Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Date of Appointment
1 August 2020 (Board Member)
1 September 2020 (Chairman)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee bin Wan Ariffin (“Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee”) holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, South Australia and has attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Additionally, he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom.

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee started his career in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (“PETRONAS”) in 1983 with various executive positions and retired from the position of President & Group Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS in June 2020, after a 37 year tenure at the national oil company. While there, he was appointed as Chairman of the National Trust Fund, which was set up in 1988 to ensure optimal use of Malaysia’s natural resources while benefitting the nation and its future generations. Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee was also appointed as council member at the East Coast Economic Region Development Council and the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority.

He was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s (“WEF”) Stewardship Board of System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy, and also a member of WEF’s Oil & Gas Governors Forum.

In education, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee held the role of Pro Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas and sits on the Board of Trustees at the Razak School of Government, dedicated to the development of public sector leadership. He is an Adjunct Professor and Industry Advisory Board Member at the Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences and is also on the Board of Governors of the International Islamic University of Malaysia.

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee is currently the Chairman of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad, Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Gas Malaysia Berhad.
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar Syed A.R. Albar
Group Managing Director
Date of Appointment
4 January 2016 (Group Chief Executive Officer)
1 March 2016 (Group Managing Director)

Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar Syed A.R. Albar
Group Managing Director
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar bin Syed A.R Albar (“Syed Faisal”) is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accountancy) Degree from Barat College of DePaul University, Lake Forest, United States of America (“USA”) and AICPA Professional Certification from University of IIIinois, Urbana Champaign, USA. He was also a Council Member of MICPA from 2010 to 2013.

Prior to joining DRB-HICOM Berhad, he was the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Malakoff Corporation Berhad from 1 July 2014 to December 2015. He was appointed as CEO of Gas Malaysia Berhad (“GMB”) from January 2014 to June 2014 and also an Executive Director of Pos Logistics Berhad (“Pos Logistics”) for a short span of time assisting Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, the majority owner of Pos Logistics, in its disposal of that business.

From 2011 to 2014, Syed Faisal served on various boards in a non-executive capacity. He was on the Board of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad as a nominee Director for Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah“) and was also a Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad. Within this period, he also sat on the Board of Kwasa Land Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Employees Provident Fund, that was tasked to develop a township on the parcel of land previously owned by Rubber Research Institute in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. As part of his effort to contribute to society, Syed Faisal served on the Board of Yayasan Kelana Ehsan, a public trust entity that provides funds for charitable activities with the intention to improve the livelihood of the residents in the State of Selangor.

Syed Faisal’s career spans across various executive positions. Apart from GMB and Pos Logistics, from 2008 to 2011, he was the Group Managing Director of Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”). Prior to his stint at Pos Malaysia, Syed Faisal was appointed in 2003 as CEO of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”), a position which he held until 2008. He started his career by spending almost a decade with Price Waterhouse Kuala Lumpur since 1991. He had also served Price Waterhouse, San Francisco, California in 1995 before returning to Kuala Lumpur in 1997 and subsequently joined NSTP in May 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer.

His current directorships in other public companies within the DRB-HICOM Berhad Group include being the Chairman of Pos Malaysia, PROTON Holdings Berhad and Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad as well as Director of HICOM Holdings Berhad, HICOM Berhad and various other private limited companies.
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Date of Appointment
1 November 2008 (Independent Non-Executive Director)
1 January 2017 (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat (“Ooi”) is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University, Australia.

He started his career with Messrs Hew & Co, Chartered Accountants, before joining Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad. He subsequently joined Pengkalen Securities Sdn. Bhd. as Head of Corporate Finance, before leaving to set up Meridian Solutions Sdn. Bhd. where he is presently a Director.

He sits on the Boards of several public listed companies namely; Gas Malaysia Berhad, Malakoff Corporation Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad and Zelan Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of Tradewinds (M) Berhad, Johor Port Berhad and various other private limited companies.
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Date of Appointment
18 March 2004 (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
30 May 2017 (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib (“Ibrahim”) holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB. (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya and a Master of Laws from the University of London.

He started his career in the judicial service in 1978 as a Magistrate in the Magistrate Court, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur and subsequently in Segamat, Johor. In 1982, he became a Legal Advisor with the Road Transport Department and continued in the same role in the Ministry of Human Resources in 1986.

In October 1989, he was attached to the Attorney-General Chambers as a Deputy Public Prosecutor for Selangor. In 1992, he served as a Judge in the Sessions Court, Kota Bharu before he was posted to the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) in July 1992. He retired as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of EPF on 4 October 2014 and remained as a nominee Director of EPF in DRB-HICOM Berhad until 26 May 2017 and was re-designated as independent nonexecutive director of the Company on 30 May 2017. He is currently a Board Member of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad.
Datuk Idris Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Member of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Date of Appointment
1 January 2017 (Board Member)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Datuk Idris Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Member of Board Audit Committee
Member of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Datuk Idris Abdullah @ Das Murthy (“Idris”) holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB. (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.

He started his career in 1981 in Sibu, Sarawak and was admitted to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Malaysia in Sabah and Sarawak in 1982.

He is a partner in a legal firm in Kuching, Sarawak. Idris was appointed as a Commission Member of the Companies Commission of Malaysia from 2007 to 2014. He was also a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission from 2008 to 2010 and 2011 to 2015.

He was also a Board Member of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (Malaysia Development Bank) from 2010 to 2014.

He is currently a Board Member of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad and NCB Holdings Berhad. He is a member of the Investment Panel of Perkeso and a board member of Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn Bhd.
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment
13 April 2018
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2021 years
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah (“Sharifah Sofia”) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of York, United Kingdom (“UK”) and obtained a Master of Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”), UK.

Sharifah Sofia started her career as a summer analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, Singapore in June 2014, where she gained a sound understanding of the economic climate and political situation of the region.

She was an External Consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from October 2015 to May 2016, working closely with the Ethiopian country team, where she and her team produced an integrated index to measure women’s empowerment and a set of realistic recommendations unique to the Ethiopian context. Sharifah Sofia joined Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”) as Special Officer to the Group Chief Executive Officer (“GCEO”) from January to October 2017. In Pos Malaysia, shadowing the GCEO, she completed a rotational placement within the organisation where she learned the operations and achieved a greater understanding of the postal and courier, logistics and aviation industries. She was attached to the Ecommerce team and separately, had spearheaded and led a small team of individuals from different departments to foster the spirit of innovation based on root cause analysis, covering the topics of operational excellence, automation, customer centricity, and so on.

Sharifah Sofia was on a stint with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, where she acquired a greater understanding of microfinance and the operation of social businesses, and was also a Congressional Intern in Washington DC, USA. She received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and subsequently in 2015, was accorded the York Award in recognition of her involvement in the student community at the University of York.

She is currently a Board Member of MMC Corporation Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad and various other private limited companies.