Malaysia’s MAVCAP appoints Shahril Anas as CEO for two years

Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) has appointed a new CEO Shahril Anas Bin Hasan Aziz, effective 1 October 2020 for a period of two years, according to an announcement.

The appointment of Shahril Anas was notified by Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Shahril Anas joined MAVCAP in 2015 and so far, his role entailed collaborating with foreign partners and corporate partners to create VC funds.

Prior to that, Shahril Anas worked with various Malaysian companies including the Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia Technology Development Corporation and Unit Peneraju Bumiputera (TERAJU).

In his current role, Shahril Anas will continue to nurture startups in the ICT industry as well as other high-growth industries such as Internet of Things, e-commerce and fintech.

Currently, MAVCAP is the largest government-owned entity that has a portfolio value of 5 billion ringgit through its funds, and partnerships with domestic and foreign private sector partners. MAVCAP is also the Malaysia’s largest VC firm in the technology space.

Backed by the government, MAVCAP’s mandate is to ramp up local VC talent, get more local VC companies and attract more foreign VCs and funding into the Malaysian ecosystem, as it attempts to create a bigger pool of funds available for competitive local companies.

MAVCAP’s exit record includes companies such as WebBytes, Aexio Software, Jobstreet.com, Unrealmind, YouthAsia and Aemulus.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.