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Tan Sri Sufri Bin Hj Mhd Zin

Master Builders Association Malaysia


Tan Sri Sufri Bin Hj Mhd Zin is the founder of the TRC Group of Companies. He was appointed as the Managing Director of TRC Synergy Berhad on 29 March 2002. He held the position of Executive Chairman of the Company before being re-designated as Managing Director. He is also the Managing Director of the Group’s subsidiary Companies.

Tan Sri Sufri graduated from the MARA Institute of Technology in 1982 with a Diploma in Business Studies. He began his career with Standard Chartered Bank before joining Bank Bumiputera Malaysia Berhad in 1982 as an International Banking Division Officer. He then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Jurisprudence at University of Malaya (UM) and he has since obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Law and National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2014.

In August 2009, Tan Sri Sufri was selected as a winner of the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award organised by Enterprise Asia. He achieved a great personal milestone when he was honoured as CEO of the Year by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) that same year.  CIDB also named him as Winner of Contractor of the Year at their Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2011.

Tan Sri Sufri has been actively involved as a Council Member of the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) since 2004.  Since 2022, Tan Sri Sufri is the Immediate Past President of MBAM, a Board Member of the International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors’ Associations (IFAWPCA), the Chairman of the Finance Committee, IFAWPCA, the Chairman of Awards & Constitution Committee, a Board Member of the MBAM Education Fund Board of Management and Board Advisory of Construction Labour Exchange Berhad (CLAB).  He was elected as the President of MBAM for the period of 2020 to 2022.  Throughout his involvement in MBAM, he was the Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, the Chairman of the Education and Special Institutions Committee, the ASEAN Constructors’ Federation Council Member and a Director of MBAM Onebuild Sdn Bhd.  Tan Sri Sufri also represented MBAM as the Board of Director in the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) and Construction Labour Exchange Berhad (CLAB) from 2020 to 2022 during his presidential term. Additionally, he is the Corporate Advisor of Association of Infrastructure Contractor and Facilities Management.

Tan Sri Sufri was appointed as the Industry Panel Advisor to the Polytechnic Civil Engineering Technology degree programme by the Ministry of Higher Education in March 2017.  He was the CEO Faculty at the Polytechnic Education Department and Community College from 2017 to 2019.  From 2018, he serves as the Chairman of Industry Advisory Council (IAC) under the nomination of Polytechnic Ungku Umar, Ipoh.  Presently, he is a Trustee of Yayasan TRC and World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation (WiEF).

He is also a member of the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australia (REAAA) and the Corporate Advisor to Malay Nationalist Party of Malaysia (PKMM) (Federal Territory Branch). 

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