Datuk Shireen’s career spans over 30 years in the financial services and corporate sectors, with a strong track record in Emerging Asia Equity Markets. She was the founder, managing director and principal fund manager of Corston-Smith Asset Management, an independent asset management company that was an early signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”), a position she held from 2004 to 2019. Prior to that, Datuk Shireen was the CEO of AIG Investment Corporation (Malaysia).
A strong advocate of Corporate Governance best practices and Environment, Social and Governance (“ESG”) activism, Datuk Shireen has served on several Boards and Board Committees in public-listed companies including as Non-Executive Chairman of Bursa Malaysia. She also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AMMB Holdings Berhad, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, Integrax Berhad, and Encorp Berhad. She was a member of the Economic Action Council, chaired by the Prime Minister as well as a Board Member of the Federal Land Development Authority (“FELDA”).
In recognition of her work in the industry, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the Asia-Pacific region for asset management by Asian Investor, a regional publication, in June 2011. In March 2014, she was honoured by Forbes Asia as one of the 50 Asia's Power Businesswomen 2014.
Datuk Shireen holds a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, United States and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, United States.