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Chairman: Dato' (Dr.) Haji Karim Bin Haji Abdullah Omar
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Yang Berbahagia Dato' (Dr.) Hj. Mohd. Karim bin Hj. Abdullah Omar, is the Executive Chairman of Prima Nova Group of Companies. His academic qualifications are: Bachelor of Arts (Hons., 1968) from the University of Malaya, and Personnel Management (1982) from the University of Hertford, Connecticut, USA. A civil servant with more than 20 years experience, Dato' (Dr.)Hj. Mohd. Karim held various posts at the State and Federal levels such as the Deputy Director of Services, Ministry of Education (1973 - 1977), Director of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Information (1978 - 1982), State Development Officer, Terengganu (1982 - 1985), Deputy State Secretary of Selangor and Director of State Economic Planning Unit, Selangor (1985 - 1990). In 1986, Dato' Dr. Hj. Mohd Karim was appointed by the state government as Selangor's Chairman of Investment Centre (ICS) to attract foreign investments to Selangor. Under his chairmanship, ICS managed to bring in approximately RM20 billion investments to Selangor and created more than 50,000 jobs between 1986 - October, 1995.

Upon his retirement from government service in December 1991, Dato' Dr. Karim was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB), until June 1996. He also sat on various Boards of Directors of state agencies, state-owned companies, PNSB's subsidiaries and associate companies. In 1995, he became the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the UCSI University until presently.

In 1996 Dato' Dr. Karim set up his own business Prima Nova Group of Companies dealing in property development, petrol stations, plastic manufacturing retails, car parks and projects management. He was also the Director of a few private and public-listed companies.

Dato' (Dr.) Hj. Mohd. Karim is active in social work and in non-government organisations. He was the Chairman of Selangor Bumiputera Professional and Entrepreneurs Association for 18 years and the Councillor of Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) for 12 years. Currently, he is the Deputy Chairman of Selangor Malay Chamber of Commerce since 1998, the Director of Selangor Citizens Co-Operative since 2000 and the Vice President of the Council of Justices of Peace of Selangor since 2004.

His academic and professional credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics, University Malaya (1968), Masters in Public Management (Personnel), University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA (1982), and Honorary Doctorate in Management, UCSI University (2007).

Dato' Karim was conferred the S.M.S (Setia Mahkota Selangor), S.M.T. (Setia Mahkota Terengganu), K.M.N. (Kesatria Mangku Negara), D.S.S.A (Dato' Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Aziz Shah, Selangor), D.P.M.T. (Dato' Paduka Mahkota, Terengganu) and JP (Jaksa Pendamai, Selangor).
   
  Chairman: Dato' (Dr.) Haji Karim Bin Haji Abdullah Omar
  Member: Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
  Member: Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.) Musa Mohamad
  Member: Dato' Peter T. S. Ng
 

Member: Senior Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff

 
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