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The 2-day Hasanah Forum 2021 seeks to build and nurture thought leadership in an effort to deepen the conversations and debates within the non profit space. Bringing together local and global experts and leaders from across civil society, academia, government, corporates and concerned citizenry, the forum provides for a comprehensive deliberation of the theme, From Charity to Justice… Vision for a Just and Equal Malaysia.’


Forum highlights include core panel sessions and special addresses by 38 thought leaders as well as networking and collaborative opportunities through the marketplace virtual booths and walk-through gallery.


Due to the global pandemic, the inaugural Hasanah Forum 2021 will be hosted virtually and also features sign language interpretation for inclusivity to a wider audience.

Philanthropy is commendable. But it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstance of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Martin Luther King Jr, 1963

Philanthropy and structural inequality

The essence of all giving is to ameliorate the various types of inequalities that the world has come to experience. Though inequality is largely seen from an economic lens, while being intrinsically linked, it also reinforces other disparities such as gender, disability, race, educational opportunities, sexuality, and so on. Economist Joseph Stiglitz who has shaped much of the thinking on inequality cautions against viewing inequality purely from an income and standard of living lens. He states that “(these) are often accompanied by a multitude of social manifestations – malnutrition, drug abuse, and deterioration in family life, all of which take a toll on health and life expectancy”. Further, he contends that markets do not exist in a vacuum and are often a function of politics, which has a huge bearing on maintaining or addressing these inequalities. In fact, Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation argues similarly when he says these inequalities are only a proposition that has a ‘fuller experience of human rights. This by extension means that some have ‘less access to democracy, social and economic mobility, and their own human dignity.

The Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) has devoted intense resources over the years, researching the poverty and inequality question within Malaysia and working intensively with policy makers to find solutions. One of the major contributions of KRI has been to re-think the demarcation of the Malaysian households by income by the World Bank into B40 (bottom 40%), M40 (middle 40%) and T20 (top 20%), which primarily determined government support to these groups. KRI has pointed out that the demarcation was ‘arbitrary’ and excluded important elements like average income levels, dimensions of well-being and economies of scale i.e. household size versus the household income. Over the past few decades, hence, ‘this demarcation of households which was meant to improve targeting for social policy provision and implementation, has resulted in unfair exclusion and underserving inclusion’.

Speakers & Moderators

Speakers & Moderators

Managing Director & Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Founding Director, Yayasan Hasanah

Co-Founder, Yayasan Chow Kit

Professor and Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health; Pro-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Co-founder of Wiki Impact

Co-Founder, Fight Inequality Alliance and Author, “How to Fight Inequality (And Why That Fight Needs You)”

Group Chief Executive Officer, Berjaya Corporation Berhad

Professor Dato' Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of Malaya's Faculty of Medicine, WHO Science Council Member, and Member, National Recovery Council

Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)

Co-Founder, Tanoti Crafts

Co-Founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab and Author, “Doughnut Economics (Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist)”

Founder, GOONJ

Director, Foundation for Community Studies and Development (Yayasan Kajian & Pembangunan Masyarakat)

Principal Research Fellow at Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Chair of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Board, Chairperson, Skymind Holdings Bhd

Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Senior Editor, Astro Awani

Group Chief Executive Officer, Biji-Biji Initiative & Me.reka

Executive Director Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Assistant Professor of Economics, Asia School of Business and Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan School of Management

Senior Research Advisor, Khazanah Research Institute

Founder, Earth Heir

Head of Community Investing and Development, Asia Pacific, Citi

Chief Executive Officer, Social Innovation Exchange

Deputy Secretary-General of Treasury (Policy), Ministry of Finance Malaysia

Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad & Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Advocate for People With Disability, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Islamic Relief Malaysia Humanitarian Icon and Tokoh Pekerja Negara (OKU) 2019

Advocacy Director & Co-Founder, UNDI 18

Indigenous Artist & Activist

Founding Partner & Chairman, Ikhlas Capital

Chairperson, Klima Action Malaysia

Executive Director, Firetree Philanthropy

Former Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Former Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Agenda

29 October 2021

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Dato' Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Managing Director & Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

As Trustee and Managing Director of Hasanah, YBhg. Dato’ Shahira works together with a network of civil society organisations to create positive long-term and sustainable impact within Malaysia’s social and environmental landscapes. Hasanah invests in the following focus areas – Education, Community Development, Environment, Arts & Public Spaces, and Knowledge & Research.

