|my Say: Asean: BAC to the future
The Chairman of Asean-BAC Malaysia's commentary on the Asean Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) held in Jakarta in September 2024.
|Indonesia has the ‘highest potential’ in ASEAN, private equity fund manager says
Nazir Razak said Indonesia has a lot of domestic private equity and valuations have been “on the high side, if you take a long-term horizon.”
|Advancing Energy Security: APARC and Ban Ki-moon Foundation to Host Second Annual Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue
Gita Wirjawan speaks at the Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue which convenes social science researchers and scientists from Stanford University and across the Asia-Pacific region, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on September 12-14, 2023.
|Companies in Malaysia should include youths as board members
Nazir Razak said companies in Malaysia, including the government and the private sector, should include the younger generation and make it a compulsory requirement to have them as board members, to maximise creativity in the nation’s economy
|Nazir Razak appointed to lead relaunched Malaysia Indonesia Business Council (MIBC)
Former CIMB Group chairman Tan Sri Nazir Razak is now the chairman of the Malaysia Indonesia Business Council (MIBC), a platform for Malaysia's private sector to address and resolve challenges related to economic cooperation between both countries.
|Shorenstein APARC Celebrates 40 Years of Research, Education, and Outreach
Gita Wirjawan is on the panel “The Future of Governance” as part of a two-day conference celebrating Shorenstein APARC 40 Years of Research, Education, and Outreach.
|Asean Business Advisory Council Malaysia launches the ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Circle
Ikhlas Capital is playing a role to actively support ASEAN integration and the government’s preparations for Malaysia’s chairmanship in 2025. This is particularly in alliance with Ikhlas Capital’s goal of being a catalysts for ASEAN economic integration.
|Tools of the Trade: Shifting U.S. and Chinese Approaches to Trade Arrangements — A Conversation with Wendy Cutler and Gita Wirjawan
Gita Wirjawan is involved in a panel discussion with Wendy Cutler discussing how the U.S. and Chinese may approach trade agreements differently with countries from the Asia-Pacific Region.
|Nazir Razak retires as BPMB non-executive chairman, effective April 22
Tan Sri Nazir Razak’s retirement will provide him with more time to focus on his ASEAN private equity investments as well as his new role as the chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia.
|Money Matters: Democratization and Economic Growth in Southeast Asia
The report, authored by Gita Wirjawan centers on 10 Southeast Asian economies and how the distribution of monetary capital to each country is influenced by the degree to which it has adopted liberal democratic institutions and systems.
|Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia
Gita Wirjawan is part of a roundtable discussion on the state of democracy, development, and the rule of law in Indonesia – spoke about prospects and challenges for Indonesian democracy and development, including his expectations for the outcome and impact of elections next year.
|Nazir Razak appointed as chairman of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia
Tan Sri Nazir Razak has been appointed as the chairman of the Asean Business Advisory Council (ASEAB-BAC) Malaysia for the period of 2023 to 2026.
|Meritocracy, Democracy, and the New Political Economy of Southeast Asia
Seminar given by Gita Wirjawan on general concerns over the rise of autocracy, the growth of populism leading to an inability to recruit and select national leaders based on their actual talent. Furthermore, he elaborates on the requisites for the economic and democratic success of open economies, in Southeast Asia.
|Tan Sri Nazir Razak (BSc 1988) is awarded with the Business and Industry Award at the University of Bristol 2023 Alumni Award
Tan Sri Nazir Razak is presented as the winner of Business and Industry Award, commended for his achievement as Managing Director and Chief Executive of CIMB between 1999 and 2014.
|ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute Regional Outlook Forum 2023
Tan Sri Nazir Razak addressed the ongoing economic changes and disruptions in Southeast Asia, drawing on his experience in the banking and finance sector on the 26th Regional Outlook Forum, a flagship event organised by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
|Excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverages benefit health and public budgets
Cesar Purisima pushes the idea to increase the taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverages as this can generate both vital health benefits and substantial revenues for governments to combat the budget deficit created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Centennial Indonesia’s Place in the World in 2045: Menjadi Bangsa Juara
Gita Wirjawan, former Minister of Trade of Indonesia and Ikhlas co-founder, was the guest speaker at this year's Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy 2022.
|Whither Southeast Asia?
Gita Wirjawan, former Minister of Trade of Indonesia and Ikhlas co-founder, was the guest speaker at Stanford Southeast Asia Program
|Gita Wirjawan Beberkan Perekonomian Asia Tenggara 30 Tahun Terakhir
The former Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2011-2014 period, Gita Wirjawan explained that the Southeast Asian economy in the last thirty years has tripled the growth of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita per person
|My Say: Towards a better Malaysian political economy
An excerpt from Tan Sri Nazir Razak’s commemorative lecture at the 64th anniversary of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants on Oct 3
|EdTech Cakap Names Former Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan as Board of Commissioner
EdTech Cakap names former trade minister Gita Wirjawan as Board of Commissioner. Cakap is the leading upskilling platform in Indonesia with two core business pillars: Language and Vocational courses.
|AIM Executive-In-Residence Cesar Purisima recognized by the French Legion Of Honor
France confers former finance secretary Cesar V. Purisima title of 'Knight of the Legion of Honor'
|Can Amnesty End Corruption?
