Datuk Johan Idris

Managing Partner

KPMG in Malaysia

Datuk Johan Idris is the Managing Partner of KPMG in Malaysia and serves as a member of the KPMG ASPAC Board and a Council Member of KPMG International. 

His professional experience transcends Malaysia to include the USA and Indonesia. He has led and managed complex assurance assignments locally and internationally and continues to work on various Fortune 500 engagements. His breadth of expertise covers the automotive, oil and gas, palm oil plantation, food and beverage, transportation (toll operations), retail, manufacturing, technology and power generation sectors. 

From 2013 to 2015, he was the President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), and later sat on the MIA panel for audit review license. He had also contributed to the Financial Stability Executive Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia, where he was a member.

Datuk Johan is a Board of Director of the National University of Malaysia (UKM), and further extends his counsel as a University Senate Member and Board of Trustee of INCEIF. He continues to contribute as the Industrial Advisory Panel of Azman Hashim International Business School and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Datuk Johan’s professional associations include the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB), where he was a project leader of an accounting standard. He currently serves as an EXCO and Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and a Board Member of the Malaysian Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC).

Under his leadership, KPMG in Malaysia has won multiple awards including Asia Risk Awards Consulting Firm of the Year 2020, CSR Malaysia Company of the Year Award (2017–2020), Top 4 in Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2020, and many others. In recognition of his Diversity and Inclusion advocacy, Datuk Johan was presented the CEO Champion award by Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp). 

  • Member/EXCO, The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK

  • Member, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

Professional involvement
  • Board Member, Malaysian Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC)

  • University Senate Member and Board of Trustee, INCEIF

  • Board of Director, National University of Malaysia (UKM)

  • Industrial Advisory Panel member, Azman Hashim International Business School

  • Advisory Panel for Bac in Accounting, University Putra Malaysia