 

Under Dato’ Shahira’s leadership and guidance, Hasanah has assisted more than 1 million lives in Malaysia since its inception in 2015, alongside humanitarian relief initiatives. More prominently, in the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic (2020/2021), Hasanah quadrupled their giving to RM400 million (USD 95 million) in 2021 through partnerships with the public and private sector, resulting in five times more civil society partners and projects awarded in 2020 and 2021.

Dato’ Shahira’s role to Hasanah evolved out of her nine-year tenure at Khazanah between 2006 – 2015, where her last held position was Director in the Managing Director’s Office, in which she was instrumental in the setting up of Hasanah between 2013 – 2015. Prior to Khazanah, Dato’ Shahira led a regional role in Public Affairs for Procter & Gamble Malaysia; and also worked in a private think-tank at the start of her career.

 

Today, within her current capacity, Dato’ Shahira also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of several social-based organisations in Malaysia. Currently she sits on the board of trustees for Yayasan Khazanah (Education & Scholarship), Think City Sdn Bhd (Urban Regeneration), Yayasan Sejahtera (Poverty Alleviation), PINTAR Foundation (Education); and was also a board member of the National Visual Arts Development Board from 2017 to 2020. Internationally, Dato’s Shahira has also sat as the Global Council Member of the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), United Kingdom from 2018 – 2020.

 

Dato’ Shahira holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and M.A. in Public Communication from American University, Washington D.C., United States, and has completed the Cambridge Business Sustainability Management Course from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

Personally, Dato’ Shahira is a big advocate and voice for the power of collaboration in the third sector. She believes that listening closely to the grassroots’ voice while working with people grounded with the same principles, allow us to build meaningful, heartfelt, and longer-term impacts for society. Driven by this virtue, Hasanah, under Data’ Shahira’s leadership, has galvanised various multi-stakeholder social projects in the country, under the Public-Private-People-Partnership (PPPP) Model. This collaborative spirit has pushed boundaries beyond imagination, as Hasanah co-helmed several impact coalitions, including the Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) & Government-Linked Investment Companies (GLICs) Disaster Response Network (“GDRN”) to streamline urgent assistance to Malaysians during a crisis.

Dato’ Shahira’s role to Hasanah evolved out of her nine-year tenure at Khazanah between 2006 – 2015, where her last held position was Director in the Managing Director’s Office, in which she was instrumental in the setting up of Hasanah between 2013 – 2015. Prior to Khazanah, Dato’ Shahira led a regional role in Public Affairs for Procter & Gamble Malaysia; and also worked in a private think-tank at the start of her career.

 

Today, within her current capacity, Dato’ Shahira also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of several social-based organisations in Malaysia. Currently she sits on the board of trustees for Yayasan Khazanah (Education & Scholarship), Think City Sdn Bhd (Urban Regeneration), Yayasan Sejahtera (Poverty Alleviation), PINTAR Foundation (Education); and was also a board member of the National Visual Arts Development Board from 2017 to 2020. IOnternationally, Dato’s Shahira has also sat as the Global Council Member of the Social Innocation Exchange (SIX), United Kingdom from 2018 – 2020.

 

Dato’ Shahira holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and M.A. in Public Communication from American University, Washington D.C., United States, and has completed the Cambridge Business Sustainability Management Course from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

Personally, Dato’ Shahira is a big advocate and voice for the power of collaboration in the third sector. She believes that listening closely to the grassroots’ voice while working with people grounded with the same principles, allow us to build meaningful, heartfelt, and longer-term impacts for society. Driven by this virtue, Hasanah, under Data’ Shahira’s leadership, has galvanised various multi-stakeholder social projects in the country, under the Public-Private-People-Partnership (PPPP) Model. This collaborative spirit has pushed boundaries beyound imagination, as Hasanah co-helmed several impact coalitions, including the Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) & Government-Linked Investment Companies (GLICs) Disaster Response Network (“GDRN”) to streamline urgent assistance to Malaysians during a crisis.

