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Our Board is committed to achieving and sustaining high standards of corporate governance. In regards to the above, our Board will use its best endeavour to comply with the MCCG 2012 and will provide a statement on the extent of compliance with the MCCG 2012 in our first annual report as a listed entity for the FYE 2016.
Dato’ Mohamed Nor Bin Abu Bakar
(Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director)
Dato’ Mohamed Nor, aged 66, is our Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1974 from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK. Throughout his career, he has attended several senior management courses overseas, including The Wharton Advance Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America. He sat on several technical committees associated with Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and was the past President of Petrochemical Association of Malaysia.

He began his career with Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industry of UK Ltd in 1974, prior to joining PETRONAS in 1981. While with ICI he was seconded to ICI Chemical Complex Branch in the UK for one and half years. Subsequently, he joined PETRONAS as Project Manager of Asean Bintulu Fertiliser Sdn Bhd. Thereafter, he held several senior positions in PETRONAS and retired in 2007. His last position in PETRONAS was Chairman of Kerteh Integrated Petrochemical Complex.

He also sits on the board of several private limited companies in Malaysia.

Dato’ Dr. Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Bin Abdullah
(Non-Independent Executive Director)
Dato’ Karim, aged 51, is our Non-Independent Executive Director. He obtained his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He later obtained an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering in 2009 from the InterAmerican University, United States of America. He also obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship in 2012 from the Golden State University, United States of America. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia since 1994, a registered member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, since 1996 and a member of the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisation since 2002.

Throughout his career, he had attended, among others, a course on Bearing Technology and Maintenance held by SKF Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 1989, a course on Welding Technology & Inspection held by MJ NDT Training & Consultancy Services in 1990, a course on Machinery Monitoring Data Acquisition & Machinery Diagnostic sponsored by Bently Nevada Singapore in 1990, a training course on Inspection and Maintenance of Rotating Machines held by Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum in 1991, a training seminar on steam turbines held by ABB Turbinen Nürnberg GmbH, Germany in 1992 and a training on design and usage of various kinds of condition monitoring products held by Bruel & Kjaer, Denmark.

He has had an extensive career spanning 29 years as an engineer. In 1988, he joined Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd as a Mechanical Engineer where he supervised the overhauling of pumps, turbines and compressors. He was then appointed by Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd as the Coordinator for the Ammonia and Rotary 5th T/A Preparation Team in 1990 and was subsequently appointed as a Rotating Equipment Area Engineer in 1991. In 1993, he formed Serba Dinamik and assumed his current position as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Dato’ Karim gained extensive experience in the field of maintenance and installation of rotating equipment since 1993 which includes major overhaul/inspection of 37MW MHI steam turbines in Module 1, 2 & 3 of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd and overall supervisory of plant shutdown maintenance on various rotating equipment. He also has hands-on experience from his works in overhauling of steam turbines, gas turbines, centrifugal pumps and centrifugal compressors and machinery installation/erection.

Dato’ Karim also has experience in construction and fabrication during his tenure as a site project manager for the supply and construction of new civil workshop, extension of main warehouse and mechanical workshop in Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, installation of Jet A-1 Bunkering Line in Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, installation of flush tank at Bintulu Depot and various other projects with the company. Since 1993, he has also been involved in project management, including executing project control function in the job planning, work scheduling to maintain the planned work, production schedule, analysis of schedule impacts resulting from design alternatives, field change and site condition encountered, and revising the project schedule to cope with any changes.

Dato’ Karim has also conducted training, both internally to staff of our Group and externally to industrial practitioners, primarily in power sectors and oil and gas. Detailed areas of training are such as vibration, machinery alignment and balancing course, condition monitoring programme for rotating equipment, integrated machinery maintenance, preventive and predictive maintenance, inspection and maintenance of pumps, and inspection and maintenance of steam turbines. As the Group Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Karim has been actively involved in setting up of new companies and acquiring companies as a business strategy for expansion and visionary long-term plan to strengthen the Group’s position in the market.

He received much recognition, among others, the Golden Eagle Award 2015 (Top 3 Eminent Eagle for Malaysia 100 excellent Enterprise Excellence Award), the BIZZ Arabic Business Excellence Award 2014 (World Confederation of Businesses) and the Oxford Summit of Leaders, UK (Best Enterprise and Manager of the 2013).

