Board of Directors
Datuk Isham Ishak
Ministry of Transport
Datuk Isham Ishak was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 28 May 2020.
Datuk Isham obtained a Master of Arts in Strategic Management from Claremont Graduate University, United States of America (USA). He had also attended the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at the Oxford University, United Kingdom, and Harvard Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School, USA.
Datuk Isham was appointed as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport (“MOT”) on 25 November 2019. Prior to his appointment in MOT, he was the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (“MITI”).
Datuk Isham had served in several divisions related to international and regional aspects of trade and industry while in MITI, including Trade Facilitation, Strategic Planning, WTO, APEC and ASEAN. He had assisted the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Malaysia while serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the SME Corporation Malaysia, an agency under MITI from 2014 to 2016. Besides, Datuk Isham Ishak spent five (5) years in the United States, from 2006 to 2011, as the Minister Counselor at the MITI Washington D.C. Office.
Datuk Isham was also the Special Officer to the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz from 2004 to 2006, and the Special Officer to the Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia's fifth Prime Minister.
Datuk Isham sits on the Boards of Johor Port Berhad and several private limited companies.