|Dato’ Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza|
Dato' Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza, aged 64, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of GTB. He was appointed to the Board of GTB on 18 May 2011.
Dato' Syed has over 40 years of vast experience in the business, corporate and entrepreneurial exposures. After completing his education at Penang Free School, he joined Kah Motors and has since then been appointed to several key positions in various organizations. He has served in reputable multinational companies such as Shell Malaysia and was the Chairman of Penang Port Commission.
He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee in GTB.
He currently sits on the boards of DRB-HICOM BERHAD (Chairman), Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Berhad, PBA Holdings Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, Boon Siew Credit Berhad, Penang Tourists Centre Berhad, Tourism Entrepreneur Centre Berhad and several private limited companies.
Currently, he is the Managing Director of Armstrong Auto Parts Sdn Bhd. He also heads Penang Tourist Centre Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, Motorcycle, Scooter Assembly & Distributor Association of Malaysia and Usains Group of Companies. He is the president of the Federal of Asian Motorcycle Industries and Steering Committee of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association. In addition, he has held many other appointments at state and national levels.
He attended 4 of the 5 Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2012.
Dato' Syed does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of GTB, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.