Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias was appointed as the Chairman of PIDM on 15 August 2011 and his current term of appointment continues until 14 August 2014.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Samad has had extensive experience in auditing and accounting. He is also the Chairman of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd and Malaysia Debt Venture Bhd, and was recently appointed as an independent non-executive Director of Bursa Malaysia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. In 2006, Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Samad received global recognition through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Award for Achievement in Asia.