Dato’ Syed Mohamad bin Syed Murtaza Print E-mail


Aged 73, Male, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director of GTB

Director since 18 May 2011

Dato’ Syed has over 49 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 been appointed to several key positions in various business and non-business organizations both locally and internationally. He has served in reputable Multinational Companies ("MNCs") such as Shell Malaysia and was the Chairman of Penang Port Commission. He was the former Chairman of DRB HICOM Berhad and former President of The Federation of Asia Motorcycle Industries and International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association. Dato’ Syed is experienced in a diverse range of businesses from automotive and manufacturing to exports, trading, property and oil and gas.

He is the Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of Nomination Committee and a member of Employee Share Options Scheme ("ESOS") Committee. He currently sits on the boards of Master- Pack Group Berhad (Executive Chairman), Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, Boon Siew Credit Berhad, Penang Tourists Centre Berhad, Tourism Entrepreneur Centre Berhad and several private limited companies such as Armstrong Auto Parts Sdn. Bhd., Penang Port Sdn. Bhd., and Usains Holdings Sdn. Bhd., the corporate arm for Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is also the Executive Chairman of USIM Tijarah Holding Sdn. Bhd., the corporate arm of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

He also heads Penang Tourist Centre Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, and is the Advisor of Motorcycle, Scooter Assembly and Distributor Association of Malaysia. He was appointed as a committee member to Penang Socio Economic Recovery Consultative Council (“PSERCC”) by the Penang State Government in June 2020.

He attended all 5 Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

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.