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Monday, April 29, 2013

Shalan wah sahlan...my best mentor

Mohamad Shalan HassanGeneral Manager, Group Chief Operating Officer Office at DRB-HICOM


Previous SIRIM Berhad, Automotive Engineering Center, SIRIM Precision Tooling (M) Sdn.Bhd., SIRIM Berhad, Marketing & Business Development Division,

Education RMIT University

General Manager, Group Chief Operating Officer Office


March 2011 – Present (2 years 2 months)
Glenmarie, Shah Alam

New Project Introduction for DRB-HICOM Automotive Group

Managing & Monitoring Special Projects requested by DRB-HICOM senior management

Introduced Product Development Protocol for New Product Introduction of DRB-HICOM

Supporting HICOM University College Sdn. Bhd. in the area of innovation

Other Special project requested by the management


SIRIM Berhad, Automotive Engineering Center

December 2009 – December 2010 (1 year 1 month)I am responsible on the overall management and the formation of the Automotive Engineering Centre. I will play a leading role in positioning the Centre as a focal point to assist the local automotive manufacturer in the development of automotive parts and components.It is expected that AEC will play a key role in supporting and enhancing sustainable development of the Malaysian automotive industry by providing automotive component & system testing, automotive standards, R&D which include design and analysis, homologation & type approval testing and other development and certification services. This will support Road Transport Department; Department of Environment; and the government of Malaysia in ensuring that the National Automotive Policy is being implemented by the Automotive Industry player.

The role will also involve linking the AEC to other SIRIM’s research centres and other operational units and subsidiaries which could support its mission and objectives.

I have to establish and maintain close contacts and relationships with national and international agencies, research and industrial organizations, associations or R&D companies to establish collaborative R&D projects, technology ventures of mutual benefit and business prospecting relating to automotive industry. I am also required to actively participate in national and international forums, committees and working groups to keep abreast of the latest technology and business developments and related matters. I am also expected to proactively explore and exploit collaborative and consultancy opportunities in national and international programs in order to enhance the business performance of the Centre.

I will assist the President in planning and developing the short, medium and long-term strategic Business plan in automotive industry relevant to the national developmental objectives as well as the business objectives of the Company.

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Nicholas Gomez

General Manager, After Sales Service Dept. at Nasim Sdn. Bhd.Mr. Shalan is a very experienced individual and is dedicated to safety and customer satisfaction. His years of experience will benefit any decision-making process or project. Furthermore his positive attitude and friendliness will win over just...View


SIRIM Precision Tooling (M) Sdn.Bhd.

June 2009 – November 2009 (6 months)As the Acting Chief Operating Officer/ SGM of SIRIM Precision Tooling (M) Sdn. Bhd., I am directly responsible in the formation of the company and the overall management, operation and business implementation of the company including providing technical and operational leadership and direction for managing and continuously improve the Tool, Die & Mold industry. The main objective of the project is to expedite the capability and capacity development and enhancement of the Bumiputera TDM industry clusters, and increase their participation in the TDM business where RM 300 million has been allocated by the government thro' SIRIM Precision Tooling (M) Sdn. Bhd.The local TDM vendors that participated in this program had increased their capabilities and capacities in the TDM business.


SIRIM Berhad, Marketing & Business Development Division,

January 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 6 months)Reported directly to President/CEO, leading team of professionals in marketing, sales, public relation, research & development and administrative support roles. Manage several crucial areas of operations business development, strategic partnering, product development and commercialization to generate revenue, marketing, and public relations. Teamed with President in planning and executing high level corporate leadership initiatives: organizational restructuring, redeveloping and presenting business plan, corporate strategy to Board of Directors and investor relation for fund raising and budget approval to new business opportunities.


New Business Proposals to SIRIM Berhad on Medical Equipments amounting to RM110 million with Investment Rate Of Returns of 15%

New Business Proposals to SIRIM Berhad on Automotive Test Centers amounting RM 100 million with Investment Rate of Returns 15%

New Business Proposals on RM 300 million project with the government of Malaysia on Automotive Tool, Die and Mold Industries. The Project has been approved for implementation by the Prime Minister on 23rd February, 2010.

