2013-2015 Board of Directors


YM Raja Saifful Ridzuwan Raja Kamaruddin

Consul General of Malaysia in Los Angeles 



Fauzi Hj. Zainal


Fauzi Zainal is Engineering Director at Henkel Inc. His family is originally from Johor but he was born in Selangor. He currently lives in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife and two daughters. He has been a resident of southern California since 2001.



Dr. Hasnah Hamdan

Vice President (May 3, 2015 onwards)

Hasnah is Scientific Director of the Molecular Microbiology Lab at Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute in San Juan Capistrano, CA. She is originally from Muar, Johor and is an 'old girl' of Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) in Seremban. Hasnah currently lives in Riverside with her husband and son. She has been a resident of southern California since 1991.




Morni Shahadan


Morni Shahadan is originally from Singapore. She and her family moved to Southern California in 2008 when her husband accepted a relocation offer. Previously a Personal Assistant at an American financial company, she is now a fulltime housewife and mother to 3 children aged 15, 12 and 8. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and volunteering at her kids' school.


Fari Canetty


Fari Canetty was born in Petaling Jaya and moved to Southern California in 1988. She is the President of Mike Canetty Textiles and a business partner of Sarafari USA. She is currently living in Toluca Lake with her husband, Mike Canetty.



Ismail Hj. Talib


Now retired, prior to retirement he was the Vice President/GM Americas for MAS based in Los Angeles. Currently residing with his wife Lina in Torrance.





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Zain Azhar Arsad


Zain Azhar Arsad is employee of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Los Angeles since 1994 and member of MIFNA since it's inception in 2007. He currently lives in Diamond Bar with his wife and two daughters.



Salina Samad-Farkas


Born and raised in Singapore, Salina Samad-Farkas has been in California since 1993.  An Accounting & Payroll Manager with a visual effects company, Pixomondo and currently living in Lakewood with her husband Michael Schroeder.  




Nik Nasri Nik Ahmad



Encik Nik Nasri is the current director of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) in Los Angeles. He is here with his wife and five children.



Rusiah Mohamed


Trade Commissioner, MATRADE Los Angeles.

Ms. Rusiah Mohamed has been the Trade Commissioner since April 2013 at the Consulate General of Malaysia in Los Angeles. She has more than 25 years of experience in trade promotion and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Born in Malacca, she currently resides in Arcadia with her husband and 2 daughters.




2013-2015 Resigned Board of Directors

Sulaiman Abbas

Previously Vice President

Resigned May 3, 2015

Sulaiman Abbas has been living in the Los Angeles area for more than 25 years. He currently lives with his wife Yasmin and daughter Nashita Bee in Duarte. He was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. He is a caterer and party planner.



Camillia Haston

Previously Director

Resigned May 3, 2015

Camillia Haston is a property manager for Fidelis Management. She was born and raised in Oceanside, CA by her Malaysian mom, Jamilah(born in Kuala Lumpur) and American dad, Claude Haston. She has one younger sister, Zarina and is very close to her family.



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