Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Samsudin Bin Hitam

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Samsudin Bin Hitam, a Malaysian aged 70, was appointed to the RPB Board on 6 March2015. He is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Tan Sri graduated with BA (Hons) from the University of Malaya and obtained a MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin, USA. He later pursued his PhD in Land Resources with the University of Wisconsin, USA.

Tan Sri has served in the Ministry of Finance (1970 - 1982) and the Economic Planning Unit (1986 – 2000). While with the Economic Planning Unit, he was promoted to Director General of EPU. In 2000, he was appointed as Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance. He retired from the Public Service in 2004.

During his tenure with the Government, Tan Sri was also a director of various corporations, including Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, HICOM Holdings Berhad, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, and Pos Malaysia & Services Holdings Berhad.

Tan Sri is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Maju Expressway Sdn. Bhd. and Chairman of Rosegate Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd.