Leadership Essay

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Family background Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary was born on 12 December 1951, at Kampung Hutan Keriang, Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman. He was the third child out of seven siblings whom rose up by his mother Sharifah Rokiah and his late father Syed Nor. His late father was a migrant from Afghan while his mother is a Malaysian with a mixed married family background from Panodheri, Pakistan. He was brought up from a poor family where both his parents are illiterate. His father was a cattle trader while her mother is a fulltime housewife. He does not have any degree or diploma certificates from renowned university or college. His highest education was until secondary school due to his family financial disabilities. Regardless of that, he was keen to learn about business where he started to learn about business from his own father. His late father was a cattle trader who starts off from scratch. . However, due to the foot and mouth disease his late father’s business collapsed. Soon his father venture into rubber plantation business and this was the turning point where he decided to start his own business. The first business he own was a lorry transportation business named Syarikat Kenderaan Sentosa. This was the steeping stone for him venturing into business world. Later after the success of Syarikat Kenderaan Sentosa, he continues to expand his business by applying for rice trading licence and the list goes on and on. Due to his hardworking and high ambition to pursue his goal, now he is one of the most well-known bumiputra tycoons in Malaysia. He is currently the 7th richest man in Malaysia and ranked 459 richest in Forbes billionaire with net wealth worth RM7.91 billion or $3.3 billion. He owns numerous diversified conglomerates such as DRB-HICOM Berhad, Malaysia Mining Corporation (MMC) and Tradewinds Malaysia Berhad.
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