Learn more about our key decision-making professionals who shape our business in pursuit of long-term value enhancement for our clients
Nooraini Mohd Ishak
Executive Chairman / Chief Investment Officer
Drawing years of exposure in the financial sector, traversing evolution and advancement in the capital market, Nooraini has firm capabilities in helming full-fledge initiatives of fund management specific to equities and fixed-income investments.
Her broad-spectrum experience in the fields of investment analysis, portfolio management, equities and fixed-income trading, and related support services including back-office operations, spans across careers in both private and quasi-public sectors. Nooraini’s career stints include positions in commercial banking, investment banking, fund management and venture capital management in Malaysia and the Middle East.
Her proficiency in fundamental and technical analyses enabled her to play an essential and supporting role in the development of AireCap’s unique strategies, witnessing the advancement from initiation to final completion.
Nooraini is a co-founder and Supervisory Officer of an international waqf foundation, Khadijah International Waqf (L) Foundation. She is a Master and Bachelor of Business Administration graduate from Ohio University (USA).
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud is a world-renowned Islamic Finance scholar and is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. One of its flagship companies, Amanie Advisors, operates in a few cities globally.
He is the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Kazakhstan, Central Bank of Malaysia, Securities Commission of Malaysia, First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Malaysia.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud also serves as a Shariah board member of various global financial institutions, including National Bank of Oman (Oman), Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas Najma (Bahrain), Natixis Bank (Dubai), Oasis Asset Management (South Africa), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Sedco Capital (Saudi and Luxembourg), and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York); amongst many others. In addition, he is the co-founder of Experts Analytics Centre Sdn Bhd and MyFinB, the Chairman of Berry Pay, Snap & Pay as well as Data Sukan Consulting. He is the current President of the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
A well-respected international scholar, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud has won numerous accolades globally through his personal capacity and through his leadership at Amanie Advisors for achievements and contributions in the field of Islamic Finance. He has also authored books, more than 150 academic journals and presentations for local and international conferences, on the same subject.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud received his first degree in Shariah from Kuwait University, Kuwait and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, UK. He completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Director / Principal Officer
A senior management professional with wide experience in leading financial & operational management, investment management & strategic planning, Zanariah has served the financial industry at premier institutions of investment banking, trust services, financial services and asset management.
Having strong competencies in managing overall business operations, she is a technical specialist in financial and investment analysis, portfolio management (equities, fixed-income, IPs/media assets, real estate, investment funds, private equities, structured products), origination and structuring mandates and asset restructurings.
Her strong analytical skills and financial proficiency in managing details and delivering decision-making proposals, has established her outstanding capabilities in generating investment evaluation, management reports & performance reviews to stakeholders and regulators.
Zanariah is a graduate of Master of Business Administration (University of Strathclyde, UK) and Bachelor of Statistics & Business Administration (University of Guelph, Canada).
Ahmad Aliff A S Ahmad Shariffuddin
Director / Chief Commercial Officer
A high-achiever and technology entrepreneur, Aliff is an extraordinary business owner with commercial interests in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK. Due to his immense enthusiasm for innovative solutions and creative products, his business exposure encompasses several diverse industries including trading, logistics, financial and engineering. Apart from establishing business operatives, he has substantial work experience extending across Malaysia, Australia, Abu Dhabi, and the UK.
Aliff is a global blockchain technology consultant who consults on initial offering project, blockchain development, exchange development and blockchain integration. Sharing the same interests with Nik, together they have successfully developed and consulted on 14 blockchain projects, and founded several exclusive startups since 2009.
A passion for knowledge has led both Aliff and Nik to sponsor and also co-supervise blockchain Phd and Master students via their company’s (Ifcon Technology Sdn Bhd) scholarship program, at the oldest and the best university in Malaysia, University of Malaya. They have also funded the first blockchain technology lab at the same university.
Aliff and Nik began to participate in the capital market industry and decided to venture into asset management after they both met and were trained by a legendary silent market wizard. They have inherited a unique mathematical and statistical technical trading system which has been developed over 40 years with proven excellent results.
An avid reader and prolific writer, Aliff has published books and a few academic publications in areas of drone technology, UAVs and electronics. Aliff is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate from Adelaide, Australia. He read Mechanical Engineering but loves developing software and application. He is also a blockchain technology believer since 2010.
Ts. Nik Muhammad Izwan Dato’ Dr Ir Nik Mohd Kamel
Director / Chief Technical Officer
A seasoned and accomplished serial entrepreneur and business enthusiast, Nik possesses distinct software engineering acumen, with sterling capabilities in software development. He founded his first IT business at an awesome age of 14, providing web hosting and web development services. Thereafter scaling to advance his entrepreneurship skills, Nik has established several entities in areas of e-commerce, IT, fintech, logistics and general import export. He is currently a major shareholder and board member of numerous innovative companies.
Nik is also a blockchain technologist and together with Aliff, has developed and consulted on 14 blockchain projects and co-founded several startups including Scrut.my (automotive industry), Idsb.my (fintech – personal financing platform), Ifmal.com (e-commerce platform), Drone.my (drone & unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services portal) and Coin.my (blockchain technology & crypto currency news portal).
With his savvy expertise in software development and, energy and enthusiasm to succeed, Nik takes the lead in the development of Airecap‘s cutting-edge solutions. He is on an ongoing mission to refine and redefine AireCap’s solutions to be in tandem with technological development.
Nik is a graduate of Master of Business Administration (University of Southampton, UK) and Bachelor of Information Technology – Software Engineering (Hon) (Multimedia University, Malaysia).
Ainul Shakirah Dr. Shafie
Chief Financial Officer
A passionate and dedicated learner, Ainul has been involved in the accounting sector since her days in Adelaide, Australia. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she was offered a full–time job as an accountant cum project officer and went on to work for a couple of years before deciding to return to homeland Malaysia.
Since her return, Ainul has worn several hats. She has been the person-in-charge of most of Aliff’s and Nik’s businesses spanning different sectors including retail, automotive repair, research & development and technology. She has matrixed as an accountant, financial controller, advisor, thinker, analyst and content writer, amongst others. She advanced to be the Chief Financial Officer of Aliff’s and Nik’s group of companies prior to joining AireCap.
An avid reader and lover of newfound knowledge, Ainul spent time learning about and keeping abreast with the latest in blockchain technology. Naturally, she began writing for Coin.my, a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency news portal, and has published more than 200 articles on the website. She also successfully published a book for beginners in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Multitalented Ainul is a University of Adelaide (Australia) graduate of Master in Health Economics and Policy, and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).