Malaysian, aged 53, Director
Dato’ Ahri Bin Hashim was appointed to the Board on 12 April 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Diploma in Investment Analysis from Universiti Teknologi Mara in 1989. He attended all five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.
He thereafter obtained a Bachelor of Science Marketing and Computer Science from Tri- State University, Angola, Indiana in 1997 and subsequently a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University, New York, United States of America in 2001.
He started his career in 1989, as an Equity Analyst with Baring Securities Pte. Ltd. He left in 1993 to join K&N Kenanga Sdn. Bhd. as an Institutional Securities Dealer, for a year until 1994. The following year he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, New York as an Institutional Dealer in charge of Far East Equity Sales.
Dato’ Ahri co-founded and acted as a director of AWZ Computer LLC, Angola, Indiana in 1996-1997. He was a co-founder and then appointed as the Managing Partner in Globex LLC, New York, which focused on high technology investment, between 1998 and 2002. In 2007, he co-founded and became a partner of The Datestone Group LLC, Palm Beach Florida, which is a Shariah’ compliant private equity investment and financial advisory firm with global exposure including in Liberia, Africa as well as Chile, South America.
He was appointed as a Board Member of Ministry of Finance Incorporated’s Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) in 2013. In May 2015 he was appointed as Chairman of SPNB Aspirasi Sdn. Bhd. as well as director of SPNB Edar Sdn. Bhd. and SPNB Dana Sdn. Bhd., positions which he holds to date.