Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Contribution to Organisation

The Contribution to the Organisation Award recognises Dato' Azman for his innovative contributions in people development that has had a lasting impact on organisations. 

YBhg. Dato' Azman Hj Mokhtar was appointed Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Bhd., the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia, in June 2004. A central tenet of Dato' Azman's personal and managerial philosophy is to constantly develop human capital and to raise knowledge capacities both within Khazanah as well as in his community activities. 

During the past three years at the helm of Khazanah, Dato' Azman has successfully implemented various HR initiatives that were able to attract and sustain a highly talented team of professionals who are dedicated to contribute their collective talents towards excellence in their fields and most of all towards nation building. 

Dato' Azman strives to build Khazanah and its companies as knowledge and learning organisations. His own CV testifies to his personal commitment to lifelong and holistic learning, having graduated with a diverse set of qualifications. 

Dato' Azman has also relentlessly dedicated time and energy to ensure that human capital capacity and capability building programmes would benefit society at large. In this regard, his work and achievements are most evident in these four areas: 

1.Driving corporate social responsibility in schools: Project PINTAR (Promoting Intelligence, Nurturing Talent and Advocating Responsibility)(November 2006 - Current) 

2.Reforming education: Cluster School Project (February 2007 - Current) and Project Sayong 

3.Developing leaders: Orange Book or GLC Transformation Initiative 8 (Dec 2006 - Current) and the Leadership Development Circle (LDC) (June 2007 - Current) 

4.Raising national knowledge capital and building international linkages : Khazanah Merdeka Series (June 2007 to 2008), MINDA (December 2006 - Current)