Presented by Alumni Club of Malaysia.
Alfa Bumira, '16 - Founder and CEO, Prospark
Shahram Hashemi, '04 - Managing Partner, Aldenham Education Group
900+ million of capital was invested in education sector in just the last 30 days in SEA.
Chicago Booth KL is proud to present this webinar series that will focus on providing key insights on how the world is realigning itself with COVID19. Our aim is to reach to those individuals and organizations in the Booth Network and share how they are adopting and pivoting their business.
Alfa Bumira (Speaker) '16
Founder and CEO, Prospark
Alfa is a lifelong entrepreneur, adventurer, and a technology enthusiast. As the CEO of ProSpark, he is focused on the company's growth strategy in Indonesia and in ASEAN region.
Prior to forming ProSpark, Alfa has worked for technology companies in the United States in Silicon Valley such as Apple Inc. and Rockwell Automation. He also has extensive commercial and engineering experiences across multiple industries in the CPG, Manufacturing, Energy, Consulting, Health Care, and E-commerce sectors with multinational companies such as Proctor & Gamble & Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, Alfa founded two other ventures in e-commerce and health & fitness space, enjoys mentoring the youth, and currently serves as a senior advisor for an e-Commerce company.
Alfa completed his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has spent some time at the University of Cape Town Business School focusing on entrepreneurship and venture capital in emerging markets. He also holds a Masters & Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University and an Associates degree in Computer Science from Atlanta Metropolitan College.
Shahram Hashemi (Speaker) '04
Managing Partner, Aldenham Education Group
•24 Years of Private Equity, Investment Banking, and Strategy Experience with top tier firms.
•Previously Group Director of Strategy & Investment for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah and RAK Economic Zone. Responsible for overall strategy development, strategy implementation, and investment execution.
•Member of the Board of Directors of RAK International Corporate Centre - the largest offshore corporate registry in the UAE.
•Member of the Board of Directors of Falcon Technologies International (FTI). FTI is world leading manufacturer of professional optical data storage media and archival solutions.
•Head of Investments for Oman Brunei Investment Company (OBIC) a Sovereign wealth fund established by the State General Reserve Fund (SWF Oman) and Brunei Investment Agency (SWF Brunei) focused on Private Equity Investments in GCC.
•Built the OBIC investment team and was responsible for all executed investments, no investments finalized prior to Mr. Hashemi arrival at OBIC.
•Member of the Board of Directors for the Omani Hospitality Company the owner of the Kempinski Hotel at the Wave Muscat.
•Member of the Board of Directors for Renna Mobile a Mobile Virtual Network Operator Telecom company based in Muscat.
•Advisor to the Board of Directors of Sun Packaging Company a PET packaging company based in Muscat.
•Head of Private Equity Investment Team at Dubai Islamic Bank's investment arm DIB Capital.
•Vice President of Private Equity at Ithmar Capital a $320 million Private Equity fund based in Dubai. Now Amanat a $700 million investment company.
•Associate in the investment banking group at Credit Suisse in Chicago.
•Analyst promoted to Associate with JP Morgan Chase in the Mergers & Acquisition group.
G U Renukanand (Moderator) '05
Managing Partner @ Veneru Sdn Bhd and Vice President @Chicago Booth Alumni Club Malaysia
Accomplished technology business developer and serial entrepreneur with 23 years of experience in managing startups to successful business ventures. Developed new businesses in B2B and B2C space. specialize in technology solutions development, technical valuation of new ventures, data analytics and customer experience.