Directors’ Profile

YBHG TAN SRI DATO’ SRI MOHAMAD NORZA BIN ZAKARIA

Executive Chairman
Aged 54, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 13 December 2019

Board Committees membership(s): N/A

YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Bin Zakaria was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman on 13 December 2019. He was subsequently re-designated as the Executive Chairman of the Company on 14 May 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting), University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

He began his career as a Senior Audit Assistant in Messrs. Arthur Andersen & Co. / Hanafiah, Raslan & Mohamad in 1988 before joining Bank Negara Malaysia as the Executive of Bank Regulation Department in 1990. Later he joined PETRONAS as the Senior Executive, Finance and Administration Department in Gas and Petrochemical Development Division until April 1994. He moved up the corporate ladder as the Group Financial Controller at SPK Sentosa Corporation Berhad before he became the Group General Manager of Audit in Mun Loong Berhad in 1995 until 1997.

He was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gabungan Strategik Sdn Bhd from 1998 until 2004. His notable contribution in the Government sector was the Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance II from 2004 until 2008. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Institut Sukan Negara since 1 October 2013 until present. He is currently the President and CEO of Citaglobal Sdn Bhd, a post he has held since April 2008.

He is also a major shareholder of the Company by virtue of his interest in Citaglobal Energy Resources Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company pursuant to Section 8 of the Companies Act 2016.

YM TENGKU DATO’ SRI UZIR BIN TENGKU DATO’ UBAIDILLAH

Executive Vice Chairman 
Aged 61, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 24 October 2013

Board Committees membership(s):
• Long Term Incentive Plan Committee (Chairman)
• Investment Committee (Chairman)

YM Tengku Dato’ Sri Uzir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah, graduated from City University, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering in 1983.

He was appointed as the Executive Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 24 October 2013 and was subsequently re-designated as the Executive Chairman of the Company on 1 November 2017. He was later re-designated as the Executive Vice Chairman on 14 May 2020.

He started his career with Jabatan Kerja Raya as an engineer before joining the private sector. He was the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Sumatec Resources Berhad (formerly known as Malaysian General Investment Corporation Berhad) from years 1990 to 1993. He has also served on the Board of Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad, Kurnia Setia Berhad and Project Penyelenggaran Lebuhraya Berhad, all of which were public listed companies. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Tanah Makmur Berhad in 2011 until he was re-designated as the Alternate Director in 2013 pursuant to his appointment as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WZ Satu Berhad Group (“WZS Group”) on 24 October 2013.

He has vast business experience in various industries, especially in civil engineering, construction, plantation and property development.

He is the brother of YM Tengku Dato’ Indera Zubir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah, the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is also a major shareholder of the Company.

YM TENGKU DATO’ INDERA ZUBIR BIN TENGKU DATO’ UBAIDILLAH

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 58, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 25 September 2018

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Investment Committee (Member)

YM Tengku Dato’ Indera Zubir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from California State University, Chico, United States of America in 1986.

He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of WZS Group on 1 November 2017 and was subsequently appointed to the Board as the Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer on 25 September 2018. He resigned as the Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer and was re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 August 2020.

He started his career in year 1986 with Petroliam Nasional Berhad as an Information System Executive and subsequently promoted to the position of Head of Computer Operation. In year 1989, he joined the Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad’s (“Road Builder”) group of companies as the Corporate Affairs Manager and was promoted to Group General Manager in year 1994. He left Road Builder in year 1998 to start his own private businesses in construction and trading activities until year 2004. He joined Kurnia Setia Berhad on 1 July 2005 as the General Manager of Corporate Development and subsequently promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. On 8 November 2008, he assumed the position of Managing Director of Kurnia Setia Berhad. Subsequent to the privatisation of Kurnia Setia Berhad in year 2010, he was transferred to Tanah Makmur Berhad as the Managing Director until his resignation in year 2017. He is currently a Director in Tanah Makmur Berhad and holds directorship in several private limited companies.

He is the brother of YM Tengku Dato’ Sri Uzir Bin Tengku Dato’ Ubaidillah, the Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of the Company.

ENCIK IKHLAS BIN KAMARUDIN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 28, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 30 October 2019

Board Committees membership(s): N/A

Encik Ikhlas Bin Kamarudin, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 October 2019.

He holds a degree in International Business, Finance and Economics from Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, England.

He was a part of Air Asia Berhad’s management trainee program in Year 2009 for 6 months and was involved in 3 key departments, i.e. operations, corporate finance and corporate culture.

In 2016, he held the position of Chief Strategic Officer in Vidi and was responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting as well as the commercial and marketing department of Vidi.

From March 2019 to October 2019, he was the Head of International Business Development for Airasia.com. He was responsible for the sourcing and partnerships team as well as manage key partnerships team that manages relationships and campaigns with key partners.

He is the founder of AIIS Solutions Sdn Bhd (“AIIS”) and currently holding the position of Finance Director in AIIS since Year 2013. He is responsible for the financial controlling and strategic direction of AIIS. He is also currently holding the role of Head of Islamic Line of Business in Airasia.com, in charge of Umrah and Muslim friendly travel.

He is also a major shareholder of the Company by virtue of his interest in Citaglobal Energy Resources Sdn Bhd, a major shareholder of the Company pursuant to section 8 of the Companies Act 2016.

