EPIC Board of Directors

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar is the Menteri Besar of Terengganu and the State Assemblyman for Ru Rendang, Terengganu. He was appointed as Chairman of EPIC Board of Directors on 12 July 2018. YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri was previously the Head of Aeronautical Faculty at Universiti Putra Malaysia as an Associate Professor.YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar holds a Ph.D. in Aeroengine Ignition and Combustion, High Altitude Engine Failure, from the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2001).

Yang Berhormat Tuan Haji Ahmad Amzad bin Hashim 

(Member of Parliament, Kuala Terengganu) 

Tuan Haji Ahmad Amzad bin Hashim was appointed to the Board of Directors of EPIC on 12 July 2018. Tuan Haji Ahmad Amzad is currently the Chairman of Norstar Technology Sdn Bhd. Previously, he was the Managing Director of MSET Building Corporation Sdn Bhd (1997-2004), Director of MSET Engineering Corporation Sdn. Bhd (2006), Executive Director of Crucial Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2007) and the Chairman of Segar Ternak Sdn Bhd (2007).

Tuan Haji Ahmad Amzad graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Accounting (1995).

YB Dato Mohd Zahari bin Md Azahar

YB Dato Mohd Zahari bin Md Azahar joined the Board of Directors of Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation (EPIC) Berhad on 21st Jan 2020. Currently, he serves as Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu.

Prior to that, YB Dato Mohd Zahari served as Pegawai Kewangan Negeri Terengganu. His substantial experience in finance, data management, business operations, administration and macroeconomics has made him highly competent in the fundamental areas of the financial sector including long-run economic growth.

YB Dato Mohd Zahari holds a B.B.A. (Finance) from Texas A & M University.

Haji Mazli Zakuan bin Mohd Noor

Tuan Haji Mazli Zakuan started his career as an Application Engineer with Antah Oil Tools & Services Sdn Bhd in 1993 and moved on to join Smith International Inc as a Field Engineer.  With his considerable experience, knowledge and skills in the oilfield drilling sector, in 1997, he joint Nalco Exxon Chemicals as a Service Engineer and moved up to various management positions of the multinational company.In 2003, he co-founded Maces Sdn. Bhd which was the first Malaysian specialty chemicals Company for oilfield and water treatment. Acted as the Senior Vice President, Operation and later as Chief Executive Officer, his entrepreneurial venture has had him to subsequently co-founded PAV Oilfield Services Sdn. Bhd., another local company specializing in oilfield services.He was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan Kemajuan Iktisad Negeri Kelantan (PKINK) from 2016 until 2018.  During this period, he served as a Director of various subsidiaries of the PKINK group that is involved in the plantation, properties development and financial services.Tuan Haji Mazli Zakuan is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers International since 1993 and 1995 respectively.He holds a Master in Business Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Material and Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).  Currently, pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration in UKM.

Haji Mohd Tahir bin Hj Roos

Haji Mohd Tahir bin Hj Roos was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of EPIC on 12 July 2018. Haji Mohd Tahir has been the Executive Director of Alfa-Meli Sdn. Bhd. since 1989, and also was Vice Chairman of National Association for the Prevention of Drugs (PEMADAM), Kemaman District from 2000-2004.

Haji Mohd Tahir holds a Diploma of Distinction from the Institute Sales Management and Leadership, Kuala Lumpur (1980).

 Encik Burhanuddin Hilmi bin Mohamed @ Harun

Encik Burhanuddin started his career as an Audit Senior, Audit and Business Advisory Services at Price Waterhouse (now known as PwC) from 1993 to 1996. He then joined KPMG, Assurance Division as a Manager in 1998 until 2002. From October 2006 to September 2013, he was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (CTRM). CTRM was a Government Linked Company (GLC) owned by the Ministry of Finance, Inc. and now is part of DRB-Hicom Group. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a company specializing in Oil & Gas helicopter transportation service, from September 2013 to October 2015. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of Zetro Aerospace Corporation group of companies and Director, Chartridge Conference Company Ltd (UK) from November 2015 to July 2018.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Majoring in International Business University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)