Tan Sri Nasimuddin Amin was the founder of NAZA Group of Companies, one of the biggest automobile companies in Malaysia. He was an exemplary Malaysia entrepreneur, building an empire entirely from scratch. The group was established in 1974, while he was till a teenager.
His habit of saving money, as well as his diligence in helping out his father with the later’s construction work allowed him to accumulate a fat sum of money when he was merely 20 years old. It was reported that he had close to RM100,000 of cash during the formative years of NAZA.
The NAZA group is famous for its automobile trading but it is not the first and nor the only business it is involved in. Apart from automobile, the company is also into manufacturing, transportation services, engineering, plantation, supply & distribution, properties and hospitality.
Tan Sri Nasimuddin Amin died today at 2am in Los Angeles, California alongside his wife and children. He was suffering from cancer and had been treated in a private hospital in California since January 2008. The NAZA company he started off with only 5 employees, now has turned into a giant corporation, employing 4000 staff nationwide. In the entrepreneurship world and cycle, his name will be remembered alongside other successful men who built multi-billion empire including Tan Sri Mokhtar Bukhary, Lim Goh Tong, Robert Kuok, Ananda Krishnan and so on.
Al-fatihah, and condolences to the family.