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THE HON. DATO. SRI HAJI MOHD NAJIB BIN TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK
The Prime Minister of Malaysia

Dato. Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from 7 January 2004 until he succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the Prime Minister on 3 April 2009. Najib is the President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He is the son of Malaysia.s second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak.

THE HON. PEHIN SRI HAJI ABDUL TAIB MAHMUD
Chief Minister of Sarawak

The Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud was born on May 21, 1936 in Miri, Sarawak and graduated with an LLB in 1960 from University of Adelaide, South Australia. Following his return to Sarawak he was appointed Crown Council in 1962 and in 1963, he became State Minister. In 1968, he was appointed Federal Minister holding several portfolio until 1981 when he resigned to contest the Sebandi State by election in which he was returned unopposed. On March 26, 1981 Pehin Sri Haji AbdulTaib Mahmud was appointed as the fourth Chief Minister of Sarawak.

THE HON. DATO. SRI MUSTAPA MOHAMED
Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Dato. Sri Mustapa Mohamed was appointed Minister of International Trade and Industry on 10 April 2009. Prior to this appointment, he was the Minister of Agriculture and Agro- Based Industry, and has held many other Government positions. A graduate in economics from the University of Melbourne, he pursued a Master.s degree at Boston University, and began his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in the Ministry of Finance. Later, he lectured at the National Institute of Public Administration and served as Special Officer to the Minister of Finance, before entering active politics in late 1987.

DATUK JALILAH BABA
Director General/CEO, Maylaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Datuk Jalilah Baba has served MIDA in various capacities and assumed numerous responsibilities in MIDA HQ, and as Director, MIDA Selangor and Director, MIDA Milan. As Director of MIDA Selangor, she had assisted domestic and foreign investors in settingup their manufacturing operations in the state. Transferred overseas as the Director of MIDA Milan, Italy she was responsible for promoting foreign direct investments from Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Greece by facilitating and advising investors on investment opportunities, government policies and procedures and the facilities available for doing business in Malaysia. At MIDA HQ, she was the Director of Domestic Investment Promotion Division and had also served in various industries divisions, and the Industrial Promotion and Foreign Investment Promotion Divisions. Datuk Jalilah was appointed as the Deputy Director General of MIDA in 2006, and assumed the post of Director General of MIDA on 15 June 2008.

TAN SRI DATO. SERI DR. HAJI MOHD ISMAIL MERICAN
Director General, Ministry Of Health (Malaysia)

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Hj Mohd Ismail Merican is the Director General of the Ministry of Health. He is the President of the Malaysian Medical Council and holds chairmanship positions for boards and committees at national and international levels, as well as senior academic positions in local universities. He has also been invited as a guest speaker at national- and international-level forums and has over 70 publications.

THE HON. DATUK NORAH TUN ABD RAHMAN YA.KUB
MP Malaysia, Executive Chairman, Tanjung Manis Halal Hub

Datuk Hajjah Norah is Executive Chairman and Member of the Board of Tanjung Manis Food & Industrial Park, as well as an elected Member of Parliament Malaysia for the Tanjong Manis constituency, Sarawak, Malaysia. She also serves as the Chairman and Member of the Board of the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM), Malaysia and Executive Chairman of the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Sarawak (MSC) that was set up to provide the necessary technology-based infrastructure, hardware, services, and support structures for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). Additionally, she also sits on the Board of MYNIC Limited, Cooperative Commission of Malaysia (SKM) and on the Board of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. The Honorable Datuk Norah is a graduate from Harrow University College of Technology & Arts in the United Kingdom. Prior to venturing into politics, she was prominent businesswoman with a solid track record of leading successful business ventures in Malaysia.

DATO. JEBASINGAM ISSACE JOHN
CEO, East Coast Economic Region Development Council

Dato. Jebasingam Issace John is the CEO of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) Development Council, the statutory body entrusted by the Malaysian government to oversee the development of the ECER. With over 30 years experience, having served at both Federal and State levels, he has been involved in key high-level projects including the Klang Valley Development Plan, and the Langkawi, Penang and Kulim Hi-Tech Parks.

 

ISMAIL IBRAHIM
Chief Executive, Iskander Regional Development Authority

Ismail Ibrahim started his career in 1983 as a town planner attached to the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Housing and Local Government. In 2003, he was appointed as Penang State Town and Country Planning Department Director and Secretary to the Penang State Planning Committee. In 2006, he was seconded as Khazanah Nasional.s Snr VP of Special Projects. The 2007, he was seconded to IRDA as a Snr VP and in October the same year, was appointed as the first Federal Commissioner for the Authority. Effective 1 January 2010, he assumed his position as the CE for IRDA.

