Dato’ Darawati Hussain
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Darawati Hussain is a Director of Syalin Sdn Bhd., a family investment office. Formerly with CIMB Group, her last position was as Director, Fund and Co-Investor Relations under the Group Strategy and Strategic Investments Division (CIMB GSSI). She has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, asset management and private equity. She first joined the CIMB Group (Malaysia)’s corporate advisory team where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. She also spent five years in London as a European equities portfolio manager for a US fund management company with asset under management (AUM) worth US$70 billion.
In 2001, she rejoined CIMB Group to set-up and develop the private equity franchise formerly known as CIMB Private Equity and Venture Capital, where she drove the initiative to set-up Shariah-compliant private equity funds. Dato’ Darawati also serves as a Chairman of RHB Private Equity Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and as an Independent Board Member of Magna Prima Berhad. Apart fom that she is also a Director of several private-limited companies involved in a diverse range of businesses, namely strategic crisis management communication and HSE consultancy.
Dato’ Darawati was a former Chairperson of Malaysia Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA) and a committee member of Malaysia Venture Capital Development Corporation (MVCDC) under SC. She remains an active member of MVCA. She was also an Investment Committee member for the equity funds under Agensi Innovasi Malaysia, a unit under the Prime Minister’s office. Her other Board memberships include RHB Investment Bank Berhad, PRH Private Equity Fund (PEFL), Syalin Sdn Bhd, Subur Bangga Sdn Bhd and more.