Sushil Sidhu is the Chief Investment Officer of the Group and Executive Director for PETRA Modular (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. In his capacity as CIO, he is in charge of investments by the Group and oversees the corporate finance department.
Having had a long and extensive career in corporate finance, equity capital markets and venture capital management in Malaysia and Australia, Sushil has held positions in a variety of companies in different industries.
Before helming the financial role at PETRA Modular and the PETRA Group, he was the founder and executive director of finance at the Platinum Nano Chem Group, an oil & gas company that he co-founded in 2007, a company that was subsequently listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to that he was the founder and finance director at Stevian Biotechnology, a company that produced high intensity natural sweetener from stevia. Here he was successful in taking the company from a start-up to raising development funding, and the company was subsequently listed on the London Stock Exchange under the name Pure Circle PLC.
He has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer of a venture capital company namely Commerce-Meridian Capital Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture company with the CIMB Group. He also had stints in stock broking with Southern Bank Securities, and corporate finance roles at Jardine Matheson and Nikkei Pacific Corporate Advisory.
Sushil holds an MBA (majoring in Finance) from the University of Hull and a Bachelor’s degree in Business (majoring in Finance) from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is a Senior Associate of the Institute of Credit Management, Australia and an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Australia.Sushil Sidhu's LinkedIn Profile