Hisham Bin Zainal Mokhtar, Independent Non-Executive Director

Hisham presently is an Independent Board Member of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, VADS Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad), Media Prima Berhad and Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd and a Business Coach at the Asia School of Business since August 2018. 

He began his career in the insurance industry at Universal Life and General Insurance in 1987. He joined William M Mercer Sdn Bhd in 1988 before becoming an investment analyst with Crosby Research (M) Sdn Bhd in 1991. He joined Barings Research (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1994 and UBS Research (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1996. He became a financial consultant at Sithe Pacific LLC in 1998, a regional independent power producer, and later ventured out to setup a boutique investment advisory firm, KE Malaysia Capital Partners Sdn Bhd. 

He served Tricubes Berhad as an Executive Director and Vice President of Corporate and Financing Planning from April 2001 to April 2005. He then joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad in May 2005 and later served as a Director in the Investment Division from April 209 to June 2014. He was Chief Operating Officer with Astro Overseas Limited from July 2014 until June 2018 and after that a Director in the Group Managing Director’s Office at Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad from July 2018 until March 2019.


He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics from Illinois State University, US in 1984 and 1986 respectively. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), under the Sloan Fellows Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.