Datuk YusofDato Hj. Mohamad Yusof Bin A. Bakar, DIMP, ASDK, AMP, PJK

Group Chairman

Y.Bhg. Dato Haji Mohamad Yusof, a Malaysian aged 65, was formerly Vice President, Head Credit Surveillance of Asset Quality Department for Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Bhd. (formerly Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad).

Having a wide knowledge and experience in banking, finance and administration, Y. Bhg. Dato Haji Mohamad Yusof was among the pioneer group to serve in Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad when it was first established in year 1965.

He had gathered his knowledge and experience and was promoted throughout the rank in his banking career and later gained his international banking experience from the Midlands Bank International Banking Division, London in 1978. He has served as Branch Manager for more than 20 years in several state capital branches including Kuala Lumpur Main Branch before being promoted as Regional Manager for East Malaysia Region for 6 years. Following his successful career experience in East Malaysia he was then promoted again to serve in the headquarters in Kuala Lumpur as Deputy General Manager in the Credit Control Office where he later served for 5 years.

During his tenure of more than 35 years involvement in the banking and finance world, he has accumulated great expertise, knowledge and experience in prudent business management, networking as well as product development of banking and finance industry.

He has been instrumental in assisting several Malay Chambers of Commerce and Industry at state level in the development, modernization and expansion of Bumiputra businesses and entrepreneurs throughout his career. For that, he has been conferred with several recognitions by the respective head of state where he had served throughout his outstanding banking career.




Datuk Wira Jahaya Bin Mat, DCSM, DMSM, JMN

Corporate & Business Advisor

Datuk Wira Jahaya had served in the civil service for 33 years. During that tenure, he served and helmed various departments like Ministry of Finance, State Economic Development Corporation Melaka, Ministry of International Trade & Industries, Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defense (MINDEF). He was the Director General of MTIB and Deputy Secretary General of MINDEF. His last position was as the State Secretary of Melaka. He was instrumental in the funding and coordinating initiative with the various related government agencies for the Melaka River Beautification project, where he was able to raise over RM100 million for the project. The product of that project is now the famous Melaka River Cruise. This has since become a catalyst of growth for the tourism industry in Melaka which generates almost on average of 12 million tourists a year and increasing rapidly.

Even though he is retired from the civil service, he is active in several NGO’s where currently he is Vice President of “Majlis Datuk-Datuk Melaka”, member of the Executive Committee of “Kelab UMNO Pesara Kanan Kerajaan Malaysia”, Executive Committee “Persatuan Alumni University Malaya”, Executive Committee Administration and Diplomatic Service Association Malaysia and Board of Directors of “Koperasi Setia”. He holds a degree in Bachelors of Economics (Hons) from University Malaysia and a Master in International Business Studies from University of South Carolina, USA.



Yasni Bin Hj. Mohamad Yusof,

CFP, RFP, B. Acc (Hons).


Group Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer

Encik Yasni is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licensee holding a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from International Islamic University, Malaysia and Certificate of Islamic Financial Planning. He was also a Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and a Certified Member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) and Malaysian Chartered Financial Planning Council (MCFPC). His experience rooted from accounting, banking, leasing, financing, stockbroking, asset management, unit trust, insurance and estate planning before he ventured into high end and commercial real estate marketing, construction and property development related business in 2010.

IFP ADVISORS GROUP (IFPAG) is a consortium of companies primarily involved in providing premium products and services at competitive prices or costs to its clients. With his past background and sterling achievements as a dealing manager of a stockbroking company, Top Consultant and Best Performance Agent for Hijrah Unit Trust Management Berhad, he also attained the qualification of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for 6 years consecutively from 1999 to 2004 with 2 Court Of The Table, and 1 Top Of The Table (TOT) creating a record as the only Bumiputra TOT qualifier in the country at that point of time. He also emerged as Top Agent nationwide for American International Assurance (AIA) and Top Regional Agent for few years consecutively from 1999 to 2002.

Together with his TEAM at IFPAG, he consistently synergizes as well as develops business and opportunities by bringing together the pool of expertise, network and resources which delivered the high profile Istana Bukit Malut Langkawi project as the main contractor and ID consultant for Al-Marhum Sultan Abdul Halim during His Majesty term as the 14th Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong (The King of Malaysia) and many other successful projects. He sits in all the boards of IFP ADVISORS GROUP besides assuming the position as Associate Director and Adviser in several other companies that he formed partnership with under the consortium companies of IFP ADVISORS GROUP;http://ifp-advisors.com/


IDr Monie Mohariff

BSc (Hons) Architecture (1995), Dip. Architecture (1997)

Founder, MZ Design Consultancy & TrisM Kontrak Sdn. Bhd.

IDr Monie is a Professional Interior Architect and Urban Designer with more than 20 years experience and was involved as Urban Designer for Precinct 2 and 3 Putrajaya, Urban Design guideline consultant for Putrajaya Core Island, Liason Coordinator for Landscape Architecture for Putrajaya, Designer and Masterplanner for Kangar Waterfront project. She was also involved as the Creative Director for a Perlis tourism re-branding project called “Pakat Pi Perlis” under the coordination of Ministry of Tourism involving 6 state government agencies.

Graduated with Dip. Arch & BSc (Hons) Arch from East London University, she was the former Vice President of Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM), Exco Member and Chairman Public Relations of Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia (BIM), member of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia and Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia and the current President of a new and yet dynamic NGO; Association Members of Professionals, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs (AMPLE) for the term 2018 – 2020.

IDr. Monie is the Principal of MZ Design Consultancy which is the project design and ID arm of the IFP Advisors Group (http://ifp-advisors.com/). She sits on the board of TrisM Kontrak Sdn Bhd (CIDB licensed G7 construction arm of IFPAG), Choc Craft Sdn Bhd and was a Technical Director for Gabungan Kontraktor Wanita Berhad. Authority-wise, she has been an appointed Hotel Rating Inspector by Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC) since 2005.

