Y.A.M Tunku Puteri Tunku Dato' Seri Jawahir binti Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar DKYR, SPTJ
Tunku Puteri received much of her early schooling overseas. She studied in Convent of Our Lady of Sion London UK, then Port Said School in Cairo, Egypt and continued her education at Battle Abbey School, Sussex, England. After completing her ‘O’ Levels in the UK, she returned to Malaysia to join the lower and upper 6th form at Tunku Kurshiah College. She graduated with a B.Sc.Soc (Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1973.
Tunku Puteri started her career by joining the Malaysian Airlines Systems (MAS) as a management trainee at the MAS Head Office until 1976. After her tenure with MAS, she ventured into commerce, establishing her own business ventures. She is currently Chairman of the Tijaz Group of Companies.
Apart from being Director of Syarikat Pesaka Antah, Tunku Puteri is a Director of Highway Realty Sdn Bhd, Pesaka Inspection Services Sdn Bhd, Pesaka-Gammon Construction Sdn Bhd, Pesaka Antah Holdings Sdn Bhd, Sungai Gadut Development Sdn Bhd, Harimau Equities (M) Sdn Bhd, WDC - WorldFone Sdn Bhd, Pesaka Jardine Shipping Agencies Sdn Bhd.
Tunku Puteri is actively involved in several social organisations. She is currently the President of the Malaysian Ladies Golf Association (MALGA) and a member of the board of trustees for the Tuanku Najihah Foundation and the Tuanku Ja’afar Gallery Trust.
An avid traveller, Tunku Puteri has travelled far and wide. She is an articulate linguist, who apart from English and Bahasa Malaysia, is fluent in French and Spanish. She is also a keen golfer and enjoys reading, swimming and has a passion for designing homes and interiors.
Tunku Puteri is married to Y.B.M. Tengku Tan Sri Dato' Seri Azlan Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar from the Pahang Royal Family who is a politician and a member of parliament. The couple is blessed with three children and three grandchildren.