Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan
Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas) on October 1, 2022 and Chairman of Ekuinas on July 18, 2023.
Tan Sri Shahril was the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from 2018 to 2021 where he was responsible in upholding the mandate of growing the nation’s long-term wealth via distinct commercial and strategic objectives. Before serving Khazanah, he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP), the nation’s largest retirement fund, and prior to that served as its Deputy CEO (Investments). Prior to joining KWSP, he was the Managing Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), where he was responsible for developing Kuala Lumpur Sentral into one of the main commercial centres in Malaysia. Tan Sri Shahril had previously served at Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional, where he was involved in corporate recovery and credit restructuring following the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He also served as a Non-Executive Board Member of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad and Malaysia Airlines Berhad from 2021 to 2023. He embarked on his career as a Legal Assistant at Zain & Co from 1994 to 1996.
In addition to his chairmanship at Ekuinas, Tan Sri Shahril is Chairman at Axiata Group Berhad since January 1, 2022, after joining the Board on November 29, 2021 and Chairman of Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd since May 18, 2022. He also sits on various boards, including Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional, Right Sentiments Sdn Bhd, Kuantan Agrofood Park Sdn Bhd, and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
Tan Sri Shahril holds a Master of Arts from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University and has been called to the Malaysian Bar and the Bar of England and Wales.