Dato’ Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza Print E-mail


Dato’ Syed Mohamad Bin Syed Murtaza, aged 68, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non- Executive Director of GTB. He was appointed to the Board of GTB on 18 May 2011.

Dato’ Syed has over 47 years of vast experience in the business, corporate and entrepreneurial exposures. After completing his education at Penang Free School, he joined Kah Motors and has since been appointed to several key positions in various business and non-business organizations both locally and internationally. He has served in reputable multinational companies such as Shell Malaysia and was the Chairman of Penang Port Commission. Dato’ Syed is experienced in a diverse range of businesses from automotive and manufacturing to exports, trading, property and oil and gas.

He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the ESOS and Nomination Committee in GTB.

He currently sits on the boards of Master-Pack Group Berhad (Executive Chairman), Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, Boon Siew Credit Berhad, Penang Tourists Centre Berhad, Tourism Entrepreneur Centre Berhad, D’nonce Technology Berhad, Proton Holdings Berhad and several private limited companies such as Armstrong Auto Parts Sdn. Bhd. and Penang Port Sdn. Bhd.

He also heads Penang Tourist Centre Berhad, MITTAS Berhad, Motorcycle, Scooter Assembly & Distributor Association of Malaysia. In addition, he has held many other appointments at state and national levels.

He attended all 5 Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2015.

Dato’ Syed does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of GTB, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.