Verse Group was incorporated back on 16th December 2009, with an aim to provides clients with premier services and efficiency

Verse manages multiple complex partner relationships that focus on; Improving an organization’s top-line, advising clients on strategic transactions, providing access to deal networking opportunities for its clients and employees.

Verse provides senior-level financial and advisory services, outsourcing and management services in the areas of; Advisory, Life & Asset Protection, Asset Management, Investment, Lifestyle and Transportation.

Our Vision

To provide optimal solutions, while serving top quality services and strengthens relations with its clients and communities.

Our Mission

To provide outstanding services and effectiveness, designed to put clients’ needs ahead through the combined practice of;  trust, honesty, and integrity in following through with our promise to deliver the exceptional service that leads to our customers satisfaction.

Our Independent Advisors

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Samsudin Hitam, a Malaysian, aged 72, is currently the Chairman and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reliance Pacific Berhad (RPB). He was appointed to the RPB Board on 6 March 2015. He is the chairman of RPB’s Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Tan Sri Samsudin graduated with a Bachelors of Art (Hons) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. While in service with the Government, he completed his postgraduate programmes, a Masters in Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Land Resources from the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, USA, in 1977 and 1986, respectively.

He began his career as a Pegawai Tadbir dan Diplomatik (PTD) at the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance in 1970. In 1986, he joined the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) as Secretary to the Economic Panel and was subsequently appointed as Director of the Macro Economic Section in 1987. During his tenure in EPU, he held various positions amongst others as the Deputy Director General (Sectoral) and Deputy Director General (Macro).

In 1998, he was appointed as the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit before moving back to the Ministry of Finance in June 2000 to take on the helm as the Secretary General of the Treasury. He was also the Chairman of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia and member of the Board of Directors of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dr Samsudin was also a director of various corporations, amongst others Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Khazanah Nasional Berhad, HICOM Holdings Berhad, Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Pos Malaysia & Services Holdings Berhad, during his tenure in the Government. He retired from the Public Service in 2004.

Dato’ Rahim is the Chairman of Teroka Idaman Resources and Hanitek Sdn Bhd. He has had over 36 years of working experience. Rahim’s career has predominantly been with Bank Negara Malaysia. He started his career in 1979 as an officer and held various positions mainly in operations which included managing currency consignments and also had stints in Human Resource and Training.

In November 1998, he joined Airport Coach Sdn Bhd managing operations and its Training centre. In 2004, he became Chairman of Hanitek Sdn Bhd, a position he held until today. Dato’ Rahim then joined the Ministry of Finance as Special Officer to Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato’ Dr Awang Adek Husain. He was also concurrently appointed International Advisor for Koperasi Pendidikan Islam Malaysia Bhd (UKHWAH). He then brought his experiences to the private sector where he sits in various companies involving various industries including transportation, mechanical and technical service, property development and IT systems.

Dato’ Rahim has hands-on experience in managing business operations, international JVs, and start-ups and new business units. He has managed investor, shareholder, regulator, and government relations in Malaysia and abroad. A charismatic, dynamic and a highly motivated professional with a stellar performance in both private and governmental sector, his wealth of experience enables him to lead and successfully manage challenges.

Dato’ Rahim serves as Director on the Board of Metro Exchange Sdn Bhd, Nik Hussain Holding Sdn Bhd, Timbunan Pelangi Sdn Bhd and with several public and private limited companies.

Edham Reza Shah is one of the leading practitioners in banking and corporate advisory and Islamic Finance & Takaful matters. Edham undertakes a wide scope of works including syndication, club deal basis, debt capital markets and Sukuk issuance. He has also led and developed the Firm’s practice in Islamic Finance Advising many major Islamic financial institutions.

