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Azhar Othman

Group Chief Operating Officer

Azhar Othman is Group Chief Operating Officer of Dagang NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”) with effect from 9 December 2022. He was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer at DNeX, responsible for leading the Group’s Finance Team to maintain financial statement integrity, controllership, compliance and best practices.


His experience spans more than 30 years in leadership, planning, managing, and controlling the entire spectrum of operational finance and accounting functions of an organisation towards meeting its business objectives and profitability. An action-oriented and dynamic leader with global experience in the field of finance and operation across various industries such as semiconductor, automotive, property, real estate and infrastructure, hotel and resort as well as education.

Prior to joining DNeX, he has held the role of CFO for more than 10 years including in large government-linked companies such as Proton Holdings Berhad (Automotive), UEM Sunrise Berhad (Property) and Johor Corporation Berhad (Real Estate and Infrastructure).

He also has experience working in the semiconductor industry, having worked abroad for eight years in the United States in ON Semiconductor, and also Motorola Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd, where he held various roles in finance which include corporate office, business division, IT, global manufacturing and joint ventures across all regions.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Arizona State University, United States of America and Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Corporate Investment), University of North Texas, United States of America. He is also a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant and Malaysia Institute of Accountants.