At KMP, we believe our strength is measured by our people, and we continually stress on commitment, teamwork and professionalism among our team to cultivate a work ethic that is in line with providing our partners with the best possible service, quality and trustworthiness.

The KMP team has extensive venture capital / private equity experience and is augmented by several venture partners and a network of former portfolio executives who contribute to due diligence, operations, marketing, finance, and strategic assistance as necessary.

The Board of Directors

Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar bin Hj. Yahaya
Mohd Nizam bin Mohd Khir
Shamsudin bin Abdul Latiff
Dr. Nor Azlina binti Ariffin

Our Team

Yarham Yunus

He is currently the Financial Controller of Kumpulan Modal Perdana. He is also in charge of monitoring the Company’s investments portfolio in China and ASEAN region.

He joined MTDC Private Equity Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTDC, when the Company was incorporated to centralise all of the venture capital and private equity activities under the MTDC Group. During his tenure at MTDC, Yarham was also involved in the formation of a Penang-based venture capital company, BTVC Sdn Bhd.

He later joined BPMB-NIF Modal Teroka (BPMB-NIF), a joint venture between Bank Pembangunan & Infrastruktur Malaysia Berhad and Nippon Investment & Finance, Japan. Prior to joining MTDC, Yarham began his career with Standard Chartered Bank.

Yarham holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Wisconsin, U.S.A and MBA in Venture Capital from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Herman Syah Abdul Rahim

Herman Syah Abdul Rahim, 46, is a Principal/Senior Vice President at Kumpulan Modal Perdana, an MOF-owned venture capital management company. 

He has over 23 years of working experience in the financial industry, with more than 20 years of private equity & venture capital investment, monitoring and private equity & venture capital fund management experience. Vast investment experience in various sectors such as technology, healthcare, food & beverage, light manufacturing, renewable energy, green technology, education, retail/services, etc.

He started his career in private equity & venture capital as a pioneer team member of the private equity arm of CIMB Investment Bank, where he gained Malaysia & Southeast Asian experience in investing and managing private equity funds. During his tenure with CIMB, he was seconded to Navis Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in direct equity investments in growth, buyouts, recapitalizations, and financial restructurings in Asian enterprises, and was also seconded to Banyan Ventures, a venture capital company with focus on telecommunications, media and web-based solutions. He later joined private equity arm of Kuwait Finance House Malaysia, where he was actively involved in investing & managing private equity funds focusing on investments in Southeast Asia, China & India, before joining Proventeus Capital, a Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm based in Malaysia as an Investment Director. He has served as member of the board of directors of portfolio companies under his purview.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Hons) from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) (C.A.(M)).

Rustam Ku Azmi

RUSTAM KU AZMI has over 20 years of working experience of which the last 15 years was spent in private equity and venture capital as a professional alternative assets fund manager, managing close to RM1 billion worth of assets in total.

Rustam started his career as an alternative assets fund manager with the private equity division of one of the largest global Islamic bank before moving up to senior management positions in subsequent private equity firms. Under private equity Rustam was responsible for managing healthcare, retail & services and manufacturing portfolios and was directly involved in deal sourcing, structuring, execution, monitoring and eventually existing/divesting these assets. 

Prior to his private equity experience, Rustam was attached to the corporate finance division in one of Malaysia’s largest investment bank for 4 years and was involved in various corporate exercises including project finance advisory and listing of high growth and technology companies on the Malaysian stock exchange. He was also instrumental in developing the investment bank’s offshore business and have experience floating various debt instruments to the market, both Islamic and conventional, for his blue chip clients.

Prior to his experience in investment banking and fund management, Rustam gained his operational experience by spending a combined 4 years with a fintech startup and before that with an automotive manufacturer in Europe as a business analyst.

Rustam joined Kumpulan Modal Perdana in 2014 and enjoys interacting and investing in mission-driven start-up founders intent on creating a dent in the universe. He has a healthy interest in start- ups involved in semiconductors, advanced materials, nanotechnology and those with bleeding edge technologies.

Rustam holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and has successfully completed his Securities Commission Licensing Examinations for Fund Managers.

Lee Hui Ni

Hui Ni joined KMP in 2013 and has accumulated over 17 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, corporate finance and being an entrepreneur herself. She is responsible for the entire investment operations in KMP including deal structuring, execution and monitoring as well as investment processes. She has also taken on advisory roles to numerous startups/growth companies.

Prior to KMP, she was part of the private equity team at Kuwait Finance House which manages a Shariah fund focusing on investments in South East Asia as well as China and India. Under her portfolio, she was particularly responsible for managing investments in the healthcare, aquaculture and hospitality sector which includes deal execution, restructuring, monitoring right up to exit. She was also previously in the Corporate Finance division of AmInvestment Bank Berhad where she was originating and executing equity capital market deals. Hui Ni holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne, Australia and is a member of CPA Australia.

Mohd Izwan Mahadi

Izwan joined KMP on 2016. He is involved in investment deal assessment, financial modelling, deal structuring and execution as well as post-investment monitoring activities.

Prior to KMP, he held stints at Investments Division of Khazanah Nasional and Direct Market Access at Kenanga Deutsche Futures. He holds BBA (Hons) in Finance from UiTM and graduated with Royal Chancellor Award. He likes to go for hiking and jungle trekking on weekends.

Nurdiana Abdul Kuddus

Diana joined KMP in 2014. She has been assigned as the analyst in monitoring the portfolio companies.

Prior to KMP, she was the Event Executive at Plug & Play Technology Holdings. Diana holds a Master in Information Technology, majoring in Management from University of Technology MARA, Malaysia.

Lim Shi Yuan

Yuan is experienced in driving innovation for the nation with previous working experience in the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and an initiative under the PENJANA program, National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS).

He himself was also an entrepreneur by starting a company that helps foreign technology startups to expand into Malaysia in Business Development form

Yuan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Bioscience from Monash University, Malaysia.