Leadership

KUB Malaysia Berhad has a eight-member Board comprising representatives from the public and private sectors. Senator Datuk Seri Hj. Abd Halim Hj. Abd Samad is the Chairman of the Board. 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.

 

Senator Datuk Seri Hj. Abd Halim Hj. Abd Samad

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman


Senator Datuk Seri Hj Abd. Halim Hj Abd. Samad, aged 74, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB Malaysia Berhad ("KUB") on 19 November 2009, and assumed the position of Chairman on 10 December 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Board Investment and Board Employee Share Scheme Committees of KUB.

Senator Datuk Seri Hj Abd. Halim sits on the Board of Pinehill Pacific Berhad and several subsidiary companies of KUB.

Senator Datuk Seri Hj Abd. Halim graduated from the Teachers’ College Kota Bharu, Kelantan in December 1960. He has more than twenty (20) years of experience as the Senior Private Secretary to YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak. He had also served various ministries namely Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Culture and the Department of Prime Minister. His various involvements in politics include having held the positions of the First Chief of Wilayah Persekutuan United Malays National Organisation ("UMNO") Youth and as the Deputy UMNO Division Head for Setiawangsa.

Senator Datuk Seri Hj Abd. Halim is also actively involved in community and non-governmental associations. He is the former Chairman of Persatuan Belia 4B Setapak and the former Deputy Chairman of Persatuan Belia 4B Wilayah Persekutuan.

He attended all the 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 personal interest in any business arrangements involving KUB. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.

Dato' Gumuri Hussain

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Gumuri Hussain, aged 68, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of KUB on 10 February 2010. He is the Chairman of the Board Nomination and Board Remuneration Committees, and a Member of the Board Investment and Board Employee Share Scheme Committees of KUB.

Dato’ Gumuri sits on the Board of Media Prima Berhad and Metrod Holdings Berhad. He is also a Member of the Securities Commission and Audit Oversight Board. Within the KUB Group, he sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies.

Dato’ Gumuri is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad from August 2002 to August 2004. Prior to this, he was a Senior Partner and Deputy Chairman of the Governance Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia. He has also served as the Chairman of the SME Bank Berhad, a Non-Executive Director of Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad, Malaysian Airlines System Berhad, Sabah Bank Berhad, Kurnia Setia Berhad and Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia Berhad.

Dato’ Gumuri is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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.

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.