Currently, he also sits on the board of several private limited companies in Malaysia.

Dato’ Awang Daud Bin Awang Putera
(Non-Independent Executive Director)
Dato’ Awang Daud, aged 55, is our Non-Independent Executive Director. He obtained an intermediate certificate for Mechanical Fitter/General Mechanic in 1980 from the Institut Kemahiran MARA, Malaysia, and was certified by the National Industrial Trade Training Board in June 1980. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from the University of the East, Philippines. He subsequently obtained a Master in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from the Universitas Pancasila, Jakarta, Indonesia. Throughout his career, he had attended various seminars in relation to engine maintenance and mechanical training. Some of his notable participation includes a course on Permit to Work, Confined Space Entry and Gas Testing Training organised by MIFFA Training Services Sdn Bhd in 2008, PETRONAS Sabah/Sarawak Regional Quality Convention in 2000 and Cost & Work Transparency Academy organised by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd in 2011.

He began his career with Syarikat Jengka Pahang Sdn Bhd as an apprentice in 1978 where he was trained in overhauling and repairs of rotating equipment such as electrical motor, multi centrifugal pumps, rotary pumps boiler and dryer. In 1980, he joined Ballast Nedam International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as a Mechanical Workshop Supervisor where he was in charge of productivity and service quality of machining jobs, welding/fabrication and maintenance repair of mechanical equipment. He then joined Daelim (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1981 as a Heavy Industries Equipment Millwright where he gained experience in designing, fabrication, maintenance, installation and repair works of various heavy machineries and vehicles. In 1983, he joined Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd as Technician 3 and was eventually promoted to Supervisor. He was a part of the pioneer group which set up the mechanical workshop for the first product of LNG and maintenance of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd. He remained in Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd until 1993.

He joined Serba Dinamik in 1994 where he was involved in field supervision, coordination and managing various projects, construction and fabrication tasks, planning and tendering, attending negotiation and handling managerial portfolios. He is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of our Company.

Currently, he also sits on the board of several private limited companies in Malaysia.

Tuan Haji Abdul Kadier Bin Sahib
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Hj. Abdul Kadier, aged 67, is our Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Economics in 1973 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He began his career as a marketing executive with Diethlem Sdn Bhd in 1973 for one year and later joined Sarawak Economic Development Corporation, where he served as a marketing officer until 1976. In 1976, he started his own business in diversified areas of food industry, road transportation, agriculture and forestry. In 1993, he became a shareholder of Serba Dinamik and subsequently was appointed as director in Serba Dinamik.

He is a member of the Party Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (“PBB”) and sat as an executive committee member at the state level of PBB Youth Wing for two terms, from 1985 to 1989. He is an active member of the Bumiputera Chamber of Commerce Sarawak (“DUBS”) and was elected as Chairman for the Bintulu branch in 1986 where he continued for three terms until 1991, thereafter advisor of DUBS from 1992 to 1994. Presently, he is the Vice President of DUBS at state level, a position he was elected in 2014 and will continue to hold until 2017. He was appointed as a member of the Consultative Council to Local Government, whose main function is to advise the Bintulu Development Authority on the development and local government functions in Bintulu, for the periods between 1991 to 1997 and 2013 to 2018.

In 2008 he was awarded the “Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the Sarawak Ministry of Industrial Development.

He also sits on the board of several private limited companies in Malaysia.

Sharifah Irina Binti Syed Ahmad Radzi
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Sharifah Irina, aged 40, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in 1999 from the Adelaide University, Australia. She later obtained a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) in 2011 from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. She is a Chartered Accountant and is currently holds membership with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) since 2003 and The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) since 2004. During her career, she has also obtained a Graduate Diploma (ICAA) Certificate of Completion in 2003 and certification as a certified SAP Financial Solution Consultant in Financial Accounting in 2007 and Management Accounting in 2008.

