Mohd. Shah Bin Hashim

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

Mohd. Shah Bin Hashim is the former executive director and legal & secretarial of Nestlé Malaysia.

Mohd. Shah obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is also an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia and is a licensed company secretary and a trade mark and industrial design agent.

During his tenure at the Nestlé Group of Companies in Malaysia and Singapore, he was exposed to and participated in various areas of legal and commercial transactions affecting the food industry, including manufacturing, warehousing, sales and marketing, purchases of landed properties sale and purchase of shares, licensing of intellectual properties and applications of various types of licenses and fiscal incentives for the regulatory authorities. 

Mohd. Shah is very familiar with the requirements of corporate governance under Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance with particular emphasis on the latest code that was launched in 2012.

He advises the board of directors on all aspects of cop rate integrity, corporate compliance and corporate governance matters.

In the area of industry representation, Mohd. Shah was involved as an industry representative in various dialogues and discussions with Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerisim, formerly known as Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, on the drafting of the competition legislation since 1998. 

He has held various industry positions, and these includes: chairman, FMM food manufacturing group; Member, FMM.

Branding and intellectual property committee, vice-chair, FMM Ethical Business Practice Committee; Vice-Chairman, ICC Malaysia; Trustee, representing ICC.

Country Chair for Malaysia in ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance; Industry Representative in JAKIM Halal Certification Advisory Council.

Advisory areas

Mohd. Shah is experienced in all aspects of legal issues for Halal food and its compliance.

Sector experience

FMCG, Beverage, Meat, Food Processing.


Mohd. Shah has specific experience working within Malaysia.


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