CorporateMRT CorpBoard of Directors


Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa


Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, 61, is currently Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.Prior to his appointment, Tan Sri Dr Ali was Director-General of the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) in the Prime Minister’s Department. Before that, he served in the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department where he was Director of the Disbursement Division and then Deputy Director-General of the National Transformation and Advancement Programme.Tan Sri Dr Ali joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1981 as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was then made Senior Project Manager for the Economy and Public Policy Management (Putera) at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan).

Tan Sri Dr Ali obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Malaya before furthering his studies at the Oklahoma State University in the United States of America where he obtained a Master of Economics in 1986.This was followed by a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Economics in 1997.

He was unanimously elected President of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2014–2016 and is also the Chair of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), the Chair of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) and Deputy Chairman of Johor Corporation (JCorp).

Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar


DATO’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, 44, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. (MRT Corp), a wholly owned subsidiary of Minister of Finance Incorporated Malaysia.Before being appointed to the position, he was Group Managing Director of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, a position which he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD).

Before joining SPAD, Dato’ Sri Shahril was attached to RapidKL as its General Manager of Corporate Planning. While serving in that position, he was seconded as an Adviser to the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department where he was involved in drafting the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat Act 2010 and the Land Public Transport Act 2010. He was also involved in the laboratory for urban public transport improvement which was held as part of the Government Transformation Plan.

Among the other positions he has held were General Manager of Corporate Services in Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and British American Tobacco (M) Bhd and Senior Executive in the Maybank Group.
He currently sits on the Board of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and MyHSR (High Speed Rail) Corp both wholly owned subsidiary of Minister of Finance Incorporated Malaysia.

He holds a Master of Management (with distinction) from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (minor in Political Science) from the University of Missouri St. Louis USA.

He also attended Advanced Management Program at Kellogg School of Management, North-western University, Chicago USA.

Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah


TAN Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, 59, is currently Secretary-General of the Treasury.

Prior to his appointment, he had held various positions in the Ministry of Finance including Deputy SecretaryGeneral (Policy) and in the Economics and International Division from 2003 to 2008, he was the Under Secretary, Head of Multilateral Relations,Head of the Econometrics Section and Principal Assistant Secretary. In the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1987 to 1999,Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan was the Senior Assistant Director in the Privatisation Division and Senior Assistant Director in the Energy Division.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the International Islamic University of Malaysia;Master of Science in Energy, Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Population Studies (Honours) from the University of Malaya.

He currently sits on the board of Khazanah Nasional Berhad,Govco Holding Berhad, Cyberview,Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Petronas, Bank Negara Malaysia, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia,Malaysian Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM), Tabung Haji, Cooperative Commission and Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen

Dato’ Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid


Dato’ Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid, 59, is currently the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department.

He previously served in the Ministry of Finance, handling economic analysis, debt management and budgeting, He was seconded to the World Bank in Washington D.C. for two years where he served as Assistant to the Executive Director. In addition, he had served as Senior Private Secretary to the Minister of Special Functions.

In EPU, as a mid-level officer he specialized in economic analysis and forecasting, public finance management and budgeting, as well as economic development. He served as Director of Regional Development (2006), Director of Development Budget (2006-07), Director of Macroeconomics (2007-2011), Head of Economic Council Secretariat (2011-2015) and Deputy Director General (2012-June 2017).

He was involved with the regional development plan and preparing the development budget for the Ninth Malaysia Plan. During the Tenth Malaysia Plan, he drafted and recommended the macroeconomic strategic thrusts and the overall growth target as well as the level of development expenditure. He was also the Head of the Tenth Malaysia Plan Secretariat, coordinating the overall preparation of the Tenth Plan document. He was also responsible for coordinating the mapping of the initiatives in the Tenth Malaysia Plan. During the preparation of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, he oversaw the write up of two out of six strategic thrusts, namely on inclusivity and human capital development, besides coordinating the overall preparation of the Plan.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He had also attended the Advanced Management Program course at Harvard Business School, Harvard University in 2007.

He sits on the Board of Directors of KEJORA (South-Eastern Johore Development Authority) and also serve as a member of the KEJORA Board Audit Committee. In addition, he serves on the Council of MARA and as a member of the MARA Council Audit Committee and MARA Promotion Board. He is also a member of UDA Holdings Berhad Board of Directors and a member of UDA Holdings Berhad nomination and remuneration committee. He also serve as a Board Member of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Noorizah Abd Hamid


Dato’ Noorizah Abd Hamid, 57, was the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PLUS Malaysia Berhad. She was involved in the negotiation and acquisition of several expressway projects such as the North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) and the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway as well as highways in Indonesia and India.

She was also involved in the privatisation of PLUS Expressway Bhd, negotiation with the Government on revising the company’s concession agreement and also the raising of RM309.6 billion from sukuk – the largest Islamic bond issue in the world – in the restructuring of the company.

Noorizah was also Faber Group Berhad and Faber Hotels Holdings Berhad Managing Director from 1999 to 2007 where she oversaw the overall management of the company. During her tenure in Faber, a key task of hers was to undertake the financial restructuring of the ailing company.

