Dato’ Johan Raslan, a prominent figure in the domestic and regional finance scene, is the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia. Educated locally and abroad in his teenage years, Dato’ Johan attended the premier school, Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur before pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Hull.
Upon graduation, Dato’ Johan started his career in accounting, following the footsteps of his late father — the distinguished Mohammad Raslan Abdullah, the first local to be made Accountant-General. The young professional launched his career with a British accountancy firm, the Robson Rhodes before joining PwC London in 1990. Two years later, the chartered accountant returned to join PwC Malaysia, and was made a partner in 1993. Dato’ Johan steadily climbed the corporate ladder of the auditing firm until he was made the Executive Chairman in 2005, at considerably young age of 45.
In his illustrious career with PwC, Dato’ Johan was appointed a member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) Rules & Development Sub Committee and the Malaysian Government Task Force on Globalization and Privatization. In these capacities, he plays a leading role in formulating and implementing the new Corporate Governance Framework for the Securities Commission, Malaysia and KLSE. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Taskforce on Audit Independence.
In 2002, Dato’ Johan was one of the Eisenhower Fellowship recipients. He focused his fellowships on corporate governance, capital markets and banking regulation. An Adjunct Professor at University Malaya, Dato’ Johan and his wife Deborah are happily married with three children.