Raja Shaharul Niza Raja Abdul Aziz, a Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2005.
Raja Shaharul graduated as a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1973. He is a member of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants.
He started his career in 1974 as an Audit Supervisor with Touche Ross & Co. in the United Kingdom. He worked with Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad, Malaysia as Audit Manager - Audit Assignment for 2 years, before joining Kwong Yik Bank Berhad as Chief Accountant, responsible for Finance and Corporate Planning in 1980. During his tenure of 17 years in Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, he worked in various departments as General Manager in charge of Banking and Operations. In 1997, he joined RHB Bank Berhad as Senior General Manager, Transaction Banking Division and in 1999 he was promoted as Executive Vice President in charge of Islamic Banking Division, a post he held until his resignation in 2004. Raja Shaharul does not hold any directorship in other companies.