Jamaludin joined MAVCAP as Chief Executive in 2011 from another VC owned by Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund. Before that, he has worked with a number of local and international investment banks as equity analyst for 14 years since 1991.
Since joining MAVCAP, he launched several initiatives including raising funds from regional LPs and major corporates, SWFs and financial institutions and partnering up with strategic partners to co-manage regional funds. Under those initiatives, MAVCAP has participated and created (number) funds with combined size of USDx million, targeted for investments in tech companies in Malaysia and in the region. MAVCAP is now a prime mover in catalysing the interactions between tech companies, entrepreneurship-related organisations, VCs and regulators in Malaysia, including Khazanah Nasional, MDEC, MaGIC, TERAJU, Securities Commission and a number of Government Ministries.
He is also active in the VC and startup space in Malaysia. He was the previous Chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital Association (MVCA), and currently a member of the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council (MVCDC), a branch of the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also the founding member and currently the Treasurer of the Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM), a Malaysian-based global NGO which promotes entrepreneurship through networking and education and a current member of the ICT and Knowledge Management Panel of SME Corp. He is also an Advisor of Finnext Capital, an NGO involved in promoting local fintech companies.
Jamaludin graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Economics) from Wichita State University, Kansas, United States and a Masters degree in Business Law (Executive) from International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur.