SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dato’ Muhammad Isom is a leading figure in railway operations and management. He has spent over 23 years in the railway industry. He is previously CEO of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd for Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (PMB). Muhammad has guided many integrated light metro projects to a successful handover to operations and maintenance. He had full responsibility for Rapid Rail’s operations, engineering and the maintenance of the light metro transit systems in Kuala Lumpur (Rapid KL). He managed the complete manufacturing process from the initial work in the factory to testing and commissioning to release for commercial service. Due to his emphasis on quality, Rapid Rail was in the top quantile of International PT operators (NOVA/COMET). In his role as CEO, Mohammad’s understanding of the criticality of Access and Integration for rapid transit is driving the design and delivery of the national Light Rail Transit (LRT) 3 project in Malaysia, and the associated integrated bus feeder system.
Group Project/ Business Development Director
Mohamed Rizal holds the position of Project and Business Development Director since January 2013. Dynamic and highly motivated, his career covers 16 years of increasingly senior roles in railway. Responsible for the direction of business functions, strategic design, acquisition, management and implementation of business objectives, he also manages Government & stakeholder relationship. In addition, he leads and develops strategic communication plans in ensuring market presence and brand awareness. Successfully involves and delivered key milestone railway projects for KTMB and PRASARANA, his wealth of experiences in Project Management is certainly valuable. Being a passionate railway figure, he is also actively involved in giving career and motivational talks as parts of government initiatives to enhance railway industry in Malaysia. Mohamed Rizal holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration degree with Honours from Portsmouth University, United Kingdom.
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Rajan is responsible for overseeing the Group’s strategic finance function, corporate affairs and manage group risk. Rajan was with HARTASUMA from 2012 until 2014 as Head of Business Development and Strategy, and then returned in 2019 to assume this new position. Prior to this he held senior positions at Ernst and Young (EYKL) in both audit and consulting roles, and in Capital and Balance Sheet Management at Ambank for a combined work experience of 18 years to date. Rajan, who has a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc) in Physics from Imperial College London, is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).
EKMAL HISHAM HJ ISMAIL
Head, Group Human Capital
Ekmal Hisham has more than 26 years of diversified working experience in managing the full spectrum of HR functions such as the staffing organisation, shared services HR support for International Mobility programme and placement within Asia Pacific region, organisational development, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee and industrial relations in his past and current employment. Ekmal Hisham has various career exposures and sectors including the Government agency, Hospitality, Automotive Manufacturing, Solid Waste Management and Aviation. Graduated with MBA in Human Resource Management from MMU University, Bachelor of Science in HRM from University of Maine and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Mara Institute of Technology.