Tan Sri Faizah binti Mohd Tahir was appointed to the Board of SME Bank on 4 September 2015. A graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Hons.) from University of Malaya and Masters of Arts (Development Economics) from Williams College, United States of America, she joined the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department in 1973 serving in various capacities in the Agriculture, Distribution and Human Resources sections. Her last position in the EPU was as Director, Commerce and Industry Section before being promoted to Secretary-General of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, a post she held since 2001 until her retirement in 2009.
Tan Sri Faizah is also the Chairman of Orphancare Foundation and Yayasan Sejahtera, Deputy Chairman of Yayasan Chow Kit, Board of Trustees of Yayasan Kebajikan Negara Malaysia and Temasek Foundation, Singapore and Board Member of Goodyear Malaysia Berhad and AMWAY (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad.