Tunku Afwida Binti Tunku A Malek (“Tunku Afwida”) has graduated with an honours degree in Economics and Accounting from the City University, London and was a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. After graduation in 1988, she joined Touche Ross & Co in the United Kingdom as an auditor/ Chartered Accountant, then joined Henderson Administration Ltd as a Unit Trust Fund Accountant and later joined Invesco Ltd as Compliance Manager.

Subsequently, she was attached to Rashid Hussain Asset Management in Kuala Lumpur as a Fund Manager/ Analyst and UOB Asset Management in Singapore as an Equities Analyst/ Manager. From 1995 to 2003 she was with Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director/ Chief Investment Officer. After that, she was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad and was also appointed in same position in 2006 for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. She was also formerly a Non-Executive Director of Cagamas Berhad  and also a member of Cagamas Berhad’s Board Risk Committee. Amongst others, she is currently an Independent Director for Gamuda Berhad, Telekom Bhd and SAM Engineering and Equipment (M) Bhd.