Shahnaz Al-Sadat

A firm believer in education reform and talent development, Shahnaz Al-Sadat joined LeapEd in 2016 with over two decades of diverse career experience including 10 years in Arthur Andersen and a further 10 years contributing to nation-building through her work with Government-Linked Corporations. In her professional capacity, she has held various positions including Chief Financial Officer as well as Executive Director of Strategic Human Capital Management at Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Throughout her career, Shahnaz has continued to focus on causes close to her heart including highlighting the importance of social enterprise in Malaysia. A social entrepreneur 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 the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). A fervent believer in knowledge sharing, 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.