Board of Directors

Tamer Cankardes


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Technical University. Over 18 years of experience in the field of international power and water business development.

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib

Vice Chairman

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, male a Malaysian, obtained his Master in Business Administration from University of Salford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom. He is a fellow chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Wales, United Kingdom and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Anwar Syahrin joined Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) on 1 December 2020.
He started his career with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. In 1996 as executive in Fleet Distribution where he gained considerable experience in transport and logistics. Subsequent thereto, he assumed a position of senior Associate (Assurance and Business Advisory) in Arthur Andersen Manchester, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2001. He then Arthur Andersen/ Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur as Senior Associate/Chartered Accountant (Assurance and Business Advisory) in 2002. Anwar Syahrin left the practice to become the Managing Director/Consultant of Business Associates Consulting And. Bhd. Providing strategy and management consulting services from December 2002 to March 2006.
In April 2006, Anwar Syahrin was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd until May 2008. He had appointment as Director, Finance/ Group CFO of MMC and Logistics Division of MMC from January to August 2014.
Prior to joining Malakoff, Anwar Syahrin was the MD/CEO of UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”) from 1 September 2014 until 30 October 2020. He also as a board member of the key subsidiaries of UEM Sunrise, amongst others, UEM Land Berhad, Sunrise Berhad and ONE15 Marina Development Berhad.

Vishwanath Sankaranarayanan


Mr. Vishwanath Sankaranarayanan, a Chartered Accountant from India with over 30 years’ experience primarily in the power and infrastructure sector. He was Group Chief Financial Officer of Electricity Holding Company Oman and a Board member of Oman Power & Water Procurement Company.

Ajeev Gopinathan


Mr. Ajeev Gopinathan has Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a seasoned professional with more than 16 years of experience in managing multi-asset class investments. Currently he is working as Senior Investment Specialist at Diwan of Royal Court Pension Fund.

Mohd Nazersham bin Mansor


He obtained a Degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University, United Kingdom and is a Fellow member of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He joined as the Chief Financial Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad on 1 December 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial management, taxation, treasury and corporate finance.

Ashish Gupta


Mr. Ashish has a Bachelor Degree in commerce from Punjab University, India and Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Indian Institute of Materials Management, India. He is a seasoned Investment Professional with an experience of over 15 Years in the field of investment and finance. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as Business strategy, debt restructuring, financial management, corporate finance etc. Currently he is working with Civil Service Employees Pension Fund as Senior Investment Analyst with a mandate of multi-asset class investments.

Katsushi Takiguchi


Katsushi Takiguchi, age 52, a Japanese citizen, obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Policy Management from Keio University in Japan. He has over 25 years’ career in international business development in the infrastructure sector.

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