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Our key management is responsible for our day-to-day management and operations. Our key management consists of experienced personnel in charge of matters related to finance and operations.
Dato’ Karim
(Group Managing Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer)
Dato’ Karim, aged 51, is our Group Managing 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
(Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer)
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.

Syed Nazim Bin Syed Faisal
(Group Chief Financial Officer)
Syed Nazim Bin Syed Faisal, aged 35, is our Group Chief Financial Officer. He obtained his Bachelor of Accounting in 2004 from the International Islamic University Malaya, Malaysia. He later obtained a Master Degree in Islamic Finance Practice in 2014 from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He also obtained a Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance Law in 2013 from the International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 2007.

He began his career with KPMG (Assurance division) as Audit Assistant in 2003. Later in 2009, he joined MISC Berhad as Strategic Planning Manager. Thereafter, in 2012, he joined RHB Islamic Bank Berhad as the Head of Statutory and Management Reporting. In 2013, he joined Ibdar Bank BSC(c), Kingdom of Bahrain, as Vice President Financial, Compliance and Administration. In 2015, he joined the Company and assumed his current position.

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

Ir Abdul Halim Bin Mohd Damiah
(Vice President, EPCC Business Unit)
Ir Abdul Halim Bin Mohd Damiah, aged 49, is our Vice President of EPCC Business Unit. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Throughout his career, he had attended, among others, the Leadership, Motivation and Dynamic Teambuilding Skills held by Malaysia Institute of Management in 1996, a course on ISO 9000 Documenting the Quality Systems held by SIRIM in 1997, Interactive Management Skills for Middle Management Part I and II held by Malaysia Institute of Management in 1997, a programme on Plant Electrical Engineering held by EEM Advancement Centre Pte Ltd in 2001, Project Management Approach (PMA) Train the Trainer Course held by Holcim in 2003, an internal auditing workshop on ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:1996 in 2003 and Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations programme held by EEM Advancement Pte Ltd. He is a member of the Royal International Naval Architecture since 2008 and a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) in the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 2006.

He began his career with SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Sumitomo, as a Maintenance Engineer in 1992. He later joined Holcim (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Tenggara Cement Manufacturing Sdn Bhd) as an Electrical Engineer in 1994 and subsequently was promoted to Senior Electrical Engineer in 1998. In 2004, he joined Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd as an Electrical Quality Assurance Senior Executive under Marine Business Unit and was subsequently promoted to Project Manager under the Yard Development Division. In 2010, he joined a Korean company, EK Engineering, as a General Manager. He joined Serba Dinamik in April 2011 and has remained in his current position to present.

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

Afandi Bin Abd Hamid
(Vice President, O&M Business Unit)
Afandi Bin Abd Hamid, aged 45, is our Vice President of O&M Business Unit. He obtained his Certificate in Mechanical Technician in 1993 from the Petroleum Industrial Training Institute Malaysia. He obtained his Vibration Specialist Certificate 1 and 2 in 1997 from the Vibration Institute, United States of America. Throughout his career, he has attended, among others, course on the PSR-1 Familiarisation Training in Mechanical held by JGC Malaysia and Ipedex Exploitation Consell in 1994, Machinery Predictive Maintenance Using Vibration Monitoring and Analysis organised by Petroleum Industrial Training Institute Malaysia in 1995, a course in Advanced Solutions to Machinery Vibration Problems in 1997 and Machinery Diagnostic Training held by Bently Nevada in 1999. He later obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 2004 from the Liberty International University, United States of America, whereby he was awarded with an Award of Academic Excellence. He is also a member of the JIM Vibration Committee.

He began his career with Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd as a Mechanical Trainee in 1991. In 1992, he joined Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd as a Mechanical Technician. He later joined Petronas Penapisan Melaka Sdn Bhd in 1993 as Mechanical Technician (Construction), before assuming several roles, namely as an IMI Technician in 1995, Rotating Equipment Inspector in 1996, and was further promoted to Senior IMI Technician in 1998. In 2000, he joined Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd as a Conditioned Based Maintenance Specialist. He joined Serba Dinamik as a Technical Engineer in 2001 and was promoted to Machinery Engineer in 2004 before assuming his current position.

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