Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail bin Che Rus
Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail attended Command and Staff Courses at the Royal Malaysia Police College, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor and studied Management of Training at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, United Kingdom and Post Graduate Senior Management at Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, United Kingdom and Management of Crisis and Negotiation at Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue, United States of America. He graduated from Malaysia Armed Forces Defence College and awarded a Diploma with Military symbol ‘MPAT’.
Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ismail started his career with the Royal Malaysia Police as an Inspector in 1962 and was appointed to numerous command positions before appointment as Chief Police Officer for three states in Malaysia – Kelantan, Johor and the Metropolitan Police of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his retirement, he held the rank of Commissioner of Police with the appointment as Director of Criminal Investigation Department, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.
Currently he is President of the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association, Malaysia. He was previously a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Ancom Berhad, Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, Selangor Dredging Berhad, Esthetics International Group Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of New Britain Palm Oil Limited [NBPOL], Papua New Guinea.
Group Managing Director
Datuk Mohd Hasnul is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Shoraka Group of Companies, as well as the Partner of Shoraka Advisory Services, Dubai. He has over 25 years of experience in fund management, treasury and consultancy works within the ASEAN and MENA region. He has acted as advisor on many mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance mandates in a wide variety of industries. Datuk Mohd Hasnul started his professional career at the Investment and Treasury Department of the Central Bank of Malaysia. After leaving the Bank, Datuk Mohd Hasnul joined OUB-TA Asset Management Ltd, a Singapore-owned fund management company with fund size of more than US$2 billion. In 2004, he was promoted to be the CEO of TA Investment Management, Malaysia. Datuk Mohd Hasnul left the company in 2006 to set up Shoraka Advisory Services, Dubai.
Datuk Mohd Hasnul holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol, UK and was a holder of Fund Manager’s Representative License issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia as well as License Director under the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Wan joined Ireka as Group Chief Strategy Officer on 5 July 2021 where he is responsible for the various strategic business development and positioning of the Group within the industry. He is also in charge of all networking and relationship-building efforts with Government agencies and Regulators. He currently holds the position of Group Chief Business Officer, Ireka Corporation Berhad, and Executive Chairman, Ireka Engineering and Construction Sdn Bhd. Concurrent to this, Wan is also the Group Executive Director of Shoraka Group, responsible for all Advisory Services in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region for the Group. Wan has over 30 years of capital markets experience, in particular the stockbroking industry. He was formerly the Vice President of MIDF-Sisma Securities Berhad, in charge of Dealing and Business Development.
Wan has acted as lead on many business sourcing deals within the ASEAN region and successfully built a reputation as a highly-respected deal maker within the region. Wan brings with him vast experience in fund-raising and investment placement. Throughout his years in the stockbroking industry, he had concluded more than 30 private placement deals.
Wan is also a board member of MIASA Malaysia, a Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support group based in Petaling Jaya as well as the Director of Qaiser Darussalam, an Islamic Academy and enrichment centre since 2013.
Chairil bin Mohd Tamil has more than 25 years of experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and International Business, a successful career in various investment banks, commercial banks and consulting firms such as Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (Oct 1993 – Aug 1996), Perwira Affin Merchant Bank Berhad (Sep 1996 – Sep 1999), Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (Sep 1999 – Sep 2000), Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad (Sep 2000 – Jan 2007) , Shoraka Advisers Sdn Bhd (Feb 2007 – June 2010), Prokhas Sdn Bhd (July 2010 – Mar 2011) and Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (“EXIM Bank”) (June 2011 – May 2018).
He last served at EXIM Bank as Deputy President Business responsible for overseeing Banking Department, Credit Insurance Department and Product Development Department. During his tenure, EXIM Bank had received 3 awards from Project Finance International Magazine, The Banker and Euromoney for Asia Pacific Deal of the Year 2013 for an IPP Project in Indonesia. At EXIM Bank, he was a member of various management committees.
He had numerous speaking engagements locally and internationally. He was appointed by CIDB as one of the Panellist of Assessor for Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2017 and 2018 (MCIEA) for International Achievement Award.
Chairil bin Mohd Tamil holds a Bachelor of Science in the Joint School of Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Simon Chow joined Ireka Corporation Berhad as Group Chief Corporate Officer in July 2021. He was also appointed as Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad on 5 July 2021. He graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA with a Master of Business Administration, and from Flinders University, SA, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Computer Science).
He began his career as a stock broker 1993, and left to pursue his MBA after the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. He then returned to Malaysia to lead a consultancy business which invested in domestic real estate from 2001 to 2006.
Simon commenced his foray into investments and asset management when he joined TA Investment Management Berhad as CEO from 2006 to 2008. Subsequently, he assumed the roles of CEO of CMS Trust Management Berhad (now known as Kenanga Investors Berhad) from 2008 to 2010, and Country Head/Executive Director of BNP Paribas Asset Management Sdn Bhd from 2010 to 2011. He then was Director at Amundi Malaysia Sdn Bhd from 2014 to 2018 before joining Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Executive Vice President, Securities Market in 2018. From 2019 to 2020, he was a member of the pioneering management team at BrioHR, a HR technology start-up with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Paris.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Azmi bin Abdullah graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Economics in 1974. He has extensive banking experience as he was formerly the First Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of SME Bank and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bumiputera-Commerce Bank Berhad, where he served for more than 26 years in various departments. He was also an Independent Non-executive Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad from 2009 to 2018.
He is currently a Director of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) and a member of Board Risk Committee of Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YaPEIM). He also sits on the board of several other private limited companies.
Independent Non-Executive Director
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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shahruladeri is currently the CEO and the Board Member of CIB Capital Limited, a Fund Manager regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority. He is also the Board Member to Credit Investment Bank Ltd. Shahruladeri was the Director of Business Development for the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre and the Director of Islamic Finance for the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority where he significantly involved in the financial centres’ international business development focusing on international business establishments, Islamic finance, Capital Markets and Wealth Management activities.
He started his career with the Maybank Investment Bank (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad), with extensive work experience within the bank’s Corporate Finance & Advisory department and Private Equity subsidiary.
Shahruladeri is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and graduated from Kingston University, UK in Accounting and Finance.