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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Encik Al-Ishsal bin Ishak, a Malaysian, male, aged 49, was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”) on 2 February 2018.
Encik Al-Ishsal holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and attended Japan Airlines Summer Scholarship Programme at Sophia University, Tokyo.
Encik Al-Ishsal started his career with Turnaround Manager Inc before embarking into entrepreneurial endeavours mostly in the digital space from 1994 to 2008. He also had a stint as the Chief Digital Officer of McCann Ericsson Worldgroup, Chief Executive Officer of Baraka Telecom (a Kuwaiti-owned outfit), Senior Vice President, Marketing & Products, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Group Head Ancillary Income, AirAsia and held various senior positions in Tune Group.
Encik Al-Ishsal was on the Board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) and a former council member of National Technology Information Council (NITC). He was the Managing Director, Southern East Asia of ECO Capacity Exchange Ltd (London) as well as trainer and consultant for Airbus group before joining Pos Malaysia.
Encik Al-Ishsal does not hold any share in Pos Malaysia or its subsidiaries.
He 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 five (5) years and has had no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.
Encik Al-Ishsal is a Director of Pos Logistics Berhad and PNSL Berhad, both are non-listed public companies and wholly-owned subsidiaries of Pos Malaysia. He does not hold directorship in any public listed company.