Mahathir is a Chartered Accountant and a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Mahathir graduated with honours from University College London with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He then pursued his Chartered Accountancy training in Dublin, Ireland. After successful completion of his professional examinations, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Mahathir returned to Malaysia after spending 15 years in the United Kingdom and Ireland and worked for BinaFikir, a local strategic advisory firm and subsidiary of Maybank Investment Bank. Subsequently, he founded his accountancy firm, Mahathir Mahzan & Company in 2010, and merged with AFS Financial Services in 2015 to form Mahzan Sulaiman PLT.
Mahathir is also an Executive Director at Imej Jiwa Communications Sdn Bhd and is involved in advising Malaysian public listed companies on Investor Relations.
In addition, Mahathir is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of OCK Group Berhad, a Malaysian company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Apex Investment Services Berhad, a local investment and fund management firm.
Throughout his career, he has accumulated significant experience in areas of audit, accounting, tax, company secretarial, corporate finance, insolvency, corporate governance, strategic advisory and investor relations.