Chairman & Director
YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar bin Syed Ali Rethza Albar, a Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed to the Board on 14 January 2016 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”).
He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accountancy) from Barat College of DePaul University, U.S.A and AIPCA Professional Certification from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, U.S.A. He had attended the Advanced Programme at Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A and was also a Council Member of MICPA for the 2010 to 2013 term.
YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of DRB-HICOM Berhad and also serving on the Board of Konsortium Logistik Berhad (“KLB”), a leading integrated logistics organisation in the country, as its Non-Executive Director. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) 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 KLB for a short span of time to assist Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, the majority owner of KLB, in its disposal of that business.
From 2011 to 2014, Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal had 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 tasked to develop a township in Sungai Buloh, Selangor over the parcel of land previously owned by Rubber Research Institute. 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 providing funds for charitable activities with the intention to improve the livelihood of residents in the State of Selangor.
YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal’s career spans across various executive positions. Apart from GMB and KLB, from 2008 to 2011, he was the Group Managing Director of Pos Malaysia, which was a Government Linked Companies 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 a member of. 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 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.
YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or substantial 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.
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YBhg Datuk Mohamed Razeek bin Md Hussain Maricar, 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 24 April 2013 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Tender Board Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of The South Bank, United Kingdom and is a member of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia.
YBhg Datuk Mohamed Razeek began his career in an engineering consulting firm in London in the late 1970s. Upon returning to Kuala Lumpur in the 1980s, he joined a local engineering consulting firm and was involved in the construction of the UBN Towers, a development by Peremba-Kuok Brothers. In 1985, he joined Sime UEP Berhad before moving on to the Land & General Group of Companies in 1991. Various achievements led to his appointment as an Executive Director of Land & General Berhad in 1999. He joined Eastern & Oriental Property Development Berhad as a Project Director in September 2003 prior to joining Damac Properties in Dubai as its Senior Vice President in August 2008. Datuk Mohamed Razeek subsequently joined Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad as its Chief Operating Officer in June 2009 and was promoted to the post of Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2009. He has been DRB-HICOM Berhad's Chief Operating Officer, Services & Properties, since his appointment on 1 September 2012.
He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years.
YBhg Datuk Mohamed Razeek attended all eight (8) Board meetings held during the financial year under review.
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Dato’ Mohd Shukrie bin Mohd Salleh, a Malaysian, male, aged 43, is Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad since 1 November 2015.
Dato’ Mohd Shukrie is a Chartered Accountant with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He started his career with Public Bank Securities Sdn Bhd and thereafter served with United Overseas Bank Berhad. He has diverse experience throughout his career covering consumer and corporate banking, corporate finance and advisory, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, risk management, human resources and procurement.
In 2005, he joined DRB-HICOM Berhad where he assumed several leadership roles including that of Principal Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in various companies within the DRB-HICOM Group. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Aviation Sdn Bhd (formerly known as KL Airport Services Sdn Bhd) (“Pos Aviation”), the aircraft ground handling, cargo and logistics arm of DRB-HICOM Group before the acquisition of Pos Aviation by Pos Malaysia Berhad on 15 September 2016.
On 1 July 2011, he joined Pos Malaysia Berhad as Group Chief Operating Officer and was thereafter re-designated as Covering Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2013. Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Pos Logistics Berhad (formerly known as Konsortium Logistik Berhad).