Leadership

KUB Malaysia Berhad has a seven-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 Committee, a Remuneration Committee, an Investment Committee and a Risk Management Committee, established by the Board.

 

Datuk Hj Faisyal Datuk Yusof Hamdain Diego

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Datuk Hj Faisyal Datuk Yusof Hamdain Diego, aged 51, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 18 August 2005. He is the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and a Member of the Board Audit and Board Remuneration Committees.

Datuk Hj Faisyal is currently the Chairman of Suria Capital Holdings Berhad Group. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Datuk Hj Faisyal was a Board Member of Bursa Malaysia Berhad ('Bursa') from May 2004 until June 2010. During his tenure with Bursa, he was the Chairman in the Market Participation, Listing and Compensation Committee and a Member of the Risk Management, Investment & 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 and as the Chairman of Yayasan Bumiputra 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 the Toronto School of Business, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

He attended seven (7) out of the total eight (8) Board Meetings of KUB held during the financial year ended 31 December 2013.

Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of KUB. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun

Independent Non-Executive Director


Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun, aged 42, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 19 December 2011. He is a Member of the Board Audit, Board Nomination and Board Risk Management Committees.

He sits on the Board of Felda Holdings Berhad and Felda Global Ventures Sugar Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Datuk Mohd Hafarizam is a lawyer by profession. He holds an LLM in Law in Development from University of Warwick, United Kingdom and LLB (Honours) from International Islamic University of Malaysia. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1997, and was appointed as an Investigating Tribunal Panel Member of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board in 2005.

Datuk Mohd Hafarizam began his career as a Legal Assistant at Messrs Rashid & Lee in 1993 and moved to Senior Associate at Messrs Shahrizat Rashid & Lee in 2004. He is currently the Managing Partner at Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak.

He attended six (6) out of the total eight (8) Board Meetings of KUB held during the financial year ended 31 December 2013.

Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of KUB. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Ab Rahim Bin Abu Bakar

Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Ab Rahim Abu Bakar, aged 62, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 5 August 2013. He is a Member of the Board Audit and Board Investment Committees. He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Dato’ Ab Rahim’s extensive exposures cover his seventeen (17) years of working experience in EPE Power Corporation Berhad, where his last position was the General Manager of the Marketing and Project Division. He has also served several companies in power and oil & gas industries namely Schneider Electric Industries (M) Sdn Bhd and Arab Malaysian SGB. He is also active in serving various business and Non-Governmental Associations. He was appointed the President of Persatuan Usahawan Tenaga Malaysia, President of Bumiputra Manufacturers and Services Industry Association of Malaysia and the Vice President of National Malay Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer/ Chairman of VEI Power Distribution (M) Sdn Bhd.

He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.

As Dato’ Ab Rahim was only appointed in August 2013, he attended one (1) out of one (1) Board Meeting of KUB held during the period from his date of appointment until end of the financial year ended 31 December 2013.

Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of KUB. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Jamelah Binti A. Bakar

Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Jamelah A.Bakar, aged 61, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 5 August 2013. She is a Member of the Board Nomination, Board Remuneration and Board Employee Share Scheme Committees. She also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

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

Dato’ Jamelah served as a journalist at two (2) renowned local media houses from 1971 to 1984. Currently an accomplished entrepreneur, she was appointed the Advisor of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia. Dato’ Jamelah is also actively involved in politics where she has been re-elected as the EXCO Member of the 2014 UMNO’s Women Wing and as the Supreme Council Member of the Overseas UMNO Club. Her various involvements in the Non-Governmental Organisations include her position as the President of Women and Family Bureau of Persatuan Mencegah Dadah Kebangsaan (PEMADAM).

As Dato’ Jamelah was only appointed in August 2013, she attended one (1) out of one (1) Board Meeting of KUB held during the period from her date of appointment until end of the financial year ended 31 December 2013.

Other than as disclosed, she does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of KUB. She has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Sohaimi Bin Shahadan

Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Sohaimi Shahadan, aged 45, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 5 August 2013. He is a Member of the Board Audit and Board Risk Management Committees.

As an accomplished entrepreneur, Dato’ Sohaimi served as Special Officer to the Minister of Entrepreneurs and Co-operative Malaysia from 2008 to 2009 and as a Director of the Institute of Bumiputra Entrepreneurs from 2008 to 2010. He was later appointed as the Chairman of Kolej Poly-Tech MARA from 2010 to 2013 and a Director of FINAS in 2011.

