Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors represent a composite of visionary leaders who have proven to be the driving force behind Prokhas success. Their various talents and expertise have added value to the strong professional management team to enable Prokhas to grow into what it is today.
Dato’ Othman Semail
Dato’ Othman Semail was appointed as the Chairman and Board member of Prokhas Sdn Bhd on 1 September 2021. He also sits on the Board of Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd.
He started his career in 1982 with Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) as Assistant Agricultural Officer. After serving RISDA for 16 years, he then moved to Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysia as Assistant Secretary from 1998 until 2003. He then served as Assistant Director at the Public Service Department, Prime Minister’s Department for 2 years from 2003 until 2005.
Dato’ Othman began his service with the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia in 2005 as Assistant Secretary with the Government Procurement Division. He rose through the ranks in the division with various capacities including Principal Assistant Secretary, Head of Section, Deputy Secretary (Operation) and Under Secretary (Head of Government Procurement Division). In October 2018, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of Treasury (Management) until his retirement in March 2021.
During his service with Ministry of Finance, he was also appointed as Chairman of Technology Depository Agency Bhd (TDA) and Chairman of SRC International Sdn Bhd. He was also a Board Member of Tabung Haji Properties Sdn Bhd (THP), Bank Pembanguan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB), Global Link (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MARA, Amanah Raya Development Sdn Bhd and Amanah Raya Real Estate Investment and a Board of Trustees, Capital Market Development Fund. His appointment was also included being a Committee Member of Disciplinary Board, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Committee Member of Service Export Fund on Pre-Feasibility Study Grant, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). Dato’ Othman was also a Member of Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), Member of Certification Advisory Committee, IKRAM QA Services Sdn. Bhd., Member of Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), Member of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Honorary Secretary, Ministry of Finance Malaysian Government Servants’ Welfare and Sports Council (MKSAKK).
Dato’ Othman Semail holds a Diploma in Agriculture and Bachelor of Resource Economics from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM), Diploma in Public Management from The National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Dato’ Shamsul Azri Abu Bakar
Dato’ Shamsul Azri Abu Bakar was appointed as the Board member of Prokhas on 13 April 2021. He is currently the Director General of Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS), Prime Minister’s Department. Presently, he sits on the Board of Bank Rakyat, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Johor Port Berhad, DanaInfra Nasional Berhad, Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd and 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
He started his career at Pernas NEC Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in 1993. In 1994, he commenced his career in the public sector as Assistant Director at the Service Department with the Public Service Department (JPA). He took up the position of Assistant District Officer under the Selangor District / Land Office of Gombak and Klang from 1996 until 2003. He then became the Chief Assistant District Officer at the District / Land Office of Sepang for almost two years. Starting June 2005, he served as Deputy Director at Selangor State Economic Planning Unit.
Later, he took the responsibility as the Secretary for Selangor State Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2008 before becoming the Deputy State Finance Officer with the Selangor State Treasury for nearly four years. Next, he was assigned as the Budget Review Officer for the Ministry of Health at National Budget Office, Ministry of Finance where his service was from 2012 until 2015. He continued his service as the Deputy Under Secretary with the Remuneration Policy and Management Division, Ministry of Finance in November 2015. He was promoted as the Under Secretary with the same division until March 2021. He then served as the Under Secretary of Government Investment Companies Division (GIC), Ministry of Finance until October 2022 before joining UKAS.
Dato’ Shamsul Azri holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Sr. Hj. Nordin Daharom
Sr. Hj. Nordin Daharom was appointed as the Board member of Prokhas on 1 September 2019.
He started his career with The Valuation and Property Service Department (JPPH) at district level in Teluk Intan, Perak as Valuation Officer on 14 April 1981. He later became the Head of Rating unit of Hilir Perak and was then promoted to District Valuer in 1985. In 1992, he pursued his studies in Scotland, United Kingdom. Upon his return in 1993, he continued his services with JPPH as the District Valuer in Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Sr. Hj. Nordin Daharom continues to hold various important positions with JPPH at state level such as Director of JPPH Perak, Kedah, Johor, Selangor and National Property Information Centre. Subsequently he was elevated to Deputy Director General of JPPH in Administration, Technical and Strategic & Policy from 2013 until 2016. In 2017, he was appointed as the Director General of JPPH and retired on 5 December 2018. During his tenure with JPPH he has done several special valuations works outside of Malaysia, lecturing and presenting papers. He also does part time lecturing in UiTM, UTM, UTHM, INSTUN and INSPEN.
He is currently an Associate Director of Azami and Co Sdn Bhd in Shah Alam, a Member of Royal Institute of Surveyors Malaysia, a Member of Malaysian Business Valuation Association, an Assessor in Land Acquisition Cases in Shah Alam High Court, an Adjunct Professor in Real Estate Programme of UTM from 2018 – 2020 and a Programme External Assessor for the Master Real Estate Programme session 2018/2019 until 2019/2020. He also sits on the Board of Koperasi Kakitangan Jabatan Penilaian (KONILAI) and was conferred as Honorary Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Professional Estate Agents and Consultants (MIPEAC) in 2021.
Sr. Hj Nordin Daharom holds a Diploma in Valuation, Bachelor of Surveying (Property Management) (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Master of Land Economy from University of Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom.