Syuhadah Zanuddin is an Executive Administrator at RHL Ventures. As a research assistant in University of Malaya previously, she assisted the project leader completed the research through contacted relevant stakeholders, collected and analysed data as well as prepared technical reports. She had been participated in various projects including Mosques and Tourism-Related Attractions, Hydrological Studies to Evaluate Ecosystem Changes in Malaysia Selected River (Hydrology Team) and Assessment and Characterization of Plant and Animal Resources of Rural Communities in Peninsular Malaysia. Syuhadah is a Bachelor’s Degree Holder in Science and Environmental Management from University of Malaya.
Dr. Kevin Lu is Partners Group’s Chairman of Asia, a member of the Global Executive Board and Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office. Additionally, he chairs the PG LIFE Impact Committee and leads the development of relationships with key strategic clients in Asia.
Kevin has been with Partners Group since 2014 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he served as Asia Regional Director and Chief Financial Officer at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), overseeing MIGA’s finance, investments, portfolio management and risk analytics functions.
He has also served on the advisory board of the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel, the International Experts Advisory Committee of Insurance Asset Management Association of China, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on China. Dr. Kevin Lu has furthermore published commentaries in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, Financial Times and the Straits Times. He is a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD, Singapore.
Francesco Barrai is Senior Vice President with DE Shaw – a global investment and technology development firm with more than USD40 billion in investment capital and possesses offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is responsible for Asia Pacific Equity Linked portfolio and is a Responsible officer for the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Prior to the role, Francesco was the CEO of DE Shaw India and the Head of Brokerage, Proprietary Trading and New Business departments. Francesco has been with DE Shaw for the last 16 years.
He received his Masters of Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University, US and a Bachelor of Economics from Bocconi University, Italy.
Marlon Sanchez is Head of Global Prime Finance Distribution, Asia Pacific, at Deutsche Bank. Hestarted his career in 1994 at Morgan Stanley, working in debt capital markets origination where he initially focused on US and Euro medium-term notes for banks and corporates. He later moved to Hong Kong where he joined equity capital markets at Morgan Stanley in 1996, focusing on convertible bond origination.
He started business school in 1998 at the Wharton School, where he graduated in May 2000 with an MBA and a specialisation in emerging capital markets.Marlon moved back to Hong Kong in 2002 and specialised in sales trading to hedge funds by tailoring his coverage efforts to the long/short, convertible arbitrage and risk arbitrage specialists at hedge funds within the Asian context.
Later in 2006, he joined Deutsche Bank’s sales trading team, where he was responsible for mapping, servicing and tailoring the firm’s approach to absolute return accounts in Asia. Marlon’s responsibilities in account coverage diversified in 2008 to encompass the gamut of institutions active in the region. Marlon became Head of Sales Trading in 2009, responsible for regional sales trading and execution efforts in North Asia. He then moved from the execution business three years ago and is now responsible for global prime finance sales efforts in the Asia Pacific.
Dato’ Seri Utama Raja Nong Chik is Chairman of Rasma Corporation, a leading mechanical and electrical contractor in Malaysia which has completed millions of dollars of public works projects for various government ministries and private sector clients. Under his leadership, the company has grown into a nationwide conglomerate and is currently venturing and expanding into the Malaysian rail and property development industries.
Datuk Seri Utama Raja Nong Chik was born into a family of renowned and distinguished civil service officers. His grandfather, Dato’ Mustapha Albakri, was the Keeper of the Ruler’s Seal and the first Chairman of the Elections Commissions whereas his father, Dato’ Raja Zainal Abidin was the former Chief Secretary of the Health Ministry. In 2009, Datuk Seri Utama Raja Nong Chik was sworn in as a Senator in the Malaysian Upper House of Parliament and served as the Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing.
His other previous ventures included founding OYL which was successfully listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in 1984. He also founded the brand ACSON, which is now a well-known air conditioner brand in Malaysia. His love for entrepreneurship has seen him being a member of the National Innovation Council of Malaysia, a committee member of the Selangor Federation of Malaysian manufacturers, President of the Bumiputera Manufacturers and Services Industry Association Malaysia as well as President to the Malay Mechanical Contractors Association Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai is the Chairman and Founder of the Top Glove Group which, under his leadership, has become as the world’s largest glove manufacturer, capturing 25% of the global market share, producing up to 47 billion pairs of gloves yearly which exports to over 185 countries.
He has received numerous awards as a testament to his success over the last 30 years including the prestigious Master and Country Entrepreneur of Malaysia for the Year, by Ernst and Young in 2004; Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2008; The BrandLaureate Brand Icons Leadership Award in 2011; The BrandLaureate Manufacturer Man of the Year (2012 to 2013) and The Malaysian Leadership Excellence Award, by The Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) in 2016.
Tan Sri Lim serves on the board of directors of Employee Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF) under the Ministry of Finance and the board of University of Malaya under the Ministry of Education. He is a council member of the East Asia Business Council (EABC) since 2011.
He also currently holds the roles of Honorary President of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce and Honorary Advisor of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Tan Sri Kong Hon Kong , is the founder of Nirvana Asia Group and has been the Executive Chairman since October 1990. He was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in February 2009. As the founder of the Group, Tan Sri Kong has been the driving force of Nirvana Asia Group’s development, growth and expansion, and is primarily responsible for formulating its overall development strategies and business plans.
Tan Sri Kong is the honorary advisor of a number of organizations in Malaysia, including the Federation of Chinese Association of Malaysia. Tan Sri Kong has also been the honorary chairman of NV Foundation since July 2007.
Dato’ Zainal Abidin was appointed as a Board member for Khazanah effective 16 November 2020. Dato’ Zainal is currently the chairman of several companies including Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad, Land & General Berhad, Tokio Marine Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad and Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the board of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad, as well as the boards of several private limited companies.
Dato’ Zainal brings with him decades of extensive experience in audit, having worked as a practicing accountant throughout his career covering many principal industries including banks, insurance, energy, transport, manufacturing, government agencies, plantations, properties, hotels, investment companies and unit trusts. He also has good knowledge of taxation matters and management consultancy, especially in the areas of acquisition, takeovers, amalgamations, restructuring and public listing of companies.
Dato’ Zainal is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He is a past president of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, former chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, as well as a former member of the Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission.