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Management Team

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Chief Operating Officer (RAIL)

Nor Hassan Ismail, has more than 26 years of working experience in the Electrical, Telecommunications and Public Transport Construction & Operations industries.

He has vast experience in the Electrical and Telecommunication sector having served major agencies which include government agencies, major telecommunication contractors and later, a Project Management Company (PL), managing the Electrical and Telecommunication Works of the North-South Expressway for PLUS Berhad.

Having been involved in the PUTRA LRT Project since its design and construction stages in1995, Nor Hassan was oversaw all Systems works contracts (Electrical & Mechanical) and the Automatic Fare Collection contract. In 1998, he became the Senior General Manager, Operations and was fully responsible for the Operation and Maintenance activities for the PUTRA LRT system.

Upon the establishment of Rapid KL in 2005, Nor Hassan assumed the role of Senior General Manager Rail Engineering for both the Kelana Jaya and Ampang / Sri Petaling lines, and is now the Chief Operating Officer for the Rail Strategic Business Unit, responsible for all LRT services of RapidKL.

General Manager – Corporate Planning & Strategy Division

Shahril, graduated from the University of Missouri, USA with a degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and moved on to University Malaya where he obtained his Masters degree in Management.

He has more than 13 years experience in human resource, corporate communications and strategic planning which he gained from working with local and multinational companies. Prior to joining RapidKL, he was the General Manager of Corporate Services in Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (parent company of Malaysia Airlines). He also had stints with Maybank, British American Tobacco and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He attended the Executive Education Program at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also certified personnel in behavioural profiling such as Harrison Innerview, Thomas DiSC and Occupational Personality Questionaire.

General Manager - Communications

The established Communications Division is now headed by Ebi Azly Abdullah, who leads the new Communications Divisions. Ebi brings 15 years of communications experience acquired from his involvement in the transportation industry, government and media sector.

He started his career as a journalist with the NSTP Group in 1992, and joined the Prime Minister's Department in 2000 as a Communication Officer with the National Economic Action Council, specialising in strategic media relations management.

In 2003, he became the Corporate Communications Manager for Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the MASKargo communications strategy and initiatives, internally and externally. He was also responsible for the promotion of MASkargo’s branding, image, products and services as well as media and issue management.

He joined RapidKL on 3rd March 2008.

General Manager – Human Capital

Siti Sharifah Zahrah, 47, graduated with a Diploma in Banking Studies from Universiti Teknologi MARA and BBA (Hon.) majoring in Finance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia before pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales, Cardiff, where she was awarded Best Student in her MBA program.

She has more than 20 years experience in various industries (Central Bank, Automotive, Semiconductor, Information Technology, Construction and Transportation) and in various roles namely HR leader and coach, Consultant, Board member and Seminar/Conference speaker. Her experience in HR encompasses Corporate Governance, Organizational Design, HR Reengineering, Policy Development, Competency Development, Career Planning and Development, Values Management and Manpower Planning (including Voluntary Separation Exercise).

Her interest to interact with different types of people led her to a change in career to Human Resource Management (HRM). In 1995, she was chosen to be in the task force for the change management efforts by the bank, facilitated by PA Consulting, Australia. She is also certified in behavioral profiling such as Harrison Innerview and a certified Targeted Selection Administrator (competency selection system by Development Dimension Inc).

Senior General Manager – Bus Operations

Zoolina Mohd Naim, joined RapidKL in 2005, as the Senior General Manager in Marketing and in 2008, moved on to become the Senior General Manager in Bus Operations.

She has 10 years working experience with the International division of Procter & Gamble, where she had stints in various countries like Hawaii, Singapore, Malaysia, ASEAN & Pacific Island (US) countries, in Sales, Marketing, Recruitment, Training & Organisation Development. Zoolina then moved on to join Drypers as the Director of Sales & Marketing and Asia & Regional Business Development Director for 5 years prior to joining RapidKL.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration double majoring Marketing & International Business from Southern Illinois University in May 1985, and obtained her Masters of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from Illinois University in Dec 1989.

General Manager – Procurement

Masnizam Hisham, graduated with a LLB (Hons) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1996. She completed nine months pupilage at Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co. and was called to the Malaysian Bar in September 1997. She was then retained as a legal assistant at Messrs. Shearn Delamore and was promoted to senior legal assistant in 2002.

