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Datuk Maznah Hamid

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Datuk Maznah Hamid was born in Air Hitam, Kedah Darul Aman. Dubbed as the 'Iron Lady', she was the first woman to manage a security service company, whereby before her, this field was dominated by men only.

Career:
Chairman Danau Lumayan
Chairman Securiforce Hi-Tech Cargo
Board Member Golden Hope Plantations Berhad
Board Member Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB)
Board Member Universiti Utara Malaysia
Board Member Maznah Motivational Centre
Advisory Board Member of Excellerated Business School Inc., USA Board of Trustees Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah
Committee Member of Entrepreneur Development, KPU
Committee Member of the Ummah Development Action Plan, JPM President Women Entrepreneur's Northern Region (USAHAWATI) Politics:

Exco Member of Wanita UMNO, Malaysia
Chairman of Human Resources Development Bureau.
In appreciation of her contributions and services, she received several awards, among them were the 'Best Entrepreneur for 1989', the 'Tan Sri Fatimah Honourary Award for Excellence' and the 'State Leadership Graduate Award'. She was also bestowed the award Dato' Setia Di Raja Kedah (D.S.D.K) by HRH the Sultan of Kedah, P.J.N., K.M.N., and A.M.K. REFERENCE:

Wirda Adnan. Wanita Waja: Maznah Hamid : Biografi Malaysia, 1990. Rahmah Saad. Maznah Hamid Habiskan Beribu Ringgit Mengubah Sikap : Biografi Malaysia, Selangor : Pustaka Wira, 1990. url : http://www.mykedah2.com/e_20hall_fame/e202_3_05.htm

Datuk Maznah decided to buy an almost bankrupt, unknown security company and turned into a multi-million, respectable empire. During the early days, she employed a few guards, with herself being jack of all trades in the small outfit - clerk, secretary, manager and sometimes the guard herself! And in order to expand the business, she and the husband sold their own house and moved to a new, smaller place which come without proper amenities. With only a few thousands capital of...

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