Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Chairman
Date of Appointment
1 August 2020 (Board Member)
1 September 2020 (Chairman)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2020 years
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Chairman
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (“Wan Zulkiflee”) is currently the Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad. He received his education at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar in Perak and then went on to graduate from the University of Adelaide, South Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Wan Zulkiflee retired from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (“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. Wan Zulkiflee was also appointed as council member at the East Coast Economic Region Development Council and the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority. He chaired the Audit Committee at both agencies.

In his distinguished career, Wan Zulkiflee has held positions at several global bodies. He was 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 and the WEF Oil & Gas Action Group. Wan Zulkiflee has also served as Malaysia’s alternate member on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Business Advisory Council (“ABAC”).

In education, as President and CEO of PETRONAS, Wan Zulkiflee held the role of Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He also sits of the Board of Trustees at the Razak School of Government as well as on the Advisory Council of Institut Pentadbiran Awam Negara or INTAN, both dedicated to the development of public sector leadership. Wan Zulkiflee is also an Adjunct Professor and Industry Advisory Board Member at the Kuliyyah of Economics & Management Sciences at Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia

Brand Finance, a leading authority on brand valuation ranked Wan Zulfiklee at 58 on the list of 100 Best Global Brand Guardians in January 2020. He first appeared on the list in 2019 at rank 93, and is the only ASEAN CEO on the list.
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
2020 years
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar Syed A.R. Albar
Group Managing Director
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar 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, USA and AICPA Professional Certification from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA. He had attended the Advanced Programme at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and he was also a Council Member of MICPA from 2010 to 2013.

Syed Faisal's career spans across various executive positions. He started his career by spending almost a decade with PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur since 1991. He also served PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Francisco, California in 1995 before returning to Kuala Lumpur in 1997. Syed Faisal subsequently joined The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”) in May 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of NSTP in 2003, a position he held until 2008.

From 2008 to 2011, Syed Faisal was the Group Managing Director of Pos Malaysia Berhad . During his time at Pos Malaysia, he was also the Chairman of ASEAN Postal Business Union where postal organisations of each of the ASEAN countries are members. He had a short stint as CEO of Gas Malaysia Berhad from January to June 2014, before assuming the role of CEO at Malakoff Corporation Berhad from 1 July 2014 to December 2015. He joined DRB-HICOM as Group CEO in January 2016, before assuming the role of Group Managing Director three months later.

Between 2011 and 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 and was also a Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad. Within this period, he also sat on the Board of Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd.

As part of his effort to contribute to society, Dato’ Sri 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.
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Date of Appointment
1 November 2008 (Independent Non-Executive Director)
1 January 2017 (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2020 years
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat 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.
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib
Director
Date of Appointment
18 March 2004 (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
30 May 2017 (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2020 years
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib
Director
Dato’ Ibrahim Taib holds a Bachelor of Laws (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. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Magistrate Court 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. In July 1992, he was posted to the Employees Provident Fund. He retired as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of EPF on 4 October 2014.
Datuk Idris Abdullah
Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Date of Appointment
1 January 2017 (Board Member)
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2020 years
Datuk Idris Abdullah
Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Datuk Idris Abdullah holds a 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 Malaya in Sabah and Sarawak in 1982.

He has been with Messrs. Idris & Company Advocates, Kuching, Sarawak since 1985 and is currently its Senior Partner. Datuk 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 2011 to 2015.
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Director
Date of Appointment
13 April 2018
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
2020 years
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Director
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of York, United Kingdom (“UK”) and obtained a Master of Science in Development Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.

She started her career as a summer analyst in Morgan Stanley, Singapore and was also an External Consultant to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from October 2015 to May 2016. Sofia joined POS Malaysia Berhad as a Special Officer to the Group Chief Executive Officer from January to October 2017. She also had a stint with Grameen Bank, Bangladesh where she acquired greater understanding of microfinance and the operation of social businesses and was also a Congressional Intern at Washington DC, U.S.A.

She was accorded the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the York Award in recognition of her commitment and involvement in Student Community at the University of York.