Dato’ Abdul Rashid Musa

Group Chief Mobility & Innovation Officer/ President, Aerospace Division, UMW Holdings Bhd


Dato’ Abdul Rashid Musa is no stranger to the automotive industry with over 31 years of experience in the automotive field, having been involved in various projects and organisations ranging from research & development and production to sales and distribution at DRB-Hicom. During his stint as the Chief Technical Officer at Proton, he held several portfolios, including being instrumental in the development of the four (4) new models launched in 2016. As CEO of Proton Edar, he played a leading role in the launching of various successful models for Proton, including the X70.

He joined UMW in January 2019 as President of the Manufacturing & Engineering Division, covering auto parts, lubricants and aerospace businesses. During his tenure, the new aerospace venture had a maiden profit in 2019. He also initiated various collaborations with universities and government agencies to introduce green technology products.

With his vast experience, he was appointed the Group Chief Mobility & Innovation Officer effective 1 January 2021, covering an expanded portfolio to drive and execute mobility and new product innovation as part of UMW’s strategic shift. Concurrently, Dato’ Abdul Rashid also heads the new standalone Aerospace Division.