Wan Firdaus is Founding Director of IDEAS andVice President at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Malaysia. He was educated at SRK Sultan Ibrahim Satu Pasir Mas, SRK Sri Subang Jaya and Sek Men Agama Persekutuan Kajang. He then went on to read Law at the University of Nottingham and BPP School of Law. Firdaus has also served as Special Officer to the Chief Minister of Johor, handling the corporate portfolio which includes Iskandar Regional Development Authority and Johor Corporation.
Wan Firdaus was an active student leader. He was a national delegate for Nottingham University to the National Union of Students (NUS), national executive member of Federation Of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), Chairman of Kesatuan Penuntut Undang Undang Malaysia UK & Eire (KPUM), and Chairman of UKEC (UK and Eire Council for Malaysian Students) from October 2005 to October 2007. As Chairman of UKEC, he established the first Malaysian Student Leaders Summit (MSLS), which has become a major national event. He is also founder of Young Corporate Malaysians and established the annual Young Corporate Malaysians Summit.