BOARD OF DIRECTORS
YBhg Dato’ Idris Bin Kechot
Dato’ Idris Bin Kechot, a Malaysian, aged 65, was appointed as the Chairman of PROLINTAS Group of Companies on 30 November 2020. He is also a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Dato’ Idris was formerly the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) before retiring on 31 December 2018. Prior to that, he was the designated investment manager for the unit trust funds and Executive Director of ASNB. He has more than 30 years of experience in equity evaluation, equity trading and portfolio management of the proprietary and unit trust portfolios. He began his career as a research analyst with PNB in 1983 undertaking industry and sectorial research and has carved an illustrious career with PNB.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad and Kumpulan FIMA Berhad and sits on the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad and Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad.
Dato’ Idris holds a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness), Universiti Pertanian Malaysia and a Master of Business Administration majoring in Finance, University of Stirling, United Kingdom.
YBhg Datuk Ir. Hamzah bin Hasan
Datuk Ir. Hamzah bin Hasan, a Malaysian, aged 66, was appointed to the Board of Directors of PROLINTAS Group of Companies since 18 June 2012. He is a member of the Project Monitoring Committee.
Datuk Ir. Hamzah served the Public Works Department for 23 years beginning from 1975 as a civil engineer. He subsequently helmed Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad as Group Managing Director from 1998 to 2002. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia from 2003 to 2010 and as Chairman from 2011 to 2014.
His forte lies strongly in Construction Management, International Relations, Project Management, Risk Management and Corporate Management. During the tenure helming CIDB as the Chief Executive, in collaboration with industry players, he managed to achieve the Construction Industry Master Plan (CIMP 2006-2015), the Industrialised Building System (IBS) Road Map, the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad (CLAB), the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) and the Safety and Health Master Plan. For his contributions to the industry, Datuk Ir. Hamzah was awarded the Silver Award in 2014 by the Master Builders Associations Malaysia (MBAM) and a Special Recognition Award by CIDB in the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2014.
He serves as the Director of CIDB Inventures Sdn. Bhd., an Independent Non-Executive Director of IJM Corporation Berhad since 16 November 2012 and Kumpulan Europlus Berhad since 2 January 2015. He also served as an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Lysaght Galvanized Steel Berhad from 20 August 2014 to 30 June 2015. Datuk Ir. Hamzah holds directorships on the board of several other organizations.
Datuk Ir. Hamzah holds a Masters of Science (Construction Management) from Loughborough University and received his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Glasgow University, United Kingdom. He is a Professional Engineer of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.
He is the Patron for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Malaysia, a member of Accreditation Committee of Board of Engineers Malaysia and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also a fellow with CIOB, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (RICS), the Institute of Engineer Malaysia (IEM), the Institute of Value Engineering Malaysia (IVEM), the Asean Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and an Honorary Fellow with Project Management Institution Malaysia (PMI). He is also a member for both the Road Engineering Malaysia Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) and Engineering Accreditation Council (AEC).
YBhg Dato’ Ikmal Hijaz bin Hashim
Dato’ Ikmal Hijaz bin Hashim, a Malaysian, aged 64, was appointed to the Board of Directors of PROLINTAS Group of Companies on 19 May 2017. He is a member of the Project Monitoring Committee, Audit Committee, Tender Committee, and Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
He began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of the Government from 1976 to 1990. He then joined United Engineers (Malaysia) Berhad as the General Manager of the Malaysian-Singapore Second Crossing Project. On 1 January 1993, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad and subsequently as its Managing Director from January 1995 to June 1999 and remained as a Director until November 2001. He was then appointed as the Managing Director of Prolink Development Sdn Bhd in July 1999. In February 2000, he was appointed President of the Property Division of the Renong Group while maintaining his position as Managing Director of Prolink Development Sdn. Bhd. He held the position of Managing Director of Renong Berhad from 2002 until October 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was appointed as the CEO of Pos Malaysia Berhad as well as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia & Services Holdings Berhad. He then moved on to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) from February 2007 until end of February 2009.
His directorships in other public companies include EP Manufacturing Berhad, Nadayu Properties Berhad, Scomi Engineering Berhad and MB World Group Berhad (formerly known as Emas Kiara Industries Berhad).
Dato’ Ikmal Hijaz holds a Master of Philosophy (Land Management) from University of Reading, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya.
