DATO' DR SYED HUSSAIN BIN SYED HUSMAN
Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Syed Hussain bin Syed Husman was appointed to the Board as a Director on 20 April 2016.
He is currently an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of SVT Resources Sdn Bhd, a position he has held since 2011. He is also currently an Independent and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee of Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad since 2015.
He also sits on the board of Universiti Putra Malaysia and is the Chairman of Putra Business School.
He began his career in 1987 with Imperial Chemical International /Chemical Company Malaysia Berhad as a Human Resources Officer and was promoted to HR Manager of the group in 1990. He was with Procter & Gamble, Malaysia/Singapore as Human Resources and External Affairs Director (1992 to 1997) and Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad (1997 to 2000). He was appointed to the board of directors of Rothmans in 1998 and served British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad (2000 to 2004) as Director, Human Resources – Public Relations and Security Affairs. He joined Ramunia Holdings Bhd in 2006 and left as Group Director, Human Resources, Communications and Information Technology in 2008.
He was the Group Director of Human Resource & Corporate Affairs at Petrofield (M) Sdn Bhd between 2008 and 2010. He also served as director of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad from 2006 to 2013.
He was awarded "HR Manager of the Year Award 1999" by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management and Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia and "Justice of Peace" by His Highness Sultan of Negeri Sembilan in July 2000. appointed a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resources Management in 2000, a Justice of Peace in July 2000, an Associate member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, CMJA. He is also a Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation, member of the National Skills Council and National Labour Advisor Council. He was also granted the title, “Accredited Public Relation Practitioner” (APR) by the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia in August 2005.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Studies degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Western Illinois University, Illinois, USA. He also attended the Senior Management Development Program at Harvard Business School, USA in 2002.