Azhar Othman
Chief Financial Officer

Azhar Othman, 49, a Malaysian male, joined UEM Sunrise on 10 July 2012. Prior to joining UEM Sunrise, he was with Proton Holdings Berhad from June 2009 to July 2012 as Group Chief Financial Officer where apart from finance leadership roles, he was also responsible for the Information Technology, Supply Chain and Group Asset Management Divisions of the company. He championed the enterprise resource planning end-to- end system project implementation and served as a board member on key subsidiaries of the company.

Prior to that, he spent 19 years in the semiconductor industry with companies like Spansion, On Semiconductors and Motorola in various senior positions in finance, eight of which was in a corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. He has extensive and diversified experience in statutory financial requirements, financial strategy, planning and analysis, cost reduction strategy, performance and profit improvement in various industries ranging from manufacturing, information technology, supply chain and business operations.

Azhar graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Corporate Investment) from University of North Texas, Denton, United States of America in May 1990 and obtained a Master in Business Administration from Arizona State University in Chandler, Arizona, United States of America in December 2007.

Azhar is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom as well as Malaysian Institute of Accountants.