DATUK MOHD HASNUL ISMAR MOHD ISMAIL
Group Managing Director
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.
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 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 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.
Head of Property Development
Ireka Properties Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd)
YH Dato’ Mohd Hairiezan Rasli was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ireka Properties Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd) in September 2022. He also holds the role of Director/Chief Executive Officer of lreka Development (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd. His career began in 2007 as a businessman before venturing into the 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)). Dato’ has also worked in multiple regional design, real estate, and operational teams on development of marketing plans and strategy, including site review selections.
Dato’s extensive industry network has been instrumental in helping to secure numerous housing projects in the State of Terengganu.
Head of Construction Division
Shoraka Construction Sdn Bhd
Ir. Shahrul Arizan bin Mohamad Adnan is the Chief Executive Officer of Shoraka Construction Sdn. Bhd. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer under Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) since 2010 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM).
His 20-year experience in the industry includes project management, construction, and facilities management, and has been involved in many civil engineering projects. Just to name a few, industrial townships such as Penang Science Park in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang and new mix development townships such as Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.
Prior to joining Ireka Corporation Berhad, Shahrul was the Principal Submitting Person at Penang Development Corporation.