Edham read law at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom where he was conferred the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 2002. Thereafter, he pursued the English Bar Exams and was admitted as an utter Barrister-at-Law at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn the year after whereupon he returned to Malaysia to commence pupillage under the tutelage of Syed Zaid Albar of Albar and Partners. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in June 2004 and continued practice with the same firm before joining Abdul Rahman & Partners in 2007. Whilst in practice, he obtained a Master of Law in Banking (Executive) at the International Islamic University, Malaysia focusing on Islamic Banking & Takaful.

He holds the triple distinction of being named as a Leading Lawyer by the global publication Islamic Finance News in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he was also named in the categories of Asset & Fund Management, Corporate & Commercial and Cross Border.

In recognition of his contribution to the Islamic Finance Industry, Edham has also been appointed to sit as a panel member of The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration that Edham arbitrates on matters pertaining to Islamic Banking and Financial Services. In addition, he has also been appointed as an Associates Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and also a Commissioner for Oaths.

Edham was appointed Partner of the Firm in 2007 and became the Joint-Managing Partner of Abdul Rahman & Partners in 2017.

Meet Our People

Started his career in the insurance industry in 1991. Throughout his career he had been based in Johor Bahru, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manila, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

He spent the first 9 years of his career as an international loss adjuster, handling large and complicated claims cases across Asia.

He joined an international broking firm in Jakarta as its Indonesia Head of Claim in 2000. He received four promotions during his 9 years with the organization: Vice President Multinational Clients for Singapore, President Director for Indonesia, Regional Claims Director for Asia and Practice Leader for Forensic Accounting & Claim Services Asia.

Following his successful tenure at the international broking firm, Mr Dedi joined Sinarmas Group, the Indonesian conglomerate in 2010. He led the technical and operational divisions of the Group insurance broking company. Additionally, he was also responsible to drive business growth at the Group's risk management, reinsurance broking and reinsurance companies.

He returned to Malaysia in 2017 to be the CEO at one of the leading international broking firms. He is also the Executive Director of RIBSB.

Mr Dedi holds a Diploma in Banking and an Associate of The Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.

At Verse, Dedi plays a role as a consultant / Technical Director to provide management services and build powerful teams to drive for sustainable growth.

Holding Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), upon graduating in 2000. Within the same year, he joined Raja Salleh, Lim & Co., an audit firm as Audit Manager. He garnered vast experience in auditing accounts of small and medium sized enterprises (SME), small and medium sized industries (SMIs), listed companies, government linked organizations, corporations, and associations. He was also exposed to taxation and secretarial works while he was attached here. Other experiences include tax planning and advisory as well for personal and company taxation. He was also involved in corporate secretarial services such as registration and business incorporation, share registration, special purpose vehicle setup and professional advice on matters relating to company laws and latest developments in corporate and Bursa legislation.

In 2004, he joined Advance Synergy Capital Berhad, a publicly listed company as its Internal Audit Manager for three years. Here, he was involved in internal audit services, enterprise risk management and corporate governance advisory services for transportation industries.

In 2007 he joined KUB Malaysia Berhad, another publicly listed company for another three years to manage its internal control and governance processes. He has been in various internal audit works for various companies within the KUB Malaysia Berhad group, including property development, property management, education, oil and gas, hotel and leisure, engineering, trading, food and beverages, construction, and plantation.

Noor Azizee continues to be present in the corporate industry with capacity in finance & consultancy and currently heads Verse Advisory Sdn Bhd, a strategic boutique advisory firm. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. Meanwhile, he also holds 31% shareholdings in VASB.

He is a Group CFO for Verse Group since its incorporation and serves as Company Secretary for various private limited companies that have high net worth and demands a personalized insurance and takaful requirements.

Hj. Abdul Rahman has contributed actively to the Islamic Finance Industry as module writer, moderator, reviewer, trainer, and guest speaker with IBFIM, KUIS, UPM, UiTM, etc. at various seminars, workshops, and training. He is also the subject-matter expert in Islamic Banking, Practice, Shariah Governance, Shariah Risk Management, and Shariah Audit & Compliance. He is currently the Associate Research Fellow with IRCIEF.

