Dato’ Zulfikri Osman is the current Deputy Director General (Entrepreneurship) of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and the Interim Executive Director of Pelaburan MARA Group. His academic credentials in Accounting and Business-related support the leadership and direction he has taken throughout his career.
Dato’ Zulfikri Osman has over 30 years of experience in various positions in entrepreneurship, education, and investment in the public and private sector. Dato’ Zulfikri Osman spent his early career with the News Straits Times and Auto Bavaria, after which he ventured into various roles focusing on entrepreneurship development with MARA.
He has been instrumental in engaging industry players and government agencies to respond to market needs in the region. His involvement in high-impact related business exploration since 2014 has shifted MARA to the new entrepreneurial segment recognized by the nation. In 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Malaysia Aerospace Council, a national steering body dedicated to development in the aerospace industry in Malaysia. He is also a Board member of a various number of GLC Companies.
Dato’ Hajah Norison binti Ramli joined the Board in April 2021. She is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Development) in the Ministry of Rural Development. Prior to this post, Dato’ Hajah Norison was the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of the same ministry.
She had a long career at the Ministry, among others, she had been the Under Secretary of various departments within Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development.
Dato’ Hajah Norison brings with her an extensive experience and knowledge having worked in the public sector for the past 25 years.
Dato’ Hajah Norison obtained her Bachelor in Economics from University Utara Malaysia in 1994 and Masters in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2003.
Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron, 72, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board of Pelaburan MARA on 13 April 2021
He is the co-founder of Holiday Villa Hotels and Resorts and presently serves as the Chairman of Alangka-Suka Hotels and Resorts Sdn Bhd which owns and manages the award-winning Holiday Villa hotel chain operating in Malaysia and abroad.
Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and shareholder of Central Holdings Berhad, the company which owns and manages the three Holiday Inn hotels in the Klang Valley.
Tan Sri Dato' Azman also served as President of the Malaysian Association of Hotels for over two decades and member of the Malaysian Tourism Board for over twelve years. He was also the President and Board member of Asean Tourism Association (ASEANTA) and Asean Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) and has contributed immensely in the promotion and expansion of tourism activities in the ASEAN region. He was the past President of International Organization of Employers (IOE), past Alternate Member of Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) / Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Malaysia, past Member of PEMUDAH Malaysia (A Special Task Force to Facilitate Business), past Board member of MIDA and past Board member of Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
Currently, he is a board member of MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd, President Emeritus (Past President) of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), Chairman of the Industry Advisory Council for Department of Polytechnic & Community College Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Co Chairman of the Industrial Skills Committee, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), a Board Member of Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), the Chairman of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE), Chairman of Asean Confederation of Employers (ACE), Substantive Member on National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), Council Member of the National Wages Consultative Committee (NWCC) Ministry of Human Resources and a Member of Public Services Commission Malaysia (SPA).
Tan Sri Dato’ Azman was educated in Japan and Australia and has received extensive training in general hotel management in the United States of America.
Dato’ Sri Megat D. Shahriman Bin Dato’ Zaharudin, was appointed to the Board of Pelaburan MARA on 13 April 2021.
He was appointed as Board of Director of MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd effective 2020. Besides that, he is also the Executive Director of GIG Technology Holdings Sdn Bhd (“GIG”), a position he held since 2003. He is instrumental in steering the company to be a renowned system integration provider in Malaysia. He serves in a few boards of public listed companies, Vitaxel Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Ho Wah Genting Bhd. He is also a shareholder and chairman of HWG Investment Bank Labuan PLC.
His voluntary service involvement includes, as the Founder of National Entrepreneur Foundation (Yayasan Usahawan Negara) and National Hydrocephalus Foundation (Yayasan Hydrocephalus Negara). Dato’ Sri Megat is also a Director of the Foundation for Welfare of National Athlete (Yayasan Kebajikan Atlet Kebangsaan) which serves social needs of existing and past national athletes. He is the President and Chairman of The Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM), Ahli Majlis Sukan Negara under the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia and Ahli Majlis Kebangsaan Bagi Orang Kurang Upaya (MKBOKU) under the Department of Social Welfare. Dato’ Sri Megat is a well-known philanthropist and a successful businessman with interests in varied industries.
He holds a Diploma in Business Studies from MARA Professional College and he is currently pursuing his MBA.
Dato’ Suhaili Bin Abdul Rahman
Encik Norsyahrin Bin Hamidon, Joined the Board of Pelaburan MARA Berhad on 13 April 2021
He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and an active member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants. He is also a member of Association of Malay Chartered Accountant Firms and has obtained Tax Agent License for Goods and Services Tax (GST) from Ministry of Finance in 2014.
Started his professional accountancy practice with Kumpulan FIMA Berhad, Norsyahrin was responsible for the internal audit of the group both domestic and FIMA’s international subsidiary in Papua New Guinea. Then, he went on to start his own private practice in 2003, Syahrin & Co (Chartered Accountants) and today has a wide spectrum of clienteles from various industries with a portfolio of small to multi million ringgit companies.
Norsyahrin is presently the Executive Committee Member of National Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia (NCCIM), Deputy President of Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) as well as member of Audit Committee of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) since 2019.
He had served as the Chairman of Budget Committee of International Centre for Waqf Research (ICWR) (2014-2016), Director of Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDF) (2016-2018), member of Putrajaya Business Development Advisory Committee (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (2018) and a member of Majlis Pakar Rujuk Indeks Gerakan Koperasi Malaysia (SKMM) (2018).
Prior to that he served as the Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad (2012-2014) as well as an Audit and Risk Management Committee Member and Nominating & Remuneration Committee Member of the said Public Listed Company.