Managing Director, Perodua Automotive Centre, Malaysia
Contribution to Organisation
2007
The Contribution to the Organisation Award recognises YBhg. Datuk Syed Abdull Hafiz for his contributions to people development in Perodua. 

YBhg. Datuk Syed Abdull Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar educated in the English College (now Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar) in Johor Bahru and later, Victoria Institution, KL pursued a Bachelor of Economics degree, majoring in Business Administration and graduated from University Malaya in 1981. He commenced his working career at ESSO Malaysia that led him to head several business divisions in ESSO and later at UMW. His exemplary performance resulted in his appointment as Managing Director of Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd. in December 2004. 

In the short period of his arrival at Perodua, YBhg. Datuk Hafiz's wide experience saw him driving and challenging the status quo and pushing Perodua to be the number one automobile entity in the country both in terms of revenue and production in Feb 2006. 

He has championed Human Capital Development plans with committed execution and passion. YBhg. Datuk Hafiz's contribution to people development has produced significant results for the company. 

YBhg. Datuk Syed Abdull Hafiz was instrumental in the development of 3 key initiatives which were the AMP or Accelerated Management Programme, the MDP or Management Development Programme and the Early Entry Leadership Programme, together with other Executive, Clerical and Technical development programmes. 

A believer of life long education, YBhg. Datuk Hafiz, an avid book reader himself, has tried, and succeeded, in instilling the reading habit in Perodua Sales by emphasizing the reading of new books and setting of book reading targets. He has initiated and promoted various new ideas for young executives.