Dato’ Zulfikri Osman is the current Deputy Director General (Entrepreneurship) of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). His academic credentials in Accounting and Business-related support the leadership and direction he has taken throughout his career.
Dato’ Zulfikri Osman has over 30 years of experience in various positions in entrepreneurship, education, and investment in the public and private sector. Dato’ Zulfikri Osman spent his early career with the News Straits Times and Auto Bavaria, after which he ventured into various roles focusing on entrepreneurship development with MARA.
He has been instrumental in engaging industry players and government agencies to respond to market needs in the region. His involvement in high-impact related business exploration since 2014 has shifted MARA to the new entrepreneurial segment recognized by the nation. In 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Malaysia Aerospace Council, a national steering body dedicated to development in the aerospace industry in Malaysia. He is also a Board member of a various number of GLC Companies.
Datuk Yahya Bin Ja’afar, joined the Board of Pelaburan MARA in Mac 2022.
He started his career at Alam Biru Sdn. Bhd. and Alam Biru Automotif after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management & Business. With over 30 years’ experience including senior positions in entrepreneurship, education and investment of the public and private sectors, Datuk Yahya has been instrumental in engaging industry players and government agencies to respond to market needs in the southern region. His involvement in high-impact related business exploration since 2014 has opened up a new entrepreneurial segment recognized by various companies within the country.
Datuk Haji Yahya had served as the Chief Whip and a council member for the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), director at Yayasan Bandaraya Johor Bahru and various GLCs. He is also active in the sports, culture and education community. Currently, he serves as a director at Lace Motor Sdn. Bhd.
Dr Faizal was appointed as a board member in June 2022.
A Kuala Lumpur native, he received his early education at St John's Institution before moving to Ireland for his medical studies. After graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland right at the turn of the new millennium, he then pursued his lifelong ambition to become an entrepreneur. His 20- odd year career span comprised of multitude of discipline and industries, namely private tertiary education, training, workers recruitment, agriculture services, real estate development, MICE, investment and healthcare.
He has held various positions in the public, GLC and private sectors; from Special Officer to the Minister of Defence, Chief Executive Officer of a PHEI and executive directors of several enterprises, among others. He is very critical on education, entrepreneurship, R&D, innovation, policy making, politics/governance and his views are often published in the mainstream and online media.
Dr Faizal is also active in social welfare activities particularly in Pasir Salak, Perak. He enjoys giving talks to schools at their PTAs, motivating students/youths, and assisting/organising aid distribution for the needy.
Dato’ Julainie Mohd Salleh was appointed to the Board of Pelaburan MARA on 12 September 2022.
He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer at MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd (MARA Corp), the holding company of Pelaburan MARA. Dato’ Julainie is a member of Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and brings with him extensive working experience in Corporate Restructuring, Business Financial and Operational Management in various fields ranging from banking and financial institutions, plantation, property and construction, oil and gas, hospitality and others.
Prior to MARACorp, he was the Director of Corporate and Business Strategy Division at Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) which he joined in 2018 and was responsible in the turnaround process that saw increased profitability for the group of companies under Bernas.
Dato’ Julainie also previously served as Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) and Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) at UDA Holdings Sdn Bhd of which the Group achieved its best ever financial performance in 2015. His earlier working stint also included being the Senior Vice President of Business and Financial Advisory at Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), GCFO/GCOO at UiTM Holdings Sdn Bhd and the Group Financial Controller at Impiana Hotel Group of Companies.
Dato’ Julainie obtained his Bachelor in Accounting at the University of Hull, England after attended his A-Levels at Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). He received his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar, Johor and English College in Johor Bharu.
MOHD KAMAL BIN HUSIN