Ahila Ganesan, the Special Projects Lead in Think City, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, has two decades of experience as a consultant architect as well as a leader in property development for Malaysian and International projects. A Professional Architect by training, her career saw her helming the northern regional office for some of most prominent property developers in Malaysia; Sunway Property and Mah Sing Property.

Her vast expertise includes strategic planning, business development, project management, marketing strategy and business strategy for multi-billion-dollar projects. Her current role leverages on the close network built over the years to head the business and strategic planning for Think City. A key project is Penang Bay which entails developing a new economic zone for the Malaysian state of Penang.

She is a member of Lead Women that has a mission to increase women representation on the boards of corporate Malaysia. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia and a mentor for the Lean In Network Penang. Most importantly, she is a mother of two young children and is struggling with the demands of online schooling and full-time work during this pandemic.