Anwar considers problem-solving his strength! From research to decision making, team consultation to execution, he is best known for his determination and focus on delivering results.
Having spent more than six years with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad; a government funded VC, Anwar led the investment in several companies. He works closely with Entrepreneurs and CEO’s as an active Board Member and Coach.
It is through his passion for business; the creation and growth of an enterprise – that Anwar has found satisfaction in developing leadership. He attributes the success of companies to their ability to have clarity and perseverance, only possible from a capable and committed management team.
Anwar worked four years at Tune Hotels, as Director of Operations, a company, founded by Tony Fernandes of AirAsia – the world’s leading low cost carrier. He strong believes that Board’s play a critical role in their partnership with management to work “in and on the business”.
It is this drive and focus that Anwar brings to the problem of managing large companies in a fast changing environment. Having experienced both Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship, he has further researched this subject and is now able to present a clear guide for leadership to deliver growth and profits. The Entrepreneur is often misunderstood as the risk taker striving out on his own. “9 ENTREPRENEURisms” debunks the myth of risk-taking and allows organizations to put in place a risk moderated strategy – critical in the hypercompetitive environment of today.
Anwar was raised in Penang, Malaysia, before moving abroad to live in a number of countries. He attended University in England and completed his MBA at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, before working in Singapore and Bologna, Italy, where he co-founded a technology business.
Anwar lives in Kuala Lumpur with his wife, Camille.