VANTAGE Energy Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Faizal Sham bin Abu Mansor as our Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer.
Faizal started his career in the financial services industry in 1994 with the Securities Commission before joining Treasury with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and later Corporate Finance with the AmInvestment Group. He then worked for four years in Australia as a Corporate Accountant with Polyaire, a private manufacturing company before returning to Malaysia in 2003.
Faizal joins VANTAGE having garnered over 15 years of experience as a CFO in private and public-listed companies, namely Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) from 2006-2015 where he was primarily responsible for its corporate and financial restructuring.
Whilst at MAHB, Faizal had received numerous awards as the best CFO in Malaysia. He transformed the finance function with technology and business process improvements, making it one of fastest reporting companies and the earliest in the country to establish “finance and procurement shared services.” The transformation helped it to achieve AAA rating thus enabling it to raise innovative and award-winning financing exercises to expand the airport’s commercial capabilities and embark on international expansion into India, Turkey, and the Middle East raising its profile in the international investment community ultimately delivering over 750% in total shareholder return from RM2b to RM10b in market capitalization and making it one of the largest listed airport groups in the world.
Faizal also brings with him strong leadership, strategic and commercial capabilities from his experience with Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the region as the CEO of Astro Productions and the Head of Astro Awani from 2015-2018.
He is currently also an Independent Director at Affin Hwang Asset Management, one of the largest wealth management companies in the region with over RM80b in assets under management and at Solutions Group Berhad, a Bursa listed engineering and bio-pharmaceutical group.
Faizal is a Fellow with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Ohio University. He also has Graduate Diploma in Aviation from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
VANTAGE looks forward to Faizal contributing his vast experiences to help steer the organization into becoming a sustainable energy solutions provider.