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Biography for Sulaiman Sujak

First Name: Sulaiman
Last Name: Sujak
Title: Executive Director & Adviser
Company: HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
Country: Malaysia
Date of Birth: 28/05/1934
Spouses: Zahara Datuk Hashim (current)
Education: Secondary       Victoria School, Singapore. 1952 Senior CambridgeTertiary        Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, England. 1955-1958 Pilot OfficerGraduate School of University, England. 1970 Business ExecutiveRoyal College of Defence Studies, England. 1973                    
CV: Feb 1953 After leaving school, he joined the Malayan Auxilliary Air Force in Singapore.1955 He joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) College at Cranwell, England as a cadet.Apr 1958 He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer of the British Royal Air Force upon graduation from the RAF College (he was the first Malaysian to graduate from this military College).1961 He took a four month course as a flying instructor at the Central Flying School before returning to the RAF College as its flying instructor.Early 1965 He was transferred to a bomber squadron in Cyprus.Sep 1, 1965 He returned to Malaysia and was appointed the Squadron Leader of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).Feb 1966 Commander, RMAF Flying Training School at Alor Setar, Kedah.Jan 1, 1967 Commander of the Operational Base at Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan in the rank of Wing Commander.Sep 1, 1967 He was promoted to the rank of Group Captain and attached to the Ministry of Defence to understudy the Chief of Air Staff.Nov 1, 1967-1976 He was appointed as the Chief of the Air Force in the rank of Air Commandore. (He was the first Malaysian and the youngest senior officer in the Malaysian Armed Forces to hold that post).Jan 1, 1973 He was promoted to Air Vice-Marshall.Jan 1, 1977-Feb 14, 2001 Malaysia Airlines System Deputy Chairman Berhad (MAS).1977 Kempas (Malaya) Berhad. Director (associate of the Sime Darby Plantations Group)Oct 1, 1988 FACB Industries Incorporated Berhad. DirectorPintar Engineering Sendirian Berhad. ChairmanJul 1, 2002 FACB Industries Incorporated Berhad. ChairmanHSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. Executive DirectorJan 2, 2003 Nationwide Express Courier Services Director BerhadFeb 24, 2003 Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad. Director Till Nov 1992 Deputy Chairman, Ex-Services Association of Malaysia.Nov 1995 Vice President, Federal Territory Squash Rackets Association (FTSRA).
Awards: Apr 1958 Phillip Sasson Memorial Trophy.1967 A.M.N. Ahli Mangku Negara, Agong.1969 J.M.N. Johan Mangku Negara, Agong.Mar 1970 D.P.M.S. Dato' Paduka Mahkota Selangor, Selangor. Dato'Jun 1970 The Star of Swa Bhuwana Paksa, Indonesia.1975 The Knight of Grand Cross First Class, Thailand.Oct 24, 1976 D.I.M.P. Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang, Pahang. Dato'1989 Pingat Pejuang Veteran, Persatuan Legiun Veteran Republik Indonesia (LVRI).Oct 1995 P.G.A.T. Panglima Gagah Angkatan Tentera, Malaysian Armed Forces.
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