Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of LeapEd Services as Chairperson on 27th March 2012.
Dzulkifli is currently the 14th President of the International Association of Universities, a UNESCO-affiliated organisation based in Paris. He was recently appointed to the Mohd Yassin Chair of Islamic Leadership at the Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. He chairs the Global Secretariat of the Right Livelihood College, based at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Dzulkifli’s other international involvements include being a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) – Advisory Education Hub Committee and of the Executive Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) until 2011. He was co-editor of the People’s Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education, which was launched in conjunction with the Rio+20 Conference at Rio de Janeiro, June 2012.
From 2000 to 2011, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia. He also chaired the Independent Review Panel (2009-2011) to produce the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013–2025, and has been a director of PADU Corp since August 2013 to oversee the implementation of the Blueprint. He is also a member of a number of Boards of Trustees, including the Award-winning MERCY Malaysia.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia; the World Academy of Art and Science; and the Management Institute of Malaysia; and he is an honorary lifetime member of the Asian Academy of Management. He has been a weekly columnist for The New Straits Times since 1995, writing mainly on education.
Shahnaz Al-Sadat is an independent promoter of education reform, talent development and social enterprise for Malaysia. She joined LeapEd in 2016 with a diverse background and an array of skills. The first 10 years of her career began in Arthur Andersen; the second 10 contributed to nation-building through Government-Linked Companies. She has assumed various roles to date, including Chief Financial Officer as well as Executive Director of Strategic Human Capital Management at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. A social entrepreneur at heart herself, she co-founded a social enterprise in 2011 called Arise Asia with the intention of helping people do good.
Shahnaz holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and an MBA from International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). She continues to share her experience and expertise on various education-related boards such as Teach for Malaysia, PINTAR Foundation and MINDA.
Aside from corporate life, Shahnaz enjoys motherhood and loves spending quality time with her daughter.
Dato’ Mohd Shukri Hussin, Malaysian, aged 58, was appointed to the Board of LeapEd Services as a Director on 27 March 2012.
Dato’ Mohd Shukri Hussin was appointed as the Trustee of the CIMB Foundation on 15 November 2007. Besides that, he is also the director of CIMB Group, CIMB Bank, CIMB Islamic, Commerce Capital (Labuan) Limited, CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad, CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad and PT Commerce International.
His history with Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad is a long and respected one. From February 2003 to January 2006, Dato’ Mohd Shukri Hussin was the Chief Operating Officer of Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad. Then, he was appointed as the Executive Director. Consequently, in May 2006, he was appointed as Commissioner of PT Bank Niaga Tbk.
Dato’ Mohd Shukri holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya and a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Dato’ Richard E. W. Small, British, aged 66, was appointed to the Board of LeapEd Services as a Director on 27 March 2012.
Dato’ Richard is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Kolej Yayasan UEM (“KYUEM”). He holds a B.A. (Hons), and an M.A., and a P.G.C.E. (Distinction) from Cambridge University, and an M.A. Education from London University. He was Headmaster of KYUEM from 2003 to 2008. Dato’ Richard was instrumental in nurturing KYUEM to become a premier provider of pre-university education in Malaysia
During his tenure as headmaster, a record number of students gained entry into top-notch universities in the UK, especially Oxford and Cambridge, through the college’s structured approach of helping students achieve the best possible results in their examinations while at the same time, linking students to these universities through networking and visits. Dato’ Richard is also a Governor and Trustee of Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, a Director of MABECS Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysian British Education Cooperation Services), and he has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Ipoh since 1993 (President 2001-02).
Zaida Khalida Shaari was appointed to the Board of Directors of LeapEd Services on 19th April 2014. She joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad in January 2007 and is presently an Executive Director in the Investments Division, where she is responsible for overseeing Khazanah’s property projects in Singapore and for the Education sector. Zaida also spends considerable time working on various aspects of the Iskandar Malaysia development.
Prior to joining Khazanah, she was Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Permodalan Nasional Berhad, after having been in legal practice for several years. She is a barrister-at-law and a member of Gray’s Inn, London, having graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
Anne is currently Director of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Law from the University of Southampton, UK, and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. She has over 15 years’ experience in corporate & business planning and finance. She spent eight years within the UEM Group of Companies, focusing on corporate planning, business development and finance. She joined a project management consultancy firm for a year, where she was involved in feasibility studies for toll road projects in Indonesia, before joining BinaFikir Sdn Bhd in 2006. At BinaFikir and subsequently, at Maybank Investment Bank, her projects undertaken included financial feasibility studies, M & A, debt restructuring, business & sectoral reviews, public-private partnership structuring, formulation of government policies & frameworks and implementation planning. Her last position at Maybank Investment Bank was Associate Director, Strategic Advisory.