Board of Directors

Datuk Haji Hasni bin Harun

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Datuk Haji Hasni bin Harun

Datuk Haji Hasni Harun, aged 64, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 20 June 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Datuk Haji Hasni is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Datuk Haji Hasni holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from United States International University, San Diego, California and a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons.) degree from University of Malaya.

Datuk Haji Hasni held several senior positions in the Accountant General’s Office from 1980 to 1994. He was the Senior General Manager of the Investment Department at the Employees Provident Fund Board from 1994 to 2001 and the Managing Director of RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd from 2001 until 2006. He then joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as Group Chief Financial Officer until December 2006. In January 2007, he joined MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) as the Group Chief Operating Officer. In March 2008, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MMC, prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director of MMC in May 2010 until June 2013.

Datuk Haji Hasni was previously the Chairman of Gas Malaysia Berhad for eight years, from May 2013 till June 2021. He also served as a Board Member of Permodalan Felcra Sdn Bhd for four years until February 2019.

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Anwar Syahrin Abdul  Ajib
Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, aged 48, male, Malaysian, joined the Company as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) on 1 December 2020. Prior to joining Malakoff, Anwar was the MD/CEO of UEM Sunrise Berhad from 1 September 2014 until 30 October 2020. Anwar was awarded the Outstanding Property CEO of the Year by The Edge Malaysia in 2018. 

Other than being the MD/CEO of Malakoff, Anwar also sits on the Board of Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Malakoff Power Berhad and several other subsidiaries and associate companies under the Malakoff Group. He is the Deputy Chairman of Muscat City Desalination Company S.A.O.G., an associate company of Malakoff which is listed on the Muscat Securities Market. 

Anwar started his career with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. in 1996 as an executive in Fleet Distribution where he gained considerable experience in transport and logistics. Subsequent thereto, he assumed a position of Senior Associate (Assurance and Business Advisory) in Arthur Andersen Manchester, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2001. He then joined Arthur Andersen/Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur as Senior Associate/Chartered Accountant (Assurance and Business Advisory) in 2002. Anwar Syahrin left the practice to become the Managing Director/Consultant of Business Associates Consulting Sdn. Bhd. providing strategy and management consulting services from December 2002 to March 2006.

In April 2006, Anwar was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd until May 2008 before his appointment as Director, Finance/Group CFO of MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) in June 2008. He had also assumed the position of Group Head, Ports and Logistics Division of MMC from January to August 2014.

Anwar currently sits on the Board of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and is the Chairman of the Rector Selection Committee of UiTM.  

Anwar obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Salford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, United Kingdom (FCA, ICAEW) and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. 

He had also attended the Leadership at the Peak Program held at Arosa, Switzerland organised by the Center for Creative Leadership which is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, US and the CFO Senior Leadership Executive Education Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US. 

Dato' Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 Dato' Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, aged 56, a Malaysian, male, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 9 December 2014. He was appointed to the Board as the Managing Director on 1 July 2013 before being re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is also a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

A qualified accountant, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (CA, M) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA, UK) United Kingdom.

Currently, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib is the Group Managing Director of MMC.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib began his career with Messrs Ernst & Young in 1989 and later joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad. Between 1992 and 1999, he served in several companies within the Renong Group. In June 1999, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib joined Ranhill Utilities Berhad as Chief Executive Officer. He then assumed the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KUB Malaysia Berhad. Dato’ Sri Che Khalib was appointed as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad on 1 July 2004 where he served eight years until the completion of his contract on 30 June 2012. He then joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as the Chief Operating Officer of Finance, Strategy and Planning in July 2012.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib was previously a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of Khazanah Nasional Berhad between 2000 and 2004. He also served as a Board member within the United Engineers Malaysia Group of Companies and Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib currently sits on the Board of MMC, Gas Malaysia Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, MMC Engineering Group Berhad, Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, NCB Holdings Berhad, Kontena Nasional Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd and several private limited companies.

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat, aged 61, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012. He is also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Procurement Committee.

Datuk Ooi obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia.

Datuk Ooi began his career with Messrs Hew & Co., Chartered Accountants in 1984. After leaving Messrs Hew & Co. in June 1989, he joined Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad until August 1993. He subsequently joined Pengkalan Securities Sdn Bhd in August 1993 as Head of Corporate Finance, before leaving in September 1996 to set up Meridian Solutions Sdn Bhd where he is presently a director.

