Syed Mokhtar’s daughter joins Gas Malaysia board

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on June 12, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah, the 24-year-old daughter of tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, has joined the board of Gas Malaysia Bhd as a non-executive director.

Her appointment took effect yesterday, the group said in its filing with the stock exchange. Syed Mokhtar has a 30.93% stake in Gas Malaysia via Anglo-Oriental (Annuities) Sdn Bhd.

Sharifah Sofia also sits on the boards of four other companies linked to her father, namely DRB-Hicom Bhd, Pos Malaysia Bhd, Malakoff Corp Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd.

She was formerly a special officer to the group chief executive officer of Pos Malaysia, and had also worked as an external consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In a separate filing, Gas Malaysia said Datuk Hasni Harun had been redesignated from his role of non-independent non-executive chairman to independent and non-executive chairman of the board.