Dato' Mohammad Zainal Shaari
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of DRB-HICOM
Date of Appointment
13 April 2018
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
54 years
Dato' Mohammad Zainal Shaari
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of DRB-HICOM
Dato’ Mohammad Zainal is the newly appointed Chairman of DRB-HICOM Group. He is also the Group Managing Director of Tradewinds (M) Berhad, a position he has held since June 2014. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the Government’s strategic investment fund, between 2004 and 2013. In the same period, he had served on various boards of director on Khazanah’s stable of companies; inter alia, PROTON Holdings Berhad (2004 – 2008) and the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (2007 – 2014).

In the preceding years, Dato’ Mohammad Zainal was at PricewaterhouseCoppers Malaysia from 1990 and held various positions at the accounting firm, including taking a two-year stint at its San Francisco office, and was made a partner in 1997 before leaving in 2002. He then joined BinaFikir, a boutique corporate consulting firm, as its Executive Director, before joining Khazanah in October 2004.

Dato’ Mohammad Zainal trained and qualified in the United Kingdom, holding fellow memberships of both the Institute Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (“ICAEW”) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA”). Additionally, he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”). He was appointed by the Minister of Finance as a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (“FRF”) and served FRF for two terms.

Pursuant to this appointment, Dato’ Mohammad Zainal is also appointed as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of POS Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar bin Syed A.R Albar
Group Managing Director
Date of Appointment
4 January 2016 (Group Chief Executive Officer)
1 March 2016 (Group Managing Director)
Date of Last Re-election
29 September 2016
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
53 years
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar bin Syed A.R Albar
Group Managing Director
Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar bin Syed A.R. Albar 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 IIIinois, 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.

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 (formerly known as Konsortium Logistik Berhad) (“PLB”) for a short span of time to assist Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, the majority owner of PLB, in its disposal of that business.

From 2011 to 2014, Dato’ Sri 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; 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, 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.

Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal’s career spans across various executive positions. Apart from GMB and PLB, from 2008 to 2011, he was the Group Managing Director of Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”), which was a Government Linked Company by virtue of the 32% shareholding held by Khazanah then. 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. Prior to his stint at Pos Malaysia, Dato’ Sri 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur since 1991. He had also served Pricewaterhouse, 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 Proton Holdings Berhad, PLB, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad and Horsedale Development Berhad as well as Director of Pos Malaysia (listed entity), HICOM Holdings Berhad, HICOM Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of 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)
Date of Last Re-election: 9 September 2015
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
58 years
Datuk Ooi Teik Huat
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability 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.

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 Johor Port Berhad, Mardec Berhad, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad, Tradewinds (M) Berhad, Tradewinds Plantation Berhad and several private limited companies.
Dato' Siti Fatimah Daud
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Date of Appointment
1 April 2016
Date of Last Re-election
29 September 2016
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
58 years
Dato' Siti Fatimah Daud
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Dato’ Siti Fatimah binti Daud holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Malaya. She is currently the Under Secretary, Remuneration Policy and Management Division, Ministry of Finance. Dato’ Siti Fatimah started her career in the Civil Service in 1983 and has served in various positions with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance.

She is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director nominated by the Minister of Finance Incorporated. Dato’ Siti Fatimah sits on the Board of HICOM Holdings Berhad and she does not hold directorship in any other public listed company.
Dato’ Ibrahim bin Taib
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee
Date of Appointment
18 March 2004 (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
30 May 2017 (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Date of Last Re-election: 30 September 2014
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
64 years
Dato’ Ibrahim bin Taib
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee
Dato’ Ibrahim bin 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 (“EPF”). He retired as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations) of EPF on 4 October 2014 but remains as the nominee Director of EPF in DRB-HICOM Berhad until 26 May 2017.

Dato’ Ibrahim does not hold directorship in any other public or public listed companies.
Datuk Idris bin Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Date of Appointment
1 January 2017
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
61 years
Datuk Idris bin Abdullah
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Board Risk and Sustainability Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Datuk Idris bin 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.

He is currently a board member of Malakoff Corporation Berhad (listed entity) and NCB Holdings Berhad.
Tee Beng Thong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment
1 December 2017
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
51 years
Tee Beng Thong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Tee Beng Thong holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University Melbourne, Australia. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1993. Thereafter, he joined BBB Distributor Sdn Bhd, as the General Manager in 1995, responsible for the distributorship of global Fast Moving Consumer Brands in the Selangor region.

In 2000, he joined JW Williams & Associates Sdn Bhd as Senior Consultant/Partner, heading its Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Government Linked Companies (GLCs), Government bodies and Financial Services industry’s Executive Search assignments for Multinational Corporations in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. In 2007, Mr Tee took the leadership opportunity to spearheaded Australasia Talent Capital Market for JM Williams International’s expansion into Australia as Chief Executive Officer, based in Sydney, Australia.

In 2009, he founded Seek Executive Search Sdn Bhd and later added Seek education Sdn Bhd to its wings. As the Group Managing Director, Mr Tee brought his breadth of geographical experience and exposure to advise and consults with local and international clientele in confidentiality on how to attract and retain top-notch global talents, train and retrain local talents. He is a trusted advisor in C-Suite and Board succession planning and senior leadership development based on holistic appraisals of leaders’ competencies and potential.

Mr Tee does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the company and has no conflict of interest with the company. He has had no convictions for offences within the past ten (10) years.
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of DRB-HICOM
Date of Appointment
13 April 2018
Nationality
Malaysian
Age
24 years
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of DRB-HICOM
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, where she produced an integrated index to measure women’s empowerment and submitted a list or realistic recommendation on empowering women various age groups.

Sharifah Sofia joined POS Malaysia Berhad (“POS Malaysia”) as a Special Officer to the Group Chief Executive Officer from January to October 2017. In POS Malaysia, 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 had spearheaded and led a team of individuals from different departments to foster the spirit of innovation in a dynamic environment.

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.