Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan
A key figure in terms of human rights activism, Dato’ Ambiga, the lawyer and former president of the Malaysian Bar Council is fuelled by tireless efforts and a desire for justice. This outspoken individual is also a recipient of France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur award.
Syed Haizam Hishamuddin Putra Jamalullail
As the founding principal of Tuas Capital Partners, Syed Haizam oversees a private equity investment group aside from being a trustee of Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor, which is involved with the Selangor Youth Community that concentrates on marginalised youth.
The general manager of Mandarin Oriental KL has overseen a complete overhaul of rooms and suite renovations in 2018, and considers it a year of significant revenue growth. He strives to impart work-life balance, plus finds motivation in the growth of his team. The family man enjoys a strong bond with his son, Ryan.
Tan Sri Syed Mohd Yusof Syed Nasir
He is the chairman of Venus Assets, whose investments in the local business sphere have resulted in securing international chains like Hard Rock Cafe and Nobu into Malaysia. Last year his company saw to the opening of the prestigious Four Seasons Place in the KL Golden Triangle.
Dato’ Sufian Majid
The affable group CEO of Panzana Enterprise manifests sustainable energy in the form of hydro plants. When free, he travels to see his daughters Aissa and Raisa, who live abroad, or plays a round of golf. Dato’ Sufian is also a talented singer and host, with wife Datin Alissa Fitri by his side.
The founder and CEO of Grab has conquered most of the ride-hailing market in Southeast Asia, having aggressively expanded to neighbouring countries. Through Grab, the innovator has revolutionised e-wallet transactions, and integrated a food delivery service, GrabFood, into the model.
Datin Suliana Shamsuddin
The executive director of the Kelantan Foundation For The Disabled has made it her personal mission to assist the needy and give them a meaningful life. Her organisation offers rehabilitation services to approximately 3,300 registered clients free of charge.
Tan Boon Lee
As the deputy chief executive officer of IGB, he is very much involved in the company’s development of Johor Bahru’s new megamall. He brought together his passion for cooking and food in a charity endeavour— Cook For A Cause. His love of gastronomy has him travelling the globe seeking good food.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” —Henry Ford
This business savvy, car enthusiast spends his time running the Nissan and Infiniti car brands under his family business Tan Chong Motor Holdings, acting as head of the motor division. He is also a loving father and takes joy when his children share an interest in his automotive passions.
Dato’ Dickson Tan
As the deputy group CEO of Tropicana Corporation, working in the family business since 2005, Dato’ Dickson serves on the board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort as well as numerous local and international businesses that span investment holdings, services, media, leisure and retail.
This shrewd entrepreneur is the CEO of Berjaya Times Square and executive director of Berjaya Assets. Married to SM Faliq SM Nasimuddin, she also has a number of successful investments in and outside of the country, like La Juiceria and the mobile-first shopping app and platform Goxip.
Although he has resigned his post as executive director of Tropicana Corporation in mid2018, Dillon still holds a number of directorships at numerous other businesses, like Taraf Permata, Intan Recreation and Germewah Jaya. Married to Pham My Anh, he spends his time travelling to Vietnam often.
Dato’ Colin Tan
A strong believer in education, Dato’ Colin the managing director of Hatten Group of companies recently launched the primary school HATO Academy. Under his leadership, the business grew to have offices in seven major cities. Their property division also got listed on the Singapore Exchange.
The group managing director of Tropicana Corporation, this enterprising individual did a stint with global management and technology consulting firm Accenture before joining the family business as a strategy consultant with vast experience in the fields of telecommunications, media and property.
Tan Sri Danny Tan
This well-respected businessman has retired and left the reins of Tropicana Corporation to his children. With that being said, he continues to be one of Malaysia’s wealthiest individuals. Preferring to keep a low profile, the husband of Puan Sri Ivy is now focused on spending quality time with his family.
Premium shopping destination The Gardens Mall’s director of leasing, Elizabeth is the daughter of business magnate Datuk Seri Robert Tan. As a devoted mother of two, she instils her strong family values to her children. This foodie is also known to be a lover of Penang’s legendary food culture.