YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Rozali Ismail

Executive Chairman

Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad

2021

Entrepreneur of the Year

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Rozali Ismail

Entrepreneur of the Year

2021

Executive Chairman

Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad

about YBHG. TAN SRI DATO’ (DR.) ROZALI ISMAIL

Thinking Big in the Face of Crisis

Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad’s Executive Chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail consistently achieves extraordinary milestones on his remarkable entrepreneurial journey.

Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad (PNHB) is an investment holding conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of subsidiaries in the construction, water, wastewater, sewerage and environmental engineering sectors, including the research and development and technology development for water, wastewater and environmental areas, management and advisory services, facilities management services and plantation.

PNHB Group was founded by Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Rozali Ismail in the 1990’s and he has built the Group into a respectable corporation over the years. Beyond that, the Entrepreneur of the Year has amassed various accolades and accomplishments at the national and international arena through his visionary leadership, entrepreneurial traits, persistence and determination.

As a pioneer in Malaysia’s water industry, PNHB – established in 1997 – has seen eminent successes under Tan Sri Rozali’s helm. He has remained sanguine on his path despite various challenges and has triumphantly exceeded the expectations of PNHB’s stakeholders. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, PNHB has continued to create sustainable value for its various stakeholders, and stayed on course in achieving its strategic objectives, sustaining its entire workforce, business activities and operations.

PNHB’s manpower strength of over 500 employees are integral to the Group’s successes, and affirms PNHB’s commitment to embrace a people-centric culture that is built on empathy, trust, open communication, respect and care. Besides active listening and nurturing them to improve upon their roles, PNHB promotes a harmonious working environment in line with being recognised as a top employer of choice and upholds its employment policy which embraces workplace diversity building a diverse workforce irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, beliefs, origin and cultural backgrounds.

With regards to corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, PNHB does its part by conducting outreach programmes amongst local communities with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in mind. To help curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, job security and wellbeing, PNHB donated RM1 million cash to the National COVID-19 Fund and medical equipment supplies worth RM5 million to the Malaysian government consisting of 28 ventilators, 6 patient monitors, 1 haemodialysis machine and 1 portable reverse osmosis (“RO”) water dispenser.

Tan Sri Rozali takes as gospel the need for role models who have not only accomplished what he aspires to achieve, but who also shares the right ethical values and approaches he wishes to emulate. In this regard, he always looks up Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a great mentor. He adores Tun’s wisdom, high intellectual powers, leadership and management skills as well as Tun ways of doing things. Recognised as one of the world’s most influential individuals in the world, he views Tun as a unique person with charismatic and effective leadership styles, apart from being an international relations expert that have impressed not only Malaysians but the rest of the world.

On top of good work ethics, a positive mindset and dynamic leadership, Tan Sri Rozali inspires and cultivates trust amongst his employees, industry peers and other business leaders with his visionary foresight and business acumen. He believes that competition breeds the best results, thus one should not be afraid to learn from mistakes and be humble to learn from others.

Tan Sri Rozali places great importance on continuous improvement and seizes opportunities during crisis. At work, he is an examplary and inspirational leader who practices a hands-on approach, and continues to focus his clear vision in driving the business towards sustainable growth. Indeed, the award-winning Tan Sri Rozali who is a man of integrity, humble by nature is an astounding entrepreneur who remains highly driven, focused and innovative in navigating PNHB Group towards further sustainable growth.

“It takes a special kind of leader to disregard the critics and press on to transform an idea into a new reality that contributes value and purpose beyond simple profits, and Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad’s Executive Chairman Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Rozali Ismail unbounded ambition does just that.”

Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group

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