Meet the Chicken Cottage Team
YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar
YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri began his career in the public sector as an academic in 2001, as a Lecturer followed by Head of Department of Aerospace Engineering in Universiti Putra Malaysia. He was involved in teaching and research at the Engineering Faculty and was also active in the development of the national aerospace industry.
Drawing on his knowledge and expertise in Aerospace Engineering, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri was regularly consulted by the government of Malaysia on aviation matters. He represented Malaysia at the National Aeronautics and Astronautics International Conference in Washington, USA in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri was an advisor to the Minister and Director General of the Higher Education Ministry focusing in the field of Aerospace followed by other prominent positions.
He was the recipient of a special achievement award from The Federal Agency for Industry (ROSPROM) a subordinate of the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation and a gold medallist at the 54th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research & New Technologies (2005) in Brussels, Belgium.
YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri holds a PhD in Aeroengine Ignition and Combustion (High Altitude Engine Failure) from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Following his first degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, he pursued a Master’s of Science in Combustion at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom
YM Raja Dato’ Haji Idris
YM Raja Dato’ Idris has acquired more than thirty (30) years of experience holding top management positions in various private limited, public listed and multinational companies.
From 1994 to 2000, YM Raja Dato’ Haji Idris was with Siemens Group of Companies in Malaysia where he served as Managing Director of Nixdorf Computers Malaysia Sdn Bhd and also as the Executive Director of Siemens Nixdorf Information System (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Siemens Multimedia Sdn Bhd (an MSC Company) and from 1998 to 2000 assumed the position of Vice President at Information and Communication Network of Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
He was the former Group Executive Director of TDM Berhad, a public listed entity owned by the Terengganu State Government from the year 2000 to 2004. His leadership qualities and attributes led him to hold a position as the Chairman of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad, the flagship public listed corporation of the Selangor State Government, a role he served for seven years from 2011.
YM Raja Dato’ Haji Idris is a member of the Institute of Financial Services, UK, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK, and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK as well as a Consultant at the Markefield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, a position he has held since 2006.
YM Raja Dato’ Haji Idris also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Derby, UK.
YBM Dato’ Haji Tengku Hassan bin Tengku Omar
YBM Dato’ Haji Tengku Hassan bin Tengku Omar was appointed as the Chairman of Golden Pharos Berhad (GPB) following his appointment as a Director on 1 August 2018.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economy from Universiti Malaya. He has served in various positions in the Terengganu State Civil Service between 1981 to 2004 including State Financial Officer, Director of Lands and Mines, Chief Executive Officer of Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Terengganu (MAIDAM). He was the former Chairman of A&W Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand in 2000 until 2004.
He is currently the Ladang Assemblyman and State Exco for Trade, Industrial, Regional Development and Administrative Wellbeing and also sits on the Board of Lembaga Tabung Amanah Warisan Negeri Terengganu (LTAWNT).