IDr Monie is also actively involved in CSR programs by contributing back towards her industry and has been a seasoned panel judge for 12 consecutive years since 2007 for Nippon Young Designer Award. In 2016, it was rebranded as Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA). For all her contributions, dedication and hard work, she was honoured with the Women of Excellence Award, 2014 under the category of Architecture & Interior Design. She was also featured as one of the iconic women in the country in a special magazine TV program called Citra Wanita; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzzM64zLEn4&list=UUmhFO6mrhK_Tu80__WJu3xg



Dr Mohar Yusof, Ph.D., CFP, MIM-CPIPM

Family Business Advisor

Dr Mohar Yusof is the second generation of a family business. With 24 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience gained in start-ups and growing businesses coupled with his scholarly and professional work in the academic fields of family business, entrepreneurship, strategy and financial planning, he has developed the aptitude and competencies as a business strategist, advisor, consultant, coach and trainer.

The last 2 years have been focused on developing BinaPavo Family Office (www.binapavo.com) as a boutique and leading business advisory firm for family enterprises and multi organizations, and, a specialist in formulating and executing strategies for growth and sustainability. Its clients are mainly family businesses and family-controlled SMEs. With competencies and experience in wealth management, Moharhas been providing family office advisory and legacy planning services to its client-families and nurturing next-generation leaders of business families.

As an industry practitioner, since 2016, Mohar has been a columnist with the MALAYSIA SME® business newspaper and thus far has contributed 9 articles in the Business Continuity section. He was also a speaker in the Malaysian Wealth Management Forum organized by Hubbis (HK) Limited and interviewed by The Edge newspaper on the subject of Family Office. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia and writes for the association’s 4E Journal.

This year, he is selected by the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia as one of the financial planners highlighted as Bursa Malaysia’s (Malaysian Stock Exchange) marketplace gurus. In April, he was a panelist for the session, Running a Family Office – The Inside Story, for the Financial Planning Symposium 2017 – Global Experiences in Financial Planning & Advice in Kuala Lumpur.



Sr Saiful Bahri Bin Hj Ahmad Mokhtar

Founder and Managing Director of Nilai Harta Consultant Sdn Bhd

Sr Saiful Bahri started his career with Jurunilai Bersekutu in 1991 and in 1997 he was registered with Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia. He started his own property consultancy firm, IKIRA Properties and IKIRA Real Estate Consultant in year 2000 and later in November 2001, he set up Nilai Harta Consultant Sdn. Bhd. in Ampang and Seremban. He continued his studies by obtaining Masters in Business Administration majoring in Islamic Banking & Finance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2011.

He has been actively giving talks and conducting private courses and seminars in real estate and he is also a part-time lecturer at the Institute Penilaian Negara (INSPEN). He is currently a Member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (MRISM), Institute of Estate Agents Malaysia (MIEA), Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (APEPS), Dewan Perniagaan Islam Malaysia (DPIM), Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Kuala Lumpur (DPMKL) and Malaysian Association of Professional Property Managers (MAPPM).



Muzafek Bin Mohd Yusoff

Legal and Offshore Loan/Financing Advisor

Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Muzafek’s career reached the pinnacle whilst he was at Celcom (M) Sdn Bhd. He was then the Senior Vice-President, Legal & Secretarial Division of TRI / Celcom. His stint with Celcom began in 1989 for about ten years. His colorful career in Celcom started when he was entrusted to set-up the Legal & Secretarial Department of the company. In the tenure of his duties with Celcom, he was involved in series of loan syndications arrangement with local and foreign banks ranging from RM80mil to RM1.75 billion. His international exposure involved in setting up JV telecommunication companies in Cambodia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Iran and Rusia where he was actively involved in the project funding exercises for all the JV Companies. Due to his vast experience and exposure, he was also being appointed as Board Members in Celcom/TRI subsidiary companies in Malaysia and in Hong Kong including being appointed as the Chairman of Koperasi Celcom Berhad. Mr Muzafek joins IFPAG to strengthen the multi-disciplinary practice of the consortium as Advisor/Consultant to focus on offshore loans and funding exercise for both projects to be developed within the group as well as for the premium clients of IFPAG.


Tuan Haji Alias Bin Saad

Director/Founder of Openagro Sdn Bhd, Agro Business Advisor.

Tuan Haji Alias graduated in Planting Industry and Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA and is experienced in major crops such as rubber, oil palm, and forest plantation since 1984 while being a part of Espek Sdn Bhd for 18 years. In 2005, Tuan Haji Alias joined Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad as the general manager of the Group Chief Executive’s Office. He was involved in the oil palm and special Project, and also seconded to PNB Business Development. After two years, Tuan Haji Alias moved to Sime Darby Berhad and eventually seconded to Economic Planning Unit of Prime Minister’s Office. He then became Vice President of Malaysian Biotech Corporation from 2012 until 2014. He also has experience as a freelance agriculturist from 2013 until 2018. Tuan Haji Alias joined Openagro Consultant Sdn Bhd (“OCSB”) as a director in 2019 and joined IFP Advisors Group as an Advisor/consultant for agricultural business and projects to the clients of IFPAG via his OCSB.

Tuan Haji Alias remains active in conducting agriculture talks and discussion on all four main agriculture sub-sectors, both domestic and in overseas. With his extensive knowledge and experience in agricultural sectors and hands on engagement as project advisor, Tuan Haji Alias creates strong value creation strategies and propositions for the four major agriculture sub-sector-related businesses of commodity crops, livestock, aquaculture, and cash crops for each sector of the value and supply chain respectively.


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