Shafiq joined our Group on 9 January 2017 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

He spearheads the finance and risk management functions across our Group encompassing financial control, treasury, business partner advisory, investor relations, corporate finance, tax, procurement and regulatory. He also oversees data to streamline utilisation and monetisation of all data across our Group.

Prior to joining Astro, he was the Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer (Malaysia) of CIMB Bank Berhad. Before joining CIMB, he was Executive Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a role he held having advanced from managerial positions in its Kuala Lumpur and London offices, where he provided assurance and advisory services to key clients listed on Bursa Malaysia and FTSE 100.

A member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), he holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia and was formerly the Malaysian Chair of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.