Mark Rozario

Mark Rozario was Group Managing Director of a Malaysian listed property group, before stepping down to assume his current role at AIM in 2011.  He is charged with driving AIM, a government statutory body chaired by the country’s prime minister, to implement a national innovation strategy.  AIM was created to jump start wealth creation through knowledge, technology and innovation to stimulate and develop the innovation eco-system in Malaysia by laying down the foundation of innovation to inspire and produce a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs. 

Mr. Rozario graduated with a BSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Naser Jaafar

Naser is the Chief Operating Officer at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM). His team is responsible for creating wealth through innovation for the country via three delivery channels specifically, open bidding of new technology sourced from local universities and Public Research Institutes, direct equity investment by AIM and also matching of Entrepreneurs and Promoters.

Naser also heads the team at AIM, which is the joint secretariat with The National Science and research Council for the Investment Committee of Public Funds (ICPF). This team is responsible for the evaluation, development of KPIs and Performance Management of all the public funds for Research, Development and Commercialisation (R,D&C) in Malaysia.

Prior to joining AIM, Naser was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Malaysia for 22 years, of which the last 9 years as the Chief Executive Officer. He has served various positions at the Bank in Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta.

Naser received his Masters of Business Administration from North Texas State University, USA in 1987.

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Dr. Viraj Perera
CEO & Executive Director

Viraj’s expertise lies in technology transfer and innovation. Viraj has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field through working for elite organisations such as the University of Oxford and University of Warwick, UK, as well as a number of private companies.

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