Board of Directors

  • Rosli Bin Abdullah

    Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
    Rosli is currently serving as a Director on the Boards of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) and Group, CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as CapitaMalls Malaysia REIT Management Sdn Bhd) (“CapitaLand REIT”), Dagang NeXchange Berhad (formerly known as Time Engineering Berhad) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Group. The SC had in its letter dated 11 June 2012 approved an exemption from Clause 3.11(a) of the Guidelines on Real Estate Investment Trusts in respect of CapitaLand REIT for Rosli to assume his directorship at the CapitaLand REIT notwithstanding his directorship at i-VCAP.

    Rosli was the Registrar of MIA for 5 years until 2012, where he also served as the CEO. He has served in various capacities in the public sector as the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Works, Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Education, Chief Accountant of the Public Services Department (Pension Division), the Secretary to the Teachers Provident Fund, the Bursar of the University Putra Malaysia and the Director of Corporate Services, Accountant General Department, Ministry of Finance Malaysia.

    Subsequently, he joined the private sector and served as the Financial Controller / General Manager Finance of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Berhad and the Senior General Manager of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd (a company under the Petronas Group). He also served as an Adviser to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Ministers Department upon his retirement in 2008/2009.

    Encik Rosli holds a Master in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Bachelor in Economics, both from Universiti Malaya. Encik Rosli also qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Member of the MIA.

  • Sharifatu Laila Binti Syed Ali

    Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
    Sharifatu Laila was appointed as CEO of Valuecap in 2002 and played a key role in the setting up of the company by the Malaysian government then. She has extensive experience in the field of portfolio investments both in the domestic and regional environment.

    Sharifatu Laila began her career in Permodalan Nasional Berhad’s (“PNB”) and later held various positions at the EPF, including Head of Treasury overseeing a portfolio of RM100 billion and subsequently Head of Equity, overseeing the pension fund’s domestic and regional equity portfolios. She subsequently served as Head of Investment at Pilgrims Fund prior to her appointment as CEO of Valuecap. 

    During her tenure with EPF, she held several positions from Investment Officer to Senior Portfolio Manager (Head of the Equity Investment Division) overseeing approximately RM40 billion (US$10 billion) and also Head of the Treasury Division overseeing an approximately RM100 billion portfolio (US$30 billion). She gained extensive experience in the field of portfolio investment both in the local and regional environment while serving EPF.

    Sharifatu Laila is now the Group CEO of Valuecap Group of Companies. She holds a capital markets services representative license and also sits on the Board of VCAP Asset Managers Sdn Bhd, Valuecap’s wholly-owned subsidiary.

    Sharifatu Laila graduated from Universiti Malaya with a Master in Business Administration and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, where she did her Bachelor of Science (Hons). She completed Harvard Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2011.

  • Nik Amlizan Binti Mohamed

    Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

    Nik Amlizan joined KWAP in 2007 as Director/Head of Equity and subsequently became Senior Director, Equity in February 2014, before assuming her current role of Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) in September 2014. Her responsibilities involve formulating the Fund’s investment strategies across all asset classes that include Equity, Fixed Income, Property, Private Equity and Infrastructure.
     
    She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Prima Ekuiti (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of KWAP. She is also the Director for Prestariang Berhad and serves as an Investment Committee member of Metropolitan Retail JV (Jersey) Unit Trust. She has over 20 years of experience in the fund management industry with most of it spent in equity market. Prior to joining KWAP, she was General Manager / Head of Equity (Shariah / Ethical) at RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, and Head of Investment Research / Senior Portfolio Manager at Maybank Investment Berhad.

    Nik Amlizan holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

  • Hassan Bin Ibrahim

    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Hassan established the firm of Messrs. Hassan & Associates in March 2007, focusing on corporate and conveyancing matters. Prior to that, he was a partner with Messrs. Zainal Abidin & Co. since 1989, with involvement in the same areas of
    specialisation. 

    During his tenure with Messrs. Zainal Abidin & Co., he had attended to the preparation and completion of several project financing facility documents based on the Shariah principle of Al-Ijarah, Murabahah and Bai-Bithaman Ajil.

    He has over 10 years of experience serving Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad from 1976 to 1988 in Project Evaluation & Investment functions. He is currently a Director of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad.

    Encik Hassan holds the Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore.

  • Tunku Afwida Binti Tunku A. Malek

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Tunku Afwida is currently a director and shareholder of Asia Equity Research Sdn Bhd, a company licensed by Securities Commission of Malaysia to provide advisory services in corporate finance including compliance related and funding advisory related services.

    Prior to that, she was CEO and Executive Director (“ED”) of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad from 2006 until 2008, CEO and ED of MIMB Investment Bank Berhad from 2003 until 2006 and ED / CIO of Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd from 1995 until 2003.

    She is currently also a Director of Gamuda Berhad, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

    Tunku Afwida did her Bachelor in Science (Hons.) at The City University (London), where she majored in Economics and Accountancy. She also qualified as a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and she is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

  • Datuk Hj. Mohd. Nasir Bin Hj. Ali

    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Datuk Hj. Mohd. Nasir Bin Hj. Ali was previously Group Executive Director with Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad. Other various positions held by him were Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer with Kuala Lumpur City Securities Sdn. Bhd. (1995 -2000), General Manager, Dealing & Research with Mayban Securities Sdn. Bhd.(1991-1995), Investment Manager with BBMB Unit Trust Management Berhad (1988-1991) and Senior Financial & Marketing Executive, Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad & Investment Executive with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (1982-1988).

    Apart from his directorships on the boards of Plenitude Berhad and E.A. Technique (M) Berhad, he is also Chairman of ICB Islamic Bank Ltd and a Director on other non listed companies.

    Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya and Master of Science in Financial Studies from University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom).
  • Mahdzir Bin Othman

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Non-Independent Executive Director
    Mahdzir is currently the CEO and assumes the role of Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) of i-VCAP since December 2010. He is also a holder of Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence.

    He was previously with Valuecap, which he joined in February 2003 as a Portfolio Manager before assuming the position of CIO in July 2006. Together with the stint in Valuecap, Mahdzir has more than 20 years of working experience in the asset management, financial and capital market services at various institutions which include SBB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Utama Merchant Bank Berhad, BBMB Unit Trust Management Berhad and Kassim Chan & Co.

    Mahdzir graduated from the Northern University Illinois, USA with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Finance and a Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi MARA.