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Tan Sri Azman Hj. Mokhtar

Founding Director, Yayasan Hasanah

Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), Malaysia’s strategic investment fund from June 2004 to July 2018. Upon retirement from Khazanah, he has been actve in various public service, academic and commercial institutions. Among his current and recent affiliations include as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge (February 2019 to February 2021), Bye-Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge, an Adjunct Professor at UTM, a board member of INCEIF (The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, in Malaysia) and a trustee of the Wawasan Education Foundation in Penang, Malaysia. His research interest is in the area of Finance and its impact on Society.

In January and April 2021 respectively, he was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to two high-level national councils chaired by the Prime Minister, namely as a member of the Majlis Kemakmuran Bumiputera (Bumiputera Prosperity Council) and a member of the Majlis Tindakan Kemakmuran Bersama (Shared Prosperity Action Council). Azman is also a board member of MERCY Malaysia, a leading international humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. His international affiliations currently include as a member of the Global Future Council on Investing of the World Economic Forum (Davos), a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Ethical Finance Forum Edinburgh, a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, a board member of VB Asset Management LLC, a Venture Capital Fund investing in Life Sciences in the United States and an Advisor to The Hive. IV, a Silicon Valley based Technology Venture Capital fund. In early 2020, he co-founded Fitrah Capital Associates, a financial and strategy advisory firm incorporated in the United Arab Emirates. He is also a board member of MyKar Berhad, a homegrown Malaysian-developed electric car vehicle company.

 

In addition to its core work of investing and portfolio management, Khazanah is recognized as a leading proponent of, inter alia, Impact and Responsible Investing, Corporate Governance, Islamic and Sustainable Finance, Human Capital Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility by implementing a holistic framework of “Building True Value” from a financial, economic and societal value creation standpoint. In this regard, during his tenure, Azman founded several notable institutions and practices, including Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Khazanah, Khazanah Research Institute, the Khazanah Megatrends Forum, the Trust School Program, Kembara Khazanah, Think City, Amanah Warisan Negara and Taman Tugu Park.

In January and April 2021 respectively, he was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to two high-level national councils chaired by the Prime Minister, namely as a member of the Majlis Kemakmuran Bumiputera (Bumiputera Prosperity Council) and a member of the Majlis Tindakan Kemakmuran Bersama (Shared Prosperity Action Council). Azman is also a board member of MERCY Malaysia, a leading international humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. His international affiliations currently include as a member of the Global Future Council on Investing of the World Economic Forum (Davos), a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Ethical Finance Forum Edinburgh, a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, a board member of VB Asset Management LLC, a Venture Capital Fund investing in Life Sciences in the United States and an Advisor to The Hive. IV, a Silicon Valley based Technology Venture Capital fund. In early 2020, he co-founded Fitrah Capital Associates, a financial and strategy advisory firm incorporated in the United Arab Emirates. He is also a board member of MyKar Berhad, a homegrown Malaysian-developed electric car vehicle company.

 

In addition to its core work of investing and portfolio management, Khazanah is recognized as a leading proponent of, inter alia, Impact and Responsible Investing, Corporate Governance, Islamic and Sustainable Finance, Human Capital Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility by implementing a holistic framework of “Building True Value” from a financial, economic and societal value creation standpoint. In this regard, during his tenure, Azman founded several notable institutions and practices, including Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Khazanah, Khazanah Research Institute, the Khazanah Megatrends Forum, the Trust School Program, Kembara Khazanah, Think City, Amanah Warisan Negara and Taman Tugu Park.

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Dato' Dr Hartini Zainudin

Co-Founder, Yayasan Chow Kit

Hartini Zainudin is a child activist in Malaysia, who currently works for a local humanitarian organization as their fundraising and resource mobilization consultant and strategist. She was also South East Asia’s focal person for the United Nation’s Relief Work Agency (UNRWA), working on the plight of Palestinian refugees She had previously worked for the Asia School of Business, as well as UNICEF, Malaysia. She has conducted fundraising training with UNHCR Global. Prior to these two positions, she served as the CEO of Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin.

 

She is the co-founder of Yayasan Chow Kit (formerly known as NurSalam). She is also the Vice President of Voice of the Children, (founded in 2008) a local NGO that does advocacy work, law and policy reforms and training on children’s issues.

