Key Management Team

Mohamed Iqbal Abdul Rahman

Group Deputy Managing Director
Age : 56
Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 September 2020

Working Experience
Mohamed Iqbal joined Pharmaniaga in 2011 as Information Technology Director before he was promoted as Chief Operating Officer in the following year. On 1 April 2020, he was appointed as Acting Group Managing Director. Subsequently, he was appointed as Group Deputy Managing Director on 1 September 2020.

With more than 30 years of experience, mainly in System Improvement & Operations Management , he spearheaded the implementation of Business Intelligence System, which led to significant improvement to the company’s logistics operations. He was also instrumental in the successful implementation of Pharmacy Information System at over 1,200 Ministry of Health’s facilities throughout Malaysia.

Prior to joining Pharmaniaga, Mohamed Iqbal was the General Manager Operations of Faber Medi-Serve Sdn Bhd (Faber), a hospital support services provider. He was responsible for Faber’s overall operations and performance, while overseeing all the regional offices, plants and hospitals within the Concession. He was also the key liaison person, leading al l the stakeholder engagement activities with the Government. Preceding to that, he was the Head of Information and Communication Technology for Faber and has also served in Maybank Group where he was recognised as an outstanding employee.

A Bachelor of Computer Science degree holder from University Putra Malaysia, Mohamed Iqbal is a strong believer in the fit-for-purpose technology and cost improvement. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Computer Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None
Directorship in public companies:
• None.

Any family relationship with any director and/major shareholder of the Company:
• None
Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None.

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Norai’ni Mohamed Ali

Group Chief Financial Officer
Age : 53
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 June 2012

Working Experience
Norai’ni joined Pharmaniaga in 2001 and was a Senior General Manager, Finance prior to her promotion as Procurement Director in 2011. Subsequently she was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer in 2012. She also sits on the Boards of local and overseas subsidiaries of Pharmaniaga.

Prior to joining the Company, Norai’ni was attached to Opus Group Berhad, a subsidiary of UEM Group Berhad for 8 years.

She is responsible for all financial matters including acquisition of strategic business, treasury, risk management strategies and formulation of financial policies and tax planning of Pharmaniaga. She has vast experience of more than 28 years in accounting and finance.

Qualification(s):
• Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
• Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting and Finance, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Datin Shamsinar Haji Shaari

Technical Director
Age : 66
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 April 2011

Working Experience
Datin Shamsinar was appointed as the Technical Director for Pharmaniaga in 2011. She has over 40 years of experience under her belt in the pharmaceutical industry. In her capacity as a Technical Director, her role is mostly strategic where she ensures the growth of all seven manufacturing sites under her division of which six plants are located in Malaysia and one is in Bandung, Indonesia.

Apart from ensuring operational excellence and uninterrupted product supplies at each site, she drives various programs such as plant expansion, acquisition of new technologies, strategic business partnerships and the introduction of high value new products. These initiatives are in tandem with Pharmaniaga’s aspiration to be a global generic pharmaceutical company and to be competitive globally.

She is an active member in various pharmaceutical societies both locally and internationally such as the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). Currently she is the EXCO member of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industry (MOPI).

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Science Majoring in Pharmacology, University of London (Chelsea College), United Kingdom

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Abdul Malik Mohamed

Logistics & Distribution Director
Age : 55
Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 April 2011

Working Experience
Abdul Malik joined Pharmaniaga in 2003 as a Senior Manager in IT, then moved on as General Manager of Supply Chain Management in 2008. Subsequently, in 2011 he was promoted to the position of Logistics and Distribution Director.

He undertook various professional segments namely healthcare, distribution and logistics systems and brings over more than 28 years of experience to the company from his key roles in IT Project Management, Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science and Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Sharifah Fauziyah Syed Mohthar

Regulatory Affairs Director
Age : 49
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 April 2011

Working Experience
Sharifah Fauziyah was appointed as the Regulatory Affairs Director of Pharmaniaga in 2011, she oversees regulatory affairs, clinical affairs, regulatory compliance and customer care. She started her career in 1995 with Procter & Gamble before joining Idaman Pharma Sdn Bhd in 2001 and became the Site Director of Idaman Pharma Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in 2005. On 1 September 2019, she was appointed as a member of Pharmacy Board Malaysia. She has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Zulhazri Razali

Commercial Director
Age : 53
Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 June 2014

Working Experience
Zulhazri joined Pharmaniaga in 1994 as an Assistant Manager of Customer Care. He continued expanding his career in the Company by developing his skills and knowledge in warehouse management, supply chain, international business, sales marketing, finance and business strategy.

He was promoted as the Commercial Director in 2014. He oversees the sales & marketing division and identify strategic business potential for local and international markets. This include some operations of PT Millennium Pharmacon International TBK in Indonesia.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) Pharmacy, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
• Master of Business Administration, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Yang Fairuz Abdul Aziz

Corporate Services Director
Age : 47
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 September 2017

Working Experience
Yang Fairuz was appointed as the Corporate Services Director in 2017. Prior to this appointment, she was the Head of Community Pharmacy for Pristine Pharma Shd Bhd, managing RoyalePharma Pharmacy and Vendor Development Programme.

Before joining Pharmaniaga, she was attached to Schlumberger’s Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering segment. Yang Fairuz has vast experience in sales, business development, operations, human resource and project management.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) Majoring in Geophysics, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Ida Marianna Abdul Rashid

Strategic Planning Director
Age : 46
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 February 2018

Working Experience
Ida Marianna Abdul Rashid was appointed as Director of Strategic Planning in February 2018. Her main role is to direct and oversee Pharmaniaga’s strategic and long-range goal planning function, drives strategic initiatives, and supports the development of long-term growth plans and profitability goal. Joining Pharmaniaga, she brought with her more than 24 years of vast corporate and international experience in various disciplines.

Ida started her career as a Research Executive with Nielsen Malaysia, a market research agency, before venturing into the oil & gas industry. Fulfilling her obligation as a PETRONAS scholar, she was attached to Malaysia national oil company for 8 years in multiple roles, which includes HR & Admin, development of refinery linear programming (LP) model and managing the overall business planning process for PETRONAS Downstream business. Her last portfolio was Strategic Planning Analyst for Oil Business in the Vice President’s Office, before spreading her wings to acquire international experience.

Subsequently, Ida joined a US independent oil company, Hess Corporation (Hess) as a Senior Business Analyst for Southeast Asia, before she was promoted to lead the Asia Pacific exploration planning function. Ensuing to her planning roles, she further diversified her professional skills by advancing into the role of Asia Pacific Global Negotiation and Commercial Advisor. Leveraging on Ida’s strength and versatile capability, she was appointed as Head of Communications and External Affairs for Hess Asia where she was a member of the Asia Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Country Head and Vice President for Asia. She is also a trained spoke-person for crisis management and media relations.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) Majoring in Genetics, Universiti Malaya

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Wan Intan Idura Wan Ismail

Corporate Governance Deputy Director
Age : 40
Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 January 2017

Working Experience
Wan Intan Idura joined Pharmaniaga in 2010 as Assistant Manager, Legal Department and become Head of Legal Department in 2012.

She continued to expand her career in Pharmaniaga by developing relevant skills and knowledge and was subsequently promoted as Deputy Director, Corporate Governance Division in 2017. She has been appointed as the Company Secretary of Pharmaniaga Berhad on 19 November 2019 and is responsible for all the legal and secretarial services of the Company.

She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2016. With more than 14 years of experience as an in-house legal counsel, she has vast experience in both local and international dealings within the pharmaceutical, information technology solutions, manufacturing and automotive industries.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Universiti Teknologi MARA
• Admission to Malaysian Bar in 2006
• Licensed Company Secretary (LS 0010452)

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Mohamad Muhazni Mukhtar

President Director PT MPI Tbk/Head of Community Pharmacy & Consumer Healthcare
Age : 51
Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 October 2012

Working Experience
Mohamad Muhazni joined on 1 October 2012 as the President Director of PT. Millennium Pharmacon International Tbk, Pharmaniaga’s Indonesian subsidiary. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Head of Community Pharmacy of Pharmaniaga in 2020, managing Consumer Healthcare, RoyalePharma Community Pharmacy, Alliances and e-commerce.

Armed with his extensive experience in logistics, sales and digital marketing, he has steadily guided both business operations to reach greater heights.

Prior to joining Pharmaniaga, he has worked for 19 years in various fields namely marketing, corporate finance, corporate services and operations.

Qualification(s):
• Master of Science, in Business Leadership f rom Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
• Master of Business Administration, Ohio University/Universiti Teknologi MARA
• Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, America
• Associate Degree, Indiana University, America

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None

Zakaria Daud

President Director, PT Errita Pharma
Age : 58
Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of Appointment to Present
Position : 1 January 2015

Working Experience
Zakaria was appointed as the President Director cum Head of Plant for PT Errita Pharma, a subsidiary of Pharmaniaga International Corporation Sdn Bhd on 1 January 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing and sales of Pharmaniaga’s pharmaceutical products in Indonesia.

Prior to relocating to Indonesia, Zakaria was the Head of Plant at Idaman Pharma Manufacturing Sdn Bhd at Seri Iskandar, Perak. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of sales, supply chain management, customer service and logistics, amongst others at local, ASEAN and Asia level.

Qualification(s):
• Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Any directorship in public companies and public listed companies:
• None

Directorship in public companies:
• None

Any family relationship with any director and/ major shareholder of the Company:
• None

Any conflict of interests with the Company:
• None

Other than traffic offences, any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and other particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any:
• None