Abdul Jalil bin Mohamad

After graduating from the University of Malaya in 1972 with the Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree, Abdul Jalil Bin Mohamad joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972 until 1980. He resigned from the Foreign Service in March 1980 and begin his life in the private sector by joining Yeo Hiap Seng (M) Berhad as Personnel and Administration Executive.

In July 1981 he was selected to head the Industrial Relations Department of Malayan Banking Berhad, the largest local bank. Whilst at the bank he had the honour to serve amongst others, as President of Malayan Commercial Banks Association (MCBA), Treasurer of Malaysian Employers’ Federation (MEF) and a member of the National Labour Advisory Committee, a tripartite body comprising of representatives from the labour unions, employers’ association and from the government under the auspices of the Ministry of Human Resources.

In July 1985 he won a scholarship under the senior management development programme offered by Malayan Banking Berhad and he chose to read law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. He graduated in July 1987 with honours, second class upper division. He returned to serve in the bank and in October 1989 as a member of a team comprising of five executives were seconded as a first group by the bank to turn around Kwong Yik Bank.

Abdul Jalil Mohamad joined HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad in May 1990 as Industrial Relations Advisor.

Whilst at the bank he studied for his Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaysia) on a part-time basis. After passing the examination in December 1993, he took no-pay leave in 1996 to read in chambers at Messrs P.S. Sohanpal & Sidhu. He was admitted to the High Court of Malaya in May 1997.

He returned to the bank to continue his work in industrial relations with an expanded portfolio that includes compensation management. Abdul Jalil Mohamad was also appointed to be a panel member in the Industrial Court representing the employers. Whilst at the bank he represented MCBA in their collective agreement dispute with Association of Bank Officers in the Industrial Court. He also represented the Sabah and Sarawak Commercial Banks Associations in their collective agreements disputes with their respective workers’ unions in the Industrial Court in addition to the bank’s collective agreement dispute with the officers’ union. He was sent by MEF twice to Tokyo and Bangkok respectively, to represent Malaysian Employers at ILO regional conferences. He was also seconded to Rakyat Merchant Bank to undertake a project for six months at the request of Bank Negara Malaysia.

On mandatory retirement in 2003 from HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, he was employed by Malaysian International Shipping Corporation on contract basis for four years to head the Employee Relations Department. He became a partner in Messrs Kamil Hashim Pury & Lim in 2007 to strengthen the Industrial Relations Department of the firm.

However, in 2009 MCBA signed him up to be their Executive Director for three years. At the end of the contract, he returned to be a partner in Messrs Kamil Hashim Pury & Lim to continue his work in the specialized area of Industrial Relations Department of the firm.