Shahnaz Al-Sadat Tan Sri Sheikh Abdul Mohsein

Shahnaz, aged 56, a Malaysian, Chairperson, LeapEd Services. She holds a LL.B (Hons) from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Shahnaz brings with her over three decades of experience in audit, consultancy, corporate and government-linked companies. In the last decade, she has been pursuing her passion in social enterprising particularly in the education sector. Her previous corporate and GLC experience include senior leadership positions in Malaysia Airlines in 2001, Director, Chief Financial Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in 2004 and Executive Director, Strategic Human Capital Management of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in 2008.

As a social enterpreneur, she co-founded arise Asia in 2012 and assumed the Managing Director LeapEd Services in 2016.

She belief in the power of education as both the driver of growth and significant lever to close inequity. This is evident through her active participation on various boards of education and learning related entities such as Teach for Malaysia and Kolej Yayasan UEM.