Leadership

Management Team

Ir. Abas Abdullah

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ir. Abas Abdullah was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2023 bringing over 38 years of experience in the water industry to the organisation.

Ir. Abas holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and he is a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Ir. Abas began his career as a Water Engineer with Jabatan Bekalan Air Selangor (JBAS) from 1983 until 1998. During his tenure, he held various positions covering water production, distribution, design and planning, consumer management, as well as Water District Engineer.

Ir. Abas then became the General Manager, Business Development and Projects of Premier Ayer Sdn. Bhd. from November 1998 until February 2000. In March 2000 he became the Chief Operating Officer of Konsortium ABASS Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor which is a public listed company of Selangor State Government.

Ir. Abas has also served as a Member of the Selangor State Government’s Water Advisory from 2012 to 2015.

Ir. Ainul Azhar Mohd Jemoner

Acting Director/Head of Operations and Head of Planning & Capital Work

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Ir. Ainul Azhar Mohd Jemoner was appointed Head of Planning and Capital Works for Air Selangor on 1 January 2018. He has over 30 years of industry experience.

Ir. Ainul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fresno, California in 1990 and holds a Master in Business Administration from UiTM – Cardiff Business School.

He began his career with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and later joined PLUS Berhad as a senior engineer upon his return to the country. Prior to joining Air Selangor, he was the Senior Engineer 1 in Technical Services for OPUS International Consultants from 2000 until 2001.

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Kelvin Siew Weng Hoe

Acting Director/Head of Operations and Head of Distribution

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Kelvin Siew Weng Hoe was appointed as Head of Distribution on 1 August 2016 since joining the organisation on 3 May 2005. He has 21 years of experience in the water industry; particularly in the fields of water distribution and non-revenue water (NRW).

Kelvin graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1999 and has been actively involved in the water industry since then.

He has held various senior positions in the organisation over the last 16 years. He started his Air Selangor journey as the Technical Manager for Petaling Region in 2005. He was then seconded to the headquarters in 2008 as the NRW Manager, and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Operation and Maintenance Section in 2011. He then became the Head of Region for Kuala Lumpur in 2012 and the Head of Region for Petaling in 2014. Prior to his current appointment, Kelvin was the Executive Director for NRW Division in 2015.

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Kevin Lee Shih-Min

Head of Finance & Strategy

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Kevin Lee was appointed as Head of Finance and Strategy on 15 February 2015 and has over 23 years of experience in finance and economics.

Kevin started his career in investment banking with Amanah Merchant Bank and subsequently joined Danaharta. During his 7-year stint with Danaharta, he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance where he advised and played a key role in the implementation of various projects, including the establishment of Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB). He subsequently joined PAAB in 2007 assuming the position as Head of Finance and spearheaded efforts to restructure the water supply industry in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, he served as the Head of Group Strategic Planning and Investment at Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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Ravindran Karupiah

Head of Information Technology

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Ravindran Karupiah was appointed as Head of Information Technology on 4 February 2015, bringing 32 years of experience in information technology to Air Selangor.

Ravindran graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1988.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Ravindran was the General Manager of Information Technology in Indah Water Konsortium Berhad from 1997 until 2015. He has held various senior positions in previous organisations, namely as Manager, Special Projects and Services in Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd from 1995 until 1997, and Manager of Technical Service in Bass Consulting Sdn Bhd from 1990 until 1995. Ravindran was also a Research Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronics (MIMOS) from 1988 until 1990.

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Ir. Azlan Abdullah

Head of Production

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Ir. Azlan Abdullah was appointed as Head of Production for Air Selangor on 25 October 2021. With a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brown University, he is a Professional (Ir.) and a Chartered Engineer with over 22 years of experience in various environments and industries.

Azlan started his career with Tenaga Nasional Berhad and was responsible for managing e 500kV and 275kV transmission projects, the backbone of the nation’s grid system. He then joined SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, where he successfully delivered numerous Offshore Transportation and Installation works for various regional and international clients.

Azlan then moved to UEM Group Berhad and became the operational point of contact in the Project Completion and Closing endeavors. During this time, he also ventured into Learning and Development projects where he developed a Technical Competency Framework for the organisation and spearheaded the development of a competency library.

Azlan was also a Master Trainer for Leadership Competencies and Talent Management in Malaysia Airlines Groups. He also served as a technical advisor to the Human Capital Business Partners (HCBPs) and Head of Departments to ensure that the proper training was prioritised according to business needs.

In Air Selangor, he also leads the Productivity & Efficiency related projects while also acting as the advisor for big data analytics projects, one of the foundations of Air Selangor’s strategic initiatives and digital drive.

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Ir. Ts. Ahmad Fuad Zainudin

Head of Operational Services

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Ir. Ts. Ahmad Fuad Zainudin was appointed as Head of Operational Services on 1 July 2022, bringing more than 17 years of experience in the water industry, particularly in water management and water distribution network.

Ir. Ts. Ahmad Fuad graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2004. He also holds a Master in Water Engineering from UPM. He is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), as well as a professional technologist registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).

He started his career with Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) in 2005 and has held various senior positions. From 2010 to 2016, he was appointed as the Head of Region for three different regions namely Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his current appointment, Ir. Ts. Ahmad Fuad was the Vice President I of Strategic Operations for Air Selangor from 2016 to 2022.

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Azida Halidin

Head of Customer Billing Services

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Azida Halidin was appointed as Head of Customer Billing Services of Air Selangor on 1 August 2022. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of accounting and auditing.

Azida graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is a Chartered Accountant from the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Chartered Accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the United Kingdom.

