About the speaker

About The Speaker [Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn]


Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn
President, Group Chief Executive Officer, Permodalan Nasional Berhad



Ahmad Zulqarnain was appointed as the President & Group Chief Executive of PNB on 1 July 2020. PNB is Malaysia’s largest asset manager with AUM exceeding RM338 billion. PNB’s portfolio covers strategic investments in Malaysia’s leading corporates, global equities, private investments and real estate.

Prior to his appointment, Ahmad Zulqarnain was Deputy Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad where he oversaw its Strategic Fund. He has also led Khazanah’s Financial Institutions Group and Strategic Management during his tenure. Prior to Khazanah, he was Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Danajamin Nasional Berhad between 2009 and 2014, where he established Malaysia’s first financial guarantee insurer. Ahmad Zulqarnain also held roles in various financial institutions and corporations, including Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, the national asset management company established in 1998 as a policy response to the Asian financial crisis.

He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics.

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