Shahnaz Al-Sadat is an independent promoter of education reform, talent development and social enterprise for Malaysia. She joins 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 to help 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.
Zulhaimi joins LeapEd Services in 2016 as the General Manager of Education Operations. He started his career with an established audit firm as an external auditor. During his time there, he was involved in financial audit and advisory, internal audit, business risk consulting, as well risk management consulting.
Prior to joining LeapEd, he was Programme Director at a social enterprise that dedicated to education improvement efforts and impact maximisation in the community it serves. During his tenure, he was seconded to Yayasan AMIR, a non-profit organisation mandated to oversee the implementation of the Yayasan Amir Trust Schools Programme (YATSP). His role saw him leading the overall management of the organisation, especially implementation of the YATSP.
In total, Zulhaimi has over 20 years of experience covering corporate services, HR, ICT, risk management, governance, business planning and internal audit in various GLCs. He is a firm believer in teamwork, integrity and practicing good values. He is also passionate about people’s career development and strongly advocates helping organisations, teams and individuals unlock their strengths and maximise their potential.
Zulhaimi likes tennis, enjoys watching Pixar movies and loves spending time with his wife and three sons.