Tan Sri Dato’ Surin Upatkoon, a Thai national, Male, aged 68, was appointed Executive Director of Magnum Berhad (“Magnum”) on 4 August 2000 and subsequently, on 28 August 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Magnum where he played a major role in formulating the business strategies and direction of Magnum where he played a major role in formulating the business strategies and direction of Magnum Group and was actively involved in the policy making aspects of the operations of Magnum Group. On 26 June 2013, he relinquished his executive position and was re-designated to Non-Executive Chairman of Magnum. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Magnum.
Tan Sri Surin completed his secondary education in Han Chiang High School, Penang in 1970. He began his career with MWE Weaving Mills Sdn Bhd in 1971 as a manager and he was appointed as the Managing Director of MWE Spinning Mills Sdn Bhd in 1974 where he was in charge of its daily operations. Subsequently, he was appointed the Managing Director of MWE Weaving Mills Sdn Bhd and a Director of MWE Holdings Berhad. Tan Sri Surin has vast working experience and has played a key role in the expansion and development of the MWE Group of Companies.
Currently, he also sits on the Board of MPHB Capital Berhad, Magnum 4D Berhad and several private limited companies in Malaysia and overseas. He is also a Trustee of Chang Ming Thien Foundation and Magnum Foundation.