MRT Corp appoints former PLUS CEO Noorizah as its director

PLUS managing director and Ceo Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid speaks during a press conference on preparations to facilitate smoother and safer travel in view of the traffic increase during the upcoming festive holidays, Subang, Monday, June 27, 2016. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has appointed Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid to its board of directors.

The Minister of Finance Inc-owned public transport operator said in a statement that she was managing director and chief executive officer of PLUS Malaysia Bhd from 2007 to 2017.

There, she was involved in the negotiation and acquisition of several expressway projects such as the North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) and the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway as well as highways in Indonesia and India.

She was also involved in the privatisation of PLUS Expressway Bhd, negotiation with the Government on revising the company’s concession agreement and also the raising of RM309.6bil from sukuk - the largest Islamic bond issue in the world - in the restructuring of the company.

Noorizah was also Faber Group Bhd and Faber Hotels Holdings Bhd managing director from 1999 to 2007.

MRT Corp CEO Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said she would bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to MRT Corp, especially in the area of infrastructure development.

“Noorizah’s background and experience will be invaluable as MRT Corp moves forward into the future in developing the MRT network for the Klang Valley,” he said.

Noorizah holds a Master in Business Administration (Finance & Management) from the University of Central Michigan, US. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from the same university, and a diploma in Accountancy from Mara Institute of Technology.


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