Business Council Profile


Malaysia Indonesia Business Council (MIBC)

Tun Ahmad Sarji spent well over three decades in the civil service. In February 1990, he was made the Chief Secretary to the Government, the pinnacle of the Malaysian civil service.

A month after his retirement in 1996, he was made chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), a post that has led to seats on the boards of directors of some of Malaysia’s largest companies. At an age when people retire from their golden years, Ahmad Sarji was still branching out into numerous positions of trust, apart from being Chairman of PNB he was the President of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management, founding chairman of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM), Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation President and Professional Golf of Malaysia Chairman.

Tun Ahmad Sarji





Malaysia Russia Business Council (MRBC)


James Beltran



Malaysia Sri Lanka Business Chamber (MSLBC)

Dato’ Kulasegaran




Malaysia-Thailand Business Council (MTBC)
The Malaysia-Thailand Business Council (MTBC) and its counterpart the Thailand-Malaysia Business Council (TMBC) were established on 28 February 2013 through a Memorandum of Understanding signed in the presence of YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Ms Yingluck Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand.

The MTBC and TMBC are bilateral, government supported private sector initiatives to move forward the objectives of both governments to promote sustainable economic and industrial growth through Malaysia-Thailand private sector partnerships. They function to promote private sector cooperation by encouraging joint ventures and enhancing two-way trade and investment flows, as well as to voice issues and difficulties faced in doing so to both governments.



Malaysia Turkey Business Chamber (MTBC)

The Malaysia Turkey Business Council (MTBC) was formed on the 12th of October 2012 when the Chairman of MTBC, Mr. Mirzan Mahathir signed an MOU with his counterpart Mr. Nail Kurt, the Chairman of the Turkish-Malaysia Business Council in Istanbul, Turkey. The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) was assigned to act as the secretariat of MTBC to enhance the implementation of reciprocal economic objectives. The main activities of MTBC were to be as follows:

  1. To collect data and information on opportunities in trade, investment and other forms of economic cooperation, and convey to members
  2. To coordinate proposals on overcoming obstacles to trade and economic cooperation, and submit these proposals to the governments of Malaysia and Turkey respectively
  3. To promote greater understanding of the economic policies and situations of both countries
  4. To support organisation of exhibitions and trade fairs, and encourage members’ participation in such activities
  5. To organise business delegation visits between both countries
  6. To facilitate closer communication and liaison between both governments, and keep the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia as well as the patrons of MTBC informed of the council’s programmes and progress
The Current Chairman of MTBC is Tan Sri Razman Hashim.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim



Malaysia-Bahrain Economic Cooperation Chamber
MBECC was inaugurated on 8 May 2017 further to a MOU signed between the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on 2 May 2017. ASLI was assigned to act as the secretariat to MBECC. The objective of the MOU is to establish a general cooperation framework between BCCI and ASLI in order to promote economic relations and conduct economic research between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Malaysia. The mission of MBECC are as follows:

  • Strengthening economic cooperation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and beyond.
  • Establishing market entry for Malaysian companies into the Greater Arab countries. 
  • Promoting Malaysian companies to the Greater Arab Countries. 
  • Exchanging expertise and skills between Malaysia and the GCC. 
  • Transferring skills and knowledge between Malaysia and the GCC. 
  • Enhancing economic sector capabilities, resources and business opportunities between Malaysia and the GCC