KUALA LUMPUR – 1 November 2021 — Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar has been appointed the Chairman of PETRA Transit Systems (PTS) effective 1st November 2021. In his capacity as Chairman, he brings with him years of expertise and experience in the rail business to PTS.
PTS, the urban transit arm under the PETRA Group provides urban mobility solutions, by combining proven propriety technology with market insights to deliver customised products and services that ensure reliable, sustainable, and secure transportation.Its monorail systems offer economical and sustainable solutions, focusing on cities experiencing commuting challenges. PTS also acquired the IP from the liquidators of Scomi Rail in November 2020.
Dato’ Sri Shahril kickstarted his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999 and plied his trade at several organisations before being named Chief Operating Officer of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in 2010, now known as Land Public Transport Agency (APAD). He has also served as Group Managing Director of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad where he led the Group’s Business Turnaround Plan and Business Transformation Plan, after which he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation.
Shahril holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. He also pursued his postgraduate studies and obtained his Master of Management Degree with distinction from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Shahril also attended the Advanced Management Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, United States of America.