Board of Directors

Datuk Haji Hasni bin Harun

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Datuk Haji Hasni bin Harun

Datuk Haji Hasni is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from United States International University San Diego, California and a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree from University of Malaya.

Datuk Haji Hasni held several senior positions in the Accountant General’s Office from 1980 to 1994. He was the Senior General Manager of the Investment Department at the Employees Provident Fund Board from 1994 to 2001 and the Managing Director of RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd from 2001 until 2006. He then joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as Group Chief Financial Officer until December 2006. In January 2007, he joined MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) as the Group Chief Operating Officer. In March 2008, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer Malaysia of MMC, prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director of MMC in May 2010 until June 2013. He is currently the Chairman of Gas Malaysia Berhad and a Director of Permodalan Felcra Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 Dato' Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, aged 51, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 9 December 2014. He was appointed to the Board as the Managing Director on 1 July 2013 before being re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

A qualified accountant, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (CA, M) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA, UK) United Kingdom.

Currently, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib is the Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib began his career with Messrs Ernst & young in 1989 and later joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad. Between 1992 and 1999, he served in several companies within the Renong Group. In June 1999, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib joined Ranhill Utilities Berhad as Chief Executive Officer. He then assumed the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KUB Malaysia Berhad. Dato’ Sri Che Khalib was appointed as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad on 1 July 2004 where he served eight years until the completion of his contract on 30 June 2012. He then joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as the Chief Operating Officer of Finance, Strategy and Planning in July 2012.
 
Dato’ Sri Che Khalib was previously a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of Khazanah Nasional Berhad between 2000 and 2004. He also served as a Board member within the United Engineers Malaysia Group of companies and Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad.

Dato' Sri Che Khalib currently sits on the Board of MMC Corporation Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Gas Malaysia Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, MMC Engineering Group Berhad, Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Port Dickson Power Berhad, NCB Holdings Berhad, Kontena Nasional Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd and several private limited companies.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib attended all eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He holds 420,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company except that he is a Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad, a major shareholder of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Datuk Muhamad Noor bin Hamid

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Muhamad Noor bin Hamid

Datuk Muhamad Noor Hamid, aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 13 July 2009. He is Chairman of the Board Procurement Committee and also a member of Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Risk and Investment Committee.

Datuk Muhamad Noor obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Sunderland Polytechnic, England in 1977 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Natural Gas Engineering from the Institute of Gas Technology in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1980. He attended the Management Program in 1992 at the Wharton Business School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Datuk Muhamad Noor has held numerous positions during his 20 years of service in PETRONAS and PETRONAS Gas Sdn Bhd, including heading the Peninsular Gas Utilisation II project team. He worked in OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between PETRONAS and Novacorp Corporation of Canada, where he was the General Manager of the Pipeline Division. His expertise has taken him to overseas assignments mainly in Sudan where he was the Project Director for the Muglad Basin Oil Development Project. In 2000, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Projass Engineering Sdn Bhd, a Class A Bumiputera construction company. He joined Gas Malaysia Berhad in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2004. On 24 April 2006, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Gas Malaysia Berhad. On 31 December 2013, he retired from Gas Malaysia Berhad. He currently sits on the Board of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad and Lafarge Malaysia Berhad.

He has more than 30 years of direct working experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from project planning and implementation, operation, consulting and contracting.

Datuk Muhamad Noor attended ten out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He holds 321,200 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Madam Cindy Tan Ler Chin

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Madam Cindy Tan Ler Chin Madam Cindy Tan Ler Chin, aged 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 August 2007. She is also a member of the Board Risk and Investment Committee and Board Procurement Committee.
 
Cindy Tan obtained an Honours degree in Economics, majoring in statistics, from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1984. In 1991, she obtained a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance, accorded by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. In 1995, she attended the Wharton-National University of Singapore Banking Programme.

Cindy Tan joined Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) in 1984. Since then she has served in the Finance Department, Treasury Department, Fund Management Function and was the Head of Fixed Income Investment of EPF until June 2009, when she was appointed to her current position as the Head of Investment Compliance and Settlement of EPF.

Cindy Tan attended nine out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

She does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company. She does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest of the Company. She has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat

Datuk Ooi Teik Huat, aged 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012. He is also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Procurement Committee.

Datuk Ooi obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia.

