Board of Directors 


Syed Zafilen bin Syed Alwee
Chairman of the Board & Independent Non-Executive Director

Syed Zafilen Syed Alwee was appointed as Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of Libra Invest Berhad (“LIB”) on 8 July 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee (“IC”) of LIB.

He is currently an INED of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”), the holding company of LIB. At KIB, he holds the position of Chairman of its Audit Committee and member of KIB’s IC.

He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently an Executive Director of Grass2Route Sdn Bhd.

He has spent his career managing various sectors of operations of companies such as sales, marketing, technical, management, finance in local listed companies as well as multinationals including Patimas Computers Berhad, Lityan Holdings Berhad, Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Lucent Technologies International (Brunei) Ltd, Motorola, Mobil, as well as having ownership of two other companies.

Ismitz Matthew De Alwis
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Ismitz Matthew De Alwis was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Libra Invest Berhad (“LIB”) on 8 July 2019. He is also a member of LIB’s Investment Committee (“IC”).

He is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”), the holding company of LIB, responsible for the overall asset and investment management business of KIB and its subsidiaries. He brings with him more than twenty-five (25) years of experience, expertise and several leadership roles in the fields of financial and investment management both regionally and locally.

De Alwis is a member of the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – ABSEP alumni network. He had also attended the Advanced Business Management Program (ABMP) by International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds an MBA and professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM UK). He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Islamic Financial Planner (IFP). He holds a Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence from the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) for fund management, investment advice and financial planning.

He is currently on the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), Committee Member of Malaysia Asset Management (MAAM) and member of the Licensing Examinations Review Committee (LERC) for the SC’s Licensing Examination Module 10: Asset & Funds Management. He was also appointed to the Industry Competency Framework (ICF) Advisory Panel for the Malaysian Capital Market project undertaken by the Securities Industry Development Corporation. He is the current President of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).

Imran Devindran bin Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director

lmran Devindran bin Abdullah was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of Libra Invest Berhad (“LIB”) on 1 August 2019. He is also a member of LIB’s Investment Committee (“IC”).

He is currently an INED of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”), the holding company of LIB and a member of its Audit Committee and IC. He is currently a Senior Associate of BH Lawrence & Co, Advocates and Solicitors in Damansara, Petaling Jaya. He has accumulated over twenty-five (25) years of experience in criminal and civil litigation, with a portfolio that includes expertise in insurance, civil litigation and banking from his tenure as a legal assistant with some of the most established firms in Kuala Lumpur.

Imran Devindran holds an Honours Bachelor of Law (1988) from the University of Buckingham, England and a Certificate of Legal Practice from the University of Malaya. He acquired his formative education in Malaysia, before progressing with his secondary schooling in Singapore and acquiring his A-Levels at Raffles Junior College, Singapore. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor in August 1990 after successfully completing his chambering with Messrs. Rashid & Lee in Kuala Lumpur.

lmran Devindran has represented major corporations such as Pan Global Insurance Berhad, Royal Insurance (M) Berhad, Malayan British Assurance, United Oriental Assurance Berhad (now known as Tune Insurance Berhad), Nusantara Worldwide Insurance (M) Sdn Bhd, Progressive Insurance Sdn Bhd and People's Insurance Sdn Bhd. in settlement negotiation, claims consultancy and developing strategies for litigation. lmran Devindran was also active in the North Johor Affairs Committee, from 2003 until 2008. In that capacity, he brought his superb communication skills and vigilant analytical approach to execute his responsibilities mediating and resolving complaints received by the Johor Bar, overseeing the welfare of lawyers and nurturing closer relations between the lawyers and the North Johor judiciary by organizing social interaction activities.