Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Samsudin Hitam aged 68, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd on the 17 July 2013. He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. While in service with the Government, he completed his post-graduate programs, a Masters in Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Land Resources from the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, USA, in 1977 and 1986, respectively.
He began his career as a Pegawai Tadbir dan Diplomatik (PTD) at the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance in 1970. In 1986, he joined the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) as Secretary to the Economic Panel and was subsequently appointed as Director of the Macro Economic Section in 1987. During the tenure in the EPU, he held various positions amongst others as Deputy Director General (Sectoral) and Deputy Director General (Macro). In 1998, he was promoted as the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit, before moving back to the Ministry of Finance in June 2000 to take on the helm as the Secretary General of the Treasury.
He retired from the Government service in June 2004. He was appointed to the Board of Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd on 28 October 2013. He is also Director of ASM Development Sdn Bhd.