Dato’ Zulfikri Osman is the current Deputy Director General (Entrepreneurship) of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). 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.
Datuk Yahya Bin Ja’afar, joined the Board of Pelaburan MARA in Mac 2022.
He started his career at Alam Biru Sdn. Bhd. and Alam Biru Automotif after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management & Business. With over 30 years’ experience including senior positions in entrepreneurship, education and investment of the public and private sectors, Datuk Yahya has been instrumental in engaging industry players and government agencies to respond to market needs in the southern region. His involvement in high-impact related business exploration since 2014 has opened up a new entrepreneurial segment recognized by various companies within the country.
Datuk Haji Yahya had served as the Chief Whip and a council member for the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), director at Yayasan Bandaraya Johor Bahru and various GLCs. He is also active in the sports, culture and education community. Currently, he serves as a director at Lace Motor Sdn. Bhd.
Dr Faizal was appointed as a board member in June 2022.
A Kuala Lumpur native, he received his early education at St John's Institution before moving to Ireland for his medical studies. After graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland right at the turn of the new millennium, he then pursued his lifelong ambition to become an entrepreneur. His 20- odd year career span comprised of multitude of discipline and industries, namely private tertiary education, training, workers recruitment, agriculture services, real estate development, MICE, investment and healthcare.
He has held various positions in the public, GLC and private sectors; from Special Officer to the Minister of Defence, Chief Executive Officer of a PHEI and executive directors of several enterprises, among others. He is very critical on education, entrepreneurship, R&D, innovation, policy making, politics/governance and his views are often published in the mainstream and online media.
Dr Faizal is also active in social welfare activities particularly in Pasir Salak, Perak. He enjoys giving talks to schools at their PTAs, motivating students/youths, and assisting/organising aid distribution for the needy.