People: UMW Holdings Bhd (UMWS.KL)
24 Apr 2015
bin Syed Wazir, Syed Hisham
Datuk Syed Hisham bin Syed Wazir is President, Group Chief Executive Officer and Non-Independent Executive Director of UMW Holdings Berhad since October 1, 2010. He graduated from University of Plymouth, England with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 and earned his Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University of USA in 1996. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Motor Industry, UK, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma of Ohio University as well as a member of the Ohio University Alumni Society in Malaysia. He has had exposure in the motor industry at senior management level. Prior to joining UMW, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Naza Kia Sdn Bhd and Naza Kia Services Sdn Bhd from 2009 to 2010. He started his career in the automotive field in 1983, when he joined HICOM Berhad and was later seconded to Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad (PROTON) as Marketing Service Deputy Manager, before serving the Business Division of the company as Senior Manager. He was promoted to General Manager of Proton Corporation Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PROTON. He was subsequently appointed as Director of Proton Cars (UK) Pte Ltd from 1997 to 1998 and from 1998 to 2000, he served as General Manager, International Business of DRB-HICOM Export Corporations Sdn Bhd. In 2001, he became General Manager, Marketing Division of Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd before being appointed as President/Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he was appointed Managing Director of Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, where he served until 2009.
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