She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia in 1999, in Business and Advisory Services, providing audit services to wide range of industries, which include public listed companies dealing with media, oil and gas, automotive and property development, among others. She later joined Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd in 2002 as a Group Internal Auditor dealing with corporate governance, compliance, enterprise risk management, internal controls and policies. In 2003, she joined iPerintis Sdn Bhd as a Business Analyst and eventually became a certified SAP Financial Solution Consultant. While servicing predominantly oil and gas and shipping companies, she ventured into IT, starting with non-SAP IT related projects and subsequently performed SAP enhancements, customisations and full cycle project implementations.

In 2011, she joined Abeam Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd as a Senior SAP Financial Consultant. She provided SAP services locally as well as overseas for companies in various industries including insurance, manufacturing, security enforcement, defence and plantation. She was responsible for the end-to-end SAP implementation, from understanding the various business landscapes, needs and requirements and performing gap analysis to blueprint, functional specifications and manual documentations, project implementation, testing, verification and reconciliation exercises, through to training and support.

Currently, she does not hold any other directorship in any other company.

Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin Bin Tengku Othman
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin, aged 54, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) in 1986 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

He is a practising advocate and solicitor, having admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 14 July 1987. Upon his admission, he commenced his legal practice in 1987 at Messrs Suhaimi Abdullah & Co., Malacca.

In 1989, he joined Messrs. Hisham Sobri & Kadir where he is presently the Principal Partner. His main areas of practice are corporate commercial law and Islamic banking and finance. Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin was among one of the legal counsels involved in framing the structural framework for Islamic banking documentation in the early stages of its development in Malaysia.

He has been a member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals Malaysia since 2009. He continues to play an active role in the development of this area of law through his involvement in the organisation of Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum, an annual forum that gathers prominent personalities, practitioners and industry players of Islamic Finance

Hasman Yusri Bin Yusoff
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Hasman Yusri bin Yusoff, aged 56, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He became a graduate member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (now known as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”)) in1984 and was admitted to the association in 1993. Subsequently, he became a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 1994 and thereafter a Fellow member of the ACCA. He also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1995.

He began his career with PETRONAS’ Production Sharing Contracts Audit Department in 1984, as an Executive and was responsible for audit of the cost claimed by the upstream contractors and determination of profit entitlement. In 1986, he was transferred to the Group Accounts Department and handled matters related to the PETRONAS group’s accounting policies, preparation of consolidated accounts and financial reporting for internal and external government use. In addition, he also managed the financial reporting of the Research Fund and Retirement Fund during his time there and worked closely with Planning and Treasury division on the PETRONAS group’s financial matters.

In 1989, he joined PETRONAS Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd (“PETCO”), a trading arm of PETRONAS which was then a newly set up company, as the Head of Accounts and Administration. During his tenure with PETCO, he spearheaded the start-up of PETCO and was responsible for various departments namely accounting, finance, treasury, human resource and IT were placed under this supervision.

Subsequently in 1994, he joined PETRONAS Maritime Sdn Bhd, which was then a newly set up company to manage, among others, marine vessels inspection and port logistics business within the PETRONAS group, as a Finance and Administrative Manager. He spearheaded the start-up of the company and was responsible for various departments namely accounting, finance, treasury and human resource, during which he supervised the accounting and finance functions of PETRONAS Group’s port logistics companies such as Sungai Udang Port Sdn Bhd and Kertih Port Sdn Bhd.

In 1995, he joined Malakoff Berhad a company which was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Securities) which operations include power generation and plantation, as a Senior Manager. He was eventually made the General Manager of the Finance Division within six months of joining Malakoff Berhad. He was responsible for the financial affairs of the Malakoff Berhad group which include compliance with the reporting and regulatory requirements under Bursa Securities and the SC. He was also responsible for the financial affairs of the Segari power plant construction project during his time at Malakoff Berhad.

He joined KPMG in 1999 as a Director in the Assurance and Audit Division before becoming a Principal in the Assurance Division in October 2001 focusing on audit functions before his retirement in December 2015.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in various special assignments that include review of profit and cash flow forecasts, due diligence review, share valuations, corporate restructuring and reporting accountant on various flotation and initial public offerings. Apart from that, he was a speaker at the Ministry of Finance Directors Training Series II “Roles and Responsibilities of Board Committees” in January 2010. He is also a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board Working Group 59 (Operating Segments) and a member of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board Working Group 58 (Management Commentary).

He has been an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad since January 2016. He also sits on the board of a private limited company in Malaysia.