Directors’ Profile

YM TENGKU DATO’ SRI UZIR BIN TENGKU DATO’ UBAIDILLAH

Executive Chairman 
Aged 59, 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 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 Malaysian General Investment Corporation Berhad (now known as Sumatec Resources 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 Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

YM TENGKU DATO’ INDERA ZUBIR BIN TENGKU DATO’ UBAIDILLAH

Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
Aged 56, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 25 September 2018

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Investment Committee (Member)
    (Appointed on 11 October 2018)

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 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 1988, 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 Chairman and a major shareholder of the Company.

YAM TENGKU PUTERI SERI KEMALA PAHANG TENGKU HAJJAH DATO’ AISHAH BINTI SULTAN HAJI AHMAD SHAH DK(II) SIMP

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 61, Female, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 30 January 2018

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Nomination Committee (Member)
    (Appointed on 11 October 2018)

YAM Tengku Puteri Seri Kemala Pahang Tengku Hajjah Dato Aishah Binti Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, DK(II), SIMP (“YAM Tengku Aishah“), was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director on 30 January 2018.

She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Dorset Institute, United Kingdom.

YAM Tengku Aishah has been a Director of TAS Industries Sdn Bhd since 15 August 1990. TAS Industries Sdn Bhd is an investment holding and property development company in Kuala Lumpur.

YAM Tengku Aishah is also the Independent Non-Executive Chairperson of Insas Berhad, Inari Amertron Berhad, Mieco Chipboard Berhad and Diversified Gateway Solutions Berhad

YBHG DATUK IDRIS BIN HAJI HASHIM J. P.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 66, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 20 November 2014

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Nomination Committee (Chairman)
  • Remuneration Committee (Member)
    (Appointed on 30 January 2018)
  • Audit Committee (Member)
    (Appointed on 11 October 2018)

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

He graduated from 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 53, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 23 April 2015

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
    (Appointed on 11 October 2018)
  • Shariah Advisory Committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination Committee (Member)
    (Appointed on 30 January 2018)
  • Audit 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 was appointed as the Managing Director of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (“PNS”) since 1 December 2007 and is a member of PNS’s Directors Investment Committee. He is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Focus Point Holdings Berhad.

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.

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

ROSLI BIN SHAFIEI

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 66, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment: 28 October 2014

Board Committees membership(s):
  • Audit Committee (Chairman)
  • 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.

DATO’ MOHAN A/L C SINNATHAMBY

Independent Director/Independent and Non Executive
Aged 59, Male, Malaysian

Dato’ Mohan A/L C Sinnathamby (“Dato’ Mohan”) 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 Exchange.

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 Exchange.

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

Presently, Dato’ Mohan is holding the position of Senior Manager for Institutional Sales in Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, one of the largest and most reputable investment banks in Kuala Lumpur. His duties include developing, maintaining and servicing the institutional client base as well as a group of high nett worth individuals. His experience has also included recruiting remisiers, underwriting initial price offers (IPO), arranging financing for public listed company and handling private placement of substantial blocks of shares.

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.