Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 61, Male, Malaysian

Date of Appointment:
3 September 2019

Member of Board Committees:
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  1. Master in Tourism – Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service Administration, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America
  2. Degree in Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
  3. Diploma in Public Administration, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)
  4. Diploma in Food Technology, ITM Shah Alam
  5. Oxford Advanced Leadership Management Program, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Present Directorship(s) in other Listed Companies:
Tanco Holdings Berhad

Working Experience:
Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah (“Datuk Rashidi”) has vast experience in the Tourism Industry dating back to 1996 when he was attached to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) as an Assistant Secretary in the Tourism Development Division up until he retired as Secretary General of MOTAC in February 2019.

In 23 years of service in MOTAC, Datuk Rashidi has gained a wealth of experience in Tourism Development policies, especially through his direct involvement in implementing the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (2010 - 2020), drafting the Malaysia Tourism Strategic Plan (2020 - 2050) and Malaysia Culture Policy (2020 - 2030) during his tenure as Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General. Besides tourism, Datuk Rashidi is well versed in Malaysian culture, which is synergistically important in the promotion of Malaysia as a tourism destination.

Datuk Rashidi does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Meridian Berhad, or any conflict of interest with the Company.