YBhg Tan Sri Rozali Ismail

Executive Chairman of Puncak Niaga Group

Aged 64, Male, Malaysian

YBhg Tan Sri Rozali Ismail is the founder of PNSB Water Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Puncak Niaga (M) Sdn Bhd) (PNSB), the Executive Chairman of Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad (Puncak Niaga) Group and major shareholder of Puncak Niaga. He was appointed to the Board of Puncak Niaga on 24 April 1997. He is the Chairman of Puncak Niaga’s Executive Committee (EXCO) and Executive Vice Chairman of Puncak Niaga’s Oil & Gas Division.

A Bachelor of Laws Degree holder from the University of Malaya in 1981, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali began his career as Legal Advisor with the Urban Development Authority (UDA) before joining Bank Islam (M) Berhad in 1983. Together with a few pioneer bank staff, he conceptualised the first institution of Islamic banking in Malaysia. Subsequently, in 1987, he started his own legal practice as an Advocate and Solicitor for seven years, specialising in corporate, property and banking works.

In 1989, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali set up a family-owned company and embarked into the property development sector, with involvement in several development projects in the Klang Valley, Kuantan and Johor. Under the banner of Puncak Alam Housing Sdn Bhd, he developed a new township known as Bandar Baru Puncak Alam. The family-owned company also ventured into the utility business in 1989 with the setting up of PNSB. Due to his vast experience in various fields, he was entrusted by the Selangor State Government, via PNSB, to manage the water treatment plants for the whole of the State of Selangor Darul Ehsan and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. PNHB was subsequently incorporated in January 1997 as the holding company of PNSB and was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (now known as the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad) on 8 July 1997.

YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was conferred a Fellowship Award by the Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM) on 6 November 2001 for his invaluable contributions to promote the growth and development of the Malaysian property market. In recognition of his outstanding contributions in championing management excellence and best practices in the Malaysian water and wastewater industry, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the prestigious Asia Water Management Excellence Award 2002 – Individual Award Category, an award at Asian level, by the Regional Institute of Environmental Technology on 26 March 2002. YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was a Top 10 Nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year – Malaysia 2002 and Malaysia 2003 (Master Entrepreneur Category) Award in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurship and leadership skills. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Complementary Medicines (Humanity Services) by the Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 24 September 2004. YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was conferred the Jaksa Pendamai (JP) award in conjunction with the 72nd birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka on 9 October 2010.

On 30 November 2007, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was bestowed the SME Platinum Award 2007 by the SMI Association of Malaysia for his outstanding entrepreneurship, leadership and achievements in the water industry. This award signals the SMI Association of Malaysia’s recognition of YBhg Tan Sri Rozali as a role model for budding entrepreneurs, especially in view of his rapid rise from a small and medium business entrepreneur to becoming a Chief Executive Officer of a large listed company.

On 16 January 2009, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali received the title of Kolonel Kehormat “60 Rejimen Pakar Pengendalian Air (AW)”. In recognition of his excellent services performed with utmost dedication towards the betterment of the community, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was the proud recipient of the Vocational Excellence Service Award 2009, conferred by the Paul Harris Fellow Award and inducted as an Honorary Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur West on 6 November 2009. On 16 June 2010, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali received the Anugerah Perdana (Kepimpinan), a Premier Award for Leadership at the ‘Anugerah Usahawan Bumiputera 2010’ organised by Gagasan Badan Ekonomi Melayu (GABEM). On 20 June 2010, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was honoured with the Top Achiever Of The Year 2009 Award at the Fourth Business Of The Year Award organised by the SMI and SME Worldwide Network.

On 28 June 2011, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was honoured with Technology CEO of the Year-Global Award by World Finance Magazine under the World Finance Technology Awards 2011 in recognition of his contributions towards the water sector in Malaysia and the region over the past 15 years and commitment to continuously innovate and improve lives in the process. YBhg Tan Sri Rozali received the title “Brigedier Jeneral (Kehormat) Pakar Pengendalian Air Ke-60 RAJD (AW)” on 4 July 2011. On 20 July 2011, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2011. On 28 July 2011, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the Masterclass Leader Award at the International Standard Quality (ISQ) Award 2011. On 9 January 2012, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was recognised as International Distinguished Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Asia Pacific International Brands Summit (Malaysia) 2011 by the Asia Entrepreneur Alliance. On 23 February 2012, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the Special Individual Achievement Category at the 1st Malaysia Achievement Awards 2012. On 10 February 2015, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the “Utility Man Of The Year” at the Brandlaureate Brand Leadership Award 2014-2015. On 27 March 2015, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the “Munisaraphoin Medal” by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, H.E Hun Sen. On 18 October 2015, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali received two (2) international recognitions, namely the Certificate of World Business Leader for being a successful leader who works in an innovative, knowledgeable and systematic manner and the Certificate of Excellence in Business Leadership from the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB). On 15 May 2016, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was recognised as World Leader Businessperson by WORLDCOB at The Bizz 2016. On 17 November 2016, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Award 2016 by MORS Group. On 27 July 2017, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was again recognised as World Leader Businessperson by WORLDCOB at The Bizz 2017. On 6 September 2019, YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019.

YBhg Tan Sri Rozali is a member of various influential governmental and non-governmental associations such as Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, Malaysian Institute of Directors, Malaysian-British Business Council, Malaysia-Indonesia Business Council, Corporate Malaysia Roundtable, Malaysia-Russia Business Council, Malaysia India Business Council, Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM). He is the Advisor to IMM, Governor for Malaysia of Asia Pacific Marketing Federation Foundation and Advisor of “Persatuan Bola Sepak Melayu Malaysia”. He is also the Chairman of Gabungan Wawasan Generasi Felda Berhad and Chairman of Majlis Perundingan Ekonomi Melayu.

YBhg Tan Sri Rozali was the past Deputy President of the Malaysian Water Association (MWA) (2003/2005 Session), former Board Member of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (2004-2006), and past Advisor of the Business and Accounting Faculty Council, the University of Malaya (21 May 2004 to 20 April 2007), past advisor of Gabungan Persatuan Usahawan Melayu Selangor/Wilayah Persekutuan (GAPUMS) (2005-2008), former Trustee of Yayasan WAQAF Malaysia (January 2008 – December 2009), past President of the Malay Chamber of Commerce for the State of Selangor (2005-2013), former President of the Water Association of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (SWAn) (2006 – 2013), a non-profit organisation which represents the common interest of all water supply and wastewater industries within the States of Selangor, and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya with the aim of promoting interaction with the general public, and enhancing their understanding of water resources and former Pro-Chancellor of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (July 2007 – June 2015).