The Edge Markets - Intercity ridesharing startup names Pahamin Rajab as advisor.
Pahamin Ab RajabAngel Investor Cum Advisor
Pahamin was Founding Chairman of Air Asia Berhad - World's Best Low Cost Carrier (LCC). He has served in several ministries and government agencies in Malaysia over a 30-year period, including Director-General of Road Transport Department at the Ministry of Transport from 1974 to 1998, and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs from 1998 to 2001. He is recognised internationally as an expert in intellectual property laws by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and in year 2000 was awarded the prestigious Cyber Champion International Award by Business Software Alliance in Washington.
Fatos Omar Othmanfatosan Chief
Fatos is a serial entrepreneur who created fatosGO. He has entrepreneurial experience in a wide variety of industries, including property development, contracting, and advertising. While on a backpacking trip through Europe he was inspired by a floating development in the Netherlands, with floating homes on a channel. Upon his return to Malaysia, he created fatosHomes, which is focused on delivering sustainability through floating housing. Fatos was also impacted by his exposure to BlaBlaCar, which led to the inspiration for creating a more compassionate ecosystem for ridesharing drivers, and ultimately the creating of fatosGO. Fatos started his career as a journalist for a prominent newspaper in Malaysia.
Yusri is a substantial shareholder and executive director of Green Ocean Berhad. He was formerly the managing director (MD) of Propel Bhd and Cement Industries of Malaysia Bhd (CIMA). He started his career in 1993 in the banking and financial services industry with stints in The Pacific Bank Bhd and EON Bank Group Bhd. In 2001, he joined UEM Group Bhd as deputy senior manager of group internal audit and subsequently rose through the ranks to assume the role of chief audit executive in 2004 and head of improvement and assurance services division in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed as the head of corporate performance.
Dr. Paul KirkitelosSpecial Advisor To fatosan Chief
Paul was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company with a focus on corporate finance and strategy. He has also been Founder and CEO of a publicly traded company in the United States and has served in an leadership and advisory capacity for a number of early-stage companies around the globe. He also has extensive experience in leading executive training and financial education programs. Paul holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia and is a former Research Fellow with NASA's Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, where his research focused on applying mathematical techniques of nonlinear dynamics to electromagnetic phenomena in astrophysical plasmas.