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Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Abd Karim Munisar


Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim Munisar DSSA, SSA, KMN, ASA, is a director with the Kingsley Strategic Institute. He is also is currently the Chairman of GRC Consulting Services Sdn Bhd. He was previously the Executive Chairman of various companies listed in Bursa Malaysia such as Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad, Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Berhad and Taliworks Corporation Berhad from 2004 to 2011. Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim also previously sat on the Board of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad as President.

He was also Chairman of various other companies namely Konsortium Abass Sdn Bhd, Titisan Modal Sdn Bhd, Central Spectrum Sdn Bhd, Cekal Tulin Development Sdn Bhd, JAKS-KDEB Consortium Sdn Bhd, Hydrovest Sdn Bhd and Perangsang Hotel & Properties Sdn Bhd. In addition, Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim was also a member of the Board of Directors for Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), Syarikat Pengeluaran Air Selangor Holdings Berhad (Splash), Cyberview Sdn Bhd and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim had an outstanding career in the government sector and was the President of Petaling Jaya Municipal Council in 2003 and 2004. Prior to that, he was the District Officer cum Acting President of Sepang District Council from 1998 – 2003. Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim also served as the President of Ampang Jaya Municipal Council from 1992 to 1996.

He was the Chief Assistant State Secretary of Selangor (Local Authority Division) in 1987; Deputy Director of Klang Valley Planning Secretariat, Prime Minister Department in 1982; Chief Assistant District Officer 1 (Land) of Kuantan District Office and Chief Assistant State Secretary of Pahang (Housing Division) in 1980.

Between 1975 – 1980, Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim held different positions in various districts in the State of Perak as Assistant District Officer, Kinta; Chairman of Kinta District Council; Assistant District Officer 1, Kampar; Chairman of Kampar/Gopeng Municipal Council and also Assistant State Secretary of Perak (UPEN). In 1974, he was the Assistant Director at the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dato' Haji Abd Karim holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from University of Malaya, Advanced Diploma in Economic Development (with Distinction) from University of Manchester, UK and Master in Business Administration from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He also attended an Advance Course in Urban Planning JICA at Tokyo, Japan.

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