Hartini has been a member of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development’s National Advisory Council on the Welfare and Protection of Children and is a member of a number of national task forces – Child Protection Policy Training, Child Trafficking, Stateless Children, Alternative to Detention of Children and the review of the Malaysian Adoption System. She has done training here in Malaysia for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency on the issue of baby selling and child trafficking.

Hartini has been a member of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development’s National Advisory Council on the Welfare and Protection of Children and is a member of a number of national task forces – Child Protection Policy Training, Child Trafficking, Stateless Children, Alternative to Detention of Children and the review of the Malaysian Adoption System. She has done training here in Malaysia for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency on the issue of baby selling and child trafficking.

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Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Professor and Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health;

Pro-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Dr. Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades experience managing crises in health, disasters and conflict settings. She is currently Professor and Director of the newly established Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia. She is also the Pro-Chancellor of Herriot-Watt University Malaysia. She had been the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health from April 2020-September 2021. She was also a member of the Government of Malaysia’s Economic Action Council, and currently on the Malaysian Climate Action Council and Consultative Council for Foreign Policy.

 

Her previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA. She is the founder of MERCY Malaysia a southern based international humanitarian organization.

 

Dr. Mahmood is currently on the board of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia and ALAM Foundation in Malaysia and is the first independent Chair of Oxfam International. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Centre. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her work including the Merdeka Award, Isa Humanitarian Award, Gandhi, Ikeda, Luther King Award for her contribution to peace, community development and humanitarian work.

 

Dr Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom. She also completed executive education at the International Management and Development Centre, IMD Lausanne.

Her previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA. She is the founder of MERCY Malaysia a southern based international humanitarian organization.

 

Dr. Mahmood is currently on the board of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia and ALAM Foundation in Malaysia and is the first independent Chair of Oxfam International. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Centre. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her work including the Merdeka Award, Isa Humanitarian Award, Gandhi, Ikeda, Luther King Award for her contribution to peace, community development and humanitarian work.

 

Dr Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom. She also completed executive education at the International Management and Development Centre, IMD Lausanne.

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Deborah Chan

Co-founder of Wiki Impact

Deborah is the co-founder of Wiki Impact, a digital platform dedicated to the impact industry. With over 15 years of experience in the impact space, Deborah recognised the significance and need for data-driven, ears-on-the-ground decisions in ensuring sustainable change when nation building. With that, Wiki Impact seeks to provide evidence-based content on social issues that is presented in a visual and digestible way to make changemaking more effective and impactful.

 

Deborah believes that creating impact is no longer a passion project because the nation’s workforce is at the tipping point of becoming purpose-driven and not purely profit-driven – 

it is evident in boardrooms, startups, universities and coffee table chats. The latest feature on Wiki Impact allows changemakers and contributors to connect and collaborate effectively via news, events and job postings thus creating virtuous cycles of impact that compounds over time.

 

Her experience in community and development work stemmed from volunteering experiences among native communities in Borneo, Aceh(Indonesia) and Chiangmai (Thailand).

 

In 2014, Deborah left her professional role as a sustainable tourism consultant and moved to rural Cambodia to partner with an international NGO to improve literacy among children in Battambang. She spent two years fundraising and building literacy centres, training local teachers and also spearheaded STORM (Short Term Operation Relief Mission), a volunteering programme with over 200 participants.

 

Further to that, she relocated to Sabah to work for and amongst the rural native communities. She was in the pioneering team of Starfish Malaysia Foundation where she improved education access for rural students through the creation of hostel living and holistic youth development.

 

Deborah authored ‘Live To Last’, a heart-gripping memoir written to inspire youth and young adults to step up and step out to make a difference in this world. In the book, she shares pivotal events that have shaped her perspective on life – from witnessing the crumbling of the World Trade Centre to her radical move from the corporate world to rural Cambodia.

 

She is also host to her own podcast ‘Hear To Last” where meaningful and authentic conversations on life matters are discussed. Deborah holds a Bachelors in Mass Communication with double majors in Journalism and Cultural Studies.

it is evident in boardrooms, startups, universities and coffee table chats. The latest feature on Wiki Impact allows changemakers and contributors to connect and collaborate effectively via news, events and job postings thus creating virtuous cycles of impact that compounds over time.

