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.
25 Jun 2019
Multi-sector partnership is an oft touted priority of funders in the social sector yet it is one of the most challenging activities to master. The first half of the session will explore how corporates like Kimberly Clark and Kellogg’s has…Read More