Amir Hamzah Azizan was appointed CEO of Malaysia's 941.8 billion ringgit ($231.4 billion) Employees Provident Fund, Kuala Lumpur, effective March 1.
Mr. Amir Hamzah will replace Alizakri Alias, who took the helm at EPF in August 2018, according to an announcement on the EPF website.
The EPF gave no reason for Mr. Alizakri's departure after roughly 2½ years leading Malaysia's national defined contribution plan.
Mr. Alizakri and an EPF spokeswoman couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Pending approval from the Minister of Finance, Mr. Amir Hamzah will join the EPF from Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia's electric utility giant, where he was president and CEO.
EPF Chairman Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir, in the EPF news release, highlighted Mr. Alizakri's contribution to the EPF's "digital acceleration and operational efficiency, the adoption of ESG and sustainability as key metrics, as well as powering the social protection and well-being agenda."