• Norsharizal Mashahrin,   Deputy Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM)

    Norsharizal Mashahrin, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM)

  • In the intricate tapestry of a business's success, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) assumes a pivotal role, orchestrating the financial symphony that drives the organization forward. Beyond the traditional responsibilities of financial oversight, a CFO is a strategic partner, navigating the complex landscape of fiscal decision-making and contributing to the company's overall vision.

    An exemplary individual who embodies the essence of financial leadership and strategic acumen is Norsharizal Mashahrin, the Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM), a trailblazing microfinance institution. Concurrently, he is the Co-founder and Partner of Microleap PLT, a crowdfunding peer-to-peer financing company dedicated to empowering micro, small, and medium-sized (MSM) businesses in Malaysia.

  • Norsharizal Mashahrin: Pioneering Financial Leadership For Economic Empowerment

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    Inspiring Excellence, Universiti Teknologi Mara Alumni Empowering Communities

    University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia has a rich history of producing influential alumni who have made significant contributions across various sectors. These leaders have played pivotal roles in politics, business, arts, and academia, demonstrating the university’s impact on national development. UiTM alumni leaders exemplify the university’s commitment to excellence and social progress. Their achievements across different sectors highlight the transformative power of education and the significant role UiTM plays in nurturing leaders who drive Malaysia’s growth and development.

    "From UiTM to the World: Catalysts for change, fostering progress by building legacies with leadership rooted in excellence"

    Leading with Vision, Shaping the Future 

    These leaders bring a unique perspective, often rooted in the values and experiences gained during their time at UiTM. In the business realm, UiTM graduates have emerged as successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Their ventures span diverse industries, from technology and finance to retail and manufacturing. These alumni leverage their education to drive innovation and economic growth, creating job opportunities and contributing to Malaysia’s economic resilience. Their leadership extends beyond corporate success; many are actively involved in community development and philanthropy, reflecting UiTM’s ethos of social responsibility. The arts and creative industries also boast notable UiTM alumni who have gained recognition locally and internationally. These individuals have enriched Malaysia’s cultural landscape through their contributions to literature, visual arts, and performing arts. Their creative endeavors not only provide entertainment but also foster a deeper understanding of Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage. In academia, UiTM alumni serve as educators and researchers, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in various fields. Their work in research and teaching supports UiTM’s mission to provide quality education and foster a culture of intellectual inquiry.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Alumni Leaders from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia - 2024' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Alumni Leaders from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia - 2024

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Petotum Afifah Basir, Co-Founder & CEO Petotum She had experience working with corporate companies with expertise encompassing talent management, event management, communication, marketing, business strategy and other skills
UnderstoryKids Farzad Asadi, Co-Founder UnderstoryKids With his expertise in data analytics and machine learning, coupled with his practical experience in managing databases, he is able to extract valuable insights from data
SEAmply Sustainable Association Jeffrey Amirul, Co-Founder SEAmply Sustainable Association He has extensive experience in project management and leadership, with multiple professional experiences, including in educational non-profit, consulting, and corporate law
PlusVibes Madiha Fuad, Founder & CEO PlusVibes Proven track record of experience in the business management and journalism, also excels in business development, writing, event management, marketing and project management
LBB International Marco Tieman, CEO LBB International He is focusing on research on procurement strategy, supply chain management, risk & reputation management performance improvements, logistics and so on
HRD Corp Mohamad Farizul Yahaya, CFO HRD Corp An experienced finance professional with exposure in strategic business planning, financial reporting, finance operations, financial management & analysis and taxation
FOMEMA Dr. Mohd Afiq Farhan bin Md Hanif, CEO FOMEMA With a background in risk management & corporate transformation, he leveraging strategic acumen to ensure compliance & excellence in medical health screening for foreign workers in Malaysia
Bless The Flow Najmy Naim, Co-Founder & CTO Bless The Flow He possesses his extensive experience in software development, project management, strategic planning, product management, business development and other skills
Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) Norsharizal Mashahrin, Deputy Managing Director & CFO Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) A seasoned finance professional has committed to providing equitable opportunities for micro, small, and medium-sized entrepreneurs to secure enhanced business financing
Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) Dr. Sharmila Mohamed Salleh, CEO Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) An inspiring leader has pioneered in social innovation incubation support models in Malaysia and also contributed to policy promulgation for the country, excels in business management, marketing and so on

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