Management Committee

Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid

Group Managing Director

Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid (Datuk Wira Azhar), age 55, a Chartered Accountant by training, is the Group Managing Director of Malakoff Corporation Berhad. He joined the company on 1 May 2016.

Prior to this appointment, Datuk Wira Azhar was the President/Group Managing Director of Tradewinds Corporation Berhad before relinquishing the said position to be the Chairman of Tradewinds Corporation Berhad. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRTC) from 2011 to 2014. MRTC is a Government of Malaysia owned company and is the owner and developer of the first rail MRT infrastructure in Malaysia, due to begin operations in Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley by 2017.

Datuk Wira Azhar is also a shareholder and founder of CBS Maju Sdn Bhd, Fortune Allbest Sdn Bhd and Chelsea Capital Sdn Bhd, private investment/advisory companies focusing on the Oil & Gas, Power, Hospitality and Oil Palm sectors.

Prior to 2010, Datuk Wira Azhar was with Sime Darby Berhad, a Malaysia conglomerate with interest in Oil Palm and Rubber Upstream and Downstream businesses, Property, Heavy Equipment, Automobile Assembly and Distribution, Engineering, Utilities and Healthcare. Prior to leaving the Sime Darby Group in September 2010, he was Managing Director of Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd.  In addition to this position, during the last few months of his tenure at Sime Darby, Datuk Wira Azhar was also the Acting President & Group Chief Executive, overseeing the entire Group’s operations.

Datuk Wira Azhar began his senior executive career in 1989 in the United Kingdom, where he served British Telecom Plc as Internal Audit Manager. He returned to Malaysia in 1991 and joined Malaysian Cooperative Insurance Society as Head of Internal Audit and later as Head of Finance. In 1994, he joined Sime Darby Group serving Sime Tyres International Sdn Bhd as Financial Controller, Sime Conoco Sdn Bhd as Business Development Director and the Group’s Engineering, Oil & Gas Division as Group General Manager.

He then left the Sime Darby Group and was Group Chief Executive of Pernas International Holdings Bhd, a then Malaysian listed company, in November 2001, a post he held until October 2002.

In 2003, Datuk Wira Azhar then returned to Sime Darby Group, as Business Development Director in Sime Plantations Sdn Bhd. The following year, in 2004, he assumed the role of Managing Director of Tractors Malaysia Holdings Bhd. Concurrently, he was Sime Darby Group’s Divisional Director for the Heavy Equipment Division for Asia Pacific, covering China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.  

Datuk Wira Azhar then transferred to Sime Plantations Sdn Bhd as Managing Director, and concurrently held the post of Sime Darby Group’s Divisional Director for Plantations & Food Division of Sime Darby Berhad. Following the merger of Sime Darby, Golden Hope Plantations and Kumpulan Guthrie in November 2007, Datuk Wira Azhar was appointed Managing Director of Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, and EVP/Head of Sime Darby’s  Plantation & Agri-business Division.

Currently, Datuk Wira Azhar serve as Independent Director of publicly listed Icon Offshore Berhad, Hume Industries Berhad and Hong Leong Bank Berhad.  He is also a Board member of the State Economic Development Corporation for the State of Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Between 2007 and 2010, Datuk Wira Azhar also served as Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), Board member of Malaysia Palm Oil Board and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

Datuk Wira Azhar was awarded the “Darjah Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar” (DPTJ) by His Royal Highness, The Yang DiPertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, AlMarhum Tuanku Ja’afar Ibni AlMarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman which carries the title “Dato” in 2007.

In addition to this, he was awarded the “Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka” by His Excellency Governor of the State of Melaka, TYT Tun Khalil Yakcob, in 2013, which carries the title “Datuk Wira”.

Since his appointment as director during the year, Datuk Wira Azhar attended seven out of seven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

Datuk Wira Azhar holds 531,700 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Habib Husin

Executive Vice President, Operations

Habib Husin, aged 56, is the Executive Vice President, Operations (“EVP, Operations”) of the Company.

He obtained his Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) degree from University of Wales, United Kingdom in 1983. He attended and completed Harvard Senior Management Development Programme in Malaysia in August 2004, Harvard Finance Programme in April 2005 and Advanced Management Programme in June 2009 at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

He started his career in September 1983 as an Assistant Instrument Maintenance Engineer at Tuanku Jaafar Power Station for Lembaga Letrik Negara (currently known as TNB). In September 1985, he was transferred to Kapar Power Plant (Phases I and II) and was subsequently promoted to Instrument Maintenance Engineer in 1987. He was awarded an Excellence in Career award in 1987 for exceptional effort and outstanding achievement. In September 1990, he joined Sarawak Shell Berhad as Instrument Reliability Engineer before moving to ICI Paints (Mal) Sdn Bhd as Works Engineer in August 1992. He was also awarded a Silver Award from ICI for exceptional effort and outstanding achievement in 1996.