New Business Proposal on TV Reality Program - "IDEA" which I presented to MOSTI Minister Dato' Dr. Maximus Ongkili on 13th. January, 2009 and had approved the program and the collaboration between PROTON, SIRIM and MOSTI to undertake the "FIRST" program of its kind and was shown on TV recently.

Appointed as HEAD for fascilitating and managing the INNOVATION PROGRAM IDEA and also trained more than 1000 SIRIM staff on innovation program that is "Memakmurkan SIRIM".



December 2004 – December 2007 (3 years 1 month)
Gurun, Kedah

To be responsible on Research & Development activities for NAZA Automotive Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. It involves planning, managing, controlling and coordination of research and development job functions with local and international designers, engineers, consultants and others to ensure the success of NAZAs project.

This position requires broad experience, beyond specialization in one particular field, in multiple technical fields of importance to NAZA. These individuals must have knowledge of trends in the industry, research and development activities and are recognized as nationally established experts in a particular field or well known in several fields such as business strategies and financial strategies. Handles highly specialized assignments requiring outstanding proficiency and judgment. Demonstrates through results, high degree of innovation, creativity and capacity to solve major problems which may extend the boundaries of existing technical knowledge


Setting up Research and Development Centre for NAZA Automotive Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. within one year which costs RM 50 million

Develop Engineering Design Facilities for NAZA Design Engineers which include CATIA V4 & CATIA V5 and other CAE Analysis software.

Develop Homologation & Testing Facilities which include Materials and Component test equipments

Develop Research & Development Styling Studio which include Model Making Facilities and Styling Software

Pioneering and spearheading the FIRST Joint Venture Project with Harbin Motor Corporation to develop Entrance Level Car in Malaysia that is NAZA SUTERA

Pioneering and develop the FIRST MPV using NGV for RIA & CITRA

Pioneering and spearheading the FIRST Joint Venture Project with Peugeot, France for being able to manufacture Peugeot Car using NAZA Brand in Malaysia

Representing Malaysia for Green Highway Project Southern League Project Team Leader at ANGVA 2007 Conference in Thailand.

Project Head

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad (PROTON)

July 1985 – December 2004 (19 years 6 months)
Shah Alam, Selangor

Distinguished management career qualified by over 19 years of measurable achievements in automotive industry with concentration on all PROTON PROJECT with regards to development until homologation and testing activities. Being one of the key personnel in setting up Homologation & Testing Department, PROTON Research and Development Division. Experienced in managing homologation and testing programs for any new project through project team management. Manage homologation and testing department budget that had contributed in cost savings and also achieve revenue growth and profit improvement for the organizations. Combine expert visionary strategic planning with technical and financial qualifications and knowledge on business management, negotiation, communication and leadership skills to contribute to corporate goals. Areas of contributions to the organizations are as follows: -

Project Management on Homologation & Testing Program

Results oriented with proven success in getting type approval for Proton cars to be sold locally and internationally.

Excellent communication, motivation, team building and mentoring skills

International experience on Project Management, Homologation & Testing programs

Established strategic alliance on homologation programs with Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom, Iran, Myanmar, Brunei and the Gulf Countries

Demonstrated ability to reduce homologation & testing costs by doing it in house and price benchmarking with various test centers

Involvement in promoting Research and Development Division of PROTON in marketing Engineering and Design Services and homologation and testing to any parties interested through exhibitions and road shows



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RecommendationsReceived (1)

All Received (1)SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER (1)SIRIM Berhad, Automotive Engineering Center SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER

SIRIM Berhad, Automotive Engineering Center

Nicholas Gomez

General Manager, After Sales Service Dept. at Nasim Sdn. Bhd.

“Mr. Shalan is a very experienced individual and is dedicated to safety and customer satisfaction. His years of experience will benefit any decision-making process or project. Furthermore his positive attitude and friendliness will win over just about everyone.

April 14, 2008, Nicholas was with another company when working with Mohamad Shalan at SIRIM Berhad, Automotive Engineering Center copyright © irsukhai2013

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