He is a Board Member of MardiTech Corporation Sdn Bhd since 2009, the Chairman of Pelaburan MARA Berhad since 2013 and the Chairman of Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia since 2011. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of KBB Resources Berhad since 2013 and the Vice President IV of Malay Businessmen and Industrialist Association of Malaysia (PERDASAMA). He also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Dato’ Sohaimi holds Master Degrees in Corporate Communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia and in Business Administration from West Coast Institute Technology and Management, Perth, Australia. His Bachelor Degree is in Business Administration from National University of Malaysia.

As Dato’ Sohaimi was only appointed in August 2013, he attended one (1) out of one (1) Board Meeting of KUB held during the period from his date of appointment until end of the financial year ended 31 December 2013.

Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of KUB. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Tunku Alizan Bin Raja Muhammad Alias

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Tunku Alizan bin Raja Muhammad Alias, aged 49.

Advocate & Solicitor
Tunku Alizan Holds a LLM in Construction Law from the University of Bristol and LLB (Hons) University of Malaya. In 1991, he was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and in 1999 together with Dato’ Zulkifly bin Rafique and several other partners formed Zul Rafique & Partners. He has been exposed to a wide range of legal experience in his 23 years post-qualification, specialising in the areas of Corporate and Construction Law.

Directorships
Tunku Alizan has held a directorship position in various private companies, and currently sits on the board of nine (9) companies.

Company Secretary
Tunku Alizan is also a qualified Company Secretary, and is a joint Company Secretary of a public listed company in Malaysia.

Professional Experience:

1999 – Present

:Equity Partner, Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners

1995 – 1999

:Legal Assistant, Messrs. Albar Zulkifly & Yap

1994 – 1995

:Partner, Messrs. David Chong & Co.

1991 – 1994

:Legal Assistant, Messrs. Abdullah & Zainuddin


Directorship Held:

2005 – 2013

:Temasek Padu Sdn Bhd

2005 – Present

:Titian Edisi Sdn Bhd

2005 – Present

:Kunci Optima Sdn Bhd

2005 – Present

:Anggun Intelek Sdn Bhd

2005 – Present

:Trek Perintis Sdn Bhd

2006 – Present

:Terra Impresif Sdn Bhd

2006 – Present

:Trek Layar Sdn Bhd

2006 – Present

:Lembah Sari Sdn Bhd

2006 – Present

:Mahkota Technologies Sdn Bhd

2010 – Present

:Gaya Edisi Sdn Bhd

2014 – Present

:Scomi Engineering Bhd (Listed Company)


Joint Company Secretary:

2010 – Present

:Seri Pacific Corporation Sdn Bhd

2005 – 2012

:KUB Malaysia Berhad (Resigned)

Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim, aged 46.

Tengku Zahaimi has vast experiences in strategic planning consulting services at national and international level. Throughout his 25 years of professional services, he has consulted numerous government and international organizations including the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Government of Morocco as well as Bahrain. In 2004, he was appointed as 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 ICT and consulting industry, being attached to local and multinational organizations during his early years. He then joined Multimedia Development Corporation (‘MDeC’) 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 at 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 Center (‘MAC3’) as well as facilitating the ICT developments and policy in the country. His last appointment was as Special Officer to the Special Advisor to the Prime Ministers Department.

Tengku Zahaimi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, Associate Degree in Computer Information System, MARA Science College, Kuantan, 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.

Tengku Zahaimi 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.

Dato' Zainal Abidin Salleh

Group Chief Executive Officer


Dato’ Zainal Abidin Salleh, aged 52, a Malaysian, is the Group Chief Executive Officer of KUB Malaysia Berhad (‘KUB’). He was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of KUB on 17 April 2015. Within KUB Group, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Salleh sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) in 1988 and Diploma in Agriculture Science in 1985, both from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dato’ Zainal Abidin joined KUB on July 2010 as General Manager, Agro Business Sector of KUB. For his leadership excellence in the KUB’s Agro Business Sector, he was then appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of KUB Agro Holdings Sdn Bhd, KUB Sepadu Sdn Bhd and KUB Maju Mill Sdn Bhd on July 2012. On September 2014, he holds office as the Group Chief Operating Officer of KUB before being appointed to his current office.

Dato’ Zainal Abidin’s working experience evolved around Agrobusinesses, Corporate Management as well as Educational and Management Policy. Started his career with Harrisons Malaysian Plantation (then the company changed its name to Golden Hope Plantation Berhad), he later joint the International Islamic University Malaysia as Principal and having vast experience in corporate strategic management as Senior Management team in Kurnia Setia Berhad.

Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of KUB. He has no personal interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.