Management Commitee

Dato' Ahmad Fuaad Kenali

Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, aged 48, male, a Malaysian, joined as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company on 1 October 2017.

He obtained a degree in Computerised Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma in Business and Finance, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since year 2000.

He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1994. In 2001, he left practice to take up the position of Executive Director of Finance at Petaling Garden Berhad. In 2008, he re-joined practice as a Partner/Executive Director in Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur and was with the firm until July 2010 when he joined Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from August 2010 to July 2013.

In August 2013, he joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as the CFO and later on as Chief Operating Officer - Finance & Corporate, a post he held until March 2016. He was subsequently seconded to Proton Holdings Berhad (“PHB”) on 1 April 2016.

While in DRB-HICOM Berhad, he also served as a board member of key subsidiaries such as Pos Malaysia Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, Horsedale Development Berhad, Glenmarie Properties Sdn Bhd and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.

Prior to joining Malakoff, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad was the CEO and Executive Director of PHB from 1 April 2016 until 30 September 2017.

Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad is currently the Chairman of Muscat City Desalination Company S.A.O.G, an associate company of Malakoff which is listed on Muscat Securities Market. He also sits on the board of Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer Berhad, Tanjung Bin O&M Berhad, Malakoff Power Berhad, Port Dickson Power Berhad and several private companies under Malakoff Group.

Habib Husin

Chief Operating Officer

Habib Husin, aged 58, male, a Malaysian, is the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) 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. His role was to provide consultancy services on all engineering and management matters pertaining to the operations of the Lumut Power Plant and to conduct technical and safety due diligence from time to time for new projects and proposed acquisitions. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Business Organisation and Technical Services in January 2000. In addition to the previous role, his scope of work was to oversee the business reorganisation and strengthening the technical services group to enable the Malakoff Berhad Group to play an effective role as an international power player.

In September 2001, he was appointed as General Manager Projects in Segari Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd (“SEV”). In July 2004, he was promoted to COO 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 COO of the Company in October 2010 to oversee the Operations and Maintenance Division and the Asset Management Division. He was re-designated to Executive Vice President, Operations of the Company on 3 August 2015 and subsequently re-designated to COO of the Company effective 1 December 2017.

He currently sits on the boards of key subsidiaries/associate companies under Malakoff. He also sits as a Council Member in the Malaysian Gas Association and the Association of Independent Power Producer in Malaysia.

Mohd Nazersham Mansor

Chief Financial Officer

Mohd Nazersham Mansor, aged 45, male, a Malaysian, joined as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company on 1 December 2017.

He obtained a degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University, United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK, and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He began his career with KPMG, Malaysia in 1997 as an auditor and later joined MMC in the year 2000 as Group Accountant. Between 2004 and 2012, he served Sapura Group of Companies and was the General Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development, his last position before he joined Petra Energy Berhad. He then assumed the position of General Manager of MMC Group from 2014 to 2016 and was previously the CFO for MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd. He has covered the provision of accounting, financial management, taxation, treasury and corporate finance in his 20 years of experience.

Ruswati Othman

Chief Strategy & Investment Officer

Ruswati Othman, aged 58, female, a Malaysian, has been appointed as the Chief Strategy & Investment Officer effective 1 December 2017.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Master of Business Administration degree (majoring in Accounting and Finance) from University of Bradford, England, UK and University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA in 1984 and 1988 respectively. She started her career as an 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 Berhad/MAA Berhad 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.

As at December 2017, she heads the Corporate Strategy & Investment division – a new strategic division that has been created to drive the Company’s strategies, business planning, as well as investments including managing investors for the Group.

She currently sits on the board of Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer Berhad and several private companies under Malakoff Corporation Berhad Group.

Vincent Yap Leng Khim

Senior Vice President, Corporate Services Division

Vincent Yap Leng Khim, aged 45, male, a Malaysian, joined the company as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services Division of the Company on 1 December 2017.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1996. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales and admitted as a Barrister by Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1997. He was subsequently called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.

