Board of Advisors

Associate Prof. Dr. Hamidin Abd Hamid

Dr. Hamidin holds a PhD in Oriental and African Studies from the UK. He is an expert in public policy and administration, history and Southeast Asian Studies. He is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera

Dr. Kameel was a Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia and the Dean of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of North Texas, Denton. His works have been published in local and international journals.

Senator Ismail Yusop

Senator Ismail Yusop is a current Senator in Malaysia’s Upper House of Parliament (PKR). A political strategist, and consultant for leadership and capacity building to various organisations. Senator Ismail is also one of the key personnel for election training and management. Currently he is also a member of the Election Reform Committee under the Cluster for Election Management. Senator Ismail is a board member for Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE), and advises on the subject of politics and democracy, and policy matters for nation building.

Senator Adrian Lasimbang

Senator Adrian Lasimbang is a current Senator in Malaysia’s Upper House of Parliament (DAP). Senator Adrian Lasimbang is a key leader in Sabah. He has extensive experience in participatory mapping, conducting community awareness workshops, enrichment planting, gravity water supply systems, and designing community-based micro-hydro systems, his work centers on improving the socio-economic conditions of rural indigenous communities in Sabah and Sarawak.

Dr. Renard Siew

Renard is a graduate of Cambridge University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 2013, he was selected to attend the PhD academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. His research interest lies in sustainability/integrated reporting, socially responsible investment (across different asset classes: equities, infrastructure and property/real estate), climate change and sustainable construction for the building/infrastructure sector.

Dr Afif Bahardin

Dr Afif Bahardin is a medical practitioner and state representative. He graduated from UiTM with a focus on medicine and surgery which he has practiced in Seberang Jaya Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital. Since 2013, Dr Afif has been a progressive voice of political change, winning a state parliamentary seat in 2013 and was appointed as the State executive councillor in charge of agriculture, agro-based industries, rural development and health.