Puan Elakumari holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of East Anglia and a Bachelor of Accounting from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Besides her executive education in IMD Switzerland, she had also attended the Harvard Premier Business Management Program and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
She started her career in the government sector in 1981 and held various positions within the sector namely in the Accountant General’s Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Finance. She was involved in the monitoring and restructuring of companies, including debts of non-performing companies held by Ministry of Finance (Incorporated). She was actively involved in the establishment of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) whilst in the Ministry of Finance. She was with Khazanah since its inception in 1994 moving from the position of Senior Manager to Director in Investment Division from 2004 until 2017.
She had held a number of executive positions and directorships across the investment and consultancy sectors. She had previously sat on the Board of Opus International Consultants Limited, Dagang NeXchange Berhad and UEM Edgenta Berhad.
Puan Elakumari is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Danajamin Nasional Berhad and Scicom (MSC) Berhad.
Mr Mark holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Melbourne Business School from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
He has more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector with a focus on technology, engineering, construction and operations. He spent the first 11 years of his career at Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia, the majority in the cellular wireless division, including one year of secondment to BTCellnet in the United Kingdom in 2000.
In 2002, Mr Mark joined Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”) as General Manager of Radio Planning until 2005 when he returned to Australia to complete an MBA and run his own Information Communication Technology consultancy. In 2009, he expatriated the second time to Maxis as Chief Technical Officer and in 2011, he took the role of joint Chief Operating Officer adding the portfolios of Information Technology, Enterprise Business, Consumer Broadband, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) as well as Human Resource.
In 2014, Mr Mark joined iiNet Limited, an Australian Internet Service Provider as Chief Technology Officer until January 2016. He was also a Board member of the Australian Communication Alliance, the Competitive Carriers’ Coalition and also in an Advisory Board for a private company, Skand.
In 2018, Mr Mark joined Spirit Technology Solutions, an Australian Securities Exchange listed provider of IT&T solutions as Chief Operating Officer and later as Chief Technology and Information Officer and Executive Director. He retired from the Director position effective from 1 April 2022.
Datuk Azailiza holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.
Datuk Azailiza has more than 30 years of experience in legal work relating to domestic and international matters and is currently a Partner with Messrs. Gani Patail Chambers (GPC).
She had served as the Special Envoy of the Government of Malaysia from April to July 2016. From November 2014 to April 2016, she served as the Solicitor General of Malaysia. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Solicitor General 1 (Advisory Sector) from April 2012 to October 2014.
Contemporaneously, she served as the Acting Director to the International Centre for Law & Legal Studies, a research institution attached to the Attorney General’s Chambers, from July 2011 to April 2016. Between October 2005 to April 2012, she was the Head of the International Affairs Division in the Attorney Generals Chambers.
She served as a Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Ministers Department from 1992 to 2000, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Kuala Lumpur High Court from 1989 to 1992 and Magistrate in Melaka from 1985 to 1989.
Mr Anthony holds a Master of Science Degree in Management, Business Administration and General Management from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.
Between 1981 and 2016, Mr Anthony served in various roles at Nestle, most recently as Vice President, Regional Management, Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa & Middle East, overseeing 115 countries across 17 time zones, whilst being based out of Nestle’s Swiss headquarters. He also held leadership roles in other markets for Nestle, including Commercial Director for Sales and Marketing Nestle China, Managing Director Nestle Singapore and Managing Director Nestle Taiwan. Throughout his time at Nestle, he gained deep insights and led teams in the areas of supply chain, sales & marketing management, production, marketing communication, corporate affairs, commercial operations and general management.
Since retiring, Mr Anthony has been an active mentor at Endeavor Malaysia, where he shares key perspectives with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Ms Kuan holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Sydney. She is a Certified Public Accountant and had been admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a barrister and a solicitor.
Ms Kuan has over 30 years of banking, finance and tax leadership roles gained in banks, engineering, real estate, private equity and the big four accounting firms.
Previously, Ms Kuan was the Head of Tax, Asia Pacific of Barclays Capital Services Ltd, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Merchant Bank (Singapore) Ltd and Barclays Capital Futures (Singapore) Private Limited, Country Head and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Bank PLC, Singapore Branch and Chief Financial Officer at ABB Pte Ltd. She had also served on the boards of Barclays’ investment banking and securities subsidiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Ms Kuan is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of RH Petrogas Limited, a public company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange. She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited, Salvia Investment Pte Ltd, Freemont Capital Pte Ltd, Cott Investment Pte Ltd, Larus Investment Pte Ltd, Namak Investment Pte Ltd, Otisco Investment Pte Ltd, Stris Investment Pte Ltd, Tringle Investment Pte Ltd and Winder Investment Pte Ltd. She is also a Director of Ben & Nic Pte Ltd and AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd and a Senior Advisor and Member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore) Limited as well as a member of the Valuation Review Board of Singapore and Legal Inquiry Panel of Singapore.
Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros (“Dr. Shahreen”) has over 30 years of work experience in various capacities.
Dr. Shahreen spent much of the earlier part of his career in the oil and gas industry. He started as an executive in an upstream oil and gas operator, and later held senior management positions in various organisations. His experience spans across many sectors of the oil and gas industry, and he has served organisations locally as well as abroad.
In 2010, Dr. Shahreen joined the government initiative of Economic Transformation Program conducted by PEMANDU, an agency in the Prime Minister’s office. He was involved in coordinating strategic initiatives of the oil and gas services and equipment sector, and in 2017 he was appointed as the CEO of MATRADE.
Dr. Shahreen served as the CEO of MATRADE, a trade promotion agency under Ministry of International Trade and Industry, between 2017 and 2019. He has worked to promote several industries beyond oil and gas and formulated strategic directions to grow Malaysia’s trade. Dr. Shahreen has represented Malaysia in many international trade missions and is involved in various industry dialogues.
Dr. Shahreen is now an independent advisor to industries. He is also a certified coach, and an Adjunct Professor with a local university.
He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of E.A. Technique (M) Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad.
Encik Afzal holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
He began his career in the automotive industry culminating in a regional role with Group Lotus PLC. As a technology entrepreneur, he also founded the non-profit Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX) in 2006 and also served as a Board Member of Endeavor Malaysia, an organisation devoted to nurturing high-impact entrepreneurs.
He currently sits on the Boards of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, Symphony Communication Public Company Limited, CMC Telecommunication Infrastructure Corporation, Megawisra Investments Limited, Megawisra Sdn Bhd, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd and Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Mr Patrick holds a BA (Honours) Degree in European Business Administration from the European Business School, London, United Kingdom.
He has over 20 years of experience in the investment banking and private equity industries, with a focus on the telecoms sector. He spent the first eight years of his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley in London in their European Telecoms groups, with a brief interim stint at Trader Classified Media in a corporate development role.
In 2003, Mr Patrick joined Providence Equity Partners in London, a leading private equity firm focused on the telecoms, media and technology industry sectors. In 2008, he relocated with Providence Equity Partners to Hong Kong to take up the role of Managing Director and Head of the Hong Kong office.
In 2013, he established OST Capital, a private investment firm in Hong Kong, of which he remains as Non-Executive Director.
He currently sits on the Boards of Symphony Communication Public Company Limited, CMC Telecommunication Infrastructure Corporation, Megawisra Investments Limited, Megawisra Sdn Bhd, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd and Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd.