Board of Directors

KUB Malaysia Berhad has a nine-member Board comprising representatives from the public and private sectors. The Board of Directors is assisted in the discharge of its duties by an Audit Committee, a Nomination and Remuneration Committee, an Investment Committee and a Risk Management Committee, established by the Board.

 

Dato' Ahmad Ibnihajar

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 67, Malaysian

Dato’ Ahmad Ibnihajar was appointed as the Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB Malaysia Berhad (‘KUB’) effective 27 November 2015. He is a Member of the Board Investment Committee of KUB.

Dato’ Ahmad holds a Bachelor of Economics (Business Administration) from the University of Malaya in 1975. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport since 2007.

In 1976 to 1979, Dato’ Ahmad was entrusted as Forex Dealer and Portfolio Manager of Malayan Banking Berhad, London. He was then appointed as Branch Manager of Malayan Banking Berhad, Genting Highlands and Balik Pulau effective 1980 to 1984.

He was a Managing Director of United Traders Securities Sdn Bhd from 1984 to 1991 and Taiping Securities Sdn Bhd in 1996 to 1999, both companies engrossed stockbroking as principal activity. In 1991, he was appointed as Director of an investment holdings company, Heirs Corporation Sdn Bhd. He was also an Executive Director of WM Svene-Nor JV Sdn Bhd from 1991 to 1993.

He was a Director of Bumiputera Technology Venture Capital Sdn Bhd and Managing Director of Bumiputera Technology Venture Capital Management Sdn Bhd from 1996 to 2008. Both Companies are venture capital funds initiated by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Dato’ Ahmad also served as the Managing Director of Penang Port Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in port operations in 1999 to 2013.

Currently, he is the Chairman of Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd and also sits on the boards of several private limited companies principally involved in property development and investment holdings. Apart from KUB, Dato’ Ahmad is also the Chairman of D’Nonce Technology Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He currently sits on the Board of Governors of Universiti Sains Malaysia. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Chairman of Commerce Assurance Berhad. He also held few Directorships of public listed companies namely Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad from 2000 to 2013 and PWF Consolidated Berhad (now PW Consolidated Berhad) from 1997 to 2004.

Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin

President/Group Managing Director

Aged 53, Malaysian

Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin is the President/Group Managing Director of KUB. He was appointed as the Group Managing Director of KUB on 17 August 2015 and redesignated as the President/Group Managing Director on 1 December 2015. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Malaysia and a Master Degree in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has twenty-six (26) years experience in various fields particularly in banking and finance, oil and gas, shipping and food and beverage. He has held several positions since graduation, first as a lecturer in accounting and as a finance executive at Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd.

He started his banking career in 1990 with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, with his last held position as the General Manager, Corporate Finance. He was the General Manager, Group Finance of Southern Bank Berhad from 1996 to 1998. He then pursued his career with Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad with last held position as the Senior General Manager, Corporate Finance from 1998 to 2000. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Finance Berhad.

Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin was appointed as the President and Group Managing Director of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad Group in 2003 until 2007. Prior to joining KUB, Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Radimax Group Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Realmild (M) Sdn Bhd) from 2010 to 2015.

He was the Founder and Chairman of Lyndarahim Ventures Sdn Bhd, the owner of San Francisco Coffee Co. (a specialty gourmet coffee chain) from 2007 to 2016. He has held several directorships in shipbuilding, shipping and oil and gas related activities namely, Labuan Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd (2011-2015), and from 2003-2007, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad, Global Carriers Berhad and Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad.

Dato' Ab Rahim Abu Bakar

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 65, Malaysian

Dato’ Ab Rahim Abu Bakar was appointed to the Board of KUB on 5 August 2013. He has been redesignated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB with effect from 17 May 2017. He is the Chairman of the Board Investment Committee and a Member of the Board Audit, Board Nomination and Remuneration, Board Risk Management and Board Employee Shares Option Scheme Committees. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Dato’ Ab Rahim’s extensive exposure cover his seventeen (17) years of working experience in EPE Power Corporation Berhad, with his last position as the General Manager of Marketing and Project Division. He has also served several companies in power and oil and gas industries namely Schneider and Arab Malaysian SGB. He is also active in serving various business and Non-Governmental Associations. He was appointed as the President of Persatuan Usahawan Tenaga Malaysia. He has served as President of Bumiputera Manufacturers and Services for five (5) years and as one of the Vice Presidents of National Malay Chamber of Commerce for four (4) years. He was also the President of Pahang State National Malay of Chamber for three (3) years. In sport, he has served as the Deputy President of Pahang Malays Football Association for one (1) term.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nouva ASP (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BARTEC Group International. Dato’ Ab Rahim is also the Chairman of EDMI Meters Sdn Bhd and VITZROTND (M) Sdn Bhd. Dato’ Ab Rahim has twenty-six (26) years experience in power engineering, construction and oil and gas industries.

He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Datuk Hj Faisyal Datuk Yusof Hamdain Diego

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Aged 54, Malaysian

Datuk Hj Faisyal Datuk Yusof Hamdain Diego was appointed to the Board of KUB on 18 August 2005. He was redesignated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB on 18 August 2014. He is a Member of the Board Audit and Board Risk Management Committees of KUB. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Datuk Hj Faisyal is currently the Chairman of Suria Capital Holdings Berhad. He is also the Chairman of SCHB Engineering Services Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Suria Capital Holdings Berhad. On 14 April 2015, he was appointed by Bursa Malaysia Berhad (‘Bursa Malaysia’) as Governor and member of Yayasan Bursa Malaysia.

Datuk Hj Faisyal was a Board Member of Bursa Malaysia from May 2004 until June 2010. During his tenure with Bursa Malaysia, he was the Chairman of Market Participation, Listing and Compensation Committee and a Member of Risk Management, Investment and Advisory Committee. He has been the Executive Chairman of Arus Sutera Sdn Bhd since 1997 and a Director of Perkasa Trading Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Sabah Economic Development Corporation) since 1996. His curriculum vitae also include his positions as the Treasurer of Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia (Sabah) from 1997 until 2007. He was the Chairman of Yayasan Bumiputera Sabah (wholly-owned by the State Government of Sabah) from September 2010 until September 2012.

Datuk Hj Faisyal holds a Degree in Economics from York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a Diploma in Accountancy from Toronto School of Business, Ontario, Canada. In November 2016, he obtained the Master of Business Administration with merit in Shipping and Logistics from the Middlesex University, London.

Dato' Jamelah A. Bakar

Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 64, Malaysian

Dato’ Jamelah A.Bakar is an Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB. She was appointed to the Board of KUB on 5 August 2013. She is the Chairwoman of the Board Employee Share Option Schemes Committee, a Member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration and Board Investment Committees. She also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Dato’ Jamelah holds an Associate Degree in Printing and Advertising from the United States of America and a Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany.

Dato’ Jamelah started her early career as a journalist with Utusan Malaysia newspaper in early 1970’s then moved on to serve Berita Harian newspaper in 1977. In 1990, she was a representative journalist for Berita Harian newspaper in Washington DC to cover the development of the Gulf War. She was also a former editor of ‘Utusan Pengguna’ and Editor-in-Chief for Bahasa Malaysia publication of the Consumer Association of Penang. She was the Vice Chairwoman, Women and Asean Economic Community Business Foundation.

Currently an accomplished entrepreneur, she was appointed as Director of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad. Dato’ Jamelah is also actively involved in politics where she has been re-elected as the EXCO Member of United Malays National Organisation (‘UMNO’)’s Women Wing for the period 2008 to 2018. Her various involvements in Non-Governmental Organisations include the National Drug Abuse Prevention Association (PEMADAM) where she serves as Chairwoman of Women & Family Development Bureau. She has also been appointed as a member of the Women’s Advisory Council and Consultative Malaysia effective 24 August 2015 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

Tunku Alizan Raja Muhammad Alias

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 50, Malaysian

Tunku Alizan Raja Muhammad Alias is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB. He was appointed to the Board of KUB on 16 June 2015. He is the Chairman of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Board Investment Committee of KUB. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Tunku Alizan holds an LLM from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and LLB (Honours) from the University of Malaya. In 1991, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and in 1999 together with Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique and several other partners formed Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners. He has been exposed to a wide range of legal experiences in his twenty-six (26) years of post-qualification, specialising in the areas of Corporate and Construction Law. He is currently a Partner at Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners.

He is the Chairman of Gabungan AQRS Berhad and a Director of Scomi Engineering Berhad, both public companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Tunku Alizan also holds directorships in various private companies, and currently sits on board of nine (9) companies.

Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 48, Malaysian

Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB. He was appointed to the Board of KUB on 16 June 2015. He is a Member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration and Board Investment Committees of KUB. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Tengku Zahaimi has vast experience in strategic planning consulting services at national and international level. Throughout his twenty-six (26) years of professional services, he has consulted numerous government and international organisations including the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Government of Morocco as well as Bahrain. In 2004, he was appointed as the lead advisor to the Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah in Saudi Arabia for the Strategic Study Transformation Readiness initiative.

