Dato’ Dr. Ir. Hj. Mohd. Abdul Karim Abdullah Group Managing Director

Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad

Dato’ Karim, 53, is the Group Managing Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad. He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained an Honorary PhD in Industrial Engineering from InterAmerican University, USA in 2009 and a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Golden State University, USA in 2012. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia since 1994, a registered member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 1996 and a member of the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisation since 2002.

Dato’ Karim has attended various trainings which include: courses on Welding Technology & Inspection held by MJ NDT Training & Consultancy Services (1990), Machinery Monitoring Data Acquisition & Machinery Diagnostic sponsored by Bently Nevada Singapore (1990), Inspection & Maintenance of Rotating Machines held by Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum (1991), seminar on steam turbines held by ABB Turbinen Nürnberg GmbH, Germany (1992) and training on design and usage of condition monitoring products held by Bruel & Kjaer, Denmark. His illustrious engineering career spanning 29 years started with Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd (1988) as a Mechanical Engineer. Later he was appointed as the Coordinator for the Ammonia and Rotary 5th T/A Preparation Team (1990) and as a Rotating Equipment Area Engineer (1991). In 1993, he formed Serba Dinamik and assumed the position as the Group Chief Executive Officer.

He’s gained vast experience in the maintenance and installation of rotating equipment since 1993 that includes major overhaul/inspection of 37MW MHI steam turbines in Module 1, 2 & 3 of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd and overall supervisory of plant shutdown maintenance on various rotating equipment. His tenure as a site project manager with Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd exposed him to construction and fabrication under the supply and construction of new civil workshop, extension of main warehouse and mechanical workshop in, installation of Jet A-1 Bunkering Line in Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, installation of flush tank at Bintulu Depot and various other projects with the company. He has conducted numerous training, internally and externally, primarily in power sectors and oil and gas. Focus areas of training include vibration, machinery alignment and balancing course, condition monitoring programme for rotating equipment, integrated machinery maintenance, preventive and predictive maintenance, inspection and maintenance of pumps, and inspection and maintenance of steam turbines.
Dato’ Karim’s achievements are evidenced by the various recognitions and awards of which among others include:

  • PGB/CEO Contractors Forum Award 2016: Exceptional Performance in Maintenance Services – Gas Processing & Utilities
  • Excellent Secretariat Entrepreneur Award 2016 : Achievements for the category of Special Achiever
  • Asia Entrepreneur Alliance: The Global Brand Award – Top Brand 2017-2018 The Bizz Award 2017: “The Inspirational Company” & “The World Business Leader Award US, St. Thomas
  • MVCA Awards Night 2017: “Outstanding Investee of 2016”
  • Asia Entrepreneur Award 2018: Global Top Brand “Excellence” Award 2017 – 2018
  • SME Corp – Anugerah Ikon Usahawan Bumiputera 2018
  • The Brand Laureate BestBrands Award 2017/2018 : Signature Brand – Integrated Energy Solutions
  • The World Business Leader Bizz award, Prague: Beyond Success & Inspirational Company

On 8 February 2017, Serba Dinamik was successfully listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.