TAN SRI DATO. AZMAN BIN HJ. MOKHTAR
Managing Director, Khazanah

Tan Sri Dato. Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar was appointed as Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional in June 2004. Between 1994 and 1998, he was Director and Head of Research for Union Bank of Switzerland in Malaysia. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Director and Head of Research at Salomon Smith Barney in Malaysia. From 2002 until May 2004, he was the Managing Director of BinaFikir Sdn. Bhd. He graduated with distinction in M. Phil in Development Studies from Darwin College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom as a Chevening scholar. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He also holds a graduate diploma in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

DATO. YUSLI MOHAMED YUSOFF
CEO, Bursa Malaysia

Dato. Yusli bin Mohamed Yusoff has held various key positions in a number of public listed and private companies in Malaysia, whose activities span property and infrastructure development, telecommunications, engineering and merchant banking. His career in the stockbroking industry began in 2000, when he was appointed CEO of CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, he also served as the Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Stockbroking Companies from 2003 to 2004. Presently, he is the CEO of Bursa Malaysia Berhad and a Director of its group of companies.

DATO. VASEEHAR HASSAN
Former CEO and Director, Dallah Al Baraka Group

Dato. Vaseehar Hassan was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Dallah Al Baraka Group (Malaysia) for 16 years and responsible for building Al Baraka.s Islamic banking activities. He was formerly the Chairman of RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and Director of RHB Capital Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Insurance Berhad.

 

BAKARUDIN ISHAK
Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Bakarudin Ishak is the Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), overseeing the Islamic banking and takaful, payment system policy and currency management. He joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1985 and prior to his current position, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia (2008 . 2010), Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department (2000 . 2008), Director of Foreign Exchange Administration Department (1999 . 2000) and was attached with the Investment and Treasury Operation Department (1985 . 1998) in the area of money market operation and exchange rate management. He holds a Bachelor of Economic (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya.

DATO. TEDDRIC MOHR
President and CEO, Penang Adventist Hospital

Dato. Teddric Jon Mohr has more than thirty years of professional healthcare management experience. He is the President and CEO of Penang Adventist Hospital, a non-profit medical institution which is part of a network of more than 500 medical facilities around the world operating under Adventist Health International. It began providing healthcare in 1924 and has grown to be a tertiary medical care institution that caters to the Malaysian and international community. He has a Masters of Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee.

FIROZ ABDUL HAMID
Served Govt of Malaysia & Affiliated with Said Business School of Oxford University.

Firoz Abdul Hamid obtained a double degree from Imperial College of London. With over 20 years of experience now, she has advised and worked both in public and private sectors and global academic institutions. She holds an MBA and has led key branding, corporate strategy and communications initiatives globally. She has worked and advised in such industries like engineering, construction, financial services, public sector and investments. She has led and project managed complex, large-scale international construction, engineering and developmental projects. Her passion is writing wide ranging topics from arts to economy and politics. She continues to write speeches for public and private sector leaders. She served the Office of the Chief Secretary of Malaysia (Head of Public Service). She currently advises a few global institutions and is also affiliated with Said Business School, University of Oxford.

DR FAWAZ AL ALAMY
Adviser to Govt Agencies and Private Sector (KSA)

Dr. Fawaz Al Alamy has had a distinguished career as an academic, as an advisor to the Saudi government and as an international trade expert for the World Trade Organization (WTO). He formerly held the post of Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chief Technical Trade Negotiator in the Saudi Council of Ministers, where he successfully steered the Saudi Arabian accession into the WTO in 2005. In 2008 he was selected by the WTO as one of six international trade experts to develop new accession rules and regulations.

DATIN PADUKA SITI SA’DIAH SHEIKH BAKIR
Managing Director, KPJ Healthcare Bhd.

Datin Paduka Siti Sa.diah Sheikh Bakir has served as the MD of KPJ Healthcare Berhad since 1993. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Malaya and holds an MBA from Henley Management College, London. KPJ claimed its place among the Top 100 Companies on Bursa Malaysia by market capitalization when its share price ended 2009 at a historic high of RM6.51 with a market capitalisation of RM1.37 billion.

 

MASOOD AL AWAR
CEO, Tasweek

With over 20 years of extensive experience in banking, government and real estate, Masood Al Awar has developed leadership skills and industry expertise that have turned him into a visionary who implements positive change and drives excellence within any organisation he is a part of. Today, as the CEO of Tasweek, a UAE-based real estate and services marketing company, Al Awar ensures that the company is guided by the organisation.s corporate values of accountability, integrity and professionalism, while efficiently delivering its products and services . which include asset management, marketing consultancy, and management of joint ventures, acquisitions and strategic alliances.

JAMELAH JAMALUDDIN
CEO, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia)

Jamelah Jamaluddin has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad since 9 February 2010. An  experienced Islamic banker, having been in the financial industry for 25 years, Jamelah will play a pivotal role as the new CEO of the Bank, in delivering the strategy for the Bank.s operations in the country and in the Asia-Pacific region. Jamelah rejoins KFHMB from RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, where she served as the Managing Director. She was in the pioneer team of KFHMB in 2005 as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and also headed the Corporate & Investment banking division (CIB). She was responsible for the day-to-day running of CIB which included Treasury, Private Equity, Real Estate, International business and the Research unit among others.

