Shahril takes over as EPF’s new CEO
16 April 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan had on Tuesday assumed the position of chief executive officer of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for a two-year term.
He took over from Tan Sri Azlan Zainol who had served as the CEO since April 16, 2001.
Shahril joined the EPF on Dec 1, 2009. As the deputy CEO (Investment) then, he was responsible for the fund's investment strategy and policy.
He and Azlan, as part of a long-term diversification strategy, strengthened the EPF's overseas investments, from 5.96% of total investment assets (or RM22.39bil) in 2009 to 17.21% (or RM85.70bil) currently.
Before joining the EPF, Shahril was managing director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) and he was responsible for developing KL Sentral into one of the main commercial centres in Malaysia.
He was named Property CEO of the Year by the FIABCI Malaysia branch in 2009.
Shahril also served in Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd where he was involved in corporate recovery and credit restructuring after the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
He has a Master of Arts (First Class) from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Civil Law (First Class) from Oxford University.