 

Her experience in community and development work stemmed from volunteering experiences among native communities in Borneo, Aceh(Indonesia) and Chiangmai (Thailand).

 

In 2014, Deborah left her professional role as a sustainable tourism consultant and moved to rural Cambodia to partner with an international NGO to improve literacy among children in Battambang. She spent two years fundraising and building literacy centres, training local teachers and also spearheaded STORM (Short Term Operation Relief Mission), a volunteering programme with over 200 participants.

 

Further to that, she relocated to Sabah to work for and amongst the rural native communities. She was in the pioneering team of Starfish Malaysia Foundation where she improved education access for rural students through the creation of hostel living and holistic youth development.

 

Deborah authored ‘Live To Last’, a heart-gripping memoir written to inspire youth and young adults to step up and step out to make a difference in this world. In the book, she shares pivotal events that have shaped her perspective on life – from witnessing the crumbling of the World Trade Centre to her radical move from the corporate world to rural Cambodia.

 

She is also host to her own podcast ‘Hear To Last” where meaningful and authentic conversations on life matters are discussed. Deborah holds a Bachelors in Mass Communication with double majors in Journalism and Cultural Studies.

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Ben Phillips

Co-Founder, Fight Inequality Alliance and Author, “How to Fight Inequality (And Why That Fight Needs You)”

Ben Phillips is the author of How to Fight Inequality. He advises the United Nations, governments and civil society organizations from across the world.


He has combined the roles of NGO director, political advisor, civil society activist, and writer, on every continent.


He began his development work at the grassroots, as a teacher and ANC activist living in Mamelodi township, South Africa, in 1994, just after the end of apartheid.

He has led programs and campaigns teams in Oxfam, ActionAid, Save the Children, the Children’s Society, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty and the Global Campaign for Education, and co-founded the Fight Inequality Alliance.

 

He has been the Hewlett Fellow of Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame, the Resident Fellow on inequality at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the guest lecturer on global inequality for the Cambridge University series and book Capitalism on the Edge.

 

He has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New Internationalist and Reuters, among others, and appeared regularly on CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC.

 

He can be followed @benphillips76

 

You can order Ben’s new book, How to Fight Inequality, in paperback, hardback or ebook, click Here
– or at your usual bookseller.

 

You can read Ben’s interview on How to Fight Inequality with Forbes, click Here

He has led programs and campaigns teams in Oxfam, ActionAid, Save the Children, the Children’s Society, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty and the Global Campaign for Education, and co-founded the Fight Inequality Alliance.

 

He has been the Hewlett Fellow of Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame, the Resident Fellow on inequality at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the guest lecturer on global inequality for the Cambridge University series and book Capitalism on the Edge.

 

He has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New Internationalist and Reuters, among others, and appeared regularly on CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC.

 

He can be followed @benphillips76

 

You can order Ben’s new book, How to Fight Inequality, in paperback, hardback or ebook, click Here
– or at your usual bookseller.

 

You can read Ben’s interview on How to Fight Inequality with Forbes, click Here

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Jalil Rasheed

Group Chief Executive Officer, Berjaya Corporation Berhad

Jalil Rasheed brings with him more than 18 years of experience in senior leadership and investment roles in Europe & Asia. He was previously the CEO of Malaysia’s largest state investment fund, PNB and the youngest to helm the role at 37 years old.

 

He is currently the Group CEO of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a diversified Consumer Group with businesses involving retail, food, hospitality, real estate, environment and
digital spanning across 18 countries.
Jalil Rasheed is the first non-family member to lead the company which generates approximately US$5 billion in revenue with over 8,000 employees globally.

Jalil is a passionate football fan and currently sits on the board of Cardiff City FC (UK), K.V. Kortrijk (Belgium), and FK Sarajevo (Bosnia).
He is also a Presidential Council member of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

Current appointments

Chairman

  • Cosway malaysia Berhad
  • Berjaya Philippines Inc.
  • Natural Intelligence Solutions

Deputy Chairman

  • Redtone Digital Berhad

Board Member

  • Berjaya Corporation Berhad
  • Razer Fintech (Singapore)
  • Cardiff City Football Club (Wales, UK)
  • HR Owen (UK)
  • KV Kortrijk FC
  • FK Sarajevo FC