In a hypothetical question on how he would tackle corruption if he was in a position of power, Tan Sri Nazir Razak said that an amnesty and "Shoot To Kill" anti-graft policy is what the country needs.
|Ex-finance chief, Singtel CEO join Ayala Corp. board
Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest conglomerate, has welcomed former finance secretary Cesar V. Purisima to its board of directors.
|Ikhlas Capital buys stake in San Miguel’s banking arm BOC for US$21 million
Ikhlas Capital buys stake in San Miguel’s banking arm BOC for US$21 million
|Farm Fresh sets IPO price at RM1.35 per share, valued at 36 times of FY21 adjusted profit
Ikhlas Capital is one of Farm Fresh’s cornerstone investors
|8th Lecture - Business in Southeast Asia with Cesar Purisima
Southeast Asia Lecture Hall: 8th Lecture - Business in Southeast Asia with Cesar Purisima
|Nazir Razak: I don’t want to join politics, I want to change politics
Tan Sri Nazir Razak advocates for a national reset for Malaysia via the setting up of a 'Better Malaysia Assembly’
|Better Malaysia Assembly: Time for a New Reset
Better Malaysia Assembly: Time for a New Reset
|Nazir repeats call for deliberative platform to work alongside existing democratic processes for Malaysia’s reset
Tan Sri Nazir repeats call for deliberative platform to work alongside existing democratic processes for Malaysia’s reset
|Launch of 'What's in a Name' — a book by Nazir Razak
Launch of Tan Sri Nazir Razak’s debut book titled "What's in a Name", a book of reflections about what Tan Sri Nazir Razak witnessed, the key events that defined him, how he rationalised all of it and his ideas on the way forward for our nation.
|Gita Wirjawan Bantu Danacita Wujudkan Pendidikan Berbiaya Terjangkau
Gita Wirjawan is appointed as Danacita’s advisor and aim to build a better future for the younger generation by increasing access to higher education in Indonesia
|Ikhlas Capital invests US$40 million in Silverlake Group
Ikhlas Capital invests US$40 million in Silverlake Group
|Defusing the inequality time bomb
‘Defusing the inequality time bomb’ by former finance secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who is also founding partner at Ikhlas Capital and Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute
|Bank Pembangunan confirms Nazir Razak's appointment as chairman
Bank Pembangunan confirms Tan Sri Nazir Razak's appointment as chairman
|Nazir Razak’s Ikhlas, Affin Hwang AM approached in AMMB private placement
AMMB Holdings Bhd has approached Tan Sri Nazir Razak’s private equity firm Ikhlas Capital to potentially take up a portion of the banking group’s private placement of new shares
|Nazir goes on Clubhouse to champion call for new National Consultative Council
Tan Sri Nazir Razak has turned to the new social networking app Clubhouse to champion his call for another National Consultative Council (NCC) to reset Malaysia and guide the country into the future
|Axiata appoints Jamaluddin, Bapak Gita Irawan as advisory panel board members
Axiata appoints former trade minister Gita Wirjawan as advisory panel board members
|Nazir Razak is now the non-executive chairman of PLS Plantations
Tan Sri Nazir Razak is now the non-executive chairman of PLS Plantations Bhd
|Four form a catalyst for private equity
Four form a catalyst for private equity, Ikhlas Capital, which comes with a network of contacts with the promise of huge opportunities
|Gita Wirjawan: Situasi Dunia Pascapandemi Covid-19 Lebih Rumit
According to former trade minister Gita Wirjawan, the post-Covid-19 world order will be marked by a shift in business models from the old paradigm to a digital or virtual paradigm, as well as the creation of polarization between the United States (US) and China
|Ikhlas sitting on dry powder of more than US$175 mil
Ikhlas sitting on dry powder of more than US$175 million
|Cold chain logistics firm gets $18M for expansion
Integrated cold storage solutions provider, Glacier Megafridge Inc. (GMI) has obtained US$18 million funds from Ikhlas Capital, allowing the company to scale up capacity and expand its nationwide footprint
|A vaccine against social collapse: A case for the economics of radical compassion
‘A vaccine against social collapse: A case for the economics of radical compassion’ by Laura Deal Lacey, Harvey Chua and former finance secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who is also founding partner at Ikhlas Capital
|Pelikan to sell 10% stake to Nazir's PE firm Ikhlas Capital
Pelikan to sell 10% stake to Nazir's PE firm Ikhlas Capital