Ismael Fariz Ali
Ismael Fariz Ali is the Executive Director, Investments for Khazanah Nasional.
Ismael Fariz Ali was appointed as the Executive Director, Investments at Khazanah Nasional Bhd. in September 2007. Prior to this, Fariz was Managing Director of a technology venture capital firm, which he co-founded in 2000.In his seven years leading the firm, Fariz was involved in setting up several venture funds ranging from angel- and early-stage technology funds to mezzanine-stage funds.
Prior to that, Fariz was attached to a Malaysian investment bank for 16 years with experience ranging from corporate finance, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, investment advisory and valuations, to infrastructure project finance, restructuring, and corporate strategy advice. Fariz has served on several Boards including Celcom Bhd, ValueCap Sdn Bhd, Pharmaniaga Bhd. and RHB Bank Bhd. He is also a council member of the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council (MVCDC).
Fariz holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Iowa and a BA in Economics & Business Administration from Knox College, Illinois, where he was also a teaching assistant in Computer Science.