Fuad has over 5 years of experience in private market investments.
Prior to joining Ikhlas, Fuad was with Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas), a Malaysian private equity firm with over US$1 billion of assets under management, where he explored local direct investment opportunities sector-agnostically (consumer and tech amongst others) and conducted active monitoring of portfolio companies in the sports retail and lighting industries. Fuad began his career with Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia, where he covered the Private Markets (Real Assets), Aviation and 'Impact Fund' portfolios. At Khazanah, he had experience with both global fund investments (into Real Estate and Infrastructure funds) as well as direct investments, where he was instrumental in the acquisition and operationalisation of an MRO facilities firm tasked to revive and redevelop Complex A in Subang Airport into a world-class aerospace hub. Additionally, he was amongst the pioneer members of the ‘Impact Fund’ team with a key focus on enhancing care services for Malaysia's ageing community.
Fuad holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from University College London.