She started her career progression in Deloitte Malaysia and Shell Malaysia. Prior to her current appointment, Azida served as the Senior Account Manager (Tower Lead) at Air Liquide Business Service Sdn Bhd, managing revenue and collection of APAC countries for their legal entities. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer/Head of Procurement at Belait Shipping Co (B) Sdn Bhd.

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Ir. Zairi Zainuddin

Head of Water Quality

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Ir. Zairi Zainuddin was appointed as Head of Water Quality on 1 January 2018. He has over 23 years of experience in chemical and process engineering.

Ir. Zairi graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1996. He is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is also an accredited member of The Institution of Chemical Engineers United Kingdom (IChemE).

He started his career as the Process Engineer of Palm-Oleo Sdn Bhd from 1997 until 1999. Prior to joining Air Selangor, Ir. Zairi served as a Chemical Sales Engineer in Peka Perdana Sdn Bhd and thereafter, as a Process Engineer of Natural Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd in 2000.

 

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Abdul Halem Mat Som

Head of Customer Experience

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Abdul Halem Mat Som was appointed as Head of Customer Experience on 1 September 2020. Abdul Halem has more than 32 years of experience in event management, film production, advertising, manufacturing management, human resources consultancy and training, mass communication, and capital investment.

Abdul Halem graduated with a Diploma in Public Administration in 1987, and subsequently with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Administration in 1998 from Universiti Teknologi Mara. He obtained a Certificate in Manufacturing Management from the Sanno Institute of Business Administration (SIBA), Tokyo in 1990. He is also the President of UiTM Pahang Alumni and a committee member of Yayasan Siswazah Malaysia.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Abdul Halem served in various multinationals including Omron Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Jami Swilynn Sdn Bhd. He joined Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd in 2014. He has held various senior positions in previous organisations, namely as the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Division, and subsequently as the General Manager of the division in January 2007. He then became the Executive Director of the Corporate Affairs Division in January 2010. Prior to his current appointment, Abdul Halem was the Head of Learning and Development Section in the Human Resources and Administration Department.

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Zaheeda Banu Mohamad Ariff

Head of Legal & Company Secretarial

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Zaheeda Banu Mohamad Ariff was appointed as Head of Legal and Company Secretarial of Air Selangor on 4 February 2015.

Zaheeda graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Honours from College of Cardiff, University of Wales, the United Kingdom in 1993, and obtained a qualification in International Commercial Law (LLM) from University of Bristol, the United Kingdom in 1994. Thereafter, Zaheeda obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice (Hons.) from the Legal Qualifying Board of Malaysia in 1995.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Zaheeda served as the General Manager of Legal in Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd from 2008 until 2014. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Mimi Nazila Nasharudin

Head of Procurement

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Mimi Nazila Nasharudin was appointed as Head of Procurement of Air Selangor on 1 September 2022. She has over 30 years of experience in procurement, mainly in the oil and gas industry.

Mimi Nazila graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA. She is also a certified lead auditor for Integrated Management System for ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

She started her career progression in Esso Production Malaysia and Measat Broadcast Network. Prior to her current appointment, Mimi Nazila served as the Head of Supply Chain Management OMS at Bumi Armada Navigation Sdn Bhd, where she managed a team of personnel in Kuala Lumpur, Kemaman, Labuan, Singapore, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Previously, she was the Head of Corporate Supply Chain Management at Sapura Kencana Petroleum Bhd.

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Thavendran Loganathan

Head of Risk Management

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Thavendran Loganathan was appointed Head of Risk Management for Air Selangor on 1 January 2019 and has served the company since 10 October 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in audit, compliance and risk management.

Thavendran graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy, majoring in Audit and Governance in 2000 from Universiti Putra Malaysia and obtained a Master in Business Administration in 2004 from Universiti Utara Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Malaysia.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Thavendran previously served as the Deputy Head, Risk Management of Royal Bank of Canada (Malaysia) from 2013 until 2016. He has also held several senior positions namely as the Vice President of Internal Audit in Bank J. Safra Sarasin in Singapore from 2011 until 2013, and as Senior Manager of Operational Risk in Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia from 2009 until 2011.

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Aris Fadzillah Zulkifli

Head of Internal Audit

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Aris Fadzillah bin Zulkifli was appointed Head of Internal Audit for Air Selangor on 7 August 2017. He has over 15 years of industry experience, particularly in internal audit.

Aris obtained a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2002 and a Diploma in Accountancy in 1996 from Universiti Teknologi Mara.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Aris previously served as a Unit Head of AirAsia Berhad from 2015 until 2017 and Assistant General Manager of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad from 2012 until 2015. He was also the Senior Manager of Securities Commission Malaysia from 2005 until 2012.

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Elina Baseri

Head of Corporate Communication

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Elina Baseri joined Air Selangor on 3 February 2020 and was appointed as Head of Corporate Communication on 1 May 2020. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate and strategic communication, branding, and corporate responsibility.

Elina graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Michigan State University in 1999.

Prior to joining Air Selangor, Elina has held various senior positions in major corporations. She previously served as a Deputy General Manager at Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) from 2018 until 2020 and General Manager, Strategic Communication at Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA) from 2016 until 2018. She was also the Head, Corporate Communications of Sapura Kencana Petroleum Berhad from 2011 until 2016. Prior to that, Elina also served as the Manager of Corporate Affairs at Maxis Berhad from 2009 until 2011, Brand Manager at Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK) from 2008 until 2009, and as Marketing Communication Manager at BERNAS from 2002 until 2008.

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