PEOPLE

Unique Combination of People from Diverse Background

At VentureTECH, our people is our greatest asset. From top to bottom, we have strategically assembled people from public and private sectors with proven skill sets to get the job done. We leverage the skills and networks of our people to create impactful values for Venture Tech and its investee companies.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Ramli

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Ramli

Chairman

MIGHT Board of Directors

Executive Deputy Chairman, CEO & Group Managing Director, Boustead Heavy Engineering Corporation Berhad (BHIC)

Norida Abd. Rahman, PhD

Norida Abd. Rahman, PhD

Managing Director

Norida joined VentureTECH as Managing Director in February 2016. She served as interim Executive Director of VentureTECH in 2009 and was Chairman of the Investment Committee. Norida has over 25 years of experience in broad areas involving industrial development, corporate strategy, business development, commercialization and investment. Prior to joining VentureTECH, since 1999 she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MIGHT. She helped established strategic business units and technology investment flagships in the areas of biotechnology, sensor and RFID technology, and automotive on behalf of the government. She had served also as executive and non-executive directors in subsidiary and associate companies, and now assumes chairmanship and directorship in portfolio companies of VentureTECH.

In her various senior capacities in MIGHT, Norida was involved in policy advice, strategy, renewable energy, green technology and emerging industries. She spearheaded several national initiatives for sectorial development that led to the establishment of the Malaysia Automotive Institute for MITI, National Innocert for Certification of innovative SMEs for SME Corp, Regional Hub for Solar Testing, Certification and Training for MITI, and the Global Competition Innovation Program with the United Nations for Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She also led the development of national roadmaps and strategic plans namely the National Green Technology Foresight 2030, Malaysia Solar Industry Roadmap 2030, Malaysian Automotive Strategic Plan and the pilot National Performance Evaluation of R&D Program. Previously, Norida served as General Manager Corporate at Kulim Technology Park Corporation. Prior to that, she worked in the Kedah State Development Economic Corporation, and in Alor Star City Council as Head of Valuation.

Norida holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) with research focus in R&D and technology management, and an MBA from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. She received a BA in Economics from University of Winnipeg, Canada. She also enrolled in leadership management course at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in financial strategy. Dr Norida was a member of the University Malaya Research Advisory Council (UMRAC) and the National Science and Research Council (NSRC) committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Melaka Biotechnology Corporation.

Muhammad Idris

Muhammad Idris

Director

Director, Services Industry Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU)

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Yusoff

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Yusoff

Independent Director

Dean, Faculty of Biotechnology and Science Molecule, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Fellow of Academy Science of Malaysia

Prof. Madya Dr. Ramzah Dambul

Prof. Madya Dr. Ramzah Dambul

Director

Deputy Secretary General, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Dato’ Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim

Dato’ Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim

Independent Director

Senior Director, Commercialisation & Planning Programme, Malaysian Nuclear Agency

Rushdi Abdul Rahim

Rushdi Abdul Rahim

Director

Senior Vice President, Strategic Intelligence & Foresight, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Prime Minister’s Department

Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz

Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz

Alternate Director

Deputy Director I, Distribution Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU)

Dr. Mohd Mokhtar Tahar

Dr. Mohd Mokhtar Tahar

Alternate Director

Senior Under Secretary, Strategic Planning, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Dato’ Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim

Dato’ Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim

Chairman

Senior Director, Commercialisation & Planning Programme, Malaysian Nuclear Agency

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Yusoff

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Yusoff

Member

Dean, Faculty of Biotechnology and Science Molecule, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Fellow of Academy Science of Malaysia

Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz

Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz

Member

Deputy Director I, Distribution Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU)

Abdul Halim Bisri

Abdul Halim Bisri

Member

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Prime Minister’s Department

Zarina Nor Ismail

Zarina Nor Ismail

Member

Director, Credit Management – SME Bank

Md Zaini Md Zakaria

Md Zaini Md Zakaria

Member

Vice President, Corporate Finance, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Prime Minister’s Department

Norida Abd. Rahman, PhD

Norida Abd. Rahman, PhD

Managing Director

Norida joined VentureTECH as Managing Director in February 2016. She served as interim Executive Director of VentureTECH in 2009 and was Chairman of the Investment Committee. Norida has over 25 years of experience in broad areas involving industrial development, corporate strategy, business development, commercialization and investment. Prior to joining VentureTECH, since 1999 she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MIGHT. She helped established strategic business units and technology investment flagships in the areas of biotechnology, sensor and RFID technology, and automotive on behalf of the government. She had served also as executive and non-executive directors in subsidiary and associate companies, and now assumes chairmanship and directorship in portfolio companies of VentureTECH.

In her various senior capacities in MIGHT, Norida was involved in policy advice, strategy, renewable energy, green technology and emerging industries. She spearheaded several national initiatives for sectorial development that led to the establishment of the Malaysia Automotive Institute for MITI, National Innocert for Certification of innovative SMEs for SME Corp, Regional Hub for Solar Testing, Certification and Training for MITI, and the Global Competition Innovation Program with the United Nations for Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She also led the development of national roadmaps and strategic plans namely the National Green Technology Foresight 2030, Malaysia Solar Industry Roadmap 2030, Malaysian Automotive Strategic Plan and the pilot National Performance Evaluation of R&D Program. Previously, Norida served as General Manager Corporate at Kulim Technology Park Corporation. Prior to that, she worked in the Kedah State Development Economic Corporation, and in Alor Star City Council as Head of Valuation.

