 August 2011. The Council of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) today announced that Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad has been elected as its new President taking over the helm from Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid, who retired as MIA Council member on 15 July 2011.
Abdul Rahim, who was recently re-appointed to the MIA Council, has been elected as the Vice President of the Institute. Both, Datuk Mohd Nasir and Abdul Rahim will serve as the president and vice president for two (2) years, effective 8 August 2011.
Datuk Mohd Nasir is no newcomer to MIA. He was first appointed to the MIA Council on 16 July 2009. He ended his term as MIA Council after completing his term as the President of ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee on 28 February 2011. He has been an active member of MIA since 1985. He currently sits on a number of the Institute’s strategic committees and represents the profession in various dialogues and meetings with strategic agencies. In the corporate world, Datuk Mohd Nasir was the former CEO of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB). He retired from PUNB on 31 May 2011 after serving the organisation for 10 years.
Datuk Mohd Nasir said: “I am happy to be back at MIA; this time I am given the task to lead the Council and the Institute. There are various developments affecting the profession which must be addressed swiftly. I look forward to the full cooperation of the Council, the Management and Members of MIA, in taking the Institute on the path of greater heights.
“I would like to thank all MIA Council Members for all their considerable contributions in developing and advancing the profession.”
Abdul Rahim said: “Datuk Mohd Nasir brings with him a vast experience in the corporate world and international affiliation plus a familiarity with the people who make the profession tick, which will be a great asset in the Institute’s progression. I am pleased with Datuk Mohd Nasir appointment as I am sure he will receive full support from the Council members and members of the Institute.”
“I would like to thank my colleagues on the Council, management and members of the Institute for all the support given during my tenure as President. I am confident that they will continue to support Datuk Mohd Nasir in steering the Institute to greater heights.”