Syed Madhar Syed Hussain


SYED MAHDHAR SYED HUSSAIN, 60, is the Chairman of FGV Dairy Farm's Board of Director.

Syed Mahdhar graduated from the University of Science Malaysia with a Bachelor (Honours) of Chemistry. He is a scientist by training, with more than 34 years of experience within the agricultural industry.

In 1985, he started as a Plantation Technologist in oil palm, rubber, and cocoa in Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad until 2007. He was QA/QC manager from 1992 until 1995, QA/QC and Safety Senior Manager from 1995 to 1999, before becoming General Manager of Total Quality Environmental Management (TOEMS) in 2001.

In 2007, he was appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the TQEMS Department in Sime Darby Berhad after the merger.

Later, he was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Quality Safety & Sustainability Department (PSQM) in Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, in which he served for approximately 5 years, before becoming Director of Standard & Compliance Division in MRT Corporation Sdn Bhd in 2012.

April 2018, he was appointed as Group Chief Transformation Officer of FGV Holdings Berhad. In November 2018, he was redesignated as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Plantation Sector & Head of Palm Upstream Cluster, and later COO of the Plantation Sector in 2019.