OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES


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Y.M. Tunku Dato’ Yaacob Khyra
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Economics and Accounting from City University, London

Tunku Dato Yaacob Khyra is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Budimas Charitable Foundation and MAA-Medicare Charitable Foundation. He holds the position of Executive Chairman of Mycron Steel Berhad (MSB), Melewar Industrial Group Berhad (MIG) and MAA Group Berhad (MAAG). He is also a Board member of Melewar Group Berhad, Khyra Legacy Berhad, Ithmaar Holding B.S.C., IB Capital B.S.C. and several private limited companies. Besides that he also sits on the Board of Altech Chemicals Limited which is listed in Australia as a Non-Executive Director.

 


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Y.M. Tunku Yahaya Bin Tunku Abdullah
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from City University, London
Master of Science in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London

Upon his return from UK in 1986, Tunku Yahaya joined MZC - Saatchi & Saatchi. Then in 1988, he joined Central Market KL's management as Executive Director. In 1994, he joined MetroVision TV station and was appointed Managing Director. In 1997, he started Melewar Parallax music label. Later, he served as Director of several public companies.

 

 


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Y.M. Tunku Elana Khyra
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Certificate in Markets and Management, Concentration in Early Childhood Education at Duke University

Tunku Elana, the founder of The Hilltop Kindergarten is dedicated to nurturing children as compassionate leaders with positive characters  and values. Formerly, the Marketing Manager of MAA group, she has extensive experience in branding and marketing. She is a devoted volunteer at The Budimas  Charitable Foundation and an avid artist.

 

 


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Y.BHG Datin Seri Maneesah Tunku Iskandar
Diploma in Beauty Culture, Dubarry International School of Beauty Culture

Datin Seri Maneesah was the General Manager of Estee Lauder in Malaysia which was imported by Harpers Trading Sdn Bhd.  She also sits on the board of a number of private limited companies such as Melewar Utama Sdn Bhd and Mitra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

 

 


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Mr. Steve Teoh Loon Heng
Honors Degree Graduate in Public Administration (UK)
CFP (Certified Financial Planner), MMIM, PHF

Penang-born Mr Steve Teoh, spent 8 years in the UK for his varsity education and early working career with Nuneaton Borough Council and Marks & Spencer. An ardent outdoor enthusiast, he was an Officer Cadet at the East Midlands Officers Training Corps and was attached to 16th Coy, The Parachute Regiment, V Para (Lincoln) UK. Upon his return in 1980, Mr Teoh spent virtually his entire career in Marketing Operations specialising in brand development and communication. He worked with MNCs the likes of PepsiCo International, Phillip Morris, Ford Motors, Leo Burnett, Havas Global till he retired as Chairman/CEO of EURO RSCG, Malaysia. Besides being one of the Founding Trustee of the Budimas Foundation in 1998, he was also one of the Founding Board Members of The Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).

 

 


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Y.BHG Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Bachelor Of Economics From Monash Univeristy, Clayton, Australia

Datuk Umar Swift began his career in the areas of banking and financial services holding mumerous positions within the Bank of Singapore (Australia). He was also the General Manager, Corporate Finance in Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and was promoted to CEO a year into the company. In 2004, he joined Maybank as Executive Vice President-Head, Enterprise Financial Service Group and left in 2006 to join MAA Group Berhad in 2006. Datuk Umar Swift ceased to be the CEO of MAA when the company was sold to Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and remained as CEO/Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad.

 

 


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Mr.Roshan Mahendran Bin Abdullah
Diploma In Applied Science, Tasmania University, Australia
Professional Certificates-Coc Sm Class 1 Issued By Amsa, Government Of Australia
Professional Dynamic Positioning Qualifications From Imca And The Nautical Institute, United Kingdom.

Mr. Roshan Held Multiple Senior Positions Both Offshore And Onshore In The Upstream Oil And Gas Sector Covering Marine, Dynamic Positioning, T&I, Subsea Construction And Irm. He Was Also In The Marine Industry With Neptune Oriental Lines (NOL) Singapore. Currently, Mr. Roshan Is The Chief Operating Officer Of Mycronsteel Berhad And Is Responsible For The Operations Of Both Mycron Steel Crc Sdn Bhd And Melewar Steel Tube Sdn Bhd.

 

 


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En.Azlan Bin Abdullah
Bachelor of Science Degree In Business Administration From Trinity University, San Antonio Texas, Usa
Masters Degree In Business Administration From Morehead State University, Kentucky, Usa.

En. Azlan Began And Spent Most Of His Career Life In The Banking Industry And Was The Vice President And Head Of Public Sector Division In Citibank Berhad. Presently, En Azlan Is The Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer Of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad And Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Of Mycron Steelberhad.He Is Also The Executive Director Of The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

 

 


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Y.BHG Dato’ Steve Day
Media entrepreneur and former helicopter pilot who began his career life as an officer in the British Royal Air Force at 18 years old.

Before becoming a successful media entrepreneur, Dato’ Steve Day was a career officer and navigator in the British Royal Air Force flying transport aircraft all over the world. Following this he left to become a civilian helicopter pilot flying massive choppers in the North Sea off Scotland and the South China Sea out of Kuala Terengganu. His next stop was Sumatra where he flew oil-rigs piece by piece into jungle clearings alternating home between a riverboat when flying and an apartment in Singapore during his time off. After making connections in the film industry, he made a radical career switch to start the Vision Four network, a cable television service exclusively for hotels. He also started Vision KL, one of the nation’s leading lifestyle, and tourism magazines and pioneered the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. He was conferred a Datukship in recognition of his services in promoting Malaysia as a world class tourism destination and for his contributions to charitable causes.