Tan Sri Mohd Saleh Sulong
Formerly an industrialist, he has contributed greatly to the local automotive industry for his requisition of foreign automakers to invest in our country. Married to Puan Sri Dato’ Akmal Abdul Salam, they are blessed with three sons, two daughters-inlaw and seven grandchildren.
This boss lady who is all for women empowerment is currently the director of Kiddocare, the first mobile application that connects parents to reliable babysitters and helps other women generate extra income. Her proudest achievement thus far is being a hands-on mom to her son, Mateen Maliq.
Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir
Among the 50 richest persons in Malaysia, as listed by Forbes Asia, he sits on the boards of Opcom Holdings, Maxis and the Royal Automotive Club of Malaysia. He has shifted his interest to invest in tech businesses and start-ups as he believes it is the next big thing.
Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid
Despite having a schedule filled with corporate obligations, this lady never fails to make time to help the homeless—providing them with food and medical supplies four nights a week through her NGO Pertiwi Soup Kitchen. She attributes her charity work to her mother.
The managing director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia continues to prioritise his consumers’ needs by reinvigorating the image of cognac to propel the growth of Martell in the market. He also initiated The Chivas Venture, a program to cultivate up-and-coming social entrepreneurs to the next level.
One of the recent high points for this go-getter, who invented a solar-powered filtration system for rural areas, was being the country’s representative in a closed-door session with Barack Obama, discussing the roles of youth in creating economic opportunities and solutions to crucial problems.
Tunku Datuk Mudzaffar
A member of the royal Negeri Sembilan family, his strong passion for cars propelled him to serve as a member of senate at Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and chairing the Automobile Association of Malaysia. He is often spotted in the company of his wife, Tunku Dara Naquiah, at events.
Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham
With more than 20 years of cumulative experience in the banking and financial services industry, Dato’ Muzaffar undertakes his current role as Maybank’s group head of global banking with zeal and passion. He is also an active user on Twitter who retweets current and exciting news frequently.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —CS Lewis
Tunku Datin Myra Madihah
The person in charge of The Circles Events, an events management company, holds a master’s degree in real estate development and investments. Her classy demeanour and eloquence are the result of the valuable lessons instilled by her mother, Tunku Dara Naquiah.
Tuanku Najihah Tunku Besar Burhanuddin
A prominent figure and the matriarch of the royal family of Negeri Sembilan, she partakes in various women’s organisations as a patron. While she is the only Malaysian who has had three holes-in-one in golf, this nonagenarian has now turned to painting as a hobby.
Tunku Dato’ Seri Nadzaruddin
This blue blood who hails from Negeri Sembilan is also a minor shareholder in Hwang Capital— previously known as Hwang DBS—as well as sits on the board of the family-run Syarikat Pesaka Antah. He is married to Tunku Dato’ Seri Mimi Wahida, with whom he has three children.
Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah
Apart from helming KL Speakers’ Club, this royal figure conducts social etiquette and fine dining courses, plus chairs the English Speaking Union of Malaysia, Tuanku Najihah Foundation and Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar. She stays fit with her daily 45-minute stationary bike riding routine.
Roen Cian Nagapan
The savvy entrepreneur is gaining popularity, with his many ventures including The Group, Common Ground, Jungle Bunnies, Life Juice, Sound Box Asia and Curious Child. Both him and his wife Carey Ng, who are local Adidas ambassadors, will be expecting their second child in March this year.
Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin
Under Antah Group, this blue blood invests in the fields of healthcare, biotechnology, hospital products and supplies plus property development. Last year, he added author to his list of credentials, with his biography, A Succession of Destinies being published.
Datin Usha Nair
A general manager at a private investment holding company, Datin Usha is also an ebullient host who enjoys having friends over for dinners and parties, together with her husband Dato’ Mohan Karthigasu. The doting mother of two children, Nisha and Sanjiv, is proud of their accomplishments.
Tan Sri AK Nathan
Known as ‘the man of steel’ not just for his sheer determination but also due to the nature of his work at Eversendai Corporation, which undertakes turnkey contracts. Business continues to flourish in the structural steel plus oil and gas industries, having secured four new projects worth RM404 million combined.