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Dr Abu Hasan Ismail

Non-Independent Executive Director, President / Group Chief Executive Officer


Date of Appointment 
18 November 2010

Membership of Board Committees

Member of the Risk Management Committee, Finance & Investment Committee and Tender Committee.



  • Diploma in Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Sheffield, UK.


Membership of Associations

  • International Advisory Board of Computer Trade Industry Association (CompTIA) based in the USA.

  • Council member at Taylor’s University.

  • Advisory Panel for International Business School (IBS) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

  • Adjunct Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.

  • Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Working Experience and Occupation

Founder and President/Group CEO of Prestariang Berhad (now AwanBiru Technology Berhad).

  • 2015-Present
    Appointed into the CEO faculty program by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia under the Malaysian Higher Education Blueprint.

  • 2003-Present
    Since the inception of Prestariang in 2003, he has overseen the financial and strategic growth of the Company and has formed successful partnerships with global ICT organisations, which include Microsoft, Autodesk, IBM, Oracle, CompTIA, Certiport, Prometric, ASIC and others.

    Listed the Company on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 27 July 2011.

  • 2000-2002
    Joined FSBM Holdings Bhd. Appointed as an Executive Director.

  • 1997-2000
    One of the founders of the Multimedia University. Appointed as the Professor and Dean at the newly created Faculty of Creative Multimedia.


Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Institute Sultan Iskandar of Urban Habitat and High Rise, and Yayasan Universiti Malaysia.

Awantec (formerly known as Prestariang) is a Technology and Talent Pioneer that has evolved from being Malaysia’s largest ICT software and training service provider to a Digital Transformer.


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