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Amiruddin Aziz

Senior Vice President - Investment

Amiruddin joined MAVCAP as a Senior Vice President in 2011. Prior to that, Amiruddin was the Principal Officer of a RM150-million developmental fund specifically established   in support of the development of  the ‘Integrated Agriculture Concept’in Malaysia. This Venture Capital Fund's investment focus is on fisheries, livestock, industrial and horticultural crops, agro bio-technology and food technology; and the fund is not geographically restricted. For international companies or off-shore investments, they must have significant Malaysian component or contributions.

Prior to his involvement in venture capital projects, Amiruddin was active in the corporate sector, holding various senior positions in the UEM Group from 1988 till 2008. He started his career with the UEM Group as the Head of Treasury in Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS).

From January 1997 to January 1999, Amiruddin was the General Manager of Group Corporate Affairs in HBN Management Sdn Berhad. From February 1999 to August 2000, he was the Chief Operating Officer of EPE Power Corporation Berhad. In August 2000, he was transferred to Renong Berhad to be its Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of TIME Engineering Berhad on 18 November 2001 and later on as Managing Director of the same company from 1 April 2003.

During the period from 1981 to 1988 prior to the UEM Group, Amiruddin was working in Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) and the Malaysian French Bank Berhad.He won a scholarship from MIDF to study for and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, USA.

Throughout his career, Amiruddin was involved in numerous large and notable projects such as the Teaching of Maths and Science in English Project (PPSMI), the North-South Expressway Project, the KL 2nd Light Rail Transit Project (PUTRA) and Sabah’s 120 MW gas-fired Independent Power Producing Plant. He was appointed and served as the Chairman of the Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance from January 2007 to December 2008. The Alliance, comprising of 12-Pan Asian member countries, aims to promote and provide secure, trusted, reliable and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities to enhance seamless trade globally.

He also evaluated and recommended A small set-up investment of USD6.0 mil in First Islamic Investment Bank Ltd (FIIB), Bahrain. The investment was divested in 2002 following a change in ownership at the UEM group for about USD10.2 mil. The investment was also giving 10% dividends to annually except for the initial year when it gave out its first dividend of 5%. Today FIIB is called Arcapita and as at 30 June, 2010, the bank has some USD1.0bn in shareholders’ funds with total Funds under Management of US 7.5bn.

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