Chairman of Executive Committee

  • Berjaya Food
  • Berjaya Hospitality
  • Berjaya Retail
  • Berjaya Capital
  • Berjaya Land
  • Berjaya Digital
  • Berjaya Enviropark


Past appointments

CEO

  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  • Invesco Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments (Malaysia)

Chairman

  • Sapura Energy Berhad
  • Prolintas Group
  • Jewel Digital Ventures

Jalil is a passionate football fan and currently sits on the board of Cardiff City FC (UK), K.V. Kortrijk (Belgium), and FK Sarajevo (Bosnia).
He is also a Presidential Council member of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

Current appointments

Chairman

  • Cosway malaysia Berhad
  • Berjaya Philippines Inc.
  • Natural Intelligence Solutions

Deputy Chairman

  • Redtone Digital Berhad

Board Member

  • Berjaya Corporation Berhad
  • Razer Fintech (Singapore)
  • Cardiff City Football Club (Wales, UK)
  • HR Owen (UK)
  • KV Kortrijk FC
  • FK Sarajevo FC

Chairman of Executive Committee

  • Berjaya Food
  • Berjaya Hospitality
  • Berjaya Retail
  • Berjaya Enviropark
  • Berjaya Capital
  • Berjaya Land
  • Berjaya Digital

Current appointments

CEO

  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  • Invesco Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments (Malaysia)

Chairman

  • Sapura Energy Berhad
  • Prolintas Group
  • Jewel Digital Ventures
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Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato'

Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (or for short, Dzul) is currently the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia. He was the ‎Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 2000-2011. He is the immediate past president of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organisation, based in Paris. He was the Convenor of the Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development based in USM, one of seven pioneering centres worldwide, beginning 2005. Dzul was awarded the prestigious 2017 Gilbert Medal by Universitas 21 in recognition of “his long term commitment to a sustainable approach to international higher education.” He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc), the World Academy of Art and Science (FWAAS) and the World Academy of Islamic Management (FWAIM).

 

Dzul was an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham from 2014 until August 2020, He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Right Livelihood College Steering Committee based at University of Bonn and an Advisory Board Member, Institute of Sustainable Development and Learning at Leuphana University of Luneburg‎. He was an invited speaker at the 2015 Nobel Dialogue in Sweden. In October 2020, he was appointed as a member of Qatar Foundation Higher Education Strategy Advisory Panel. Besides, Dzul is also a member of the UN Academic Network for Development Dialogue (ANDD), World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and National Digital Economy & Fourth Industrial Revolution Council. In February 2021, he was invited to serve as an Expert for the Futures of Higher Education Project at UNESCO’s Institute for Higher Education (IESALC) based in Caracas.

 

Dzul was awarded the 2017 Tokoh Akademik Negara (National Academic Laureate) and recipient of number of Honorary Doctorate from various international universities. Locally, in October 2018, he was conferred Professor Emeritus by USM, whilst in November 2019, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) conferred him an Honorary Doctorate of Dakwah and Islamic Management in recognition of his efforts in widening the dimensions of dakwah through various research and leadership while serving at the University. In addition, the Government of Japan, in recognition of his contribution to the academic collaboration and exchanges between the two nations has conferred him “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” in September 2019.

 

Since 1995 Dzul writes weekly Op-Ed columns for Malaysia’s dailies especially, The New Straits Times.

Dzul was an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham from 2014 until August 2020, He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Right Livelihood College Steering Committee based at University of Bonn and an Advisory Board Member, Institute of Sustainable Development and Learning at Leuphana University of Luneburg‎. He was an invited speaker at the 2015 Nobel Dialogue in Sweden. In October 2020, he was appointed as a member of Qatar Foundation Higher Education Strategy Advisory Panel. Besides, Dzul is also a member of the UN Academic Network for Development Dialogue (ANDD), World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and National Digital Economy & Fourth Industrial Revolution Council. In February 2021, he was invited to serve as an Expert for the Futures of Higher Education Project at UNESCO’s Institute for Higher Education (IESALC) based in Caracas.

