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Ir. Dr. Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar

Director of Group Operations, Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

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UEM Group IBS Lab 2018


Strategy | Digital Transformation | Innovation and Development | Business Analytics

Dr. Kamarul brings solid experience in delivering strategic leadership towards driving business and performance transformation 


Well versed in the areas of strategic planning, innovation management, digital transformation, smart factory, Industry 4.0 and corporate performance coupled with proven track record in launching new business incubation and commercialisation.


Known as a self-driven and innovative organisational leader combining commercial knowledge with deep technical and engineering acumen.

Career Highlights


Lab Leader - Business Lab to Accelerate the Adoption of Industrialised Building System (IBS)

Ministry of Works and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (2018)

Business Lab to develop integrated supply chain and complete eco-system for use of Industrialised Building System (IBS) among the industry players. The final report has been presented to YAB Prime Minister on December 2018


Director of Group Operations, Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

July 2021 - Present 

Managing day to day operation of the company to achieve shareholders' targets and aspirations

Head, Digital Transformation and Smart Factory, Cement Industries of  Malaysia Berhad (CIMA)  

April 2019 - June 2021

Develop and execute Digital Transformation and Smart Factory blueprint to drive production modernization and Industry 4.0 

Board Member, UEM Construction Sdn. Bhd.

April 2017 - March 2019

Make decision on company P&L, operation, downsizing and ongoing projects i.e. PNB 118 and Women & Child Hospital 

Deputy General Manager, Strategy, UEM Group Berhad 

April 2017 - March 2019

Lead group-wide strategy implementation, Management and Monitoring (M&M) function and corporate performance for UEM Group Berhad and its operating companies

Head, Innovation and Development, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad

Jan 2013 - March 2017

Lead commercial offering for new revenue for the company via solutions and innovation. Spearheaded wide spectrum production development and innovation encompassing feasibility, product development, prototyping and commercialisation

Manager, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM)

January 2007 - Dec 2012

Managed end-to-end commercialization of innovation projects covering research, prototyping, commercialization and policy development

Engineer, Ranhill Berhad

Nov 2005 - Dec 2006

Carried out planning and management of construction project activities for 10km of the Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE)


January - March 2021

Certificate (Business Analytics and Strategy Execution) 

Harvard Business School

January 2007 - April 2011

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management

University of Salford Manchester

Sept 2004 - Dec 2005

Masters of Science (MSc) in Management

University of East London

Sept 1999 - April 2004

BEng (Civil) (Hons)

University of Malaya

Professional Affiliation

Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (PEPC)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer

The ASEAN Secretariat 

Senior Corporate  Member 

The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) 

Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM) 

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

Keyboard and Mouse

Strategy and clarity of communication is what Dr Kamarul excel at. His assertive and vigorous characters signify well for any high powered corporate and transformative initiative. Able to provide divergent of views at 30,000 feet against 3 feet level with clear practical action items

Shamsuri Mohd Rasid (Chief Digital Transformation Officer, CIMA Berhad)