Board of Directors

Tamer Cankardes


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Technical University. Over 18 years of experience in the field of international power and water business development.

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib

Vice Chairman

Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, male a Malaysian, obtained his Master in Business Administration from University of Salford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom. He is a fellow chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Wales, United Kingdom and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Anwar Syahrin joined Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) on 1 December 2020.
He started his career with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. In 1996 as executive in Fleet Distribution where he gained considerable experience in transport and logistics. Subsequent thereto, he assumed a position of senior Associate (Assurance and Business Advisory) in Arthur Andersen Manchester, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2001. He then Arthur Andersen/ Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur as Senior Associate/Chartered Accountant (Assurance and Business Advisory) in 2002. Anwar Syahrin left the practice to become the Managing Director/Consultant of Business Associates Consulting And. Bhd. Providing strategy and management consulting services from December 2002 to March 2006.
In April 2006, Anwar Syahrin was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd until May 2008. He had appointment as Director, Finance/ Group CFO of MMC and Logistics Division of MMC from January to August 2014.
Prior to joining Malakoff, Anwar Syahrin was the MD/CEO of UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”) from 1 September 2014 until 30 October 2020. He also as a board member of the key subsidiaries of UEM Sunrise, amongst others, UEM Land Berhad, Sunrise Berhad and ONE15 Marina Development Berhad.

Sultan Obaid Said Al Ghaithi


Sultan Al Ghaithi holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in industrial engineering. With over 19 years in the Exploration and Production sector, he has accumulated a wealth of operational and managerial experience. Sultan began his career with Petroleum Development Oman where he started as a Well Engineer. He then moved to Weatherford International in the role of Country and Area Manager in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Yemen. Sultan leads Ara Petroleum LLC as Chief Executive Officer. He is also responsible for two subsidiary E&P companies operating in Oman and serves as a board member of Aminex Plc in London.

Ajeev Gopinathan


Mr. Ajeev Gopinathan has Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a seasoned professional with more than 16 years of experience in managing multi-asset class investments. Currently he is working as Senior Investment Specialist at Diwan of Royal Court Pension Fund.

Kei Nakamura


Mr.Kei Nakamura has a degree in Commerce from Keio University, Japan. With close to three decades of experience in various disciplines, across the world, he brings expertise in diverse areas, some of which include trade of machinery & infrastructure, EPC Projects related to district heating and cooling plants, co-generation plants, and water-related business.

Mohd Nazersham bin Mansor


He obtained a Degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University, United Kingdom and is a Fellow member of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He joined as the Chief Financial Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad on 1 December 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial management, taxation, treasury and corporate finance.

Vishwanath Sankaranarayanan


He is Chartered Accountant from India with over 30 years experience primarily in the power and infrastructure sector. He Was Group CFO of Electricity Holding Company, Oman and Board member of Oman Power & Water Procurement Company.


Toshiro Baba


Mr. Toshiro Baba has a degree in Economics from Keio University in Japan. He has over 20 years’ career in business development, merger & acquisition, and asset management in infrastructure sector, such as telecommunication, water & wastewater, and other social infrastructure segments. He also has ample experience in global market including 10 years’ overseas assignment in South-East Asia and Latin America, engaging with large scale infrastructure projects.

Mr Kamarulzaman Bin Sulaiman

CFO and Investor Relations Officer

Mr Kamarulzaman Bin Sulaiman joins the Company with over 10 years’ experience within energy and utility industries. His key experience is in management accounting and investment management. He obtained a Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“FCCA”) United Kingdom. He is also a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ahmed Al Shereiqi

Operation Manager

Mr. Ahmed Al Shereiqi joined Muscat City Desalination Company in March 2013. He has more than 10 years of multi-discipline work experiences acquired mainly in administration, public relation, and operations. Mr. Ahmed Al Shereiqi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechatronics) from Caledonian College of Engineering in 2015. He had spent several years at Modern Liberty Services LLC, Derat Al-Sahra International LLC and Abu Sameer LLC handling trading and construction activities. In his current position, he has been liaising with the project stakeholders and proactively assisting the day to day operation activities within the Plant to fulfill the client expectation in water production and demand.

Competitive Advantages

Social Responsibility

Water is crucial to sustaining life, supporting economic prosperity and growth, and contributing to a better quality of life, particularly in the face of a growing population in the case of Sultanate of Oman. MCDC endeavours to be socially accountable and responsible in strict compliance to environmental aspects.

Corporate Governance