 

Dzul was awarded the 2017 Tokoh Akademik Negara (National Academic Laureate) and recipient of number of Honorary Doctorate from various international universities. Locally, in October 2018, he was conferred Professor Emeritus by USM, whilst in November 2019, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) conferred him an Honorary Doctorate of Dakwah and Islamic Management in recognition of his efforts in widening the dimensions of dakwah through various research and leadership while serving at the University. In addition, the Government of Japan, in recognition of his contribution to the academic collaboration and exchanges between the two nations has conferred him “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” in September 2019.

 

Since 1995 Dzul writes weekly Op-Ed columns for Malaysia’s dailies especially, The New Straits Times.

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Dato' Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of Malaya’s Faculty of Medicine, WHO Science Council Member, and Member, National Recovery Council

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Universiti Malaya and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Yale University. She was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UM from 2011 to 2019. She is presently Chair of the UM Medical Centre COVID-19 Task Force and a member of National Recovery Council.

 

Professor Adeeba has played a leading role in the response to the HIV epidemic in Malaysia and globally and is currently the Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and  President of the International AIDS Society, is a member of the WHO Science Council, UNAIDS Advisory Group and WHO Academy’s Quality Committee. Her achievements have been recognised through several national and international awards including an Honorary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater, Monash University, for her contributions to medicine and as a health advocate.

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Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)

Naina joined AVPN as our CEO from September 2013, and was appointed Chairperson in May 2018. Naina’s leadership over the past 7 years has nurtured the AVPN community, growing the membership base by more than 4x and elevating the organization into a truly regional force for good. Under her direction, the organization has grown from focusing only on Venture Philanthropy to supporting the entire ecosystem of social investors, from philanthropists to impact investors and corporate CSR professionals. She has also been instrumental in developing AVPN’s innovative services that connect, empower and educate the now 600+ members of AVPN. In 2019, Naina was awarded one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSRWorks. She is also serving as Board Member of the Global Resilient Cities Network and Trustee at Bridge Institute.

Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit at The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change. Naina was also partner and Co-Founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience.

 

Naina has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where she graduated at the top of her class. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a General Course Diploma in economics from The London School of Economics.

Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit at The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change. Naina was also partner and Co-Founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience.

 

Naina has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where she graduated at the top of her class. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a General Course Diploma in economics from The London School of Economics.

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Jacqueline Fong

Co-Founder, Tanoti Crafts

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a Master of Finance (MFin) from RMIT University, Australia. Prior to her venture into social impact causes with Tanoti, she spent 14 years in Investment Banking at CIMB Investment Bank Bhd where she had been based in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and East Malaysia through different periods.

 

She co-founded Tanoti in 2012 to assume a small workshop of songket weavers which was about to disband when funding had discontinued. From a 13-person weaving atelier 9 years ago, Tanoti today is transformed into a community leader for rural and remote artisans in 

Sarawak, engaging directly with 425 producers of crafts and foods – providing them income for their work and helping them to elevate their livelihoods. In June 2021, she was appointed President of Society Atelier Sarawak, where she and her committee intend to build capacities of Sarawakian artisans so that they can generate wealth and contribute positively to the economy.

 

Jackie firmly believes that every person wishes to build a better life for themselves. Through her work, she intends to facilitate the process and help to manifest their dreams.

 

Apart from her active roles at Tanoti and Society Atelier Sarawak, she is also a member of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), National Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWEM), Sarawak Chapter, and the ASEAN Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (AWSEN). Over the past two years, Jackie initiated and completed various humanitarian relief projects including the production of PPE for donation to medical frontliners in Sarawak and Sabah, and raising funds to rebuild remote longhouses razed by fire.

Sarawak, engaging directly with 425 producers of crafts and foods – providing them income for their work and helping them to elevate their livelihoods. In June 2021, she was appointed President of Society Atelier Sarawak, where she and her committee intend to build capacities of Sarawakian artisans so that they can generate wealth and contribute positively to the economy.

 

Jackie firmly believes that every person wishes to build a better life for themselves. Through her work, she intends to facilitate the process and help to manifest their dreams.

 

Apart from her active roles at Tanoti and Society Atelier Sarawak, she is also a member of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), National Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWEM), Sarawak Chapter, and the ASEAN Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (AWSEN). Over the past two years, Jackie initiated and completed various humanitarian relief projects including the production of PPE for donation to medical frontliners in Sarawak and Sabah, and raising funds to rebuild remote longhouses razed by fire.

