Ansar Rashid, a professionally qualified accountant has for the last 23 years held the position of Director of Finance of The Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a 550-room deluxe hotel. Prior to this he was attached to the Hilton Hotel for 10 years and held various accounting positions in the Kuala Lumpur Hilton and the Petaling Jaya Hilton. He has extensive experience in the hotel industry related to accounting, administrative, hotels pre-opening management, management agreement negotiations, system implementations and improvement, collective agreement negotiating, hotel internal audits, budget administration, etc.

He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, ACMA (UK), The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, ACIS (UK), The Malaysian Institute of Accountants, CA (M). He also holds an MBA from Cranfield Institute of Technology, (UK).

Ansar currently also provides consulting services for hotels on financial operations and audits. His long association with the local industry and his familiarity with its key drivers, provides a valuable resource to the Company.