People Digest: Sazaliza becomes EPF COO; QIC names Allison Hill as CIO

Employees Provident Fund

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has announced the appointment of Sazaliza Zainuddin as its chief operating officer while Brisbane-based investment company QIC has named Allison Hill as its chief investment officer.

EPF names Sazaliza Zainuddin new COO 

Malaysian pension fund Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has named Sazaliza Zainuddin as its COO, effective September 1, following the retirement of Mohd Naim Daruwish, according to a statement on Friday.

Sazaliza joined EPF in 2006 as the head of accounts in the finance department. He became its chief financial officer (CFO) in 2017.

Along with Sazaliza’s appointment, the EPF also named Mohamad Hafiz Kassim as its CFO.

EPF, which manages close to 1 trillion ringgit ($241.2 billion) in assets, was established in 1951, making it one of the oldest retirement funds in the world. 

QIC appoints Allison Hill as chief investment officer

Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), one of Australia’s largest investment managers, has appointed Allison Hill as its new chief investment officer, following incumbent Jim Christensen’s retirement.

Hill, who joined the company in 2018, will be responsible for managing the company’s State Investments team and approximately A$58 billion ($43 billion) in assets on behalf of the State of Queensland.

The QIC’s State Investments team was established in 1991 as the Queensland government’s special investment advisor, the company said on its website.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.