Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Dato’ Mohd. Hashim, graduated with a law degree from the University of Westminster London in 1982. He was then called to the English Bar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn London, United Kingdom in 1983 and was accepted as a member of the Malaysian Bar in 1984. He started his career as a Legal Officer with Petronas and subsequently practised as a Legal Assistant with a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur for several years before setting up his own practice in September 1988 todate.
Apart from sitting on the board of several private companies, Dato’ Abdul Rahman also previously sat on the boards of several public companies listed on Bursa Malaysia (the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) over the past 20 years in various capacities including that of Chairman, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Independent Non-Executive Director.
Dzuleira Abu Bakar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Prior to this, Dzuleira was the CEO of Cradle Seed Ventures (CSV), a growth stage venture capital fund which is part of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s premier early-stage funding agency and influencer. She is also an appointed Council Member of the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM).
Dzuleira is no stranger to the entrepreneurship ecosystem both in the country and the region. She brings with her years of experience in the tech ecosystem, nurturing and growing promising tech startups. Dzuleira has served in various roles across government agencies, GLCs as well as the private sector with deep experience across multiple industries in particular technology and innovation, honing skills in venture capital & private equity, corporate finance, legal & governance, deal structuring and stakeholder management among others.
Dzuleira holds a Masters Degree in Management from Universiti Malaya (UM) and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).