Adjunct Professor


Adjunct Professor, UKM Graduate Business School

Working Experience

Ahmad Zakie bin Hj Ahmad Shariff was born on 6th December 1957 He read Economics and Management at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi between 1976-1980 and was awarded a Malaysian Government scholarship to study Accounting Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., USA, in 1981. He furthered his studies in Financial Accounting at the post-graduate level at Sheffield University, England in 1987. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Kiarafics Sdn Bhd, a consulting firm that advises Government-linked Entities in the areas of corporate strategy and new business development. Ahmad Zakie is also the Executive Chairman of Lagenda Tunjong Sdn Bhd, a property development company. The company is developing a new township on 32 acres of land in Tunjong. Kelantan Ahmad Zakie has just been recently appointed (May 2022) non-executive independent director at internationally renowned capital market group, Phillip Capital. The group has operations in USA, Singapore, Malaysia. Philippines, Indonesia and Turkiye. A popular keynote speaker and presenter, he has participated in many local and international seminars, colloquiums and conferences in the areas of Ethics, Governance and Strategy. He also writes a business column, “Every Day Matters” for The Edge financial weekly since 2013.

Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B. Madros

Adjunct Professor, UKM Graduate Business School

Working Experience

Ir. Dr Mohd Shahreen Madros graduated with First Class Honours in Engineering from the University of London in 1986, and Doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1989. Dr Shahreen has over 30 years of working experience in various capacities. His work experience includes as a lecturer in Engineering Faculty in UKM, over 20 years in the oil and gas industry, and almost 10 years in the government agencies. In the oil and gas sector, he has worked with numerous global multinationals such as Esso Production Malaysia Inc, Exxon Research in Houston, and engineering consultants such as INTEC Engineering, INTECSEA-Worley Parsons and SCOMI-Cameron Process systems. While in the oil and gas industry, he has worked in Houston/USA, Holland, Perth/Australia and served international clients on many global industry development projects. In these international corporations, he has served as technical director as well as managing organizations strategy and business direction. Dr Shahreen was also involved as an exco member of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC), the largest oil and gas industry association in Malaysia. In 2010, Dr Shahreen participated in the government initiative led by PEMANDU, a unit in the prime minister’s office, on national economic transformation program. He later joined PEMANDU and was key in developing a new agency Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) overseeing the development of the oil and gas services and equipment industry in Malaysia. His work in MPRC has led to many achievements such as making Kuala Lumpur as part of the World Energy City Partner (WECP); setting technology clusters in UTP, UTM, and UM; and having the largest biennial upstream oil and gas exhibition and conference Offshore Technology Conference Asia in Kuala Lumpur among others. Since taking leadership in MATRADE, Dr Shahreen is now overseeing many industries beyond oil and gas and formulating strategic directions in growing and promoting trade. He aims to forge strategic partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in both private and public sectors at various levels within ministries, agencies, trade associations, chambers of commerce and business councils, to ensure Malaysia remains competitive globally.

Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli

Adjunct Professor, UKM Graduate Business School
July 2020 - July 2022

Working Experience

Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli is the Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of RHB Capital Berhad and Group CEO / Group MD of RHB Banking Group, effective 5 May 2015. Dato' Khairussaleh is responsible for steering the Group to continue its aspirations of being a leading integrated financial services institution. Dato' Khairussaleh joined the Group in December 2013 as Deputy Group Managing Director and Managing Director of RHB Bank Berhad. He continues to hold the position of Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad. Dato' Khairussaleh has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and capital markets industry, where he has held senior positions in well-established financial institutions in Malaysia and Indonesia. His knowledge and vast experience have earned him the "Best CFO in Malaysia Award" in 2010 and 2011 from Finance Asia and the "Best CFO in Malaysia Award" in 2012 from Alpha Southeast Asia. Dato' Khairussaleh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Harvard University.


Adjunct Professor, UKM Graduate Business School
September 2020 - September 2022

Director, Sapura Resources Berhad Chairman,
Malaysian National Applied Research and Development Centre
(MIMOS Berhad)

  • Presently the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Energy and President and Group Executive Officer of Sapura Group.
  • Chairman of SapuraOMV Upstream.
  • Member of International Advisory Council of the Singapore Management University (SMU), Member of Asian Executive Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan, Board of Governors of Asia School of Business, Board of Trustee of the UTM Endowment Fund, Chairman of the Malaysia-Brazil Business Council, and Board member of the Perdana Leadership Foundation.
  • Served as a Director of SapuraCrest Petroleum (2003 – January 2020).
  • Recipient of the Legion d’Honneur by the Republic of France (2007).
  • Named Malaysia’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young (E&Y) (2009).
  • Conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Technology Management by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2013).
  • Conferred the rank of Honorary Brigadier General of the Territorial Army (2014) by the Malaysian Armed Forces.
  • Winner of the Oil & Gas Year Malaysia’s “Man of the Year Award” (2014).
  • Honoured with the Order of Rio Branco by government of Brazil (2019).
  • Master of Science in Management of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States of America.
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, California Polytechnic State University, United States of America.