The team at Sage 3 is comprised of corporate finance advisors with extensive industry experience, utilising our corporate network and business understanding to develop and deliver successful financing solutions for our clients.

Dato’ Derrick Fernandez

Dato’ Derrick Fernandez is a highly respected industry figure and qualified chartered accountant, with over 30 years’ experience that includes top positions in leading regional and global financial institutions.

Following a 20 year tenure which incorporated a variety of senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, he went on to become part of the pioneering team that established Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, eventually taking the role of Senior General Manager of Danaharta Managers Sdn Bhd. Dato’ Derrick’s extensive experience led to him being selected as a member of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC) at Bank Negara Malaysia.

He retired as the Chief Credit Officer of RHB Bank Bhd in March 2004, following the successful introduction and implementation of various key credit initiatives to reform the bank’s credit risk management systems and processes. He has served on the Board of a number of public and private corporations in Malaysia and Singapore, before setting up Sage 3 in 2005.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales)

Datuk Mohd Anwar Yahya

Datuk Mohd Anwar Yahya is a former Partner, Senior Director/Adviser at PwC Malaysia, and brings more than 25 years’ of financial project management experience to Sage.
He has extensive experience servicing a wide range of industries, from real estate to utilities and financial services. He has developed a comprehensive industry network thanks to his excellent reputation for work in policy advice, corporate finance and strategy that spans over 500 consultancy projects. His time at PwC Malaysia included substantial financial and business advisory work. Alongside his role as Executive Director at Sage 3, he also currently serves on the Board of Directors for several public and private corporations in Malaysia.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Honours) Economics & Accountancy, University of Hull, UK
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Ravindran Navaratnam

Ravindran brings over 30 years of experience to Sage 3. He previously held the position of Director of Financial Service of PwC as well as General Manager of Corporate Finance for Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd. Before setting up Sage 3 he held the role of Chief Information Officer for Bursa Malaysia (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange).
His subject matter excellence, out of the box thinking and substantial experience led to Ravindran being referred by The World Bank to assist with the foundation and establishment of one of the four largest Chinese asset management companies, China Cinda Asset Management Co, Ltd (CINDA). His international record contributes considerable consulting experience from the UK, Singapore and China to his clients and partners at Sage 3.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Second Class Upper Honours ), University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • Graduate of Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales), Order of Merit for Economics on ATC’s Graduate Conversion Examination
  • Representative Securities Commission Licensed Advisor – Corporate Finance

Phillip Lau

Philip brings 25 years’ of extensive accounting, corporate, banking, and financial experience to the team at Sage 3. His tenure at leading global financial institutions including Rothschilds, KBC Bank and Rabobank, has helped develop comprehensive understanding and expertise in equity fundraising, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions, with his last held position as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions SEA for Rabobank.
Philip began his career at Touche Ross, London, before moving to join DBS Group in Singapore. He later went on to enjoy 9 years at Rothschild in Singapore and Hong Kong, actively involved in a range of corporate finance transactions, eventually moving to KBC Bank in Singapore where he was the Senior Vice-President, Head of Investment Banking SEA.

More recently, Philip worked closely with one of Indonesian’s leading conglomerates, providing key corporate strategy and financing consultation alongside detailed financial analysis and management. His extensive industry understanding offers a significant benefit to clients and partners of Sage 3.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (Hons), University of Kent, UK
  • Graduate of Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales)

Davin Fernandez

Davin brings valuable expertise gained in key positions at Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad, now Maybank Investment Bank, to his position with Sage 3. His extensive experience managing corporate transactions includes several substantial deals, demonstrating the significant marketing understanding he offers to clients of Sage 3. His experience includes advice in successfully navigating one of the country’s first selective capital repayment (SCR) deals for a client in Malaysia.
In his time with the company, Davin has successfully closed a number of corporate restructuring and fund-raising exercises, ensuring positive results for Sage 3’s clients in key areas of corporate financial restructuring and transactions, as well as on areas of retail investment trusts.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Economics, University of Sydney, Australia

Dato’ Dr Zaha Rina Zahari

Sage 3 are also honoured to benefit from the impressive expertise of Dato’ Dr Zaha Rina Zahari, bringing her exemplary corporate and financial experience as an advisor to the company.

In a career that includes a remarkable array of achievements, Dato’ Dr Zaha can boast her role in setting up the Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), as well as being instrumental in the merger of the Monetary Exchange Malaysia (COMMEX) and the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE), leading to the creation of the modern Malaysia Digital Enterprise Exchange (MDEX).

Alongside these extraordinary accomplishments, Dato’ Dr Zaha has held positions as the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities, Head of Exchange for Bursa Malaysia Berhad, and Chief Operating Officer at the Malaysian Derivatives Exchange (MDEX). She has also held a number of board positions and directorships across a diverse range of respected global and regional financial institutions, as well as being a highly sought-after thought leader and speaker on topics relating to corporate investment and finance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors (Hons) of Accounting and Finance, University of Leeds, UK
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Hull, UK
  • Doctorate in Business Administration, University of Hull, UK
  • International Centre for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF),
  • Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School, USA