Syed Yasir Arafat was the Managing Partner, Investment at Ekuinas since inception and has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 1 March 2016. As CEO, he leads the Management Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee.
He was previously the Country Manager (ING Wholesale Banking) overseeing both ING Corporate Advisory (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and ING Bank (Labuan) operations in Malaysia. He was with ING Corporate Advisory (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for 9 years, starting as VP Corporate Finance specialising in areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity and equity-linked fund raising, debt fund raising and financial advisory for some of Malaysia’s leading companies in banking, plantations, automotive, telecommunications and property, among others.
Prior to that, Yasir was attached to United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad and Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad.
Yasir graduated from the University of Essex, United Kingdom with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Accounting & Financial Management.