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Kate Raworth

Co-Founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab and Author,

“Doughnut Economics (Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist)”

Kate Raworth (sounds like ‘Ray-worth’) is a renegade economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab.

 

 

Her internationally best selling book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist has been translated into over 20 languages and has been widely influential with diverse audiences, from the UN General Assembly to Pope Francis to Extinction Rebellion.

Kate is a Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.


Over the past 25 years, Kate’s career has taken her from working with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar to co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York, followed by a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam.


She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and currently serves on the World Health Organisation Council on the Economics of Health for All.


Kate has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programmes including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.


She blogs at www.kateraworth.com and tweets @kateraworth.

Kate is a Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

 

Over the past 25 years, Kate’s career has taken her from working with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar to co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York, followed by a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam.

 

She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and currently serves on the World Health Organisation Council on the Economics of Health for All.

 

Kate has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programmes including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

 

She blogs at www.kateraworth.com and tweets @kateraworth.

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Anshu Gupta

Founder, GOONJ

Popularly known as the Clothing Man and the recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay award, Anshu Gupta founded Goonj with a mission to highlight some basic but ignored needs of people on the development agenda, using clothing as a metaphor. Anshu studied mass communication apart from doing a Masters in Economics and started as a freelance journalist. He left a corporate communication job in 1998 and initiated Goonj..

 

Under his leadership Goonj has taken the alarming growth of urban waste and turned it into a tool to trigger large scale work on various rural development issues. An Ashoka and Schwab Fellow for entrepreneurship, Anshu is creatively and flexibly matching and seamlessly weaving urban surplus into the changing priorities & realities of rural marginalized communities. He has built the genesis of a parallel

Using the discard of the cities and efforts and knowledge of the poor as a new resource for eliminating poverty, Anshu’s work offers the world a sustainable economic model. By prioritizing the dignity of the receiver and putting the decision making back into their hands. Anshu has also added ‘dignity’ as an important lens to define development for people.


Under Anshu’s leadership Goonj has done massive disaster relief and rehab work pan India, turning every disaster into an opportunity to reach resources and attention to the most ignored communities. Listed by the Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs, Anshu and Goonj have received a series national and international recognition on innovation, entrepreneurship, governance and public service including World Bank’s development Market place award, Changemakers Innovation award to Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices


A foody, an entrepreneur, a thinker, a doer, an avid traveler, photographer and a journalist by heart, Anshu often pens prose and poetry, giving vent to his feelings and opinions on the issues that bother him about the world around him.


The citation of 2015 Magsaysay award, popularly known as the Noble Prize of Asia conferred on him says – “The Board of Trustees recognizes his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.”

Using the discard of the cities and efforts and knowledge of the poor as a new resource for eliminating poverty, Anshu’s work offers the world a sustainable economic model. By prioritizing the dignity of the receiver and putting the decision making back into their hands. Anshu has also added ‘dignity’ as an important lens to define development for people.

 

Under Anshu’s leadership Goonj has done massive disaster relief and rehab work pan India, turning every disaster into an opportunity to reach resources and attention to the most ignored communities. Listed by the Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs, Anshu and Goonj have received a series national and international recognition on innovation, entrepreneurship, governance and public service including World Bank’s development Market place award, Changemakers Innovation award to Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices

 

A foody, an entrepreneur, a thinker, a doer, an avid traveler, photographer and a journalist by heart, Anshu often pens prose and poetry, giving vent to his feelings and opinions on the issues that bother him about the world around him.

The citation of 2015 Magsaysay award, popularly known as the Noble Prize of Asia conferred on him says – “The Board of Trustees recognizes his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.”

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Kon Onn Sein

Director, Foundation for Community Studies and Development
(Yayasan Kajian & Pembangunan Masyarakat)

Kon is the managing director of the Foundation for Community Studies and Development covering poverty alleviation and community development programmes, among the Orang Asli and the urban poor. Since 2015, he has focused on developing a shared prosperity community enterprise in natural farming to empower the Orang Asli in sustainable livelihood and environment.

 

Kon actively does programmes at grass root and forums at both local and global platforms. 

He has also sat in a number of working committees for SUHAKAM (National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia)in Orang Asli development and as a national steering member of the OA Micro gran