The Team

The Team

Mohd Azriq Ramli – Founder, Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mohd Azriq is the Founder and CEO of Glenhill Capital, Sabah’s first Private Equity firm.

He has a wide level of experience in the finance industry. Starting his career in 2005 at AmanahRaya JMF-Asset Management as an equity research analyst covering various sectors but primarily Consumer and Industrial  Product segment, he was then promoted as a Fund Manager at the age of 26;

He was also an analyst for Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) a local government pension fund which manages more than RM100 billion in asset under management;

He moved to Hadrons Capital where he gained Private Equity and Corporate Advisory experiences and was involved in the consolidation of Ann Joo Resources Berhad and Ann Joo Steel Berhad;

In 2011, he moved to Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad’s Investment Banking and Private Equity unit and was involved in the Initial Public Offering of IHH Healthcare Berhad, Gas Malaysia Berhad and Felda Global Ventures  Berhad;

His last held title was as the Head of Bank Muamalat’s Private Equity unit managing a fund size of RM100 million;

He holds a Degree in Business Studies from Sunderland University and an MBA majoring in Finance from Lincoln  University UK.

Datuk Ismail Abdullah – Chairman

Besides his role as Chairman of Glenhill Capital, he is also currently the Chairman of Kwantas Corporation Berhad, a public listed plantation company. He is also the Chairman of Kwantas Corporation Berhad’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee as well as being a member of its Audit Committee.

Datuk Ismail has a distinguished career with the government sector primarily in the fields of industrial development and economic planning. He was the Director of Sabah State Economic Planning Unit from 2009 to 2014.

Prior to his appointment as Director of the State Economic Planning Unit, he served as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Development from 2000 to 2009.

Among his earlier roles was as the Assistant Director to the State Planning Unit from 1982 to 1988, after which he moved on as the Chief Investment Officer Majlis Ugama Islam Sabah (“MUIS”) from 1988 to 1994. He was then appointed as the Secretary to the State Secretary’s office from 1994 to 1998 and then as the Director of State Archives in 1998.

Datuk Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economics from University of Sunderland, UK in 1982. He then later was attached with Harvard University, USA for joining the Program on Investment Appraisal & Management (“PIAM”) in 1995.

Dato’ Dr Mohamed Amin Kassim – Director, Senior Advisor (Logistics)

Prior to his retirement, Dato Dr Amin was the Deputy-Managing Director of Century Logistics Berhad from April 1995 to September 2014;

He was able to convince the promoters to accept the strategic and re-engineering plan that he had for the company. His success at leading the transformation of the company allowed them to provide supply chain management and integrated logistics services as well as establishing strong partnerships in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and Syria;

His transformational plan helped grew Century Logistics’ revenue from RM11 million in 1995 to nearly RM280 million in 2014 and was key in its market listing in 2001

Started his career in 1975 as a trainee executive with Guthrie Boustead Shipping Agencies and climbed his way up within the industry. His vast experiences spanned from setting up a branch office locally to setting up overseas offices. He was the Group Marketing Manager KontenaNasional and later became the General Manager for Evergreen Shipping business at the age of 32;

He was the Co-Writer of the Logistics Chapter in the Industrial Master Plan 2006-2020. In 2010, he was the leader of the consulting team that submitted the roadmap for the development of the Malaysian Logistics Industry;

Dato Dr Amin is a Chartered Member of CILT and graduated from the University of London with a Doctorate in Management in 2002. He was also awarded the Certified Corporate Strategist Doctorate by the Cambridge Association of Managers as well as the Certified Doctor of Business Administration by the Oxford Association of Management both in 2006.

Mohd Azmir Ramli – Chief Business Development Officer & Director

Mohd Azmir has a vast range of know how particularly in the logistics sector. He served the Sabah State’s think tank as a Research Associate at the tender age of 28, mainly looking into the logistics and transportation aspects of the Oil and Gas industry and the agriculture industry;

He was seconded to the Sipitang Oil and Gas Development Corporation (SOGDC) which manages the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) and was tasked to come up with the logistics and transportation section for SOGIP’s Masterplan;

In 2014, he established Glenhill Synergy SdnBhd, which is currently Sabah’s largest Stevedoring company by cargo tonnage handled and is currently its CEO. He successfully led the company’s productivity improvement program which resulted in a higher cargo tonnage handling for Sabah Ports;

He holds a Chartered Member from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and an Advance Diploma in Logistics Management.


Azhar Hussain – Senior Advisor (Pharmaceutical)

He had served as Managing Director of Phamaniaga Berhad from 2003-2006;

Prior to that he was Managing Director of Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Sdn Bhd from 1994-2003;

He started his career in Glaxo Malaysia in 1976 as a House Pharmacist and managed the production unit as a Production Executive before being promoted to Assistant Manager in 1981 and subsequently manages its inventory management, production planning, cGMP compliance and overall plant manufacturing in 1983 as the Production Manager;

In 1989, assumed the position of Technical Manager and posted to Glaxo Pakistan for 6 months and was promoted to Technical Director in 1993;

In 1993, he was made a Director in Glaxo Malaysia’s Board of Directors;

He is currently the Chairman of Kotra Industries Berhad upon his appointment in 2014;

Encik Azhar holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wales, United Kingdom and is an Associate Member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia

As the past president of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical industries (MOPI), Encik Azhar has facilitated and encouraged the development of the pharmaceutical industry. He also served as the President in the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Malaysia Affiliate (ISPE Malaysia).