Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), the strategic investment fund for Malaysia. Both Khazanah and Hasanah drive a nationbuilding agenda to progress Malaysia as a globally competitive nation within the financial, economic and social spheres.
As the Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah, Shahira works together with a network of civil society partner organisations to create positive long-term and sustainable impact within Malaysia’s social, environmental and community landscapes. Hasanah invests in the following areas - Education, Community Development, Environment, Arts, Heritage & Culture and Knowledge & Research, Public Spaces and Capacity Building.
Within her current capacity, Shahira also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of several social-based organisations including PINTAR Foundation and Yayasan Khazanah (Education); Think City Sdn Bhd (Urban Regeneration); Yayasan Sejahtera (Poverty Alleviation); and the National Visual Arts Development Board (Arts).
Shahira’s role to Hasanah evolved out of her nine-year tenure at Khazanah between 2006 – 2015 where her last held position was Director in the Managing Director’s Office. She was instrumental in the setting up of Hasanah between 2013 – 2015. Prior to Khazanah, Shahira led a regional role in Public Affairs for Procter & Gamble Malaysia; and also worked in a private think-tank at the start of her career.
Shahira holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and M.A. in Public Communication from American University, Washington D.C.