In July 1998, he joined Malakoff Berhad (“MB”) as the Senior Manager, Technical Audit Department. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Business Organisation and Technical Services in January 2000.

In September 2001, he was appointed as General Manager Projects in Segari Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd (“SEV”). In July 2004, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in SEV. He was made the Senior Vice President, Asset Management Division in April 2006 overseeing all the assets held under the MB group. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Company in October 2010 to oversee the Operations and Maintenance Division and the Asset Management Division. He was redesignated to his current position as EVP, Operations of the Company on 3 August 2015.

He currently sits on the board of key subsidiaries/associate companies under Malakoff Corporation Berhad.

Habib Husin holds 360,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Ruswati Othman

Chief Financial Officer / Senior Vice President, Group Finance & Accounts Division

Ruswati Othman, aged 56, is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Accounts Division of the Company.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Bradford, England, United Kingdom in 1984 and her Master of Business Administration degree (majoring in Accounting and Finance) from University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA in 1988. She completed the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in October 2011.

She started her career as executive in the Chemical Division of Behn Meyer & Co. in 1984. She joined Southern Bank Berhad as an officer in 1989. She was appointed as Assistant Manager, Corporate Planning and Investments at Melewar Corporation Bhd/Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd in 1990.

In 1994, she joined Malakoff Berhad as Manager, Corporate Planning. In 1997, she was promoted to Senior Manager and as Head, Research and Risk Management Department. She was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Corporate Finance and Risk Management in 1999 and as General Manager and Head, Corporate Finance and Risk Management Department in 2000. In 2004, she was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President, Group Finance & Accounts Division. Her present responsibility includes managing the Group Accounts and Treasury Department, the Corporate and Project Finance Department and the Investor Relations Department. She oversees the overall accounting and reporting functions in Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) and heads the Malakoff team for corporate finance exercises such as equity & debt financing as well as mergers & acquisition and project finance exercises for companies within the Malakoff Group. She also oversees the Company’s investor relations function by attending meetings with institutional investors.

She currently sits on the board of Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer Berhad.

Ruswati holds 200,000 ordinary shares in the Company. She does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. She has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Azhari Sulaiman

Senior Vice President, Group Planning & Strategy Division

Azhari Sulaiman, aged 56, a Malaysian, holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology, England and Masters in Business Administration from Universiti Malaya. He first joined Lembaga Letrik Negara in September 1983 as a Computer Maintenance Engineer in the Computer Maintenance Department. In 1986, he was then promoted to Senior Engineer, Telecontrol, in which, he was involved mainly in the development of control centres, repair and maintenance of the National Load Despatch Centre SCADA/ EMS computer system and Remote Terminal Units (RTUs). In January 1994, he was transferred to the Business Management unit of the Transmission Division as the Senior Manager (Commercial) where he spent 5 years.

Azhari joined the Malakoff group in August 2004 as Chief Operating Officer of Tanjung Bin Power Sdn Bhd (“TBP”). In this capacity, he had overseen the construction and commissioning of Malakoff’s first coal-fired power plant. Upon completion of TBP, he assumed the position of Vice President, Business Development. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Group Planning and & Strategy Division where he is responsible for the Group’s business and project developments.

Azhari holds 118,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company or its subsidiaries. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Mohd Shokri Daud

Senior Vice President, Local Generation Division

Ir Mohd Shokri Daud, aged 48, has about 24 years of experience in the Power Industry in various roles and capacities. He started in 1992 with TNB as a Control & Instrumentation (C&I) Engineer in Sultan Ismail Power Station, Paka, Terengganu. In 1995, he joined Malakoff in Lumut Power Plant and moved up the ranks to undertake various roles ranging from maintenance, operations and engineering.

He started to assume management position from 2008 after being appointed as the plant manager for Prai Power plant in 2008. He manages the company’s portfolio of assets from 2012 as the Head of the Asset Management Division. In September 2016, he was re-designated to Senior Vice President, Local Generation Division where he is responsible for the entire spectrum of the operations of the Malaysian assets. Mohd Shokri graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA.

Mohd Shokri holds 90,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company or its subsidiaries. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Affan Mohd Nawi

Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Services Division

Affan Bin Mohd Nawi, aged 43, has been appointed to carry out the role as the Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Services Division of Malakoff Corporation Berhad effective 4 November 2015. Affan oversees the Group Procurement, Business Process Improvement, Risk Management and Information Management (IT and Enterprise Applications) departments.

Prior to joining, Affan was the General Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Group Procurement at Telekom Malaysia Berhad from 2012 to 2015, first in the Transformation Management Office and then in Special Projects in the Managing Director’s Office. Affan had also served several senior positions in iPerintis Sdn Bhd from 2003 to 2006, A.T. Kearney Inc from 2000 to 2003 and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) from 1997 to 2000. Affan holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Bachelors of Science in Information and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Affan holds 1,200 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company or its subsidiaries. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.
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