61, Female, Malaysian
Elakumari holds a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting from University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Besides her executive education in IMD Switzerland, she has also attended the Harvard’s Premier Business Management Programme. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
She started her career in the Government sector in 1981 and held various positions within the sector, namely in the Accountant General’s Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Finance (“MOF”). During her stint in MOF, she was involved in the monitoring and restructuring of companies, including debts of non performing companies held by MOF (Inc).
She was actively involved in the establishment of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) whilst in the MOF. She was in Khazanah since its establishment in 1994, moving from the position of Senior Manager to Director in the Investment Division from 2004 until 2017. During her tenure in Khazanah, she undertook investments, divestments, corporate and strategy restructuring and reorganisation, monitoring and management for value creation of companies in the property, telecommunication, infrastructure and services sectors.
Elakumari also sits on the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad and Danajamin Nasional Berhad.