Group Chief Executive Officer
Syed Md Najib bin Syed Md Noor was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad on 1 October 2018.
Syed Najib graduated with Bachelor of Science in Management Science from California State University in Chico United States of America (“U.S.A”). He also holds an Master of Business Administration from the National University Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
He is Chairman of Altel Communications Sdn Bhd (“Altel”) and MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd (“MYTV”). Prior to his positions at Altel and MYTV, Syed Najib was with Celcom Axiata Berhad (“Celcom Axiata”) from 2005 to 2017 holding a wide range of experience in several portfolios including Senior Vice President of Celcom’s International Business, Director of Regulatory, Legal & Corporate Affairs and Chief Customer Experience, Services & Retail Officer.
Apart from his experience with Celcom Axiata, Syed Najib was the Country Head for Malaysia & Indonesia of REACH, which is a telecommunications joint-venture between Telstra of Australia and Hong Kong Telecoms. He was also the Managing Director of MIMOS Internet Services and started his career in Esso Production Malaysia Incorporated (“EPMI”).
Non-Independent Non-Executive 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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