HIS HIGHNESS TUNKU BESAR SERI MENANTI
TUNKU ALI REDHAUDDIN IBNI TUANKU MUHRIZ
PRO CHANCELLOR UNIVERSITI SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA
His Highness Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz is the first Prince to Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Munawir and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Aishah Rohani Ibni Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud. YAM Tunku was born on 26 April 1977 at University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, exactly three years and a day after his parents’ wedding day.
YAM Tunku received his early education at Sri Inai Junior School and the Alice Smith School Kuala Lumpur before continuing his education at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, United Kingdom at the GCSE (‘O’ Level) and GCE ‘A’ Level. YAM Tunku was actively involved in sports, whereby he represented his college in badminton and basketball. In college, he also participated in the CCF Mixed Cadet Force. His excellent results in his ’A’ Level has enabled YAM Tunku to be awarded the Sime Darby/Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship and continued his tertiary education at the University of Cambridge in 1995. He then graduated with a B.A (Hons) in History, Social Sciences and Politics in 1998. At the university, YAM Tunku was a committee member of the Malaysian Student Association and was the Treasurer of the Cambridge University Orient Express, an association formed to enhance cross-cultural understanding between students of diverse multicultural background of Asia and the United Kingdom. YAM Tunku also attended courses at the University of Oxford, UK.
In 1997, YAM Tunku started his career with BZW Asia Ltd as an Summer Analyst in Corporate Finance. Then, YAM Tunku was engaged as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, United Kingdom in 1998 and dealt with projects related to the industries involving oil and gas, finance and, communication and technology. His stint at McKinsey & Company provided him the exposure and experience as a consultant in USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
In 2004, YAM Tunku was appointed as Senior Vice President of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He was actively involved in initiatives directly related to Government Linked Companies’ (GLC) Transformation Programme and spearheaded many local and foreign strategic investments; including theme park projects like Legoland Malaysia and Kidzania Kuala Lumpur. Later, he was appointed as the Director of Investments of the company.
Since then, YAM Tunku sits at the Board of Directors of a few companies, including Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia, Themed Attractions and Resorts, Destination Resorts and Hotels, Teluk Datai Resorts and Iskandar Malaysia.
The year 2009 witnessed an important episode in the life of YAM Tunku. That year, YAM Tunku was officially appointed as Tunku Besar Seri Menanti. YAM Tunku was also conferred the Darjah Kerabat Yam Tuan Raden (DKYR) and he was awarded the title Lieutenant Colonel in the Malay Regime Corps.
In the midst of his busy official duties, YAM Tunku successfully graduated with a Masters in Public Administration at John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, USA in July, 2011.
YAM Tunku cares for the community, thus he is actively involved in various community development programmes which organizes leadership workshops for students and young professionals. YAM Tunku is also involved in many activities which provides guidance, encouragement and exposure to youths of all walks of life; students and young professionals. His serious involvement in these causes is executed through his positions as the founder and in the Board of Trustees, Teach for Malaysia, Chairman, Yayasan Munarah and Governor, Marlborough East (Marlborough College Malaysia). YAM Tunku is also appointed as the Royal Scholar In –Residence at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
Besides dedicating his time for his career and family, YAM Tunku makes time for his own personal enrichment by travelling, reading and participating in recreational activities. YAM Tunku is an avid fan of history and loves reading history books. Amongst his other sports, he is very keen in improving his skills at golf. YAM Tunku hopes that he would be able to contribute significantly and play an important role in the development and progress of the rakyat of Negeri Sembilan and Malaysia.