Raise your so­cial IQ with our defi ni­tive list of the na­tion’s movers and shak­ers

Malaysia Tatler Society - - 2018 CONTENTS -

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias

As group pres­i­dent and CEO of May­bank, he helms the bank’s over­all busi­ness growth and re­gion­al­i­sa­tion strate­gies. He has re­ceived ac­co­lades for his lead­er­ship and has more than two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence in the bank­ing in­dus­try. Last year, the com­pany re­ported an earn­ing of RM2 bil­lion in Q3.

Tengku Tan Sri Ab­dul­lah Sul­tan Abu Bakar

The Tengku Arif Ben­da­hara of Pa­hang is a sup­port­ive hus­band to Puan Sri Dato’ Habibah Yu­sof and is of­ten seen by her side dur­ing char­ity func­tions. His mil­i­tary back­ground ac­cords him with a strict and dis­ci­plined nature. He re­cently wel­comed a son-in-law into his fam­ily.

Tan Sri Abdul Rahim

Rahim & Co In­ter­na­tional’s ex­ec­u­tive chair­man started small; none­the­less his 400 over em­ploy­ees are tes­ta­ment to his prow­ess as an ex­em­plary em­ployer. A man who takes pride in what he does, he cred­its his suc­cess to his par­ents’ hard work in rais­ing him and the sup­port of his fam­ily.

Pro­fes­sor Dato’ Dr Adeeba Ka­marulza­man

Hu­man­i­tar­ian and pres­i­dent of the Malaysian AIDS Foun­da­tion, she amassed sev­eral awards for her work in the fight against the dis­ease. Her be­lief that she can make a dif­fer­ence is what keeps her go­ing. She is also at­tached to the Univer­sity of Malaya, un­der the Fac­ulty of Medicine.

Puan Sri Abe­dah Se­man

Wife of Tan Sri Mohd Arif­fin Yusuf and mother to four sons, this for­mer school­teacher turned culi­nary ex­traor­di­naire is a per­fec­tion­ist in the kitchen. A ded­i­cated home­maker, she’s now a dot­ing grand­mother to her grow­ing brood of grand­chil­dren and plans to pick up swim­ming be­cause of them.

Dato’ Dr Ah­mad Faizal Mohd Per­daus

De­spite be­ing at­tached to KPJ Da­mansara Spe­cial­ist hospi­tal, Dato’ Dr Ah­mad Faizal sets aside time as well as en­ergy for Mercy Malaysia, as pres­i­dent of the NGO body. The res­pi­ra­tory medicine ex­pert fre­quently trav­els the world on Mercy mis­sions as well as to give talks.

Tan Sri Ab­dul­lah Ali

As Apex Com­mu­ni­ca­tions’ group ex­ec­u­tive chair­man, he di­ver­si­fied his com­pany’s fo­cus from petroleum into other fields like telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, ed­u­ca­tion and ad­vanced tech equip­ment. The hus­band of Puan Sri Kamelia Kadir and fa­ther of three young adults is a civil en­gi­neer by train­ing.

Ahmed Feruz Zainul Abidin

The co­founder of, is a be­liever in the power of break­ing out of your com­fort zone. His own ca­reer is a tes­ta­ment to that be­lief, hav­ing shifted from a con­ven­tional busi­ness to a dig­i­tal one af­ter 15 years. When not busy learn­ing and ex­plor­ing the AI world, he’s off trav­el­ling with his wife, Fyza Kadir.

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