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Tan Sri Shahril Sham­sud­din

The pres­i­dent and group CEO of Sa­pura Group and Sa­pura En­ergy built his busi­ness in oil and gas and di­ver­si­fied into com­mu­ni­ca­tions, avi­a­tion, au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing plus prop­erty in­vest­ment. He is also an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant at the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum.

Datin Shirieene Ha­ja­maid­een

The ‘full-time earth momma’ and wife of Datuk Ruben Gnanalingam is also co-in­vestor of a new brand called Ankha Jew­elry, and or­gan­iser of ex­clu­sively cer­ti­fied par­ent­ing cour­ses. Her sons Reyess, Raqeen and Reg­gan are her con­stant pride and joy.

Tan Sri Sham­sud­din Ab­dul Kadir

Sa­pura Group’s chair­man and founder has added au­thor to his list of cre­den­tials, hav­ing re­leased his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, A Driver’s Son, in 2017. Through snip­pets of his early life, he aims to in­spire the youth, and in­stil a sense of re­silience in their pur­suit of suc­cess.

An­dre Shum

The co-founder and lead part­ner of the Rhom­bus group of F&B busi­nesses is the proud owner of 51 eater­ies and count­ing—like the award-win­ning Danc­ing Fish and play­ful chain Thai Hou Sek. He in­tends to ex­pand his brands through­out South­east Asia, with the sup­port of busi­ness part­ner Kent Chua and wife Sher­lyn Koh.

Datin Shar­i­fah Menyalara Hus­sein

The grand­daugh­ter of Malaysia’s first prime min­is­ter has carved a name of her own as the CEO and part­ner at award-win­ning cre­ative agency M&C Saatchi. She in­stils her fight­ing spirit in her daugh­ters Natasha and Natalya, in­spir­ing them to work hard to at­tain suc­cess in life.

Kavita Sidhu

The fash­ion de­signer of KVITA Store also co-owns a string of Ital­ian res­tau­rants, Zen­zero, Luce Os­te­ria and Cichetti di Zen­zero, with her hus­band Roberto Guiati. The win­ner of Miss Charm In­ter­na­tional 1990 in Rus­sia has es­tab­lished a ca­reer in mod­el­ling, act­ing and pro­duc­ing, liv­ing up to her beauty-with-brains re­pute.

Shirena Hamzah

As founder and prin­ci­pal of Dances­teps Stu­dio, Shirena’s reper­toire in­clude bal­let, tap, and jazz. Hail­ing from the Royal Academy of Dance and a holder of the pres­ti­gious ISTD Fel­low­ship in tap as well as modern the­atre, Shirena plays mother to stu­dents across three branches, on top of her own three young chil­dren.

Re­nard Siew

Act­ing as a sus­tain­abil­ity ad­vi­sor at Sime Darby, Re­nard is also a cli­mate re­al­ity leader, be­ing recog­nised as the first cer­ti­fied Malaysian World Eco­nomic Fo­rum Ex­pert Mem­ber on sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. In 2019, Re­nard plans to launch an eco-fes­ti­val to pro­mote en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness.

“Pa­tience, per­sis­tence and per­spi­ra­tion make an un­beat­able com­bi­na­tion for suc­cess.” —Napoleon Hill

Melissa Sin

The ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of SKB Shut­ters leads a hec­tic life but keeps her rou­tine stim­u­lat­ing with her pas­sion pro­ject, The Bag Ate­lier. In a bold, mile­stone move, she led her fam­ily’s com­pany to pen­e­trate new ASEAN mar­kets. Known for her in­nate sense of style, Melissa re­cently got hitched to long-time beau Eu-Jin Leow.

SM Faliq Nasimud­din

The youngest son of the Nasimud­din clan is the deputy ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Naza TTDI, the fam­ily con­glom­er­ate’s prop­erty de­vel­op­ment arm. He is part of the group tasked to un­der­take the KL Metropo­lis pro­ject, which aims to in­te­grate trade, com­merce, liv­ing and trans­port in one bustling hub.

Michelle Sin

To­gether with younger sis­ter Melissa Sin, SKB Shut­ters’ ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Michelle worked closely on the 60-yearold com­pany’s ASEAN ex­pan­sion. She cut her teeth at KPMG Cor­po­rate Ad­vi­sory, be­fore bring­ing her ac­count­ing and eco­nom­ics ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence to the fam­ily busi­ness.

SM Nasarudin Nasimud­din

As the joint group ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Naza Group, he is a key de­ci­sion maker in the en­ter­prise’s busi­ness ex­pan­sion. A sports en­thu­si­ast him­self, he takes his role as pres­i­dent of the Malaysian Par­a­lympic Coun­cil in his stride, with a mind to pro­mote a pos­i­tive and pro­gres­sive at­ti­tude towards para sports.

Tun Dr Siti Has­mah

‘First Lady’, doc­tor, wife, and mother—all these roles de­scribe the life part­ner of Malaysian prime min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad. Re­spected for her ex­em­plary pub­lic ser­vice, she has de­tailed all her life ex­pe­ri­ences in her book My Name is Has­mah. She is a com­mit­ted sup­porter of the Malaysian AIDS Foun­da­tion.

Dr Saun­thari So­ma­sun­dram

As pres­i­dent and med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Can­cer So­ci­ety, Dr Saun­thari is a staunch ad­vo­cate for can­cer aware­ness and has set up a re­source and well­ness cen­tre for can­cer pa­tients and sur­vivors. She also sits on the board of the Union for In­ter­na­tional Can­cer Con­trol.

Datuk Wira SM Faisal Nasimud­din

As the joint group ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Naza Group, he is a key fig­ure in the fam­ily em­pire which has in­ter­ests in au­to­mo­tive fran­chises and prop­erty de­vel­op­ment, among oth­ers. He was also be­stowed the Grand Uf­fi­ciale ti­tle by the pres­i­dent of Italy.

Soo Shea Pin

The man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and fran­chise holder of Anya Hind­march and French Sole in Malaysia, Shea Pin’s en­ter­pris­ing spirit is pal­pa­ble. The brands’ ex­pan­sion has thus far in­cluded a new store launch­ing ev­ery year, in re­flec­tion of Shea Pin’s plans to build a strong fol­low­ing within the coun­try.

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