Little-known ceramics and pottery products manufacturer, DWL Resources Bhd has shot to the spotlight after a series of recent changes. The company has also declared that it is gunning for infrastructure projects and has teamed up with construction biggie Gadang Holdings Bhd for that purpose.
Yesterday, DWL announced that its new managing director is Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar, a household name in the transport sector.
Shahril is known for his extensive stints in land transport and the infrastructure field, his last being the chief executive officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) where he oversaw the multibillion MRT line one (Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) and MRT line two (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line) projects.
The 47-year-old who started his career in the banking industry, was the head honcho of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd from Oct 2010 to Dec 2014 where he led the organisation’s turnaround and transformation plans.
DWL, in a statement, said that Shahril “will play an integral role in bringing the group to the next level particularly in the infrastructure sector” following its recent pre-bid consortium agreement with Gadang to work together to tender for infrastructure projects.
On Thursday, DWL’s unit Million Rich Development Sdn Bhd (MRDSB) entered into the pre-bid consortium agreement with Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd (GESB).
GESB will have a 70% stake in the “DWL-Gadang Consortium”, while MRDSB will own the remaining 30%.