KHALED AWAD
Founder, Grenea, Former Director Property Development, Masdar

Khaled was the founding director of Property Development at the Masdar Initiative in Abu Dhabi. He was overseeing the planning and development of Masdar City, the world.s first development aiming to become carbon neutral. Prior to joining Masdar, Khaled worked in the construction industry in the Arabian Gulf for more than 25 years. He is currently the Chairman of Advanced Construction technology services (ACTS). He was also the founder and CEO of various construction and real estate companies. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He is also a fellow of both the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT). He is an active member of several ACI committees, including the ACI Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability, and was the recipient of the Henry Kennedy Award from ACI in April 2007.

NORDIN ABDULLAH
Managing Director, Glenreagh Sdn Bhd.

Nordin Abdullah, Managing Director Glenreagh Sdn Bhd, organisers of Malaysia Global Business Forum and Tomorrow.s Leaders Summit which are hosted in Sarawak, Malaysia annually, first came to prominence with his efforts in developing international markets and investment opportunities for the Halal Industry as Co-Founder and Deputy Chairman of World Halal Forum and is a world renowned Halal expert.

 

RICHARD DEAN
Host, Business Tonight, Dubai Eye

Richard Dean has spent the past decade as a business journalist and editor covering the Gulf Arab states. Based mainly in Dubai, he.s written widely for the Financial Times, The Economist and Reuters. His first book was published in May 2010 . Sink or Swim: How to stay afloat in tough economic times. As a broadcaster, he presents Tonight with Richard Dean, a business show on Dubai Eye radio. Previously he worked for Bloomberg News in London, as anchor presenter of their flagship radio show.

TORSTEIN DALE SJOTVEIT
CEO, Sarawak Energy Bhd

Torstein Dale Sjotveit assumed the position of CEO for Sarawak Energy Berhad with effect from 1 November 2009. Sjotveit.s last position prior to joining Sarawak Energy was President and CEO of the largest shipbuilding group in Europe, STX Europe. STX Europe was formerly known as Aker Yards ASA, a stock listed company in Oslo with 16000 employees and shipbuilding yards in several European countries as well as in Brazil and Vietnam. Before Sjotveit headed STX Europe, he worked for 27 years in the global industrial and energy company Norsk Hydro, and brings with him a strong international industrial energy and top management experience to Sarawak Energy. During his tenure with Norsk Hydro, Torstein Dale Sjotveit held a number of key management positions.
both within oil and gas activities, polymers and petrochemicals.

DR. AYESHA ABDULLAH
Executive Directory of Dubai Healthcare City

Ayesha Mohammed Abdullah is an 18-year veteran of the healthcare and engineering industries, and plays a key role in realizing DHCC.S strategic objectives. She is responsible for strategic planning and operations, development of education and research vision, new businesses, and managing strategic partners. In her previous position as Chief Officer at the Center for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ), Dr. Abdullah was responsible for establishing and maintaining healthcare standards within DHCC. She also played a key role in establishing CPQ as a premier regulatory body in the healthcare industry. Dr. Abdullah holds a bachelor.s degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering and a PhD and M. Phil in Strategy Management/ Planning Studies.

TIRAD MAHMOUD
CEO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tirad Mahmoud was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) in March 2008 by ADIB.s Chairman and Board of Directors. As CEO of ADIB, Tirad leads one of the world.s largest Islamic banks, serving more a large number of individual customers and corporate clients through a network of more than 60 retail banking branches. Prior to joining ADIB, Tirad held the position of General Manager & Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking of the Samba Financial Group (formerly Saudi American Bank) based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 2004 to 2007. Before that he held various leadership positions during his 22 years with Citigroup.

H.E SAEED FADHEL AL MAZROOEI
CEO, Emirates Aluminium (EMAL)

Mr. Al Mazrooei received a Masters degree in gas engineering and management from Salford University in the UK and has focused on various aspects of the gas industry since he joined Arco International in 1985. Mr. Al Mazrooei currently holds the position of CEO for Emirates Aluminium, as well as a number of directorships in other Middle Eastern companies. Mr. Al Mazrooei is a member of Dragon Oil.s Audit Committee and is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

SEEMA SHETTY
Executive Director, NMC Group

Seema Shetty is an Executive Director at the NMC Group of Companies. NMC is a diversified business conglomerate, which has its roots in the healthcare sector where it enjoys a phenomenal reputation with the establishment of leading healthcare institutions in the region – the NMC Hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and the New Medical Centre in Sharjah. NMC Speciality Hospital, Dubai, is a multi specialty hospital offering state-ofthe- art treatment using the latest technological developments in the field of healthcare. NMC Family Clinic at Jumeirah, Dubai, and NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, are the latest to join the NMC stable renowned for its excellence as a healthcare provider. National Hospital and the New National Medical Centre, both in Abu Dhabi, have further expanded the sweep of NMC by reaching out to far-flung areas in the capital city with quality patient care.

BADER ABDULAZIZ KANOO
Executive Director, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo

Since graduated in 1985, Bader Kanoo has been assigned responsibility for Kanoo Group.s Commercial Division operations within the GCC area. For the last 15 years he has been responsible as one of the board of directors of the group to oversee the Investment and Joint Ventures Division. Presently he is involved, as a founder member, project sponsor and Chairman, in Dammam 7 Petrochemical Company Ltd., a project company for Acrylic Acid & Acry lates Complex under development in Jubail Industrial Area II, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.