Mr. M.M. Mahalingam was a former Senior Assistant Director of Customs. He has held various positions ranging from Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Superintendent of Customs and Assistant Director of Customs in the Royal Customs Department since 1973. He has served in Customs stations located in Port Klang, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Kuching. He has over 26 years of experience in various areas such as import, export, tariff classification, valuation, refund, drawback, Free Zones, LMW, sales tax, service tax, preventive and account examination divisions. Mr. Maha has been conducting training programmes (both public and in-house) and providing advisory services to many corporate clients on Customs requirements and compliances. Mr Maha is up to date with customs laws, regulations and procedures. Mr. Maha graduated from the University of Malaya in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree.

Mr. Maha is a certified trainer by PSMB. Since 2000 Mr Maha has been registerd training provider for Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (HRDF).

At present Mr Maha has been actively involved in conducting Public & In-House Courses for national & multinational corporate organizations. Mr Maha’s training programmers’ are on Malaysian Customs Procedures, Shipping Documentations, Sales Tax, Service Tax, GST, Tax Exemptions, Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse (LMW), Free Zones (FZ), Refund, Drawback, Malaysia Customs Tariff Classification, Letter of Credits (L.C.), Documentary Collections (D.C.) and Understanding of Incoterms 2000.

Mr Maha was one of the speakers for Malaysian Customs Seminars while with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

Mr Maha has been a Guest Speaker at Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on Supply Chain Management Seminar and talks for Under Graduates and MBA.

Mr Maha has given trainings to more than 700 companies and more than 5,000 people have benefitted in Malaysia and Singapore since 2000.