Management Team

Management Team

Dato' Dr Mohd Rizal Mohd Jaafar
Group Managing Director

Dato' Rizal, a Malaysian aged 43, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from Universiti Malaya and a Master of Business Administration degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Accountant under the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato' Rizal started his career as a bank supervisor and served for 12 years at Bank Negara Malaysia, supervising the Islamic, Commercial and Investment Banking Institutions Department prior to joining Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad ("SME Bank") in 2010. He was involved in developing, driving and implementing transformation strategies and initiatives to rejuvenate and strengthen SME Bank. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer of SME Bank, where he was responsible for the overall operations of SME Bank.

In 2015, he joined Widad Business Group Sdn Bhd as the Group Chief Executive Officer and is currently responsible for the strategic and day-to-day business direction and performance of WBG Group.

Mr. Nor Azlan Bin Zainal
Chief Financial Officer

Encik Azlan, a Malaysian aged 48, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 1993. He is also a Chartered Accountant member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Upon graduation, Encik Azlan began his career at Ernst & Young, an international firm providing services in audit, tax and advisory until he was admitted to the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Subsequently, he joined Hong Leong Group Packaging Division as an Accountant before moving on to Golden Pharos Berhad as Chief Financial Officer. In 2004, he co-founded and assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer of Right Balance Sdn Bhd, a diversified group having business interests in oil and gas, transportation and trading of wood products.

In 2018, he joined Widad Business Group Sdn Bhd as Group Chief Financial Officer.


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