Greater Kuala Lumpur, The Regional Headquarters Location For Multinational Companies In Asia

Board of Directors

InvestKL’s Board of Directors is composed of relevant government entities, heads of key industries as well as leaders of business associations.

The InvestKL Board provides advice and guidance in formulating strategic directions as well as reviewing and auditing InvestKL’s performance. Among the Board’s primary tasks is to promote Greater Kuala Lumpur as a Regional hub for Business, Innovation and Talent.
  • Datuk Seri Michael K C YamDatuk Seri Dr. Michael K C Yam
    Datuk Seri Michael K C Yam
    Datuk Seri Dr. Michael K C Yam
    Datuk Sri Dr. Michael K C Yam was appointed to the Board of InvestKL as its Chairman in June 2012. In his role as the Chairman and with the support of the other directors of the Board, he had used his past experience and wide network to assist InvestKL in fulfilling its mandate and meet the KPI targets set in the number of MNCs successfully relocated to Greater KL and the number of jobs created and amount of investments realised.

    Apart from the Chairmanship of InvestKL, Datuk Seri Michael Yam is also the Chairman of Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd, KL Airport Hotels Sdn Bhd, Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd and Triterra Sdn Bhd. He is the senior independent director of Bursa Malaysia listed Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad and also an independent non-executive director of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Borneo Golf Resort. He is also a trustee of Standard Chartered Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Building where he serves as its global Vice President.

    His past career of more than 35 years involved leadership roles in real estate development, investment and corporate advisory work including helming 2 different listed companies that had investments and operations not only in Malaysia but also Australia, UK and South Africa. He held the position of President of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA), Malaysia from 2010 to 2014, appointed a Member of the Advisory Board of the City of Kuala Lumpur from 2008 to 2014 and also a pioneer member of the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) steering committee for the transformation of greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley from 2011 to 2014. He served as an independent director of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2016 and also a director of the Construction Industry Development Board from 2016 to 2018.

    Datuk Seri Dr. Michael Yam graduated in Building and Management Studies from the University of Westminster and subsequently obtained his professional qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. He was also Malaysia’s CEO of the Year 2002 awarded by Business Times and American Express Corporate Services.

  • Datuk Dr Victor Wee Datuk Dr Victor Wee
    Datuk Dr Victor Wee
    Datuk Dr Victor Wee
    Datuk Dr Victor Wee was appointed to the Board on 6 Jan 2014.

    Datuk Dr Victor Wee is currently the Chairman of Bistro & Theatre Restaurant Sdn Bhd (Saloma Bistro), who also sits on the International Advisory Board of Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award.

    He was the Chairman of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board from 2009 to 2013. In 2010, he served as the leader for the Tourism Laboratory to formulate the roadmap for the tourism industry for 2010-2020 and boost its contribution to propel Malaysia into a high-income economy by 2020 under the Economic Transformation Programme.

    His other notable roles include being an advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Secretary General for Ministry of Tourism, Senior Director of Economic Planning Unit, and Deputy Head of National Economic Action Council, among others. Datuk Dr Wee was also a recipient of the Outstanding Participant award for the Top Level Leadership and Management (JUSA) course 2004 conducted by the National Public Administration Institute (INTAN) for Malaysia’s top civil servants.

    He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from University of Malaya, Master of Arts from Brown University, U.S.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Bristol University, United Kingdom. He also received training at Harvard University, Institute of Manpower Studies at University of Sussex and the East West Center in Hawaii.
  • Dato Azman MahmudDato Azman Mahmud
    Dato Azman Mahmud
    Dato Azman Mahmud
    Dato Azman was appointed to the board on 7 October 2013.

    He is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

    He spent 25 years with MIDA in various leadership positions in the US, Japan and Malaysia covering promotion strategy and manufacturing & services growth where he played a significant role to promote investments into Malaysia.

    He has extensive experience in the international business as well as a broad understanding of the development of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia.

    He holds a degree in Engineering from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, and has attended several Senior Management Programmes, namely the Harvard Business School and INSEAD.