ENCIK ROSLI BIN SHAFIEI

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 68, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 28 October 2014

Board Committees membership(s):
• Audit Committee (Chairman)
• Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member)
• Long Term Incentive Plan Committee (Member)

Encik Rosli Bin Shafiei, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2014.

He holds an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Teknologi Mara and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has extensive experience in finance, insurance and banking, infrastructure and building construction, offshore construction, installation and oil and gas related services industries having held senior positions in private and public listed companies.

Following the acquisition by UEM Group, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of PATI Sdn Bhd, responsible for the operations of the group which was primarily involved in construction, quarrying and supplying construction materials. Subsequently in year 2003, upon completion of acquisition of Intria Berhad and restructuring of the UEM Group, he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer for UEM Builders Berhad. He left UEM Builders Berhad upon attaining the mandatory retirement age in 2007.

Thereafter, he was also appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Willis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a registered insurance brokers and consultants from January 2011 to February 2013.

YBHG DATUK IDRIS BIN HAJI HASHIM J. P.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 68, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 20 November 2014

Board Committees membership(s):
• Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member)
• Audit Committee(Member)

YBhg Datuk Idris Bin Haji Hashim J.P., was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 20 November 2014.

He graduated from Mara Institute of Technology (now known as Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)) with a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning in 1975. Later, he furthered his studies in United States of America and graduated with a postgraduate degree of Master of Science, City and Regional Planning from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 1978.

He started his career as an assistant town planner with Arkitek Bersekutu Malaysia in 1975, where he participated in projects such as Pusat Bandar Bukit Raden, Kompleks Perdagangan Kuantan in Pahang and Bangunan Sri Mara in Kuala Lumpur. Upon completing his postgraduate studies, he was attached to North-Eastern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago as a Planner where he was involved in various large projects in the State of Illinois as well as the New Jeddah International Airport, King Abdul Aziz University and Automotive Centre for Sears Roebuck & Co. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Surveying of UiTM in year 1980.

YBHG DATO’ SYED KAMARULZAMAN BIN DATO’ SYED ZAINOL KHODKI SHAHABUDIN

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 55, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 23 April 2015

Board Committees membership(s):
• Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
• Shariah Advisory Committee (Chairman)
• Audit Committee (Member)
• Long Term Incentive Plan Committee (Member)

YBhg Dato’ Syed Kamarulzaman Bin Dato’ Syed Zainol Khodki Shahabudin, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 April 2015.

He is a holder of Master in Science and Corporate Communication from School of Modern Languages & Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Bachelor in Business Administration from School of Business, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Diploma in Business Studies from Mara Institute of Technology (now known as UiTM).

He was the Managing Director of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (“PNS”) from year 2007 to year 2018. He was also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Focus Point Holdings Berhad until his resignation in Year 2019.

He was previously the Managing Director of Yayasan Tekun Nasional and prior to that, he had accumulated over 21 years of experience in banking operations, corporate management, property and information technology with his last attachment at Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad as a Branch Manager. He had also served as a lecturer at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).

He was also the Vice Chairman of Association of Development Finance Institution of Malaysia (ADFIM) and the Vice President of Oxford Business Alumni KL Chapter.

YBHG DATO’ MOHAN A/L C SINNATHAMBY

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 60, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 18 February 2019

Board Committees membership(s): N/A

YBhg Dato’ Mohan A/L C Sinnathamby was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 February 2019.

He started his career in the stockbroking industry at Razak Ramli Sdn. Bhd. as a Trader, trading shares for the company at the trading room of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange from 1978 to 1981.

From 1981 to 1987, he was involved in Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad as a Trader in trading shares at the trading room of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He also run the arbitrage desk for Malaysian stocks between the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Stock Exchanges.

From 1987 to 1989, he was given the task as the Dealing Manager after the take-over of Zalik Securities Sdn Bhd (“Zalik”) by Hong Leong Group, to turn around what was a loss-making company. Within his first year with Zalik, the company made profit of RM15 million. He was responsible for 15 dealers. The unit mainly serviced the company’s institutional clients. He also run the arbitrage desk for Malaysian stocks between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Stock Exchanges.

From 1989 to 1990, he was the Chief Dealer in Kimara Securities Sdn Bhd (“Kimara”), managing a team of dealers handling the company’s clients both institutional and retail. He was seconded from Zalik to prepare Kimara for listing on the Stock Exchange.

Presently, Dato’ Mohan is holding the position of Senior Manager for institutional sales in Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. His duties include developing, maintaining and servicing the institutional client base as well as a group of high net worth individuals. His experience included recruiting remisiers, underwriting initial public offers, arranging financing for public listed company and handling private placement of substantial block of shares.

He is a Director of Royal Pahang Durian Produce Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Ample Harvest Produce Sdn Bhd) since November 2016, a Director of Royal Pahang Durian Resources Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Ample Harvest Resources Sdn Bhd) since June 2019, and a Director of Royal Pahang Durian Sdn Bhd since September 2019. He is also a member of the Dialysis Commitee of the Yayasan Al-Sultan Abdullah. The Dialysis Committee is one of the 3 divisions in the foundation which includes education, religion & healthcare.

Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors have:

  1. any other directorships in public companies and listed issuers;
  2. any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company;
  3. any conflict of interest with the Company; and
  4. any conviction for offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any; and any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.