Khazanah is committed to continuous learning among employees and stakeholders via various platforms created for active networking, which we believe would enable a dynamic exchange of views and information, and connecting us more widely to the business and academic world, and society in general


Khazanah hosts several series of knowledge events, which are held throughout the year.

The Khazanah Megatrends Forum (KMF) is held annually, preceding Khazanah’s strategy and business planning cycle. This prestigious conference brings together thought leaders from around the world – in front of an invited audience of the most influential members of Malaysia’s business, academic, and socio-political communities – and conducts in-depth discussions of current critical issues from four key perspectives: markets, firms, society and people. The Forum entered its 12th annual installment in 2016 with the theme “Geography as Destiny – Reaping the Dividends of Good Stewardship: The Political Economy of Location, Environment, Demographics”. It explored along the four perspectives on how the various markets are affected, what does the theme mean to firms and society in general, and what are the imperatives of leadership.

Khazanah Global Lectures (KGL) are delivered by outstanding individuals of global repute, who have influenced the way people live, work and think. Past speakers include: Boris Johnson, Mary Robinson, Sir John Bond, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Tun Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, Carlos Ghosn, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Dr Muhammad Yunus and Kofi Annan. In 2016, Khazanah was honoured to host world-renowned primatologist, ethologist, conservationist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall DBE as speaker at the Khazanah Global Lectures.

Tea Talks is a long tradition dating back to 2005 whereby speakers from various backgrounds are invited to speak to Khazanah staff on topics of interest. Some of the well-known speakers who have given Tea Talks include: Sir Bob Geldof, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, the late Johan Cruyff, Jeff Immelt, Frank Gardner, Professor Sir Michael Barber, Professor KS Jomo.

Khazanah Knowledge Exchanges are internal events that enable different teams or units within Khazanah to share experience, knowledge and analysis.

The KMF 2016 Special Event, curated by composer and music historian Datin Saidah Rastam (far left), brought together five people who draw inspiration from Malaysia’s natural heritage in their respective work: Irshad Mobarak (second left), naturalist and Khazanah Fellow 2016-2017; Datuk Sam Mannan (third left), Director of the Sabah Forestry Development; Dr Nigel Osborne (far right), composer and Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Edinburgh; Omar Ariff (fourth left) wildlife photographer and Dato’ Zainal Abidin (second right)
Tan Sri Azman, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak at the 12th Khazanah Global Lecture
Ahmad Izham Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Primeworks Studio, at a Tea Talk session on “Making A Difference”

“What attracts me to Khazanah is its mandate as a strategic investment fund. Therefore, it’s not enough to generate financial returns, Khazanah must prioritise strategic and societal returns as well as building and sharing true value. My role as a development economist is to help figure out how to optimise strategic and societal returns while performing as a top-notch financial house.”

Nicholas Khaw Hock-Lu
Senior Vice President, Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy

Human Capital and Knowledge Network

Khazanah has formed strategic partnerships and created networks with various institutions of higher learning to enhance the cross-fertilisation of knowledge, strengthen leadership, and develop talent.

Various intellectual capacity-building programmes have also been conducted for the public and our staff, aimed at raising the level of discourse regarding national development.

This network includes our endowment to create the Khazanah Chair at Universiti Malaya’s Centre for Regulatory Studies, and our contribution to the Sanjaya Lall Chair at The Said Business School, Oxford University. Khazanah founded and works closely with the Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA) to contribute towards the development of corporate boards, especially among GLCs.

The world needs high-quality, truthful journalism more than ever. Our Wolfson Press Fellowship Programme is dedicated to that goal, and our partnership with Khazanah is invaluable in pursuing that ambition.

Professor John Naughton
Professor John Naughton Director, Wolfson Press Fellowship Programme University of Cambridge


Khazanah, in collaboration with selected authors, publishes a number of books each year, relevant to Malaysian business, education, or culture. We also support relevant documentation projects by other institutions and individuals.

The State of Household II
Climbing the Ladder: Socio-economic Mobility in Malaysia
Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak

Being a Khazanah Fellow has enabled me to share the story of Langkawi and create more awareness on the island’s rich biodiversity. I’m blessed that the partnership with Khazanah is built on mutual respect for the environment and the importance of conservation. In Islam, it is said planting trees is an act of everlasting charity as its benefits can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Irshad Mobarak
Naturalist, Conservationist, Educator and Author of “Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak”


The Khazanah Resource Centre maintains a well-stocked business library, provides leading-edge information sources, and compiles regular news and information updates.

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