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Datuk Dr Abd Hapiz Abdullah

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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 63
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 8 May 2020
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: 17 June 2020

Board Committee Membership:

  • Chairman of Investment and Tender Committee (Period from June 2020 - present)
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Period from June 2020 - present)


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organic Chemistry, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Independent Non-Executive Director (INED), Perdana Petroleum Berhad (April 2015 - present)
  • INED, Ancom Berhad (May 2020 - present)
  • INED, Lanzatech Inc, USA (June 2018 - present)
  • INED, P2 Science Inc, USA (February 2016 - present)
  • Council member, National Science Council of Malaysia (NSC) (February 2020 - present)
  • Chairman, Chemical Industry Council of Malaysia (CICM) (June 2010 - present)
  • Venture Partner, Xeraya Capital (February 2015 - present)
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (May 2011 - May 2014)
  • Managing Director, Dupont Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Asia Pacific Regional Director Dupont Glass Laminated Solutions Asia Pacific (April 1995 - May 2011)
  • Regional Marketing Manager, Dow Chemical Polyolefins Asia Pacific (Jan 1985 - April 1995)
  • Chemistry Lecturer, University Malaya (1984)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Perdana Petroleum Berhad
  • Ancom Berhad

MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. (MSM Johor), a subsidiary of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM) operates MSM’s new sugar refinery based in Tanjung Langsat, Johor which is set to be the largest standalone sugar refinery in Malaysia. Erected on a 50.63 acre land plot, the integrated complex is under development for Phase 1 - to build and operate a 3,000 tonnes per day of refined sugar output (RSO) contributing of up to 1 million MT on the Group’s annual production capacity. This is set to be fully commissioned by mid year of 2018. Upon increase in demand, expansion of Phase 2 shall commence by 2025. The combined annual production capacity of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is capable for up to an astounding 2 million MT, strengthening MSM’s position as one of the leading refined sugar producer in the region. With an investment of approximately USD $259 million for the development of Phase 1, this magnifies the Group’s confidence to showcase its ability towards MSM’s 53 years of talented expertise and experience in sugar refining and skilled management. Upon completion and full commissioning of MSM Johor, the total group production capacity will increase of up to 3.25 million MT per annum. One of MSM Johor’s salient point enables capacity building which translates to competitive pricing on end products. This allows MSM to foray into neighbouring countries, further strengthen the Group’s domestic market share and transform Malaysia into a regional hub for high quality refined sugar. Significantly, MSM Johor is seen to be a key growth driver for MSM Group to realize its mission in becoming one of the top 10 global sugar player by 2020.