Board of Directors

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib


Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, male a Malaysian, obtained his Master in Business Administration from University of Salford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom. He is a fellow chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Wales, United Kingdom and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Anwar Syahrin joined Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) on 1 December 2020.
He started his career with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. In 1996 as executive in Fleet Distribution where he gained considerable experience in transport and logistics. Subsequent thereto, he assumed a position of senior Associate (Assurance and Business Advisory) in Arthur Andersen Manchester, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2001. He then Arthur Andersen/ Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur as Senior Associate/Chartered Accountant (Assurance and Business Advisory) in 2002. Anwar Syahrin left the practice to become the Managing Director/Consultant of Business Associates Consulting And. Bhd. Providing strategy and management consulting services from December 2002 to March 2006.
In April 2006, Anwar Syahrin was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd until May 2008. He had appointment as Director, Finance/ Group CFO of MMC and Logistics Division of MMC from January to August 2014.
Prior to joining Malakoff, Anwar Syahrin was the MD/CEO of UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”) from 1 September 2014 until 30 October 2020. He also as a board member of the key subsidiaries of UEM Sunrise, amongst others, UEM Land Berhad, Sunrise Berhad and ONE15 Marina Development Berhad.

Tamer Cankardes

Vice Chairman

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Technical University. Over 18 years of experience in the field of international power and water business development.

Vishwanath Sankaranarayanan


Mr. Vishwanath Sankaranarayanan, a Chartered Accountant from India with over 30 years’ experience primarily in the power and infrastructure sector. He was Group Chief Financial Officer of Electricity Holding Company Oman and a Board member of Oman Power & Water Procurement Company.

Ajeev Gopinathan


Mr. Ajeev Gopinathan has Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in managing multi-asset class investments. Currently he is working as Senior Investment Specialist at Royal Court Affairs, Oman.

Mohd Nazersham bin Mansor


He obtained a Degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University, United Kingdom and is a Fellow member of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He joined as the Chief Financial Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad on 1 December 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial management, taxation, treasury and corporate finance.

Ashish Gupta


Mr. Ashish has a Bachelor Degree in commerce from Punjab University, India and Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Indian Institute of Materials Management, India. He is a seasoned Investment Professional with an experience of over 15 Years in the field of investment and finance. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as Business strategy, debt restructuring, financial management, corporate finance etc. Currently he is working with Civil Service Employees Pension Fund as Senior Investment Analyst with a mandate of multi-asset class investments.

Katsushi Takiguchi


Katsushi Takiguchi, a Japanese citizen, obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Policy Management from Keio University in Japan. He has over 25 years’ career in international business development in the infrastructure sector.

Key Officers

Mr Kamarulzaman Bin Sulaiman

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kamarulzaman Bin Sulaiman was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and joined the Company with over 15 years’ experience within energy and utility industries. His key experience is in management accounting and investment management. He obtained a Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“FCCA”) United Kingdom. He is also a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Megumi Kikuta

Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer

Mr. Megumi Kikuta has a degree in Economics from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He has over 25 years’ experience in corporate group assignments. His key experience is in financial accounting, taxation and management accounting. He also has experience in global organisations including assignments in Japan, United States of America and United Kingdom.

Shamsa Mohamed Said Al Touqi

Head of Internal Audit Unit

Ms. Shamsa joins the Company with over 9 years’ experience within internal audit function of a public listed company in the Sultanate of Oman. She obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration (Finance Management) from Mazoon College, Sultanate of Oman. She is also pursuing certification from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ahmed Al Shereiqi

Operation Manager

Mr. Ahmed Al Shereiqi joined Muscat City Desalination Company in March 2013. He has more than 10 years of multi-discipline work experiences acquired mainly in trading, construction, administration, public relations, and operations activities. Mr. Ahmed Al Shereiqi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechatronics) from Caledonian College of Engineering in 2015.

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