Tan Sri Muhammad Ikmal Opat Abdullah (Tan Sri Ikmal)


Group Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Muhammad Ikmal Opat Abdullah is the founder, group executive chairman and group leader of Widad Business Group (WBG), a corporate holding which provides job vacancies to more than 1500 employees throughout Malaysia. With his entrepreneurism, Ikmal Opat played a pivotal role in the expansion of the Widad Group which now includes institution of higher learning ie Widad University College and Widad College. The other key business segments are integrated facility management, construction, property development, hotels, publication and media, aquaculture as well as engineering consultancy.

Hailing from Kedah, Ikmal Opat graduated from The National University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication).

As the Founder & Group Executive Chairman of WBG, Ikmal Opat successfully spearheaded the company to new levels of growth and development. Under his stewardship, WBG has won numerous recognitions including being awarded as the Best Facility Management Award 2014 (Building Category) in the national level and Grade (A) High Level Achievement Contractor (KBBT) by Ministry of Works in December 2015. The company was also conferred with the usage of the word Royal by His Majesty the XIV King of Malaysia to all WBG’s business entities especially Royal Widad Hotel, Royal Widad Specialist Center, Royal Widad Tourism Center and Yayasan Royal Widad.

Apart from that, Ikmal Opat has been actively involved in the country social and welfare activity. In this aspect, he directly and indirectly involves in various activities with several NGOs and voluntary such as Yayasan Kemiskinan Kedah (YAKED), Yayasan Anak-Anak Yatim Sultanah Haminah (YAYSH), Yayasan Sultan Kelantan Darul Naim, Kelab Putera Umno Malaysia and a few others. His passion in helping those in need has translated into a social enterprise TV program called 'Kembara Widad' which aired on RTM TV1. In this program, the qualified zakat recipients will be given assistance in the form of business advice and equipment to support their business ventures.

Ikmal Opat Abdullah who was once an army in Malaysia Armed Forces, had proven that his excellent achievement is not only centred around commercial element but rather a greater emphasis are also given to support the government aspiration in producing as many excellent Bumiputera entrepreneurs as possible. His perseverance towards staff upskilling and lifelong learning contributes to a greater SUCCESS of the Group.

Puan Sri Jamilah Mahamad Isa


Director & Shareholder

Puan Sri Jamilah is a Director and Shareholder of Widad Business Group.

Puan Sri Jamilah graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and later obtained her Diploma in Education from Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris.

Puan Sri Jamilah’s long career in education sector started when she served as a teacher in various secondary schools in Melaka, Kedah and Selangor from 1995 until 2014 in various capacities.

Dato' Mohd Rizal Mohd Jaafar (Dato’ Rizal)


Group Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Rizal is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Widad Business Group and responsible for the strategic and day-to-day business direction and performance of the group. Currently in the Board of Governors of Widad University College, he is also a current member of the Board of Trustee, University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah (KUIPSAS).

Dato’ Rizal graduated from Universiti Malaya with Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and obtained his MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). Dato’ Rizal is also a Chartered Accountant under Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA).

Dato Rizal’s career of over 18 years in banking industry started as the Bank Supervisor with career as Central Banker spanning over 10 years supervising Islamic, Commercial & Investment Banking Institutions. Dato’ Rizal also played a leading role in developing program module of Certified Islamic Financial Professional (CIFP), for International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).

With the aim to transform Development Financial Institution (DFI), Dato’ Rizal joined Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank) in 2010 and played leading role in developing, driving and implementing transformation strategy and initiatives to rejuvenate and strengthen the bank. He held various membership in the Bank’s governance committee and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Subsequently, Dato’ Rizal was promoted as the Group Chief Operating Officer of SME Bank in 2013, where he was responsible for the overall operations of the bank.

Puan Rosmawati Ahmad (Rosmawati)


Executive Director

Puan Rosmawati is currently an Executive Director of Widad Builders Sdn Bhd (WBSB) and Widad Business Group, as well as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Widad Builders Sdn Bhd.

Puan Rosmawati obtained her Master of Science (MSc.) in Applied Statistics in 1986 and Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Applied Statistics, with minor in Economics, in 1984 and, both from the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan.

Puan Rosmawati started her career as an executive with Aetna Universal Insurance Berhad (later known as ING Insurance Berhad) before being acquired by AIA Berhad) and has worked there for almost 10 years. Her last position was Manager and was the Team Leader for Design and Build Team for the company's regional IT projects. She left Aetna in 1999, to become and independent IT Consultant to Aetna for Aetna Asia Pacific Region from 1999 to 2004.

From 2005 to 2008, Puan Rosmawati held the position of Human Resource Manager in Permintex Holdings Sdn Bhd (PHSB). Subsequently, from 2008 to 2010, she was made the Human Resource Senior Manager at Permintex Furukawa Autoparts Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PHSB. During her tenure in human resource sector, she had been exposed to the various aspects of human resource management including recruitment, payroll, training and development.

Puan Rosmawati joined WBSB in 2010 as CFO, responsible for, amongst others, financial risks management and financial planning for WBSB. She is also an Excutive Director of WBG and Vertical Engineering Sdn Bhd, both which are related companies by virtue of a common shareholder.

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