Datuk Armin Baniaz Datuk Pahamin is a Malaysian entrepreneur who rose to prominence when he was elected the Deputy President of the Proton (car) Edar Dealers Association Malaysia (PEDA) when the Proton car dealers were troubled with foreign companies take-over attempt and the conflict between two largest Proton car distributors in Malaysia, EON Berhad and Proton Edar Sdn Bhd. He was elected the 3rd President of the Proton dealers in 2010.
He was featured as a successful young millionaire by Malaysia Personal MONEY, the Edge financial magazine on managing finances in 2007. Prior to his business endeavour, Armin was with the Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad CIMB in corporate finance. Armin was the Executive chairman for Jackspeed Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Jackspeed Corporation Ltd, a company listed on the main board of Singapore stock exchange.
Armin is as of 2015, the managing director of Fasfik (M) Sdn Bhd, the first Malaysian to established the largest chain of independent automotive service centre in Malaysia. He also sits on the board of other private limited companies.
Armin was diagnosed with a Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia when he was 15 years old and underwent a bone marrow transplant a year later at the Hammersmith Hospital, London in 1990. Despite the leukaemia, Armin expedited his study after the bone marrow transplant and graduated when he was barely 20 years old. Armin is also an Ironman Triathlon 2005 finisher, Powerman Malaysia Dualthon 2004 finisher and Kuala Lumpur International marathon 2008 finisher. He celebrated his 20 years leukaemia anniversary in 2009.
Armin graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom in 1995.
His father, Datuk Pahamin A Rajab was the former founding chairman Airasia Berhad and the Secretary-General of the Malaysia Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affair.