Leadership / Board Of Directors

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).

Dato’ has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, asset management and private equity. Darawati first joined the corporate advisory team of CIMB Group (Malaysia) where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. She also spent five years in London where she was 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 and in particular, driving the initiative to set-up the Shariah-compliant private equity funds.

Dato’ also serves as Chairman of RHB Private Equity Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and as an Independent Board Member of Magna Prima Berhad. In Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) she is also a member of the Board Investment Committee and Board Procurement Committee. 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 committee member of Malaysia Venture Capital Development Corporation (MVCDC) under SC and remains an active member of MVCA. She is also an Investment Committee member for the equity funds under Agensi Innovasi Malaysia (a unit under the PM’s office).

Dato Darawati chairs the MAVCAP Board Investment Committee.  Her other Board memberships include RHB Investment Bank Berhad. RHB Private Equity Holdings Sdn Bhd, PRH Private Equity Fund (PEFL), Magna Prima Berhad, Syalin Sdn Bhd, Subur Bangga Sdn Bhd, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia and a few others.