Mohd Shamsor Appointed As MAA New President

The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has appointed Mohd Shamsor Mohd Zain as its new president for the 2023/2024 term.

Mohd Shamsor from UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd took over the position, following the passing of the MAA’s long-serving president Datuk Aishah Ahmad in February this year.

In a statement on Friday (April 7), the MAA said Tan Keng Meng (Tan Chong & Sons Motor Co Sdn Bhd) and Sarly Adle Sarkum (Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd) have resumed their respective posts as vice-presidents, while Low Yuan Lung (Sime Darby Hyundai Motors Sdn Bhd) was also elected as a vice-president.

Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s managing director Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir had big shoes to fill when he took over the reins of the sovereign wealth fund on July 16, 2021. Taking the helm just as the country was emerging from a nationwide full lockdown, he was prepared for the huge responsibility that he was about to shoulder. Throughout the year, however, stronger headwinds began to blow

Meanwhile, Arman Mahadi from Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was re-elected as the honorary secretary and treasurer.

The association also re-elected five council members for the term, namely Derrick Sim (Hap Seng Trucks Distribution Sdn Bhd), David Nah (Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Datuk Samson Anand George (Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Hoffen Teh (Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd), and Say Teck Ming (Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd.

It said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz from Jaguar Land Rover (M) Sdn Bhd was also appointed as a new council member, adding that the appointments were made during the MAA’s 24th annual general meeting on March 17.

Commenting on his appointment, Mohd Shamsor said the MAA will continue to uphold its strong working relationship with key stakeholders, such as government ministries and agencies, as well as the media.

“Together with all MAA members, we will grow this association from strength to strength, for the good of our industry, society and country.

“I look forward to the continued strong support from all MAA members, as we contribute to the robust development of the nation’s automotive industry,” he said.

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