Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin

Managing Director, Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd


Winning women Asia-Pacific Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin

Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin is the Founder and Managing Director of Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd, established in 1991. Under her leadership, Hyrax Oil began producing a broad range of lubricants from its own plant in Klang in 1995. Her astute business acumen has enabled Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd to grow from strength to strength and the company now exports its petroleum products to more than 40 countries worldwide.  

Dato’ Hazimah also sits on the Board of Directors of MATRADE, a Malaysian government agency tasked with the promotion of Malaysian exports to the rest of the world. 

She also spends time actively involved in various non-governmental associations (NGOs), especially those related to the development of entrepreneurship such as the Association of Bumiputera Women in Business and Professions, Malaysia (Peniagawati), Association of Vendors of Tenaga Nasional (PUTM) and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).  

Dato’ Hazimah has won numerous entrepreneur awards such as the EY Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002 and the SME Women Entrepreneur Award 2003 conferred by the Small Medium Industry Association of Malaysia (SMI). Due to her expertise and success in the business arena, she had been asked to present and speak in various national and international conferences such as the Global Summit of Women in Greece (2012) and the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 in Monte Carlo.

“My vision is for Hyrax Oil to become a leading lubricant multinational that can sit amongst and collaborate with major oil organizations operating in developing markets globally and that produces quality lubricants designed to accommodate lifestyle changes and the advancement of engine technology,” says Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin, Managing Director of Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd.