BHIC appoints new CEO

PETALING JAYA: Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) has appointed Sharifuddin Md Zaini Al-Manaf (pix) as CEO effective today.

Sharifuddin, 50, holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London, UK. He brings to BHIC a wealth of management experience amassed over more than 20 years working in the oil and gas and the shipping industries.

Prior to joining BHIC, Sharifuddin was the CEO of Orkim Sdn Bhd, an investee company of Ekuinas providing tanker shipping services in the Asia Pacific region.

During his time at Orkim, he led the growth of the company’s new business through continuous strategic business expansion and formation of alliances which contributed to its profitability.

“BHIC is confident that with his experience and management capabilities, Sharifuddin will steer the organisation through these challenging times and navigate it towards a path of profitability and growth,“ the group said in a statement.

Its previous CEO Ee Teck Chee had resigned on Jan 31, 2020 due to “personal reasons”. Ee was redesignated as CEO from COO effective May 1, 2019, amid several changes to its board of directors.

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