Government Extends Dato’ Shahril Mokhtar’s Contract as Prasarana’s GMD


Kuala Lumpur, 7th September 2012 -  Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana), established by Minister of Finance Incorporated to manage the country’s public transportation services, today announced the contract extension of Dato’ Shahril Mokhtar as the Group Managing Director of the wholly-owned Government company.

Shahril, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) until he was appointed to his current post on October 1, 2010, will continue to lead the company until 2014, according to a statement issued today.

“We are happy to announce the extension of Dato’ Shahril Mokhtar’s services as Group Managing Director of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad for another two years,” Prasarana Group Chairman, Tan Sri Ismail Adam said in a statement issued today.

“We would like to record our highest appreciation and thanks to the Government on this decision as the extension will ensure continuity in all the programmes that are currently undertaken by the Group.

The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary of Prasarana, which under the leadership of Shahril had embarked on new initiatives guided by a Go Forward Plan (GFP), a blueprint that he initiated in taking the company to higher levels.

Worked out to complement efforts under the Government Transformation Plan, the GFP listed new priorities for the Group which included a mission to be self-sufficient and operate like a business entity rather that continuing on full financial support from the Government.

Formerly with Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, Shahril had served RapidKL as its General Manager, Corporate Planning and Strategy before moving to SPAD, which is the regulatory body for the country public transport services.

Established to upgrade the public transportation system, Prasarana is the holding company for RapidKL, Rapid Penang and KL StarRail, which operates the LRT system, the KL Monorail services and bus networks in Klang Valey and Penang.