Tengku Zahaimi started his career in the Information and Communications Technology (‘ICT’) and consulting industry, being attached to local and multinational organisations during his early years. He then joined Multimedia Development Corporation and was soon appointed as the Regional Manager for Middle East and North Africa region based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On completion of his overseas assignment in 2006, he was appointed as Special Officer to the former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (’MOSTI’) office. During his tenure at MOSTI, he was credited with the formation of the Malaysian Animation and Creative Content Centre (‘MAC3’) as well as facilitating the ICT developments and policy in the country. His last appointment was as Special Officer to the Special Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Tengku Zahaimi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America, an Associate Degree in Computer Information System, MARA Science College, Kuantan and a Professional Certificate in Financial Technical Analysis with Distinction from Open University. He is an accredited full Member of the Society of Technical Analyst, United Kingdom.

He currently sits on the Board of Nur Power Sdn Bhd, Nur Generation Sdn Bhd and Nur Distribution Sdn Bhd, which is an Independent Power Utility. He is also a Board Member of National Aerospace and Defence Industries Sdn Bhd.

Mohammad Farish Nizar Othman

Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 45, Malaysian

Mohammad Farish Nizar Othman is an Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB. He was appointed to the Board of KUB on 27 November 2015. He is a Member of the Board Audit, Board Risk Management and Board Employee Share Option Schemes Committees of KUB.

He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 1995 and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mohammad Farish is currently the Director of Corporate Services of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (‘MTDC’), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that is involved in commercialisation of public/private sector research results, early stage technology ventures, innovation policy development, incubation space and fund management.

Mohammad Farish is a Chartered Accountant who began his career from 1995 to 2003 with Messrs. PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur and subsequently with Messrs. KPMG Kuala Lumpur, both in the Assurance and Business Advisory practice, covering multiple assignments on various industries.

He then joined MTDC as the Senior Vice President Finance and Corporate Services, and in 2010 he joined Scomi Engineering Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as General Manager of Business Development and Tender Coordination. He then returned to MTDC in May 2014 as the Director of Advisory and Value Added Services.

Datuk Haji Mohd Haniff Haji Koslan

Independent Non-Executive Director


Aged 58, Malaysian

Datuk Haji Mohd Haniff Haji Koslan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB. He was appointed to the Board of KUB on 25 August 2016. He is a Member of the Board Investment Committee of KUB. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

He holds the International Executive Master of Business Administration, Paris Graduate School of Management, France. He is also a Certified International Project Manager & Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management (‘AAPM’) and a Registered Business Analyst & Fellow of the American Academy of Financial Management (‘AAFM’) both from the United States of America.

Datuk Haji Mohd Haniff is currently the Executive Chairman of Dorchester International Sdn Bhd, Tirai Sutera (M) Sdn Bhd and Haniff Properties Sdn Bhd. He has also been appointed as the Chairman of DMIA Sdn Bhd and a Director of Corporate Strategic and Development of HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Datuk Haji Mohd Haniff began his career as a Tax Assistant at Jabatan Hasil Dalam Negeri (now Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia) from 1980 to 1984. He then pursued his career as a Tax Consultant with Messrs. K.K San Liew & Loke from 1984 to 1986 and Messrs. Aidid & Co from 1986 to 1989 both are Chartered Accountants and Public Accountants firms. He then joined Kumpulan KKHM Sdn Bhd as the Executive Director from 1989 to 1997 and Bridgecon Holdings Berhad in 1997 to 1998. He was appointed as President of Ranhill Corporation Sdn Bhd from 1998 to 2000.

Additional Information

1.

Save as disclosed below, none of the Directors has any family relationship with and is not related to any director and/or major shareholders of KUB Malaysia Berhad, nor has any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company:

 

i.

Datuk Wira Mohd Hafarizam Harun, an Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB Malaysia Berhad is the brother-in-law to Encik Mohammad Farish Nizar Othman who is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of KUB Malaysia Berhad.

 

ii.

The nominee Directors of Gaya Edisi Sdn Bhd (substantial shareholders of the Company) are as follows:

  • Tunku Alizan Raja Muhammad Alias; and

  • Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim.

 

iii.

Datuk Wira Mohd Hafarizam Harun and Tunku Alizan Raja Muhammad Alias have interest in certain related party transactions as disclosed in Note 35(d) to the financial statements.

2.

None of the Directors has been convicted for offences within the past five (5) years and public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year other than traffic offences, if any.