Hj. Abdul Rahman is a graduate in Master of Science in Islamic Finance (MSc.) and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF University and has an MBA from Morehead State University, Kentucky, USA, and Bachelor of Science (BSc.) majoring in Finance from Indiana State University, Indiana, USA.

He is a qualified member that carries the respective professional accreditations titles namely CPIF (Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance), CSP (Certified Shariah Practitioner), and MIMCPT (Malaysian Institute of Management – Certified Professional Trainer).

Born and raised in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Ikram graduated from Northwestern University, US, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2005. The same year, he returned to Malaysia to begin working at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, managing mortgage loan applications in their commercial banking division.

Ahmad Ikram is currently the Managing Director for Filament Phase, an internet solutions company specializing in providing consultancy services in digital media and web design solutions. At Verse he extends his role in media consulting and the advisory industry.

Muhammad Hafiz possesses a strong and strapping character. Starting with a profession as a Graphic Designer at Krangkraf, he polished his skills in Marketing and Communication with People N’ Rich Sdn Bhd which is one of the International Advertising Agency in the country.

With 15 years in the industry in the forte of business and marketing, he developed his full potential in event management, communications, media, advertising, promotion, branding, and production. He made his mark when he created and organized one of the biggest events ever held in Malaysia, with Malaysia Cyber Games 2015 & 2018 which drew more than 15,000 visitors. His focused, fearless and fun attributes suit him well to lead the team into the challenging future.

Graduated in Bachelor of Computing Science (Hons) from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom. With 10 years of experience in SAP work fields and 4 years in IT consulting, equipped as a Certified SAP Solution Consultant (mySAP SCM Procurement), she specializes in SAP Materials Management (MM) module mainly focusing on Organization Structure, Purchasing, Inventory Management and Physical Inventory, Logistic Invoice Verification, Master Data, Configuration, and Valuation and Account Assignment.

Her field of expertise involved industries such as Automotive Manufacturing, Apparel and Footwear, Oil and Gas, Tobacco, Oleochemical, Food and Beverages, Trading, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), Household and Consumer Product, and Marine and Heavy Engineering.

Ida experienced the various SAP versions including SAP R/3 version 4.0, 4.6, 4.7, ECC 5.0 and ECC 6.0 and has completed 6 full-cycle project implementations, as well as many support and enhancement projects based in Malaysia, Singapore and China, including integration with other modules such as SD, FICO, PM, PP, QM, WM, BW and ABAP.

Ida’s involvement at Verse is specialising in IT consulting work including system data repository and reporting where she focuses on business IT solutions.

Haszrul holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), upon graduating in 2015. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and serves as Company Secretary for the VERSE Group and its clients.

At VERSE Haszrul Affenddy is currently managing financial affairs and scrutinizing all matters pertaining to accounting, taxation, audit, and financial due diligence.

He has more than five years of experience in the accounting (bookkeeping) and financial industry, especially in financial management.

Haszrul also sits as secretary in foundations/registered societies and has been instrumental in obtaining tax exemptions and allowance for such entities.

As an International Business Bachelor’s Degree holder from University Technology of Mara (UiTM), Yusof challenged himself in accounting fields as an Account Assistance until promoted to Senior Accountant Executive at Tutti Frutti Trading Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company held by Naza Group of Companies.

Hunger for more experience and knowledge, he grabs an opportunity to continue his career with Verse since 2013. He was in charge of managing the operation of Executive Taxi (Verse Trading Sdn Bhd) and all receivables within Verse Group. His current focus is mainly on new ventures and business development in making Verse successful worldwide.

Alief Acmal graduated from Taylor's University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations. He has 7 years of working experience in Health Tourism, Sales, Marketing, and has established a growing network of prolific individuals during his times abroad and In Kuala Lumpur.

As a corporate affair’s executive at Verse, Alief Acmal concentrates on business opportunities and the expansion of services for business development. He is also knowledgeable in various digital media, an important tool in this ever-changing digital society.

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