Fadzarudin Shah was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, before moving to London in 2004, where he graduated with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. In 2010, he co-founded FashionValet with his partner, Vivy Yusof, with the mission of elevating the local fashion industry. The company, with 150 employees and carrying 400 fashion brands, has its head office and warehouse in Kuala Lumpur and ships local Malaysian brands daily to customers all over the world.
Since their start seven years ago, FashionValet has grown its online presence and attracted customers from all over Southeast Asia as well as Australia, UK and the Middle East. In 2015, FashionValet expanded its physical reach by launching its first physical store in Bangsar Village II and opened in Pavilion, the heart of KL in October 2016. As the CEO, Fadza has taken FashionValet through three rounds of funding from Bursa Malaysia-listed MyEG, San Francisco-based VC Elixir Capital and Japan’s largest online fashion portal, Zozotown. He also leads the company’s strategic planning and business development.
He has been awarded one of Augustman Men of The Year in 2015. Fadzarudin actively speaks about his experiences in universities and entrepreneurship events and has also given talks on entrepreneurship and e-commerce at industry events such as the Kuala Lumpur International Trade Fair organised by MATRADE.