Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw Abdullah

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw Abdullah is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 6 January 1995.

Puan Sri Datin Masri was one of the first Asians to complete the General Manager’s Programme at the Holiday Inn University in Memphis, USA in 1976. In 1982, she completed a summer course on Hotel Development & Design at Cornell University, USA and had undergone Hotel training in Singapore and Canada.

She was awarded the Best Marketing Person of the Year for Holiday Inn Hotels Asia Pacific in 1985. Puan Sri Datin Masri played a key role when Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd garnered several awards namely, the Special Award for Quality Management in the Industry Excellence Award 1997 (organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and received this prestigious award from the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 18 December 1997), the National HR Excellence Award 2004 and the Industry Excellence Award 2005 ‒ Export Excellence (Services). Her experience in the hotel industry dates back to 1969 and she has since contributed significantly to the development of new hotels. She was the co- founder of Holiday Villa chain in 1987 with the opening of the 1st Holiday Villa Cherating.

She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

Puan Sri Datin Masri is a member of the Nomination Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.