Prior to joining Malakoff, he worked at Zelan Berhad for 8 years in the capacity as Director of Corporate Services for 6 years after serving as Head of Legal for 2 years. While in the legal profession, he was a Partner in Albar & Partners, Advocates & Solicitors, where he focused on joint ventures,mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate banking, debt capital markets, structured finance and asset backed securitization. He had previously served as a Legal Counsel at OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, handling mainly corporate and investment banking portfolios. He has approximately 10 years of experience in legal profession and more than 8 years of experience in engineering and construction industry.

Mohammed Azmil Ismail

Senior Vice President, Local Generation Division

Mohammed Azmil Ismail, aged 50, male, a Malaysian, has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Local Generation Division on 1 September 2019.  

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University, Washington D.C., U.S.A. and started his career as a Gas Turbine Maintenance Engineer with Tenaga Nasional Berhad in September 1992.

Azmil joined Malakoff in November 1994 and held various positions at Lumut Power Plant, with the last being the Head of Maintenance & Engineering prior to his appointment as the Plant Manager of Prai Power Plant in 2008. Following that, he was assigned to an O&M project in Kuwait as the Plant Manager of Azzour EPP Plant (2008 to 2013) and Plant Manager of Azzour CCGT2 Plant, Kuwait (2013 to 2015). Upon his return to Malaysia, he was appointed as the Plant Manager of Lumut Power Plant (2015 to 2016).

Subsequently, Azmil was appointed as the Head of Engineering, Local Generation Division in 2016 and assumed his current role as the Head of Local Generation Division in February 2019. 

Hairol Azizi Tajudin

Senior Vice President, Ventures and Business Transformation Division

Hairol Azizi Tajudin, aged 49, male, a Malaysian, has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Ventures and Business Transformation Division on 1 March 2019.  
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronic and Systems, with First Class Honours from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He attended and completed Harvard Senior Management Development Program in Malaysia in July 2018.
Hairol started his career as Control and Instrumentation Engineer in Sarawak Shell Berhad in May 1993. He joined Malakoff in February 1997 as Senior Engineer, Reliability Centered Maintenance (“RCM”) at Lumut Power Plant. He has been instrumental in the implementation of RCM program company-wide, to ensure higher plant availability and reliability. He was later promoted in 1999 and 2000 as Assistant Manager and Manager respectively, before he was transferred to HQ in Kuala Lumpur in 2001. Within a span of 6 years in the Operation & Maintenance (“O&M”) Division, he has been promoted to Senior Manager and Assistant Vice President.
Due to the need of business growth, he has been appointed in 2007, as the Head of Technical and Commercial, Ventures 1 Division, with responsibility to secure greenfield or brownfield power plant projects in South East Asia region. He was then transferred to lead a newly created department, Reliability and Performance Group (“RPG”) in 2010, to oversee and drive improvement in the reliability and performance of the power plants.
Due to his vast experience in the O&M activities and business development works, he was later transferred to Ventures 2 Division as Head of Technical and Commercial, in 2011, with responsibility to grow Malakoff’s business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He was promoted to Vice President in 2012, after leading the successful acquisition of Al-Hidd Independent Water and Power Plant (“IWPP”) in Bahrain in the same year. He was then transferred to Green Technology Initiative Department, CEO’s office, in 2012 where he led the successful acquisition of 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia.
In March 2014, he was requested to strengthen the O&M Division, and became the Head of Engineering/Technical Support Group Department driving improvements at all local power plants. He was transferred and promoted to Plant Manager at Tanjung Bin Power Plant in 2016. In July 2018, he was transferred back to HQ and became the Vice President, Special Projects and Renewable Energy Division. 
Ventures and Business Transformation Division was formed in 2019, to allow the Company to strengthen the current business development function and sharpen our focus to execute and implement Malakoff's growth strategy not only for the traditional power plant projects but also drive our renewable energy strategies, business transformation, innovation and project development. Effective 1 March 2019, Hairol was promoted and appointed as Senior Vice President, to head this newly formed Division.
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