Datuk Ooi began his career with Messrs Hew & Co., Chartered Accountants in 1984. After leaving Messrs Hew & Co in June 1989, he joined Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad until August 1993. He subsequently joined Pengkalan Securities Sdn Bhd in August 1993 as Head of Corporate Finance, before leaving in September 1996 to set up Meridian Solutions Sdn Bhd where he is presently a director.

Datuk Ooi also sits on the boards of MMC Corporation Berhad, Tradewinds (M) Berhad, Tradewinds Plantation Berhad, DRB-HICOM Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, Gas Malaysia Berhad, MARDEC Berhad, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Ooi attended all eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He holds 420,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Alauddin bin Dato' Mohd Sheriff

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Alauddin bin Dato' Mohd Sheriff

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin Dato’ Md Sheriff, aged 70, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2012. He is also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Procurement Committee.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin was admitted as an Utter Barrister of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, London, having been called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1970.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin held various posts in the legal and judicial service since 1971. He started his career with the Judiciary as a Magistrate in Bukit Mertajam in 1971 and in Kangar in 1972. Thereafter, he was appointed as President of the Sessions Court in Sungai Petani, Kuantan and Taiping. In 1977, he was appointed as Senior Federal Counsel with the Income Tax Department and the Attorney General’s Chambers. In June 1979, he was seconded to PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd as its Secretary cum Legal Advisor. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Legal Advisor to the State of Johor in October 1980. In April 1982, he took the office of the Legal Advisor of Negeri Sembilan. He was again appointed as the Legal Advisor to the State of Johor in June 1983. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Board in the Prime Minister’s Department since June 1989.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin was appointed as Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur on 1 February 1992 and was transferred to the High Court of Malaya in Johor in the same year. He was later elevated as the Judge of the High Court wherein he had served in the High Courts of Johor, Kangar and Alor Star before being elevated to the Court of Appeal in April 2001. After serving for about three years in the Court of Appeal, he was elevated to the Federal Court of Malaysia on 12 July 2004. During his tenure as a Judge of the Federal Court, he undertook the duties and functions of the President of the Court of Appeal from 15 August 2006 until 4 September 2007. On 5 September 2007, he was appointed as the Chief Judge of Malaya and on 18 October 2008, he was appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal until his retirement in August 2011. He currently sits on the board of Vertical Inter Circle Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin attended nine out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Datuk Idris bin Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Idris bin Abdullah

Datuk Idris bin Abdullah, aged 59, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2012. He is a Chairman of the Board Risk and Investment Committee and also a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Datuk Idris graduated from Universiti Malaya in 1981 with a LLB. (Hons) degree and is currently a Senior Partner in Messrs. Idris & Company Advocates, Kuching Sarawak.

He is a former Commission Member of the Companies Commission of Malaysia from 2007 to 2014 and was also a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission  from 2011 to 2015. He was a director of Bank Pembangunan Berhad (Malaysian Development Bank Berhad) from 2010 to 2014. He sits on the board of directors of NCB Holdings Berhad, DRB-HICOM Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Idris Abdullah attended ten out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He holds 290,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad bin Syed Abdul Kadir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad bin Syed Abdul Kadir

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad Syed Abdul Kadir, aged 70, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2012. He is a Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and also a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Risk and Investment Committee.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Universiti Malaya in 1971. He obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, USA, in 1977 and proceeded to obtain a PhD (Business Management) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA in 1986. In 2005, he obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons.) from the University of Malaya. He obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice in 2008 from the Malaysian Professional Legal Board. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 2009, and obtained the Master of Law (Corporate Law) from Universiti Teknologi MARA in December 2009. In June 2011, he became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and in May 2012, he became the fellow of the said Institute.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad started his career in 1973 as Senior Project Officer, School of Financial Management at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and held various positions before his final appointment as Deputy Director (Academic). In November 1988, he joined the Ministry of Education as Secretary of Higher Education and thereafter assumed the post of Deputy Secretary (Foreign and Domestic Borrowing, Debt Management), Finance Division of Federal Treasury. Between June 1993 to June 1997, he joined the board of directors of Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Philippines, first as alternate Executive Director and later as an Executive Director. In July 1997, he joined the Ministry of Finance as Secretary (Tax Division) and subsequently became the Deputy Secretary General (Operations) of Ministry of Finance. Prior to his retirement, he was Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources from August 2000 to February 2003.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad is the Chairman of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad. He is also a Director of Euro Holdings Berhad, Solution Engineering Holdings Berhad, BSL Corporation Berhad and ACR ReTakaful Berhad. He also holds directorships in a number of private companies.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad attended all eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He holds 150,000 ordinary shares in the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Dato' Wan Kamaruzaman bin Wan Ahmad

