Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar is the distinguished visiting fellow at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, a bye-fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and an adjunct professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is a member of the Global Future Council on Investing of the World Economic Forum for 2019, and the Steering Committee of the Global Ethical Finance Forum. His research interest is in the area of finance and its impact on Society.
From June 2004 to July 2018 he was the managing director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), Malaysia's strategic investment fund. During the 14-year period Khazanah established itself as a leading sovereign fund in the region as its net portfolio value rose three and a half times from RM33.3bn in 2004 to RM115.6bn at the end of 2017, an increase of RM82.3bn or a compounded rate of 9.6 perent p.a. over the period.
In addition to its core work of investing and portfolio management, Khazanah is recognized as a leading proponent of impact and responsible investing, corporate governance, islamic and sustainable finance, human capital development, and corporate social responsibility by implementing a holistic framework of “Building True Value” from a financial, economic and societal value creation standpoint.