Naser Jaafar is the Chief Operating Officer at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM). His team is responsible for creating wealth through innovation via strategic equity investment in game changing and high impact innovative start-ups and commercialization of innovations from public and private universities and research institutes as well as from the industry. Naser is also responsible for the collaboration between industry and academia via Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation.
Naser also heads the team at AIM, which is the joint secretariat with The National Science and Research Council for the Investment Committee of Public Funds (ICPF). This team is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, development of KPIs and Performance Management of all the public funds for Research, Development and Commercialization (R,D&C;) in Malaysia.
Prior to joining AIM, Naser was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Malaysia for 22 years, of which from 2002 to 2012, as the Chief Executive Officer. Naser has served various positions at the Bank in Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta.
Naser received his Masters of Business Administration from North Texas State University, USA in 1987.