Lizi A. Jalil

Managing Director, EM-CAP Partners Pte. Ltd 

0b06f69Lizi A. Jalil is the Managing Director of EM-CAP Partners Pte Ltd, the master franchise holder for South East Asia for ‘The Counter® Custom Built Burger’ restaurant, a premium build-your-own-burger restaurant from California USA.

She started her career as an Accountant with MorBanc Financial Corporation, a mortgage banking firm based In Washington DC.

Upon her return to Malaysia, she was employed as a tax consultant for Arthur Andersen Tax Services Pte Ltd, where she was involved in tax compliance work, tax planning and business advisory to foreign clients, government-linked corporations and public listed entities. Ms. Jalil’s career includes substantial corporate finance and financial accounting experience, primarily in the energy and investment sectors.

In the energy sector, she served as General Manager of Nippon Oil Exploration Pte Ltd and as CFO for two companies in Malaysia: SKS Refinery, the oil and gas subsidiary of a private equity firm owned by one of Malaysiaʻs leading industrialists, and a major oil and gas equipment fabricator (listed on The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange).

From 2009 until 2012, Lizi worked as Sr. Vice President for SBI Ven Capital Pte Ltd (“SBI”), a private equity fund management company based in Singapore. In this capacity, Lizi managed a portfolio of private equity investments in South East Asia, China and India, including sourcing and originating deals, fund set‐up and fund administration. She was principally responsible for successfully obtaining fund management approvals for the first syariah‐compliant fund between SBI and the Government of Brunei, and a joint‐venture fund between SBI and Permodalan Nasional Berhad, a sovereign fund of Malaysia.

Lizi’s last posting before starting EM-CAP Partners was Executive Director of Emerald Capital Asia Ltd, a private equity investment consultancy based in Singapore and Malaysia.

Lizi earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Open University in Malaysia and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the George Washington University, Washington, DC. In addition, she holds a Chartered Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and is a Licensed Corporate Secretary in Malaysia.