In 2004 she joined SPKB, a holding company with more than 30 subsidiaries, including SPK Sentosa Corporation Berhad, a public listed construction company, where she was Group Legal Adviser Cum Company Secretary. She has a wide range of experience in corporate banking, Islamic financing, commercial law, international joint ventures, shareholder arrangement, real estate and industrial relations. She is also well versed with the regulatory framework of Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission, Foreign Investment Committee, Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board and State Authorities.

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General Manager - Information Technology

S.M.Sabri S.M. Ismail, heads the IT Division tasked to integrate the disparate IT Systems used by the predecessor companies to RapidKL (Putra & Star LRT systems and Intrakota & Parkmay Bus systems). Substantially completed integration includes having a single corporate LAN/WAN, common Ticketing systems that uses the Touch'n Go contactless card system, a single procurement/maintenance system and a unitary finance system. Other projects include having a single email messaging system and HRMPS system.

He has over 20 years experience in IT in Construction and Transportation. He was trained as a civil engineer and holds an MSc in IT in Property and Construction. Before joining RapidKL, he has worked with the Public Works Dept (JKR) and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd.

General Manager - Security, Safety and Health

Ahmad Samsuri, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics from University of Malaya in 1975. He started career as the Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1978. He had served in various capacity in the Royal Malaysian Police. He joined PUTRA LRT in 1995 and established the security department. In 2007 the Royal Malaysian Police has approved the formation of the Auxiliary Police in RAPID KL.

General Manager - Special Projects

Amiruddin Maaris, graduated with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University, UK in 1992. He obtained an MSc Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1994. He began his career in 1994 with the General Electric Company (GEC) as the Sales & Project Engineer.

Throughout his 15 years working experience, he was involved in many infrastructure projects in general and transportation in particular. He was involved in the Express Rail Link project right from the bidding stage up to the operations & maintenance stages. Throughout these years, he was seconded from the shareholders’ setup (TH Technologies SB) to, Concessionaire setup (ERL SB) and to Operations & Maintenance setup (E-MAS SB – a subsidiary of Siemens AG). Other projects include Gemas Army Range PLGPT Phase II, Rubber Tyre Container Gantry Crane for Westport Terminal, and while at RapidKL, acquired of 1000+ new buses for the Klang Valley network and the Line Extension Project.

General Manager – Rail Operations

Hj Bukhari Bin Mohamed, joined the Company (PUTRA LRT) in July 1996 as a Field Operations Manager. In June 2000, he moved on to become the Manager in Engineering Department.

Hj Bukhari was seconded to Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd in December 2002 as General Manager. In April 2004, he returned to Subang HQ as a Senior Manager in the Building and Tunnel Department. In February 2005, he was appointed as Section Head of Quality Assurance. In May 2005, he became the Head of Warehouse Department. In January 2008, he was seconded to KL Monorail as a Chief Technical Officer. In January 2009, Hj Bukhari came back to Subang HQ where he in his current position.

Hj Bukhari has a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial & Computing) degree from Australian University and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2001.

General Manager - Rail Engineering

Zohari Sulaiman, graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool, United Kingdom in 1982.

He began his career at KTM Berhad in 1982. He has extensive experience in the maintenance and engineering of railway rolling stocks, plant and workshop machineries for Heavy Rail. In 1995, he joined STAR LRT and was involved in system set-up, management of system training, testing and commissioning of the first LRT system in Malaysia, a not inconsiderable achievement.

He joined PUTRA LRT (now known as RAPIDKL) in 1996. Currently, he is a General Manager of Rail Engineering Division responsible for the maintenance of LRT train system, track network system, wayside electrical & electronics system, AFC system, quality assurance and control system including workshop management for both lines. He was also involved in testing, commissioning and final acceptance of the existing fully automatic driverless train system. En. Zohari has more than 26 years experience in railway maintenance and engineering development activities.

He is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.) registered with the Engineering Council, UK. He is also a Corporate Member of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Corporate Member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and Fellow of the Permanent Way Institution.

General Manager - Finance

Leong Peng Chin, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Planners Association of Malaysia. He also holds a MBA (Gen Mgt) from the University of Bath.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he gained indepth experience and exposure to a wide variety of businesses with his 8 years in the audit, tax and consultancy divisions. He later moved on to head the finance divisions of such companies as DHL (M) Sdn Bhd, George Kent Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, and Fraser & Neave Sdn Bhd among others. All in all, an impressive 28 years of experience in a wide spectrum of businesses.