OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dato’ Wan Asmadi Wan Ahmad
Managing Principal, Director and Co-Founder, has been in the business of investment banking for more than 19 years with exposure into various facets of the business including Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets, Stockbroking, Islamic Capital Markets and Funds Structuring locally and internationally. Prior to becoming an Investment Banker, Dato’ Wan Asmadi had about 5 years of experience in management accounting, auditing and taxation.
Among senior positions held by Dato’ Wan Asmadi thoughout his tenure as an Investment Banker were Chief Operating Officer of Anfaal Capital of Saudi Arabia, Head of Islamic Capital Markets of Maybank-IB, Executive Director of Dealing of Maybank Securities Sdn Bhd and Head of Equities Market of Maybank-IB. Dato’ Wan Asmadi has over 8 years of training and hands-on experience in Corporate Finance during his early years in Investment Banking.
The key responsibilities of Dato’ Wan Asmadi include the high level management of the business operations of the Company, business development and strategic business directions of the Company. Dato’ Wan Asmadi holds a Masters of Business Administration specialising in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Dato' Wan Asmadi is a holder of New Capital Market Services Representative's Licence ("CMSRL") issued by Securities Commission Malaysia.
Muhamad Sabberi Badrul Jamil
Senior Principal, Director and Co-Founder, started his profession in the assurance and business advisory department with one of the Big 4 international public accountants firm and was exposed to numerous audit assignments. Mr Muhamad Sabberi then continued his career in the area of financial advisory services with several major investment banks. He garnered in-depth knowledge and experience in various aspects of corporate advisory assignments such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, rationalisation and privatisation exercises. After a successful 10 years involvement in the investment banking sector, he joined a subsidiary of a UK listed company involved in the oil and gas, petrochemical and engineering support services as the Finance Director. He subsequently joined NAZA group of companies, a local conglomerate, as the Head of Investment.
The key responsibilities of Mr. Muhamad Sabberi are to lead in the execution of equity deals which include initial public offering, merger and acquisition, and equity funds raising. Mr. Muhammad Sabberi holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Lancaster, UK and has received qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”).
Farid Zainuddin Rahman
Senior Principal, has over sixteen years of working experience in the financial services sector. Mr Farid started his professional careerwith aninternational public accountants firm and subsequently, had significant exposure in undertaking corporate advisory assignments with various corporate finance and equity capital market departments of local investment banks. He has been involved in numerous equity and equity-linked corporate exercises from the origination stage to the distribution stage and his experience includes public flotation, mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, corporate and debt restructuring as well as fund raising exercises.
The key responsibilities of Mr. Farid are to lead in real estate deals which include provision of debt and equity solutions, financial feasibility and project management and sourcing for investors/funders. Mr. Farid holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University, UK. Mr Farid is a holder of CMSRL issued by Securities Commission Malaysia.
Md Noor Abd Rahim
Affiliate Principal, has invaluable in-depth knowledge and experience of close to 20 years in relation to mergers and acquisitions regulations during his capacity as the Deputy General Manager/Head of Takeover and Mergers Department at the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”). Mr. Md Noor was also the Chairperson for reviewing equity structure ownership of corporations for complying with the relevant guidelines of Foreign Investment Committee and other governing authorities/agencies.
Prior to joining SC, he served as an Administrative and Diplomatic Service Officer of the Government at the Secretariat office of the Capital Issues Committee and Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia and as MIDA’s tax specialist / member of Tax Incentive Committee for foreign assets acquisition for 15 years.
Mr. Md Noor’s is mainly involved in the advisory roles for mergers and acquisition of companies leveraging on his vast experience in the Malaysian regulations for equity capital markets. Mr Md Noor is a holder of CMSRL issued by Securities Commission Malaysia.
Ahmad Nazri Othman Mohd
Principal, has accumulated more than 12 years of sterling experience in investment banking as a debt markets specialist, with technical exposures in origination, execution and credit risks management. His past pivotal roles involved engineering and structuring sets of credit issues into investment banking solutions. Mr. Ahmad Nazri also has 2 years of prior experience in fund raising for business start-ups and implementation of business plan.
The key responsibilities of Mr. Ahmad Nazri are to lead in the execution of debt deals which include Islamic and conventional capital market issues as well as traditional bank borrowings. Mr. Ahmad Nazri holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in Financial Management and a bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Hull, UK. Mr Ahmad Nazri is a holder of CMSRL issued by Securities Commission Malaysia.
Syairah Hanis Hassan
Consultant, has 7 years of working experience in the financial services sector. Ms. Hanis started her professional career doing Finance in Dublin, Ireland for almost 3 years after graduating from Dublin Business School, majoring in Accounts & Finance. Subsequently, she was attached to a local investment bank for 4 years and had the exposure in the field of corporate finance and debt capital market. Ms Hanis has been involved in several corporate exercises which includes mergers and acquisitions and fund raising exercises.
Prior to joining DWA Advisory, she has had some experience working in the Business Development & Corporate Affairs team of one of the largest media entertainment company, and was involved in monitoring the operations of its overseas subsidiaries and joint-venture companies.
The key responsibilities of Ms. Hanis are to manage a sub-team for execution works in relation to the various corporate finance and debt capital market transactions undertaken. Ms. Hanis holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance awarded by Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Sharil Hanri Yuen
Consultant, a graduate of Newcastle Business School and an alumni of Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme(FSTEP). Mr. Sharil has accumulated corporate finance and debt capital market experience with a local mid-sized investment bank, and corporate strategy experience with a large local financial institution. He has been involved in several corporate exercises which includes mergers and acquisitions and fund raising exercises via initial public offering, right issues and sukuks. Mr. Sharil has also managed several strategic transformation projects.
The key responsibilities of Mr. Sharil are to manage a sub-team for execution works in relation to the various corporate finance and debt capital market transactions undertaken. Mr. Sharil holds a bachelor degree in Business with Finance from Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School, UK. Mr Sharil is a holder of CMSRL issued by Securities Commission Malaysia.
Mohamad Farouqhi Mohamad Hassan
Analyst, embarked his career with DWA Advisory after 4 years of study in the field of Shariah at University of Madinah. Prior to joining DWA, Mr. Farouqhi also prepared himself for a career in the banking and finance industry by enrolling as a Trainee under the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme organised by the SC. His strong belief in Islamic Finance and great enthusiasm in Corporate Finance has made him an excellent addition to the DWA team.
The key responsibilities of Mr. Farouqhi are to undertake analysis works for corporate transactions, leveraging on his strong belief in Islamic Finance and enthusiasm in Corporate Finance. Mr Farouqhi holds a bachelor degree in Shariah from Islamic University of Madinah, KSA and a masters of Islamic Finance Practice from INCEIF.