THE LIST OF WHO’S WHO IN MALAYSIA
Raise your social IQ with our defi nitive list of the nation’s movers and shakers
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 FLOChip.com, 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.