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.


Group Chief Business Officer

Encik Wan Ahmad Nazim currently holds the position of Group Chief Business Officer, Ireka Corporation Berhad (Ireka), and also the Executive Chairman, Ireka Engineering and Construction 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 Financial Officer

Encik Chairil bin Mohd Tamil holds the position as Ireka Corporation Berhad’s (Ireka) Group Chief Financial Officer, with more than 25 years of experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and International Business.


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.


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.


Group Chief Strategy and Investment Officer

Encik Nor Shahmir has 23 years of experience in cross-border banking, financial advisory, international and regional project finance, corporate finance, Islamic debt capital market, syndications and investment banking where he held various senior management positions at many development banks, investment banks and commercial banks.


He began his career as an executive with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad where he was involved in various corporate exercises including reverse take-overs, initial public offerings and fund-raising exercises.


Prior to joining Ireka Corporation Berhad, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Ipmuda Berhad where he oversaw the corporate and business operations, human resources, finance including the transformation and acceleration programmes of the company.


Encik Nor Shahmir graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia in July 1995 and obtained his Bachelor’s in Accounting in August 1995. He has been a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Chartered Accountant since April 2018.


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.



Chief Executive Officer
Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd (IECSB)

Ng Yau Siong joined Ireka Corporation Berhad in 1991 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd on 1 December 2012. He is an engineer by profession, and he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Over the span of 30 years at Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd, he has held various management positions and successfully completed numerous multimillion civil engineering and building projects.


Director | Chief Executive Officer
Ireka Development (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd

YH Dato’ Mohd Hairiezan Rasli is currently Chief Executive Officer of lreka Development (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd. His career began in 2007 as a businessman before venturing into construction industry. His 15-year industry experience covers infrastructure, building construction, project planning and development, oil & gas services, and power energy industry (hydro and solar (photovoltaic)) . YH Dato’ has worked in multiple regional design, real estate, and operational teams on development of marketing plans and strategy, including site review selections.


YH Dato’s extensive industry network has been instrumental in helping to secure numerous housing projects in the State of Terengganu.