Dato' Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, aged 47, joined as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 October 2017. He obtained a degree in Computerised Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma in Business and Finance, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since year 2000.
He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1994. In 2001, he left practice to take up the position of Executive Director of Finance at Petaling Garden Berhad. In 2008, he rejoined practice as a Partner/Executive Director in Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur and was with the firm until 2010 when he joined Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad as the Chief Financial Officer from August 2010 to July 2013.
Dato' Ahmad Fuaad was the Chief Executive Officer of Proton Holdings Berhad ("PHB") since 1 April 2016 and board member of the PHB Group until 30 September 2017. Prior to his appointment in PHB, he was the Chief Operating Officer - Finance & Corporate and Chief Financial Officer of DRB-HICOM Berhad from August 2013 to March 2016.
He was a board member of key subsidiaries of the DRB-HICOM Berhad Group such as Pos Malaysia Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, Horsedale Development Berhad, Glenmarie Properties Sdn Bhd and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.