• First appointment as NINED on 16 April 2021
  • Last re-election on 24 June 2021
  • Member of Strategy and Business Transformation Committee


  • Bachelor of of Arts (magna cum laude) in East Asian Languages and Civilisations (Japanese) from Harvard College, USA
  • Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, USA
  • Educated in Economics at Keio University, Japan

Kenneth has more than 30 years’ investment experience (public, private, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), debt, equity, mezzanine and funds) as well as extensive knowledge in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and capital markets.

He served as an executive director, investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and had principal responsibility for Khazanah’s investments in the creative & media and telecommunications industries as well as other sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Khazanah, he was a board member and advisor to the chief executive officer of Qatar Holding LLC, the principal investment vehicle of the Qatar Investment Authority (“QIA”).

Prior to joining QIA, he was with Salomon Brothers and its successor companies based in New York and then in Hong Kong, and most recently as co-head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Finance Group at Citigroup Global Markets. Prior to Salomon, he was with Lehman Brothers based in New York in its merchant banking and principal investment businesses.

Kenneth is the chairman of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd and a director of edotco Group Sdn Bhd. He was on the boards of Axiata Group Berhad, PT XL Axiata Tbk, Yayasan Amir, Iskandar Malaysia Studios Sdn Bhd and various other businesses.