Tajul Arifin Bin Mohd Tahir (“Tajul”)

Executive Director

Tajul, a Malaysian, age 52, has 25 years of corporate experience in Malaysia’s capital market, mainly in IPO and secondary placements and other related corporate exercise. He was serving MIDF group, a GLC company from 1991 to 2015 in various capacities. In 1991, he started his career as a Public Issue Officer in MIDF Consultancy and Corporate Services Sdn Bhd (now known as Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services Sdn Bhd). During his tenure with Tricor Investor & Issuing House Services Sdn Bhd, he participated in enhancing various issuing house processes through the eCommerce initiative jointly organised by SC, Bank Negara Malaysia and Bursa Securities, namely Computerised Balloting System, Electronic Share Application (ESA), eRapids and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) which resulted in a reduced “time to market”. In 2008, he was further promoted to Associate Director where he was responsible for expanding the company’s business network and maintaining relationships with the stakeholders who has been involved in initial public offering exercises in Malaysia to further growing the company’s business.

In March 2018, he co-founded 5 Pillars to carry out venture capital activities in Malaysia. In 5 Pillars, he manages the corporate affairs and business development of the company. On 15 October 2018, he was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Mestron Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the Ace Market of Bursa Securities. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University, United States in 1989.