CVs & Career



Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), Malaysia’s strategic investment fund from June 2004 to July 2018. Upon retirement from Khazanah, he has been actve in various public service, academic and commercial institutions. Among his current and recent affiliations include as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge (February 2019 to February 2021),  Bye-Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge, an Adjunct Professor at UTM, a board member of INCEIF (The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, in Malaysia) and a trustee of the Wawasan Education Foundation in Penang, Malaysia. His research interest is in the area of Finance and its impact on Society.

In January 2021, he was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia as a member of the Majlis Kemakmuran Bumiputera (Bumiputera Prosperity Council). He is also a board member of MERCY Malaysia, a leading international humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. His international affiliations currently include as a member of the Global Future Council on Investing of the World Economic Forum (Davos), a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Ethical Finance Forum Edinburgh, a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, a board member of VB Asset Management LLC, a Venture Capital Fund investing in Life Sciences in the United States and an Advisor to The Hive IV, a Silicon Valley based Technology Venture Capital fund. In early 2020, he co-founded Fitrah Capital Associates, a financial and strategy advisory firm incorporated in the United Arab Emirates. He is also a board member of MyKar Berhad, a homegrown Malaysian-developed electric car vehicle company.

From June 2004 to July 2018, as the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s Strategic Investment Fund, the fund portfolio grew to approximately USD 40bn with the net value of the portfolio rising 3.5x from MYR 33.3bn in 2004 to MYR 115.9bn as at end 2017. During this period, Khazanah established itself as a leading sovereign fund and investor in the region and among others was well recognized for its work in transforming GLCs/SOEs, developing the Iskandar Malaysia special development zone, internationalizing Khazanah’s operations and being leaders in various corporate governance, talent development and corporate responsibility practices among others.

Prior to that he held various senior positions at BinaFikir, Salomon Smith Barney, UBS and Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Azman was conferred various awards and recognition over the years including as Chairman of the Year Malaysia (2017), CEO of the Year Malaysia (2016), Board of Stewards for Economic Progress by World Economic Forum (Davos), and for his services to the nation, the honorary title Tan Sri by the YDP Agong, or King of Malaysia (2008). He is an accountant (FCCA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) by profession and a holder of a Diploma in Islamic Studies (International Islamic University Malaysia), a M.Phil in Development Studies, graduating with distinction from Darwin College, Cambridge University as a Chevening scholar and a Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.

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