YM Raja Azura binti Raja Mahayuddin was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera, one of the foundations initiated by the Government to strengthen the universal and sustainable development of Bumiputera capabilities, in line with Malaysia’s vision to become a high income nation through education, professional and vocational certifications.
Raja Azura brings with her over 20 years of experience in the field of human capital and audit, holding the position of Chief Internal Auditor – Audit and Business Advisory Department and Executive Vice President – Human Capital Division, Malaysia Airlines; Senior Vice President – Strategic Human Capital Management, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and as Assistant Manager, Services Division, Arthur Andersen & Co. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from Universiti Utara Malaysia and was awarded a MBA with Distinction by Heriot Watt University.
Raja Azura is a member of Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and Institute of Internal Auditors. She was also formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC).
In 2019, Raja Azura was awarded the Honoree Influential Leader by AACSB, and the recipient of the Inaugural Malaysia Women of Excellence Award in 2014 for the Quasi-Government category. She also received the Global HR Excellence Award 2011/12 from the World HRD Congress.
Raja Azura is currently the Chairman of USIM Tijarah Holdings Sdn Bhd, the Board of Director of YaPEIM Gold Sdn Bhd and the Co-Founder of AKRAB Resources.