Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) recently appointed Dato’ Noorizah Abd Hamid to its Board of Directors. MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar said Dato’ Noorizah, who previously helmed PLUS Malaysia Bhd and Faber Group Berhad, will 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 was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PLUS Malaysia Berhad from 2007 to 2017 where 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 the raising of RM309.6 billion from sukuk – the largest Islamic bond issue in the world – in the restructuring of the company.
Noorizah was also Faber Group Berhad and Faber Hotels Holdings Berhad Managing Director from 1999 to 2007 where she oversaw the overall management of the company. During her tenure in Faber, a key task of hers was to undertake the financial restructuring of the ailing company.
Other senior positions that she has held include Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad Senior General Manager Finance, Hatibudi Management Sdn Bhd Senior Manager, Renong Berhad Manager of Corporate Finance, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad Senior Corporate Finance Officer.