Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director
Member – Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Dato Sri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib is Deputy Group Chairman of CMS. He was appointed to the Board of CMS as Group Executive Director on 23 January 1995 and was re-designated as Deputy Group Chairman on 22 May 2002. On 10 May 2018, Dato Sri Mahmud was appointed Interim Group Chairman when the former Group Chairman, Y A M Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Zainol Anwar Ibni Syed Putra Jamalullail, stepped down from the Board. He reverted back to his current position as Deputy Group Chairman on 1 October 2018 when Y Bhg Tan Sri Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf was appointed as Group Chairman. Having pursued his tertiary education in USA and Canada, Dato Sri Mahmud has extensive experience in the stock-broking and corporate sectors. He was a founding member of Sarawak Securities Sdn Bhd, Sarawak’s first stock-broking company which is now under Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. Dato Sri Mahmud is currently Chairman of Sarawak Cable Berhad and CMS Property Development Sdn Bhd. He is also a director of CMS subsidiaries in cement, construction and road maintenance, construction materials and trading, strategic investments divisions and several other private companies.
Dato Sri Mahmud is the brother of Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib (a substantial shareholder of CMS), Dato Hajjah Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree and Jamilah Hamidah Taib (major shareholders of CMS) and brother-in-law of Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree (Group Executive Director of CMS). Dato Sri Mahmud is a son of the late Lejla Taib (a major shareholder of CMS) and a director of Majaharta Sdn Bhd (a major shareholder of CMS).