Former Khazanah ED Shahazwan joins robo-advisory startup Stashaway

Mohd Shahazwan Mohd Harris has more than 20 years of experience in investments, asset and portfolio management, restructuring, corporate strategy and development.

PETALING JAYA: Former executive director of investments at Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Mohd Shahazwan Mohd Harris,  has joined startup Stashaway, an investment advisory platform or more famously referred to as a robo-advisor.

Stashaway said on Thursday Shahazwan joined the company’s advisory committee, alongside with Morgan Stanley Singapore former CEO Sim Hwee Hoon and Dr Pranay Gupta, former head of multi-asset strategies at Temasek’s Fullerton Fund Management.

Shahazwan has more than 20 years of experience in investments, asset and portfolio management, restructuring, corporate strategy and development. 

He is currently a senior adviser to Bain & Co., and was previously a corporate adviser to Temasek International (Singapore), focusing on sustainability and impact investing. 

He is also a board member of UMW Holdings Bhd and UEM Edgenta Bhd.

He was with Khazanah for 11 years, and for his last four years there, held the role of executive director, investments, leading and covering a variety of sectors, including aviation, infrastructure, sustainable development, healthcare, and technology. 

He holds a Sloan Fellows MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MSc (Advanced Mech Eng) from Imperial College, London, and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Warwick, UK. 

Stashaway is a Singapore-based robo-advisor startup. In November, the company received a green light to offer its service in Malaysia with after gaining capital markets services licence from the Securities Commission (SC).

One of the co-founders of Stashaway is Michele Ferrario, who was formerly the group chief executive officer of Zalora, South-East Asia’s fashion e-commerce platform. 

Prior to his four years stint with Zalora, Ferrario founded the Italian and Pakistani operations of Rocket Internet.

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