Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali
Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali, 61, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya. He was the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia until his retirement in 2001. He is a also the Chairman of Malaysia Building Society Bhd, Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad and Malakoff Berhad, Phileo Allied Berhad, Esso Malaysia Berhad and Minotiry Shareholders Watchdog Body Limited. He brings with him more than 30 years of extensive know-how and achievements.
YBhg. Datuk Mohamad Salim Bin Fateh Din
Managing Director, Gapurna Group
YBhg. Datuk Mohamad Salim Bin Fateh Din, the Managing Director of Gapurna Sdn Bhd and its group of companies, is an established entrepreneur and business innovator, who owns and manages construction, property investment and property development businesses.
A well known entrepreneur with a pioneering spirit, he is one of the first property developers to embark on the green development concept. His hallmark green project projects include the 348 Sentral at KL Sentral, and the ongoing PJSentral Garden City, both hailed as industry benchmarks geared towards the highest standards of the Green Building Index (GBI) as well as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).
YBhg. Datuk Mohamad Salim also pioneered the "Super Store Petrol Station" concept to leading oil companies namely Shell, Esso, BP and Caltex. He was responsible for designing the latest distribution centres for retailer Giant by modernizing and improving its food-processing systems while reducing its logistic costs and delivery turnaround time.
The success of Giant's was later emulated by others in the country's food supply chain. Nonetheless, YBhg Datuk Mohamad Salim's principal business is property investment and development. He is among the first few developers who adopted a "Green" concept. The hallmark developments that he spearheaded include the P.J Sentral Garden City and the 348 Sentral at KL Sentral.
Datuk Mohamad Salim currently also sits on the boards of its group of companies; and is the Chairman of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad and the Chairman of the Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council. He is also a long-serving member of the Board of Trustees at the Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras and the Yayasan Amal Wangsa.
He was appointed as a Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on 1 December 2010 until 31 December 2014.
Datin Yasmin Mohamed Ashraff
Executive Director, Gapurna Group
Datin Yasmin Mohamed Ashraff sits on all the boards of companies under Gapurna Group and is actively involved in day-to-day operations and decision making of the Group. In partnership with Dato' Salim, Datin Yasmin ensures that the Group is run efficiently and grows organically to what Gapurna is today still with a two digit annual growth rate. Constantly on her toes to ensure apt and efficient delivery of products and satisfactory services to clients, Datin Yasmin has created a Group culture which is focused on client satisfaction. Caring at heart and always extending help to those in need, Datin Yasmin leads many of the Group's corporate social responsibility projects.
Mohd Imran Dato' Mohamad Salim
Director, Gapurna Group
Imran is a graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Deakin University Australia in Masters of Commerce.
Imran began his career in the construction and land development industries where he gained extensive experience in building project management and finance. Almost simultaneously, Imran was one of the drivers in the business planning of an IT solution based company providing him exposure in IT technical skills and client management skills.
Imran was the original founder of GTC Global, Gapurna's IT arm. Being hands on especially in the infant stages of the Company, he has been instrumental in the rapid development of GTC Global. Imran oversees many aspects of Gapurna's business from property investment, development and construction. A young visionary, Imran is poised to lead Gapurna to the next level of innovative property developments and business diversification.