TAN SRI DR. MUNIR MAJID is the Chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd, and has been on its board since 2008. He is also the Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia (ASEAN-BAC). He obtained his B.Sc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and his PhD in International Relations in 1978. He was teaching at the Department of International Relations of his alma mater from 1972-1975, and was an analyst for Daiwa Europe NV in London from 1975-1978.


On his return back to Malaysia at the end of 1978, Tan Sri Dr. Munir joined The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) as a lead writer and progressed to become its Group Editor. He left The NST in 1986 to become the CEO of a small merchant bank, Pertanian Baring Sanwa (PBS), which then became Commerce International Merchant Bankers, the genesis of today’s CIMB Group.

He left CIMB in 1993 at the invitation of the Government of Malaysia to set up the Securities Commission and became its first Executive Chairman until 1999. He continued on with his illustrious career, serving in various capacities, including as Chairman of both Celcom and Malaysia Airlines System at different times. He is the founder and President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (2003-2008) and is now the chairman of its Advisory Council.


He was made an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science in December 2005, and in 2008, a Visiting Senior Fellow of LSE IDEAS (Centre for the Study of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) where he heads the Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme. He is also a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.


DATO’ AHMAD REDZA AHMAD KHAIRUDDIN is a businessman whose main interest lies in publishing and the distribution of books.  He has more than 15 years of experience in publishing, distribution and retailing, and his publishing house; Mahir Holdings Group and Cerdik Publications Sdn Bhd are currently the leading privately-owned publishing houses in Malaysia. He is the President of The Malaysian Board on Books for Young People (MBBY) and Past President of The International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY). MBBY is non-profit, independent association registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia. It represents national section of International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

He obtained a Diploma in Investment Analysis from the University Technology MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, a Bachelors of Business in Business Administration from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio University, USA.


He is the Chairman of a Parent-Teacher Association for a primary school (SK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam) as well as for a residential secondary school (The Malay College of Kuala Kangsar), both of which have been recognized as ‘high performing schools’ by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

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