Shahira Ahmed Bazari
Managing Director, Yayasan Hasanah
Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah) is the Corporate Responsibility foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), the strategic investment fund for Malaysia. While Khazanah focuses on creating true value for the country through financial and strategic initiatives; Hasanah looks at the country’s pressing community and social issues. The two entities together drive a nation-building agenda to progress Malaysia as a globally competitive nation.
As the Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah, Shahira works together with a network of civil society partner organisations to create long-term impact and changes within Malaysia’s social and community landscape. 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 (Education); Think City Sdn Bhd (Urban Regeneration); and Yayasan Sejahtera (Poverty Alleviation).
Shahira’s role to Hasanah evolved out of her nine-year tenure at Khazanah as a Director in the Managing Director’s Office between 2006 – 2015. She was instrumental in the setting up of Hasanah between 2013 – 2015. Prior to Khazanah, Shahira led a regional role in Public Affairs for 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.