Encik Mohd Irwan bin Ahmad Mustafa
Encik Mohd Irwan bin Ahmad Mustafa, a Malaysian, aged 37, was appointed as a Director of PROLINTAS Group of Companies since 5 October 2017. He is also a member of the Project Monitoring Committee and Tender Committee.
He is the Senior Vice President of Private Investments & Special Projects of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). Prior to joining PNB, he was with Ekuiti Nasional Berhad as a Director Investment from December 2011 to July 2017. He also served as Vice President, Business Development at Integrax Berhad, Halim Rasip Holdings Sdn. Bhd. from December 2009 to November 2011. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Capital Sdn. Bhd. as a Senior Associate and was later promoted to Manager, Corporate Finance from March 2004 to November 2009.
Encik Mohd Irwan holds a graduate diploma (ICAA) Accounting from the Institute Chartered Accountant Australia, a Master of Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.
Puan Rita Elisabeth Iype
Puan Rita Elisabeth Iype, a Malaysian, aged 57, was appointed to the Board of Directors of PROLINTAS Group of Companies since 19 April 2013. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and Tender Committee.
She is presently a partner of Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co, an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur where she has been active in the legal practice for the past 25 years.
Puan Rita also holds directorships at various other organisations including Mace Consulting Sdn. Bhd., Inner Beauty Sdn. Bhd., Panaga Sdn. Bhd., among others.
She obtained her Bachelor of Law from Monash University.
YBhg Datin Suryani Binti Tun Ahmad Sarji
Datin Suryani Binti Tun Ahmad Sarji, a Malaysian, aged 53, was appointed as a Director of PROLINTAS Group of Companies on 30 November, 2020. She is also a member of the Audit Committee.
Datin Suryani was a nominee of PNB on the Board of Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn. Bhd. She has retail experience having served Chopard Malaysia, a luxury Swiss international brand heading their flagship boutique with an added role as the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Expert. Prior to that, she was a retail business partner to Caltex Malaysia.
Earlier in her career, Datin Suryani worked as an Investment Analyst with Seacorp Schroders Capital Management specializing in the motor and consumer sectors. She started her career with Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. in the Finance Department and was a member of the PSC tender committee.
Datin Suryani obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Hons) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.
YBhg Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan Bin Md Taha
Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan Bin Md Taha, a Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed as a Director of PROLINTAS Group of Companies on 30 November, 2020. He is also a member of the Project Monitoring Committee.
Upon graduation in 1982, Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan worked with the Public Works Department (JKR) Malaysia, held several positions in the states and Headquarters until his retirement in 2019 as the Director-General (DG). He also served as Board Member of various bodies and Government Linked Companies including the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Pembinaan BLT Sdn. Bhd, Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Jambatan Kedua Sdn. Bhd. He is a registered Professional Engineer & Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate (PEPC) and member of the Disciplinary Committee with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), an Honorary Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), an Honorary Fellow with the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE). During his tenureship as the DG of JKR, he was also the President of BEM, the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM), Malaysian Structural Steel Association (MSSA), Vice President of Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA), First Delegate Malaysia to World Road Association (PIARC), Chairman of Malaysian National Monitoring Committee to the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) and Chairman of the Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA).
Under his leadership, he successfully completed the Building Sector Energy Efficiency Projects (BSEEP) entrusted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of Malaysia from 2014 till 2016. He also introduced the Integrated Management Systems (IMS) comprising Quality ISO 9001, Environment ISO 14001, Safety & Health ISO 18001 and Energy Management System ISO 50001. He managed to achieve the government’s recognition for Hari Profesion Teknikal Negara (HPTN) in 2018 acknowledging the first Saturday in December every year recognising the technical professions and contributions to the country. He also outstandingly obtained the IEA recognition of our Engineering Technicians and Technologists education accreditation program under the Dublin and Sydney Accords respectively in 2018.
Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan has and continues to impart his views and expertise in the area of infrastructures, project & construction management, asset management, technical & financial negotiations and environmental management in various government institutions and private sectors, among others, as an External Member of Development Committee of IJN Holdings Sdn. Bhd., an External Member of Operation & Maintenance Committee and Project Steering Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia. He is presently on the Boards of TRX City Sdn. Bhd. and Minconsult Sdn. Bhd.
Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan holds a BSc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, and MSc. (Eng) in Civil Environmental Engineering from University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his doctorate in Environment from University of Wales, UK.