KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Charon Mokhzani will lead the newly established Khazanah Research Institute (KRiS) with effect from Wednesday as it looks at broader national issues as well as those related to Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
The sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday KRiS will be separate from the existing Khazanah research division, operational since 2004.
“We are pleased to have Datuk Charon on board as the institute’s managing director and look forward to his contributions,” said Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, deputy chairman of Khazanah and chairman of KRiS.
Charon was the deputy CEO of investment banking at CIMB Group and the CEO of CIMB Investment Bank.
Khazanah said prior to taking on an executive position at the CIMB Group, Charon was the managing partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co and before that worked in corporate finance at RHB Securities.
Charon, 49, read philosophy, politics and economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford and law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Did you find this article insightful?