Pankajkumar Bipinchandra, Managing Director, Datametrics Research and Information Centre (DARE)
Pankaj is the Managing Director of Datametrics Research and Information Centre Sdn. Bhd. (DARE), a Malaysian-based think-tank performing research and advocacy for a multitude of topics such as economics and social policy and developing policy recommendations for stakeholders and the Government. He also sits as an Independent Non-Executive Director of MN Holdings Berhad and OSK Ventures International Berhad, both of which are Bursa Malaysia ACE market-listed companies.
Pankaj has more than 25 years of experience in investment research, fund management, and corporate strategy. He was formerly the Head of Research of OSK Research, Chief Investment Officer of Kurnia Insurans (M) Bhd, and Director of Investment and Corporate Strategy at KSK Group Bhd.
In addition, Pankaj is also a columnist in StarBiz’s Saturday’s “Inside Insight” and published more than 250opinion pieces related to the economy, market, and sectors as well on issues related to governance and ethics since June 2018.Pankaj also regularly appears on BFM Morning Run, providing his views on the economy and financial markets.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from University Malaya and completed his MBA (Finance) from the same University in 2014.