Leadership

KUB Malaysia Berhad has a eight-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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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, a Malaysian, is an 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 Audit and Board Investment Committees of KUB.

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.

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

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

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.

Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Tengku Zahaimi Tuan Hashim, aged 46, a Malaysian, is an 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 Audit and Board Investment Committees of KUB.

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.

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 Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin

Group Managing Director


Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Zin, aged 52, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director of KUB Malaysia Berhad (‘KUB’). He was appointed as the Group Managing Director of KUB on 17 August 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan 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 more than twenty five (25) years of experience in various fields particularly in banking and finance, oil and gas, shipping and food & beverage. He had several positions since graduation, first as a lecturer in accounting and as a finance executive in Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd.

He started his banking career in 1990 when he joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, where his last held position was as the General Manager, Corporate Finance. His career continued at Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad and his last held position was as the Senior General Manager.

He was also the General Manager, Group Finance of Southern Bank Berhad from 1996 to 1998. 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. In 2010 until 16 August 2015, he was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Radimax Group Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Realmild (M) Sdn Bhd).

He is the Founder and Chairman of Lyndarahim Ventures Sdn Bhd, the owner of San Francisco Coffee Co. (a specialty gourmet coffee brand and chain of 32 stores) since 2007. He is currently the Director of Labuan Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd. He had several directorships previously in shipping and oil and gas related activities namely, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad, Global Carriers Berhad and Malaysian Bulk Carriers 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.