SHAHIRA AHMED BAZARI
Managing Director, Yayasan Hasanah
Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad(Khazanah), the strategic investment fund for Malaysia. While Khazanah focuses on creating true valuefor the country through financial and strategic initiatives; Hasanah looks at the country’s pressingcommunity and social issues. The two entities together drive a nation-building agenda to progressMalaysia as a globally competitive nation.As the Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah, Shahira works together with a network of civil societypartner organisations to create positive long-term and sustainable impact within Malaysia’s social,environmental and community landscapes. Hasanah focuses on five key areas of Education,Community Development, Environment, Arts, Heritage & Culture and Knowledge. Within her current capacity, Shahira also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of several social-based
organisations including PINTAR Foundation and Yayasan Khazanah (Education); Think City Sdn Bhd (Urban Regeneration); Yayasan Sejahtera (Poverty Alleviation); and the National Visual Arts Development Board (Arts). Effective September 2017, Shahira also sits on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), an organization aimed to spearhead arts and cultural development in Malaysia, under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Office. Shahira’s role to Hasanah evolved out of her nine-year tenure at Khazanah between 2006 – 2015 where her last held position was Director in the Managing Director’s Office. She was instrumental in the setting up of Hasanah between 2013 – 2015. Prior to Khazanah, Shahira led a regional role in Public Affairsfor Procter & Gamble Malaysia; and also worked in a private think-tank at the start of her career.
Shahira holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and M.A. in Public
Communication from American University, Washington D.C.