Johar is the Group Executive Director of Shoraka Group and the Managing Director of MyAngkasa Shoraka Sdn Bhd, in charge of all advisories and private equity businesses under the Group. He has been in the banking industry for more than 25 years, specializing in Islamic Investment and Treasury. He started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) after graduating from the University of Manchester in 1995. After a solid 10-year experience with BNM, including serving BNM Representative Office in New York for almost 4 years, he left to join other financial institutions in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including the Central Bank of UAE where he led a team to introduce the Central Bank’s inaugural Islamic liquidity product that enabled the Central Bank to manage the daily Dirham Islamic Liquidity Market.
He has been deeply involved in analyzing global economic developments and their implications to the financial markets and highly conversant in risk management with deep knowledge in all financial products, especially Islamic Banking products. He is an outdoor man who has conquered the peak of Kilimanjaro, completed the Doi Inthanon Cycling Challenge and tamed the monster Tuna of Arabian Sea – Oman, among others.