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Anas Alam Faizli is a construction and an upstream oil and gas professional with a doctorate in Business Administration, where his thesis focused on capital investment evaluation practices and decision-making in the oil and gas. He is an appointed oil and gas industry expert by the Malaysian government and has recently widened his forte to civil construction of high-rise buildings, infrastructure and power plants. He is also the author for Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians and Malaysia Kaya, Rakyat Miskin.

Anas is a co-founder of BLINDSPOT, a socio-economic think tank and BANTAH TPPA, a coalition of 60 NGOs and 10 coalition councils against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. He is also the co-founder of Sekolah Falsafah and he formerly served as the Founding Chief Executive Officer on the board of Teach for The Needs (TFTN), a non-profit education-based civil society organisation which houses 800 volunteers, 300 mahasiswas, 300 students and adopts 12 orphanages. He occasionally writes and contributes to The Star, The Edge and several online news portals.

Anas is an alumnus of Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Sciences from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and a Master’s degree in Project Management.

In his professional experience with Talisman Malaysia, Petronas Carigali and Sime Sembcorp Engineering, Anas has undertaken various responsibilities in development projects and execution, building extensive technical and commercial and management skills within the industry.

A passionate traveller and reader of history, philosophy, politics, economics and thought, his main interest is Malaysian socio economics. He is focused on education, poverty and public policy with an emphasis on efficient use of petroleum resources, inequality and inclusiveness.

Anas lives on only one hope; for every member of the future generation to inherit and experience a better Malaysia.