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.
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.