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.