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Dato' Sri Nazir Razak

Ikhlas Capital

Nazir Razak is currently the Chairman and Founding partner of Ikhlas Capital. He retired as Chairman of CIMB Group in October 2018 after a 29-year career with the ASEAN banking group.

Some company Nazir was recognised as Malaysia’s top executive/CEO on several occasions and was the youngest recipient of Finance Asia’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2009. He was awarded Euromoney’s ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in 2012 and was winner of the prestigious ‘Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award’ in 2015.

An advocate of ASEAN economic integration, Nazir was the inaugural Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group. He served on the Investment Panel for the Employees Provident Fund (2002-2017) and the Board of Khazanah Nasional (2014-2018).

Nazir graduated from the University of Bristol in 1988 and obtained an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge in 1989. In 2009, he was the Chevening Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and in 2019 was the Transformational Leadership Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

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Ikhlas Capital is an ASEAN private equity fund manager dedicated to partnering and growing great companies that positively impact the development of the region.