AMIL IZHAM HAMZAH
Amil spent his formative years as a student at Bukit Bintang Boys School in Petaling Jaya and Malay College in Kuala Kangsar. He furthered his studies and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he worked at the Perth office of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Western Australia. During his stint with Deloitte’s Assurance & Advisory Division, he completed the CA Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
He returned to Malaysia in 1998 and continued his career with Petronas Penapisan Melaka and Malaysian Refining Company. He made a brief return to the practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuala Lumpur before going back to the commercial world with Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3). There, he was part of the team that turned around and transformed TV3 into Media Prima Berhad, one of the largest media groups in South East Asia. He left Media Prima in 2010 as its Group Chief Financial Officer and joined Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas), a private equity outfit set up by the Government of Malaysia, as Senior Director with a portfolio of investments mainly in education as well as food & beverage.
Together with other founding members, Amil helped set up ILMU Education Group (ILMU) in 2015. As Group Chief Executive Officer of ILMU, Amil headed the largest integrated private education group in Malaysia. ILMU housed the educational assets of Ekuinas which include Asia Pacific University, Cosmopoint College, UNITAR International University, Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in Sri Lanka, Tenby Schools and Asia Pacific Schools. Upon the sale of ILMU’s main education assets, Amil joined Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) in 2017 as its Chief Executive Officer.
Amil is well experienced in areas of business strategy and strategic directions, financial and operational turnaround, performance improvement and value creation.
Amil has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Berne University of Applied Sciences and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. He currently sits on the boards of Marsh Insurance Brokers Malaysia Sdn Bhd and BOH Plantations Sdn Bhd.