Tan Sri Halim Mohammad is the Founding Director of the Halim Mazmin Berhad (“HMB”) Group which was founded in 1980. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of HMB and directors in HMB Group and other private companies.
He began his early career at sea – sailing on various merchant vessels and has today over 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. In the international arena, due to experience and vast knowledge, he was elected by the Paris-based Bureau Veritas – one of the largest international ship classification societies – as a member of its Sub-Committee for Asia-Australia.
He was also a Board Member of the prestigious UK-based North of England Protection & Indemnity Insurance Club for ship-owners worldwide.
For his services to the nation and contributions to the industry, he was, in 1995, conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Terengganu(D.P.M.T) by DYMM Sultan of Terengganu and later, in 1999, he was conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Selangor (D.P.M.S) by DYMM Sultan of Selangor. These two awards carry the title of “Dato”.
In 2000, His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong conferred onto him the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) which carries the title of “Tan Sri”. In July 2005, he was conferred the Darjah Seri Setia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin by DYMM SUltan of Terengganu, which carries the title of “Dato’ Seri”.
In 2001, he was selected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK) and in 2003 he was made a Fellow of the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Kuala Lumpur conferred onto him by His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Also in 2003, Tan Sri Halim was appointed to head the Maritime Committee of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).
Tan Sri Halim Mohammad served the government as the Director and Chairman of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) for almost 14 years and he was a Board Member of University Teknologi Malaysia. In April 2005, he was commissioned as an Honorary Captain of RMNRV of the Royal Malaysian Navy. In August 2005, University of Malaya conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctorate in Business Honoris Causa (HonsDBus). He was also Adjunct Professor at the same University.
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