08:55 am Admittance

09:00 am Welcome remarks
by Malaysian Danish Business Council

09:05 am Presentation
by Nazhif Yusoff Country Director and Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, Senior Associate at Vriens & Partners

09:30 am Q&A session

09:55 am Closing



The session is virtual and takes place on the Zoom platform.

The event as well all material are subject to Chatham House Rule:
Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.


Vriens & Partners is Southeast Asia’s leading government affairs consultancy, with 80 staff and 30 advisors across 8 offices in capitals around the region.

They deliver nuanced and effective government affairs strategies built on trusted relationships with the highest levels of government, and with stakeholders along the entire policymaking chain.

Nazhif Yusoff

Country Director
Vriens & Partners Malaysia

Nazhif Yusoff is Country Director at Vriens & Partners’ Kuala Lumpur office. With the team, he consults for clients from various verticals such as technology, healthcare, transportation and tourism, helping them develop their government relations strategy.
Previously, Nazhif was with the trade and investment team at Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation, an agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. At MPRC, he developed the agency’s database of export opportunities and connected Malaysian oil and gas companies with opportunities overseas through the organization of trade and specialized marketing missions.

Shazwan Mustafa Kamal

Senior Associate
Vriens & Partners Malaysia


Shazwan is a Senior Associate at Vriens & Partners’ Malaysia office and brings along 10 years of professional experience in the field of politics, journalism and the media. He consults for clients from various verticals such as technology, healthcare and transportation.
From 2009 to 2020, Shazwan worked for online news portals the Malay Mail and The Malaysian Insider as an assistant news editor and senior journalist. Shazwan received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Monash University, and a Master in Diversity and the Media from the University of Westminster, UK. He was also a 2012 Chevening scholarship recipient.