PIDM announces new appointments to its Board of Directors

Kuala Lumpur, 8 February 2017: Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) today announced the appointments of Encik Johan Mahmood Merican and Ms. Gloria Goh to its Board of Directors (Board).  

Encik Johan is currently the Deputy Director General (Human Capital) of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), a post he has held since June 2016. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd. (TalentCorp) from its inception in January 2011, driving public-private partnerships to meet Malaysia’s talent needs. Between 2004 and 2010, he was the Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Finance and subsequently, in EPU, with a focus on policy development. He has worked in the private sector for nine years in corporate finance and accounting roles at MRCB, Sime Darby and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Encik Johan is a trained Chartered Accountant and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Ms. Goh is a retired Partner of Ernst & Young, Malaysia and a former Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the ASEAN Federation of Accountants. She is also a past president of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) Malaysia Chapter. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Ms. Goh is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia and a member of the MIA. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias, Chairman of PIDM, said, “We are delighted to welcome these highly-esteemed individuals to the PIDM Board. Their extensive professional experiences and expertise in their respective fields will bring insightful perspectives to the Board and we look forward to benefitting from their wise counsel”.

These new appointments are for a three year term and are to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of two members of the Board, Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi Yusoff and Mr. George Anthony David Dass.

“We would like to thank Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat and Mr. Dass for their innumerable contributions and steadfast support during their time with PIDM. We wish them the best in their future endeavours,” added Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad.

With these new appointments, the members of the Board of Directors of PIDM are:
  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias (Chairman)
  • Datuk Seri Muhammad bin Ibrahim (Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia) – ex officio
  • Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah (Secretary General of the Treasury) – ex officio
  • Mr. Alex Foong Soo Hah
  • Encik Mohamad Abdul Halim bin Ahmad
  • Dato’ Dr. Gan Wee Beng
  • Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood
  • Encik Johan Mahmood Merican
  • Ms. Gloria Goh


For more information about this press release, kindly contact:

Syed Mohammed Idid, General Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Division
(Tel: 03-2173 7455; 012-3430848; Email:

Mimi Rashid, Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Division
(Tel: 03-2173 7570; Email:


PIDM administers the statutory Deposit Insurance System and the Takaful and Insurance Benefits Protection System in Malaysia. Through these systems, depositors as well as owners of takaful certificates and insurance policies now enjoy legislated and explicit protection for their eligible bank deposits and takaful and insurance benefits.

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