Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Noormustafa Kamal Bin Yahya
NMKAY Group of Companies
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Noormustafa Kamal Bin Yahya, age 61, obtained the Doctor of Business Administration from the Collegium Humanum Warsaw Management University, with his thesis on The Development of Natural Port. He also holds a BSc Nautical Studies (UK) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT). An experienced former seafarer, his career at sea started when he was selected as the first batch of LNG apprentice at Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) for MISC Berhad’s first LNG carrier project in 1980.
Tan Sri Dr Noormustafa Kamal attended the liquefied natural gas (LNG) course in France, to manage and operate LNG tanks and ships. He sailed as watch keeping officer for 5 years onboard various types and sizes of ships.
Technically, he has been involved in various shipping and marine industry related operations, such as supply and management of tugboats to the Port of Singapore; management and operation of salvage ships with Salvindo Pte Ltd; management and consultancy on engine supply to Navy ships; extensive dealings in import and export of cargo with Shamsul Holdings Sdn Bhd; as well as construction of Breakwater for Kerteh Port with Saipem Group, among others.
Tan Sri Dr Noormustafa Kamal established TAG Marine Sdn Bhd (TMSB) in March 2000. Upon obtaining the port limit approval from the Marine Department of Malaysia to operate Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) in 2006, TMSB, as KLIP port operator went on to develop the port from a minor landing place for barter trading crafts and fishing vessels into a thriving international hub for the off-shore transfer, handling and storage of oil and gas and marine services, attracting the likes of ULCC, VLCCs, LNGCs and LPG Carriers.
In 2016, Tan Sri Dr Noormustafa Kamal moved the idea of developing an industrial port that would synergise the existing ship-to-ship transfer operations at the designated transhipment area at sea. In November 2019, he led his team to launch Linggi Base, a 620-acre man-made island to be located within the KLIP port limits just 500 metres off the coast of Kuala Linggi. Strategically located between other major shipyards, KLIP will be able to provide good marine support services to ships passing through the Straits of Malacca and is set to become Malaysia’s premier industrial port.
In recognition of his technical, management, leadership and business experience, in 2005, he was appointed as President of ALAM ALUMNI (the association of professionals and officers who had studied at Akademi Laut Malaysia) and council member of Advisory Committee to Malaysia Maritime Academy (ALAM) on student affairs and education matters.