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Board of Directors

Board of Directors: Meet the Team
Datuk M Jayabalan

Datuk Marimuthu Jayabalan

Executive Director

1982-Present: Founder and Executive Director of Malnaga Sdn Bhd.

1985-Present: Founder and Executive Director of Future Rail Sdn Bhd.

1994-Present: Founder and Director of Enlightened Energy Technologies Sdn Bhd.

1994-2010: Founder and Past Chairman of Rubfila International Ltd., a public listed company in India.

2005-Present:  Founder and Executive of Director of Malnaga Rail Pte Ltd, Singapore.

2018-Present: Founder and Executive of Director of  Malnaga International India Private Limited, India.

Datuk Marimuthu Jayabalan has more than 40 years of experience in the railway industry in the areas of track supply and services, rolling stock, depot equipment and MRO of  vehicles and components. He is instrumental in building up Malnaga to being a well-recognised company in the railway industry.

Datuk Marimuthu Jayabalan is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

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Dato’ Ir Zohari Sulaiman


Dato' Ir. Zohari started his career in rail business with KTM Berhad in 1982. His experience with KTMB was in engineering, maintenance and refurbishment of locomotives, passenger coaches, freight wagons and workshop machinery. He was also responsible for the technical safety of intercity train operations.

He joined STAR LRT in 1995 and was involved in the implementation of operations and engineering training for the first LRT system in Malaysia. He joined PUTRA LRT in 1996 as the pioneer group and contributed to the design and construction of depot to meet the operational requirement, train-the-trainer programme, testing, commissioning and opening of the LRT2. Later, he was appointed as the General Manager of Engineering, responsible for the maintenance of the fully automative driverless and manual driven trains, integrated supporting systems, fleet expansion project, electrical and mechanical system upgrading works and engineering development of both LRT lines. Under the implementation of management by line, he was appointed as the General Manager of Engineering and Operations for Kelana Jaya Line.

Dato' Ir. Zohari was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd and Prasarana’s Group Director for Bus on 1 November 2011. Prior to this appointment he was the Group Director for Infrastructure Services.

Subsequently Dato’ Ir. Zohari was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd. During his stint in Rapid Rail, Dato' Ir. Zohari had first-hand experience with the KVMRT Project as Rapid Rail was the operator of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line which construction was completed in July 2017.

In Prasarana, Dato’ Ir. Zohari had also held the position of CEO of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd, where he was responsible in the development of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Line Extension Project (LEP) for Ampang/ Sri Petaling Line and Kelana Jaya Line.

In January 2018, Dato’ Ir. Zohari was appointed Project Director for MRT Circle Line (MRT3).

In January 2019, Dato’ Ir. Zohari was appointed to the Board of Directors of Malnaga Sdn Bhd.

Syed Redza Farouk

Syed Redza Farouk


Syed Redza was appointed Director of Malnaga in 2016. He has owned and held directorships in various companies in Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong and Australia, carrying out businesses in logistics, private equity fund and global consultancy.


He has strong connections with many influential people in the Malaysian business circle.


He holds a B.Commerce/Law from Murdoch University.

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