The Management Team
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Group Managing Director

Datuk Mohd Hasnul Ismar is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Shoraka Group of Companies, and partner of Shoraka Advisory Services, Dubai. In July 2021, he joined Ireka Corporation Berhad as Group Managing Director. Datuk Mohd Hasnul 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 began his professional career at the Investment and Treasury Department of the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia)


After leaving the Central Bank, Datuk Mohd Hasnul joined OUB-TA Asset Management Ltd, a Singapore-owned fund management company, and was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer, TA Investment Management, Malaysia in 2004. Subsequently, Datuk Mohd Hasnul left TA in 2006 to set up Shoraka Advisory Services in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Deputy Group Managing Director

Encik Chairil bin Mohd Tamil currently holds the position of Deputy Group Managing Director, Ireka Corporation Berhad (Ireka) with more than 25 years of experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and International Business. He had previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Group.


Prior to Encik Chairil joining Ireka, he served as the Deputy President Business, EXIM Bank. He was responsible for overseeing its Banking Department, Credit Insurance Department and Product Development Department. During his tenure with EXIM, he received three (3) awards from the Project Finance International Magazine, The Banker and Euromoney for Asia Pacific Deal of the Year 2013 for an IPP Project in Indonesia.


Encik Chairil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Joint School of Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol, United Kingdom.


Head Of Property Development and Construction

Encik Wan Ahmad Nazim currently holds the position of Head of Property Development and Construction and is the Chief Executive Officer, Ireka Properties Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd). He joined Ireka as Group Chief Strategy Officer on 5 July 2021 and was responsible for putting in place various strategic business development initiatives and the positioning of Ireka in the industry. All networking and relationship-building efforts with Government agencies and Regulators is under his purview.

He has over 30 years of experience in the Malaysian capital markets and is a highly respected deal maker in the ASEAN region. Encik Wan Ahmad’s vast experience in the capital market, specifically in activities relating to investments, placements and fund-raising, has been an advantage to Ireka.


Group Chief Operating Officer

Simon Chow joined Ireka Corporation Berhad as Chief Corporate Officer in July 2021. As of 1 July 2022, Simon holds the position of Group Chief Operating Officer for the company. He is also an Executive Director, Ireka Corporation Berhad (Ireka).


Simon began his career as a stockbroker in 1993 and left to pursue his MBA after the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. He returned to Malaysia to lead a consultancy business which invested in domestic real estate from 2001 to 2006. Simon foray into investments and asset management began during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer at TA Investment Management Berhad from 2006-2008.


His subsequently roles were at CMS Trust Management Berhad (now known as Kenanga Investors Berhad), BNP Paribas Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Amundi Malaysia Sdn before joining Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Executive Vice President, Securities Market in 2018. Simon took on a new role with BrioHR, as one of the pioneering management team in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, prior to joining Ireka.


Chief Financial Officer

Encik Iskandar Sham joined Ireka Corporation Berhad (Ireka) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 3 January 2023.


He has almost 27 years of working experience in the field of auditing, financial management, financial accounting and reporting, treasury management, corporate planning and taxation and has held various senior management positions in both private and public listed companies.


Encik Iskandar built a strong accounting and finance foundation during his early career years at two international accounting firms, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2006, he left public practice to join Media Prima Berhad as Group General Manager, Finance. In 2008, he joined Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, one of the largest container terminals in the world, as the CFO for eight years. He then joined UNITAR Capital Sdn Bhd as the CFO cum Chief Operating Officer (2016-2019) and then as CFO at Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad (2020-2021), prior to being appointed as Financial Consultant for Ireka.


Encik Iskandar obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick and his Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (Merit) from the University of London. He is also a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Encik Ahmad Aznan joined Ireka Corporation Berhad in 2021. He has held numerous senior management positions at other corporations such as MMC Corporation Berhad including KFC Holdings (M) Bhd, QSR Brands Bhd and Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd. Ahmad Aznan graduated with a Bachelor of Law from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 1985.