Dato' Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim, aged 52, was first appointed as a Non- Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2006 but resigned on 1 January 2009 due to the internal restructuring within Johor Corporation (JCorp). He was later reappointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 3 January 2011 and subsequently as Chairman of KPJ on 12 January 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia in 1987.
He embarked on his career as an Audit Assistant with Messrs K.E Chen & Associates in May 1988 and later joined Coopers & Lybrand (currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1989.
In December 1992, he joined Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Negeri Johor (currently known as Johor Corporation) as a Deputy Manager in the Corporate Finance Department and was later promoted to General Manager in 1999. On 1 August 2006, Dato' Kamaruzzaman was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of JCorp and then later on 1 January 2009, as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Finance of JCorp. He later went on to become the President and Chief Executive of Johor Corporation (JCorp), effective 1 December 2010.
Dato' Kamaruzzaman sits as the Chairman of Damansara REIT Managers Sdn Berhad, the Manager for Al-'Aqar Healthcare REIT.
He is also the Chairman of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also the Chairman of several companies within the JCorp Group, namely Johor Land Berhad, QSR Brands (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd as well as Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad, an Islamic endowment institution which spearheads Johor Corporation's Corporate Responsibility programmes.
Other than as disclosed, he does not have family relationships with any Director and/or major shareholder of KPJ. He has no personal interest in any business arrangement involving KPJ and has not been convicted for any offences.