GBS ISKANDAR is an initiative by i2M and it is a specialised programme to facilitate businesses to locate GBS Operations in Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Malaysia.
Zulfiqar Zainuddin leads i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd. Prior to his appointment, he was the Head of the Business Services Unit of Investments in Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
He has vast experience in managing large multinational clients as the Head of Foreign Direct Investments at Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). Zulfiqar has worked with companies that have successfully established operations in Malaysia including Dell, HP, AIG, Nokia and many others. This includes an annual investment value of USD 1.5 billion by the regional and global centres established in MSC Malaysia. He was also the Director of Business & Industry Development for Frost & Sullivan in Kuala Lumpur.
Zulfiqar earned a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from Wakayama University, Japan.
Vice President - Ecosystem
Norsham leads the Ecosystem Development which main focus is to continuously improve the location’s readiness as a business services hub by equipping the ecosystem with the right policies, facilities and infrastructure.
Norsham is an operational expert with more than 15 years’ experience especially in BPO environment and Project Management. Among the notable organizations he has served include Scope International Standard Chartered, Malayan Banking Berhad, VADS Berhad and others. He kick-started his career at Canon Opto, the largest manufacturer of optical lenses in the world and went on to be acknowledged for his troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Electrical Engineering from Ishikawa National College of Technology, Japan.
SALINA MUHAMMAD ZAIN
Senior Vice President (Client Support)
Salina leads the Client Support unit and is responsible to facilitate companies in setting up their business services operations in Iskandar Puteri. Her roles include managing relationships and engagement with the Malaysian government, its agencies and partners to meet i2M's companies' business needs.
She brings with her over 25 years of working experience in various IT roles, marketing, business development and stakeholders management from Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Government agencies, and Large Local Companies (LLCs) such as Sony, Dell, Microsoft and MDeC. She spent her first 10 years of her career in IT roles before moving on to non-IT related roles. Salina is one of the pioneer team members in the setting up of Dell in Asia Pacific.
Salina holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Computer Science with Hon from ITM/UKM Malaysia.
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