Other senior positions that she has held include Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad Senior General Manager Finance, Hatibudi Management Sdn Bhd Senior Manager, Renong Berhad Manager of Corporate Finance, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad Senior Corporate Finance Officer.

Noorizah holds a Master in Business Administration (Finance & Management) from the University of Central Michigan, US. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the same university, and a Diploma in Accountancy from MARA Institute of Technology.

Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali


Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali, 62, is the founder partner of Messrs Che Mokhtar & Ling, a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur.

With almost 30 years of experience as a legal practitioner,Datuk Che Mokhtar has served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board and acted as the Chairman of the Committee.

He was also appointed a Notary Public by the Attorney General of Malaysia.As an advocate and solicitor, he has acted for various private and public companies, banking institutions, developers and statutory bodies such as Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Public Administration) and a Bachelor of Law from the Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand. He was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the New Zealand Supreme Court in 1980 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya three years later.He has also served as a Magistrate and Deputy Public Prosecutor.

He currently holds the positions of Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Nomination Committee of Sumatec Resources Bhd.He also holds directorships in several companies, including KYS College Sdn Bhd which is the operator of Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka.He was formerly a director of Idris Hydraulic (M) Bhd, Idaman Unggul Bhd and Eco World Development Group Bhd (formerly known as Focal Aims Holdings Bhd).

Dato’ Sutinah Sutan


Dato’ Sutinah Sutan, 62,was the former Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). She was the first woman to be appointed a Commissioner in MACC.

Prior to being appointed to the position in 2010,Dato’ Sutinah had held several senior posts in the MACC including Director of Community Education and Director of the Inspection and Consultation Division. She was also the State Director of Penang and Pahang. Before joining the MACC,she was a Senior Communication Research Officer in the National Family Planning Board.

Dato’ Sutinah had also held many strategic roles and responsibilities, both locally and overseas.Among them are Chief Secretariat to the Public Sector Governance Committee (now known as the Committee on Integrity and Governance), Chairperson for the taskforce responsible for drafting the instrument on values auditing in the public sector, Chairperson for the Corporate Integrity Pledge Roundtable Partners, member of the taskforce in drafting the National Integrity Plan, member in the Governance and Integrity Committee for the Performance Management and Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department (Pemandu) and for the Selangor State Development Board (PKNS),APEC SME Expert Working Group on the Code of Business Ethics,ADB-OECD Anti-Bribery Initiatives for Asia and the Pacific and APEC Expert Group on Anti-Corruption and Transparency.

Dato’ Sutinah holds a Bachelor of Humanities with Honours from Universiti Sains Malaysia, majoring in Mass Communication

Datuk Dr. Ir. Abdul Latif Mohd Som


DATUK Dr. Ir Abdul Latif Mohd Som, 61, is currently the Executive Chairman of KL Prima Consult Sdn Bhd, an established medium-sized Bumiputera-owned engineering consultancy firm which he formed in 1996.

Datuk Dr. Ir Abdul Latif Mohd Som began his career at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) when he joined as a Structural Engineer in 1979. Upon completing his postgraduate degree in 1983, he joined Minconsult Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia’s largest and established engineering consultancy firm, and subsequently, United Engineers (M) Bhd as a Senior Civil Engineer. In 1989, he joined Sime UEP Bhd as a Project Manager, where he was later promoted to be General Manager of SEA Drillers Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime UEP.

In 1991, he left Sime UEP Bhd to become a Director and Shareholder of Kumpulan Jurutera Maju Sdn Bhd, an established civil and structural engineering consultancy firm. He then left in 1996 to formed KL Prima Consult Sdn Bhd with three other professional engineers.

Datuk Dr. Ir Abdul Latif obtained a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and obtained his Professional Engineer’s license in 1986. He furthered his studies at University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom where he obtained a Master of Business Administration, followed by a PhD in Built Environment (specialising in international business) from Universiti Teknologi Mara.

He is also the Adviser of ICG Global Sdn Bhd, currently the largest multi-disciplinary professional consultancy firm, Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM) and Chairman of Gabungan Jurutera Perunding Bumiputera Malaysia. He had earlier served as an Advisory Board Member of DBKL and also a Board Member of Board of Engineers Malaysia.

Encik Ahmad Zubir Zahid


Encik Ahmad Zubir Zahid, 43, is currently a Principal and Director of Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, a private equity fund management company that he founded in 2014 that invests in unlisted companies primarily in the food and beverage industry.

He has over seven years’ experience within the offshore oil and gas industry, as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of three separate offshore construction companies. Before setting up Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, he was CFO of Daya Offshore Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Daya Materials Berhad that provides subsea construction services. Prior to that, he was CFO of Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd, an offshore and marine services contractor and SapuraAcergy Sdn Bhd, a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor. These two companies were joint venture companies within the SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad group of companies.

Prior to joining the oil and gas industry, he spent over a decade in the financial services industry as a management consultant, investment banker and auditor with Ethos Consulting, ECM Libra, CIMB Investment Bank and PwC, respectively.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the United States of America. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1996.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.