Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 2016 and was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 2015.
She is instrumental in leading MIA into its transformation journey through enhancement of its management team, adoption of technology, Integrated reporting , branding and global recognition as well as operational excellence.
Prior to leading the MIA, Dr Nurmazilah was the Director of University Malaya Graduate School of Business. She started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1993, and later joined KUB Malaysia Berhad as Group Accounts Manager. Her corporate experience covers various industries including property development and construction, banking, unit trusts, trading and manufacturing.
Dr Nurmazilah was a MIA Council member from 1 August 2012 until 31 July 2014, a Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB), elected member of Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIA Malaysia), Council member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan
Ekonomi Malaysia. Dr Nurmazilah also served in various committees of MIA and MICPA.
An accountancy graduate of the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Dr. Nurmazilah is a member of MIA, MICPA, an ASEAN CPA and a CGMA fellow. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds the Certified Risk Management and Assurance (CRMA) qualification. Dr. Nurmazilah has a deep interest in applied research, especially in digital and technological issues affecting the profession. She holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and conducted various research projects in the areas of auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance throughout her academic career.