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.