- Member of Board of Deirectors
- Member of Remuneration Committee
Mr Mohamad Halim Bin Merican has been appointed as an Independent & Non-executive Director on the YHS Board on 30 July 2020. He has been appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee on 13 August 2020.
Currently a Board Member of Malaysian Association of Hotels, Halim Merican brings with him more than 33 years of Hospitality industry experience. During the MCO period, he was appointed as Acting President for the association. A graduate from the Hotel Management School Les Roche in Switzerland, started his career from a humble Management Trainee with the Hilton International Hotel group back in the 80s, has had experience in Culinary field and Food & Beverage division in his early years and had a crossover to the Rooms Division when he was given the opportunity to pursue his career in Rooms Division and was sent to Washington DC to re-align his role in Rooms Division. He then was given the opportunity to be part of Hyatt International to be the pioneer in developing the new concept of Rooms Division by Hyatt International when he joined the Hyatt Regency Singapore. Other International hotel brands where he held Senior Management roles include the Pan Pacific Hotel group and Shangri-La Hotels. Apart from that, he had a goal to improve the local brands and was fortunate to be given the opportunity to set up the Corporate Sales & Marketing division for the Mutiara Hotels & Resorts group which included the re-branding exercise. He has held other corporate roles which includes his role in consolidating the Impiana Hotels & Resorts group as Group General Manager and expanded his exposure to regional destinations. His most recent role was opening the first Wyndham brand hotel in Malaysia which is the Wyndham Acmar Klang. Halim is a strong believer in delivering high level of quality standards in this industry and leads his team through developing their strength as future leaders of the industry. He believes in constantly improving himself and the industry with innovation and ideas by keeping close to the new concepts of Hospitality. Apart from his daily duties managing hotels, he is on the Board of Malaysian Association of Hotels. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), a certification for the hospitality industry by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and the designated facilitator of the program for Malaysia. He is also a certified trainer for the Human Resources Development Funds (HRDF) which is under the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
He was appointed as Adjunct Professor for UNITAR International University Malaysia in January 2021.
He currently is the CEO of his business venture, UniQ Hospitality Services Sdn Bhd, which provides Hotel Consultancy services.