DR. CARL TRAEHOLT

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I not only work with biodiversity,
I live it.

Dr. Carl Traeholt
Conservation Scientist

Dr Carl Traeholt completed his MSc in Eco-physiology and Behavioural Ecology in 1989 and his PhD in Behavioural Ecology & Population Ecology in 1993 at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He was awarded a research grant from the Danish Research Academy and The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and remained at Copenhagen University as Senior Research Officer from 1992-1997. In 1990-92 he was a Visiting Researcher at University Malaya.

From 2001-2005 he worked in Cambodia with Fauna and Flora International, firstly as Primate Programme Co-ordinator and later as Country Co-ordinator. He has worked extensively for bi-lateral and multi-lateral development donors such as DANIDA, GEF, EU, World Bank, UNDP, primarily in Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Peru, South Africa and Zambia with wildlife research, biodiversity conservation and organisational capacity building in government sector, universities and the corporate sector.

Carl is the author of numerous scientific publications and is the Academic Advisor at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Centre for Conservation Biology, which he was instrumental in setting up. He also co-edited the Journal of Cambodian Natural History until 2012, before setting up the Journal of Indonesian Natural History in 2014. He is an active member of various IUCN specialist groups (Tapir SG, Wild Pig SG, Asian Wild Cattle SG, Primate SG and Sustainable use and Livelihood SG). In 2016, he was appointed to the Project Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. He co-chairs the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Palm-oil working group and since 2005 he has acted as Copenhagen Zoo’s Southeast Asia Programme Director.

 

DATUK RASHID GHAZALI

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There is ‘Bodo (nonsense)’ in all of us. Use it wisely to keep the energy of youth burning and going.

Datuk Rashid Ghazali
Corporate Strategist

Datuk Rashid Ghazali is a corporate finance professional with over 30 years of experience in the corporate scene. He commenced working with the American Express Group in London with the personal financial planning arm from 1989 to July 1990 before joining Utama Wardley Berhad in the Corporate Finance Department in November 1990.

He then joined Citicorp Capital, Malaysia and later Maju Group and MAA Corporate Advisory over a 20-year period, where he established a track record of generating and completing various corporate transactions such as privatisations, acquisitions, rights issues, initial public listings, debt raising and other financial transactions valued at more than RM10 billion with governments, multi-nationals, conglomerates and other corporate entities in Malaysia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

During his time as an investment banker, Rashid also served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sanda Plastics Industries Berhad, after which he became the Executive Director of Maju Group in January 1997, responsible for corporate finance and business development activities. His next tenure was as the CEO of MAA Corporate Advisory in January 2001 involving responsibilities in the areas of corporate finance and business development for the Melewar Group until December 2014. Rashid also briefly served as an Executive Director in a start-up Malaysian oil and gas exploration company with a focus on Kazakhstan.

Rashid is a graduate of the University of Wales, Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff, United Kingdom with a major in Banking and Finance.