Norida holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) with research focus in R&D and technology management, and an MBA from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. She received a BA in Economics from University of Winnipeg, Canada. She also enrolled in leadership management course at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in financial strategy. Dr Norida was a member of the University Malaya Research Advisory Council (UMRAC) and the National Science and Research Council (NSRC) committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Melaka Biotechnology Corporation.

Ahmad Redzuan Sidek

Ahmad Redzuan Sidek

Chief Investment Officer

Ahmad started his career at Permodalan Nasional Berhad where he served as analyst for over 8 years in the private equity department. He was appointed as VentureTECH’s Head of Investment from 2012-2015 before leaving to Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) to work on Special Projects under the Executive Director’s Office. He returned to VentureTECH as Chief Investment Officer in 2016. Ahmad completed his Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from The Financial and Securities Institute of Australia. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Computer Science with Information System from The University of Manchester.

ahmadredzuan@venturetech.my

Noraina Mustapha

Noraina Mustapha

Head of Operations and Corporate Advisory

Aina joined VentureTECH since 2015 and brings vast experience in legal matters. She was involved in the corporate and commercial litigation arena. Aina was involved in several cases before the Malaysian Courts and has appeared and assisted Senior Counsel up to the Apex Court level, dealing with judicial review, banking law and company law. She subsequently ventured into corporate advisory where she advised clients on issues related to corporate and shareholder related matters, contractual disputes, joint ventures, and corporate governance. Aina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the International Islamic University.

aina@venturetech.my

Asrul Hadi Azizan

Asrul Hadi Azizan

Head of Finance

Asrul joined VentureTECH in 2017. He brings a wealth of experience in accounting, finance, consulting and auditing. He started as an auditor at PwC where he served for over 8 years. He also had a stint as consultant at Prokhas and the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia (MOF). Prior to joining VentureTECH, he was the Head of Corporate Services for the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). Asrul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant (MICPA), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, UK (CIPFA), and ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants (ACPA).

asrul@venturetech.my

Nizam Mohd Reza

Nizam Mohd Reza

Head of Value Creation

Nizam was appointed as Senior Investment Manager at VentureTECH in 2016. He was previously with Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) where he pursued new business ventures for MRCB under the Executive Director’s Office. Prior to MRCB, Nizam spent over 5 years at Sime Darby Berhad and 4 years at Prokhas Sdn Bhd where he worked extensively on procurement, legal and secretarial matters, and corporate advisory. He received his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Manchester in 2003.

nizam@venturetech.my

Nazathul Akmar Shahludin

Nazathul Akmar Shahludin

Senior Investment Manager

Akmar served as Senior Investment Manager for VentureTECH since 2015. Previously, she spent over 20 years at Maybank as Senior Account Manager for Corporate Remedial Management. She was responsible for activities related to loan origination, monitoring, and recovery for SME and Mid-Corporate clients from various industries. In that capacity, she was also tasked to provide advisory and overall strategy to the SME Business Center. Akmar received her MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia. She has obtained the Professional Credit Certification from Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and had also received Credit Skill Accreditation from Omega International Inc.

akmar@venturetech.my

Bani Azhwan Abdul Rahim

Bani Azhwan Abdul Rahim

Industry-Government Liaison

Bani has over 20 years of experience in liaising with industry and government related various industries and countries in his experience at VentureTECH and other subsidiaries of MIGHT. He has an established reputation as a sleek communicator and he in his current role, will continue to ensure effective communication between VentureTECH and all parties leading to healthy and successful collaboration.

bani@venturetech.my

Siti Saharah Ismail

Siti Saharah Ismail

Investment Analyst

Prior to joining VentureTECH in 2016, Sarah spent 7 years at Global Maritime Ventures (GMV), a marine venture capital investment holding company, a subsidiary of Malaysian Development Bank. She brings extensive experience related to regional deal making and investment process from her previous post as an investment analyst. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University. She is currently completing her MBA in Corporate Finance & Investment as well as Master in Management from University of Hertfordshire.

saharah@venturetech.my

Karim Khaidi

Karim Khaidi

Investment Analyst

Karim joined VentureTECH in 2017. He was previously an analyst for Excell Partners, an early stage high-tech venture capital company based in Rochester, New York. At Excell, Karim was involved pre-investment process including deal flow management and deep due diligence. He was also in charge of managing part of the endowment portfolio (public equity) of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology. Karim is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst ® certification.

karim@venturetech.my

Seung Jun Yoo, PhD

Seung Jun Yoo, PhD

International Associate

Dr. Seung Jun Yoo serves as the Managing Director of Korea Bio-Economy Research Center at KoreaBIO (Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization) since May 2016. His research interests are the analysis of global bio-healthcare industry and sustainably growing Bio-Economy and its ecosystem through innovating data and global business development networks.

Before moving to current position, he served as directors for Center for International Affairs, Division of Biotechnology and Welfare R&D Coordination, and Division of R&D Program Evaluation of Korean government in KISTEP (Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning) starting from 2006.

He holds a Ph.D. degree from Korea University (Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering) and two M.S. degrees from University of Minnesota (Animal Physiology, USA) and Cornell University (Physiology, USA), and a B.S. degree from Hanyang University in Korea.

Some of his contributions include a founding board member of Korea Society for Bio-Economy, a member of International Advisory Council for Global Bioeconomy Council, and a member of Korean Association for Policy Studies.

biojun@koreabio.org