has had a successful career in investment banking for over 25 years working in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. He spent most of his career at Dresdner Bank AG (Commerzbank). He built profitable operations from scratch covering roles that included structuring and asset/liability management and also built and ran the Asia capital markets operations for a major German bank. Mahmood was a key member in a start-up investment and development company to develop a large mixed-used project in Medini Malaysia, a tax free zone. Throughout his career, his scope also covered risk management, compliance and audits. Mahmood has an MBA and a double Honours degree. He held senior roles in various working committees, which enables him to get a good overview of the macro drivers of economies and therefore in what constitutes value.