Datuk Ooi also sits on the boards of MMC, Tradewinds (M) Berhad, DRB-HICOM Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, Gas Malaysia Berhad and several private limited companies.

Dato’ Mohd Naim Daruwish

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd Naim Daruwish

Dato’ Mohd Naim Daruwish, aged 61, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 April 2021. 

Dato’ Mohd Naim holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB), Universiti Malaya.

Dato’ Mohd Naim is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”), a position he held since 1 October 2014. He started his career in the Judiciary and Legal Services as a Magistrate from 1985 to 1992. He joined EPF in 1992 as a Manager in the Prosecution/Litigation Division and has held several positions, including as Head of the Enforcement Department, the Legal Department, and the Contribution Department. 

From December 2011 to September 2014, he was seconded to the Companies Commission of Malaysia as Chief Executive Officer and later resumed service with EPF as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) beginning October 2014. 

Dato’ Mohd Naim currently sits on the board of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and several private limited companies. 

Datuk Idris bin Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Idris bin Abdullah

Datuk Idris Abdullah, aged 64, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2012. He is the Chairman of the Board Risk and Investment Committee and also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Datuk Idris graduated from Universiti Malaya in 1981 with a LLB. (Hons.) degree and is currently a Partner in a legal firm in Kuching, Sarawak.

Datuk Idris is a former Commission Member of the Companies Commission of Malaysia from 2007 to 2014 and a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission from 2011 to 2015. He was a Director of Bank Pembangunan Berhad (Malaysian Development Bank Berhad) from 2010 to 2014.

Datuk Idris currently sits on the board of NCB Holdings Berhad, DRB-HICOM Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad bin Syed Abdul Kadir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad bin Syed Abdul Kadir
Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad Syed Abdul Kadir, aged 74, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2012. He is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and also a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Risk and Investment Committee.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Universiti Malaya in 1971. He obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, USA, in 1977 and proceeded to obtain a PhD (Business Management) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA in 1986. In 2005, he obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons.) from the University of Malaya. He obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice in 2008 from the Malaysian Professional Legal Board. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 2009, and obtained the Master of Law (Corporate Law) from Universiti Teknologi MARA in December 2009. In June 2011, he became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and in May 2012, he became the Fellow of the said Institute.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad started his career in 1973 as Senior Project Officer, School of Financial Management at the National Institute of Public Administration (“INTAN”) and held various positions before his final appointment as Deputy Director (Academic). In November 1988, he joined the Ministry of Education as Secretary of Higher Education and thereafter assumed the post of Deputy Secretary (Foreign and Domestic Borrowing, Debt Management), Finance Division of Federal Treasury. Between June 1993 to June 1997, he joined the Board of Directors of Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Philippines, first as alternate Executive Director and later as an Executive Director. In July 1997, he joined the Ministry of Finance as Secretary (Tax Division) and subsequently became the Deputy Secretary General (Operations) of Ministry of Finance. Prior to his retirement, he was Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources from August 2000 to February 2003.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad is the Chairman of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Euro Holdings Berhad, Solution Engineering Holdings Berhad, BSL Corporation Berhad, ACR ReTakaful Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Rozimi bin Remeli

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Rozimi bin Remeli
Datuk Rozimi Remeli, aged 64, a Malaysian, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 October 2017. He is the Chairman of the Board Procurement Committee and also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk and Investment Committee.

Datuk Rozimi obtained a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1979, a Bachelor in Engineering from Northorp University, USA in 1984 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1996.

Datuk Rozimi has over 32 years of extensive leadership experience in the energy industry. He began his career with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”) since 1984, holding various positions until his retirement in January 2016. In 2006, he was appointed as a General Manager in the Asset Maintenance Department, Transmission Division. In 2007, he was promoted to Senior General Manager where he was primarily responsible for effectively managing transmission project management to ensure adherence to contractual specifications, costing and timely completion.

In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President (Transmission) where he was entrusted with the overall performance of TNB transmission business which focuses on transporting electricity, managing the division’s assets and operating and maintaining the transmission network.

Datuk Rozimi also sits on the boards of Sarawak Cable Berhad and several private limited companies.
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