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Laksamana Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Mohd Anwar Bin Hj Mohd Nor (B)
Laksamana Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Mohd Anwar joined The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in the year 1968. Trained at BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, England and obtained his Master’s in Business Engineering, Warwick, UK. He was also conferred with an honorary doctorate in management from Universiti Terengganu Malaysia.
Promoted to the rank of Laksamana (Admiral) in the year 2003, he was the first from RMN to hold the rank of Chief of Armed Forces (Panglima Angkatan Tentera) in the year 2005 and retired in the year 2007 after serving the nation for 39 years.
Among his previous appointments were:
- Chairman, Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT)
- Board Chairman, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
- President, Retired Malaysia Navy Officers Association (RMMAO)
- President, Malaysia Medical Association (MMA)
- Associate Fellow University of Warwick
- Distinguished Fellow of Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He was appointed as a Senator of Dewan Negara and served from April 2015 till April 2018 and is current President of Malaysia Golf Association (MGA) and Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia.
Currently holding Chairmanship / Directorship among the following companies /Organisations.
- TitiJaya Land Bhd
- Bahtera Sri Kandi Sdn Bhd
- Castmet Sdn Bhd
- AEZ Sdn Bhd
- Redten Resources Sdn Bhd
- Director, DMIA
- Chairman, Board of Governor, Cyberlynx International College
- Chairman, The University of Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Tuan Haji Zakaria Bin Kasah
Tuan Haji Zakaria Bin Kasah retired from his last position as the Vice President of PETRONAS in April 2021 after had a successful career spanning over 33 years position in Petronas. He holds senior posts in Petronas; these include Vice President LNG Assets, Vice President of Petronas Group Project Delivery, Vice President of Petronas Group Technology and Engineering and Vice President/Managing Director Malaysia LNG Group of Companies.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University, United States of America. In 2010, he attended the Leadership Management Program at Henley Business School, United Kingdom.
Zakaria started his career when joined PETRONAS in 1987. Zakaria has the experiences of full project cycle (engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up); was involved in delivering prominent PETRONAS projects such Gas Processing Plant, Egypt LNG and Malaysia LNG projects. He has operational oil and gas facilities experiences; served the MLNG and PGB operation from rank and file to Plant in Gas Processing Plant in Terengganu and MD/CEO Malaysia LNG in Bintulu. He was promoted the Vice President Petronas from 2014 until 2021.
With years of project and facilities operational excellence experience, Zakaria contributed to safe and in-time project delivery, delivered record breaking plant reliability and delivery performances for Petronas. His commitment to elevate HSE performance was acknowledged by Malaysian Departmental of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) when he received recognition as the Malaysia ‘CEO of the Year’ award in 2014.
Zakaria is a leader that has proven to provide clear direction on the mission, strategies and rally the masses to deliver operational excellence. His strength is lies in his stakeholder engagements which show his authenticity, grit and resilience, interpersonal savviness during communication and negotiations. He is thoughtful, flexible, adaptable to change and adopts a practical approach in achieving organizational goals and values.
Currently he sits on the Board of Perdana Petroleum, a listed company on Bursa Malaysia as an independent Director.
Board of Directors
Laksamana Pertama Ir. Abdul Rashid Bin Hussain (B)
Ir. Abdul Rashid joined the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in 1978 as an apprentice and was the first batch locally trained in Polytechnic Ungku Omar. Then he was sent to University Technology Malaysia to study Electronic Engineering and upon graduation in 1985, he was commissioned as a Technical Officer. In 2008, he completed his Master’s Degree in Social Science (Defence Studies) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
In his career, he has included various appointments and commands and among were Weapon Engineering Officer, Ordnance Workshop Officer, Combat System COSYS Development Officer, Commanding Officer (Area Logistic Depot 2, KK RMN base). He is a member of Board of Engineers Malaysia and Institute of Engineers Malaysia and a Professional Engineer since 2008.
His last post was Director of Analysis, Defence Intelligence Staff Division (DISD), Malaysian Armed Forces. Among the duties, he was appointed member of the Joint Intelligence Team (JIT) in 2014, tasked to investigate the downing of MH 17 in Ukraine and a member of the Trilateral C-operative Arrangement (TCA) between Malaysia, Indonesia and The Philippines in 2016.
In acknowledgement of his integrity, loyalty and service to the Armed Forces and the nation he has been conferred with various decoration medals and merits awards by the Federal Government and Malaysian Armed Forces.
He joins Synerlitz as Managing Director in 2020.
Laksamana Muda Maritim Dato’ Zulkarnain bin Mohd Omar (B)
Rear Admiral Dato’ Zulkarnain bin Mohd Omar joined The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in 1979. Received his secondary education at the Royal Military College (RMC) from 1977-1978 and trained as a Cadet Officer at KD Pelandok (Officer’s Training Establishment) in Woodland, Singapore and commissioned as a Sub. Lieutenant (RMN) in 1981. Pursued his tertiary education in Advanced Diploma in Management Science at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)
His career path in the RMN is as follows; as Gunnery Officer onboard KD Panah (Patrol Craft) at the early stage of his service, later becoming a Logistic Officer and served the RMN until 2004, after 26 years of serving the navy. He retired from the RMN as a Commander (RMN).
He was then seconded to a newly formed enforcement agency, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in 2004. He was a member of the pioneer team amongst 35 other officers from various government agencies. During his career as an Enforcement Officer he had served at various positions namely as:
- Director of Logistics at the MMEA HQ, Putrajaya (2005-2012)
- Head of Enforcement Director Northern Region (2013-2017)
- Head of Enforcement Director Eastern Region and Director of Maritime (state of Pahang) (2018-2019)
- Director of Maritime Enforcement & Coordination Division (2020)
- He was a member of the Board of Directors for “Koperasi Maritim Berhad” as Vice Chairman.
During his career in MMEA he had attended many seminars and courses (both local and international) such as:
- Advanced Leadership and Management Programme (ALMP) Series 62, No.3/2019 (21 June- 19 July 2019)
- International Maritime Officers Course at the Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia USA (June-August 2007)
- Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (CCMC), Hawaii USA (15 Aug-17 Sept 2013). He is also an alumni of Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS).
In recognition of his service to the Nation, Armed Forces and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Rear Admiral Dato’ Zulkarnain bin Mohd Omar has been conferred with several Armed Forces, federal and state awards.
Michael Lee Thai Foo
Michael Lee joined The Royal Malaysian Navy in the year 1979 and served RMN for 13 years on board as Chief Engineer.
He holds a Diploma in Marine Engineering from Polytechnic Ungku Omar / The Royal Malaysian Navy and later pursued degree in Business Administration & Marketing.
Upon completion of service from RMN, he worked with a public listed company for 8 years in areas of marketing and project management.
He later founded Synerlitz (M) Sdn Bhd and ventured into Oil and Gas business. A seasoned businessman with 20 years experiences, he was involved with various industries such as foods, security, timber, property development, construction, manufacturing, manpower supply agency and trading apart from oil and gas.
He currently holds directorship and ownership directly and indirectly in few companies such as Sytiraya Sdn Bhd, Tanjong Mewah Sdn Bhd, MIE Copper Sdn Bhd, Ridge Valley Capital Sdn Bhd, Modularize Building Technologies Sdn Bhd and Zuhai 919 Pte Ltd.