PE firm Creador adds two new senior advisors to its board

06.11.19 / Author: Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc

 

Malaysia-headquartered Creador, a private equity firm focused on long-term investments in growth-oriented businesses in Southeast Asia and South Asia, has appointed Noorazman Abd Aziz and Chin Kwai Fatt as senior advisors, according to a statement.

The duo will join the firm’s Global Advisors board, chaired by Tan Sri Krishnan Tan Boon Seng. The other existing senior advisors are Datuk Lim Hong Tat and Robert Kennedy.

Noorazman has over 37 years working in the finance and investment industry, having served as executive director of investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, co-founder and managing director of Fajr Capital, CEO of BIMB Holdings Berhad and CEO of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. He has also held key positions in Citibank Berhad as the managing director and head of corporate and investment banking, and was previously the COO of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Berhad.

Meanwhile, Kwai Fatt has held various leadership roles within the PwC network, from being the managing consulting services leader to a managing partner position at PwC Malaysia for 12 years. His experience extended beyond Malaysia with the formation of PwC South East Asia Peninsula, covering over 3,000 people in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Kwai Fatt then became a senior advisor to PwC South East Asia Corporate Finance as he stepped down from his Partner role.

“Combined with decades of leadership experience, Noorazman and Kwai Fatt will add significant value to our portfolio and investment activities,” said Brahmal Vasudevan, founder and CEO of Creador.

“Creador’s senior advisors bring deep and valuable investing experience as well as skills in building world-class global businesses,” he added.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Creador invests in companies across South and Southeast Asia. The firm has collected around $565 million for its fourth fund, Creador IV, exceeding its hard cap of $550 million, as we understand. Its most recent investment is in Indian non-banking financial company Kogta Financial.