60, 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.
Elakumari currently holds the position as Director of the Investment Division in Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”). She was actively involved in the establishment of Khazanah whilst in the Ministry of Finance. She has been in Khazanah since its establishment in 1994, moving from the position of Senior Manager to Director in 2004.
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).
Elakumari also sits on the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad and Opus International Consultants Limited (listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange).