Heartiest congratulations to Dato’ Khalid Ahmad (C’70, Ahmad) for being appointed as the Chairman of Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS) Berhad. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.
Dato’ Khalid started in Turquand Young, Azman Wong Salleh & Co from January 1976 till June 1977. In July 1978, he joined The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (NSTP) as an Assistant Accountant than rose to Chief Accountant to Senior Accountant and was promoted to Financial Controller in 1985.
In 1990, became the Senior Group GM for Production and Circulation for the Group. In 1991, appointed Managing Director, served until 1992. He was appointed Managing Director of Sistem Television Malaysia (TV3) in 1993 until 1995. In 1991 he was tasked to start the first electronic derivative exchange in the country, The KL Options and Financial Futures Exchange or KLOFFE. As director in charge, he launch KLOFFE on 15 December 1995 while still in his fulltime position as TV3 MD. KLOFFE was eventually taken over by BURSA MALAYSIA.
In 1996, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, the diversified holding company for NSTP, STMB and Malakoff. His other Chairmanship were companies connected to the Group are KL Sentral, Segari Energy Power, Port Dickson Power, Transmission Technology and Teras Cemara. For government-appointed boards, he was a panel adviser in the National Unity Council, a pioneer board member of the Financial Reporting Boards, a director of the Multimedia Corporation and in the National Sports Council.
In 2010 to 2012, he was the commissioner of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD). He served as a Director of Technology Park Malaysia for 17 years until 2012. He was also an adjunct professor and adviser to several universities.
He was also the Past President of Malaysia Advisory Committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Malaysia (after serving for eight years as President). Dato’ Khalid volunteered his time to sit in the ACCA World Council in London.