August 9, 2021
Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Mokhtar - Malaysia’s Adventure Capitalist
Life, Leadership, Love, Finance, Politics, America, China, Inequality, Climate Change, Tech Disruption, Travel and Malaysia’s place in a fast-changing tech-driven world are just some of the topics covered in this wide-ranging podcast, one of Tan Sri Azman's first public discussions since leaving corporate life some three years ago.
00:00:00 - Intro
00:02:18 - What Life Has Been Like Since Leaving Khazanah Nasional
00:05:31 - How The World of Finance Is Changing
00:11:38 - Some Sagely Advice For the Budding Finance Professional
00:16:56 - Can And Will Interest Rates Ever Normalise?
00:22:05 - Does The Pandemic Allow Malaysia A Chance to Chart Its Own Economic Path?
00:31:39 - Post-Khazanah Roles in the National Recovery Council, Role of GLCs and GLICs in Economic Growth
00:38:44 - Can / Will / Should Malaysia Ever Address Its Social Policies?
00:44:56 - Malaysia’s Political Situation: Will A Light Ever Shine?
00:50:46 - China: Malaysia’s Friend or Foe?
00:58:45 - What Government Does Malaysia Need to Navigate China and America?
01:05:43 - As Cryptos Rise, How Will Financial Markets Look Like In The Next Decade?
01:16:27 - Traversing Life’s Seven-Year Cycles: Tips, Advice And Guidance
01:36:28 - Around The World in 77 Days .. On 77 Trains!
01:39:46 - The Route!
01:56:37 - Re Malaysia: Optimistic But Realistic
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ABOUT TAN SRI AZMAN
Following a distinguished career in finance and investment at the boutique advisory firm BinaFikir, national power utility Tenaga Nasional and global banks Salomon Smith Barney and UBS, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s top sovereign wealth fund between 2004 and 2018, building immense wealth for the nation while spearheading the international expansion of the country’s top corporations into Asia, Europe and North America.
Today, he pursues a number of personal, academic, public and commercial interests with institutions that include the University of Cambridge, INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), the Wawasan Education Foundation in Penang, Malaysia and the international humanitarian relief organization MERCY Malaysia.
In January 2021, Tan Sri Azman was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia as a member of the Majlis Kemakmuran Bumiputera (Bumiputera Prosperity Council), before later also being named to a distinguished panel of senior leaders at the country's National Recovery Council to help the nation recover from the pandemic.
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