- ECONOMIC JIHAD
- TAN SRI DATO' MUHAMMAD ALI HASHIM (CEO Johor Corporation)
- 1 AUGUST 2007
- 9.30AM - 12.30 PM
- DEWAN BUDAYA, USM
Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Hashim is a non-independent non executive director and the Chairman of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad. Tan Sri was appointed to the Board on 6 July 1982. Tan Sri is the Group Chief Executive of Johor Corporation (JCorp), the ultimate holding corporation of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, since January 1982. He graduated from University Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in 1969 and participated in the Senior Executive Programme, Stanford University USA, in 1985. Tan Sri was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Management by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 19 August 2000. Tan Sri's charismatic personality, entrepreneurial verve and visionary leadership has built JCorp into a leading Malaysian conglomerate involved in several business sector such Agrobusiness, Healthcare, Timber, Intrapreneur Venture, Real Estates, Property and Hotels and Industrial Development. JCorp, has been successfully managing Malaysia's first 'privatised' local authority, namely the Pasir Gudang Local Authority (PGLA), with Tan Sri as President since January 1982. He was named Director of the Year for 1995 by the Malaysian Institute of Directors for his commitment towards quality, entrepreneurial effort and professionalism. He has also won the Property CEO of the Year 2005 Award conferred by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-Malaysia). Tan Sri sits as Chairman of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Sindora Berhad and Johor Land Berhad, which are JCorp's subsidiaries listed on the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Tan Sri is also active as Council Member of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Vice President of the Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce (“MICC”) and Chairman of the MICC Corporate Bureau, President of Malaysian Kite Council and Chairman of Kumpulan Waqaf An-Nur Berhad, a charitable organisation extending healthcare services to the poor and needy. He is also chairman and/or director of several other companies.