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Wan Kamaruzaman bin Wan Ahmad Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad, aged 57, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 May 2013.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree in Analytical Economics from the University of Malaya in 1981.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (“KWAP”) and has been serving since May 2013. Previously, he served as the General Manager of Treasury Department at the Employees Provident Fund from October 2007 until April 2013. He started his working career with Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”) since 1981, mostly in Treasury Department with postings in Hamburg, Germany as Chief Dealer and in London, United Kingdom as Treasury Manager. After leaving Maybank, he served in several companies within the Affin bank group, as the Chief Executive Officer of Affin Moneybrokers Sdn Bhd from July 1994 to August 2003 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Affin Trust Management Sdn Bhd from September 2003 to November 2005.

He was also a board member of Affin Futures Sdn Bhd from September 1999 to December 2002 and a board member of Affin Fund Management Sdn Bhd from January 2004 to November 2005. He joined Kemuncak Facilities Management Sdn Bhd as the Executive Director-Finance and served the company until September 2006. He then joined Izoma Sdn Bhd as Executive Director-Finance from October 2006 untill August 2007. He is a board member of Valuecap Sdn Bhd and Director of Prima Ekuiti (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary company of KWAP. He was appointed as the first Chairman of the Institutional Investors Council which was established in 2015 to represent the interest of institutional investors in Malaysia. He is also a member of the Financial Stock Exchange – Environmental, Social & Governance Advisory Committee in London since September 2015.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman attended nine out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Mr. Kohei Hirao

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kohei Hirao Kohei Hirao, aged 63, a Japanese, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 20 January 2016. He was redesignated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 5 July 2016.

Kohei Hirao graduated from the faculty of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan.

He had held numerous positions in Sumitomo Corporation since he joined in 1977 such as Corporate Officer and Executive Officer (General Manager, Power & Social Infrastructure Business Division in charge of worldwide power businesses) in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In 2010, Kohei Hirao was appointed the Executive Officer (General Manager, Telecommunication, Environment & Industrial Infrastructure Business Division in charge of worldwide infrastructure businesses). He was then appointed in 2011 as the Managing Executive Officer (General Manager, Telecommunication, Environment & Industrial Infrastructure Business Division) during which he was responsible for the worldwide infrastructure businesses.

In 2012, he assumed the position of Managing Executive Officer (General Manager for Asia where he was responsible for all of Sumitomo's businesses in Asia), President & Chief Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation Asia Pte. Ltd. In 2013, he was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Pte. Ltd. where he was responsible for all of Asia & Oceania portfolio of businesses spanning from infrastructure, steel, automobile, chemical, media, food, real estate and so on.

In 2015, Kohei Hirao was appointed as the Advisor of Sumitomo Corporation until his resignation on 30 June 2016. He is currently the Special Senior Advisor to Albukhary Group.

Kohei Hirao attended ten out of eleven Board meetings of the Company held in the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company or its subsidiaries. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah

Datuk Seri Johan, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 May 2017. 

Datuk Seri Johan bin Abdullah had obtained a Master in Business Administration (Finance) from Morehead State University, USA, a Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance) from Eastern Michigan University, USA and a Diploma in Banking from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam.

In his past experience, he joined BIMB Holdings Bhd as the GMD/CEO in May 2008 and served the group for more than six years. He joined Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (previously known as Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur) in 1987 to 1989 as Listing Officer and then re-joined in 1999 and took up various senior positions including that of Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, Group Regulation. He also served in various companies such as Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad as Senior Manager, Corporate Finance in 1989 and Damansara Realty Berhad as General Manager, Corporate Planning in 1995. 

He is currently the Group Managing Director (“GMD”) and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Lembaga Tabung Haji (“LTH”), a position he had held since mid-2016. Prior to his current position, he was the Deputy GMD and CEO of LTH since 2015. He is a Chairman of TH Heavy Engineering Bhd and sits on the Board of TH Plantations Berhad as well as Glomac Berhad.


Encik Zalman bin Ismail

Alternate to Wan Kamaruzaman bin Wan Ahmad

Encik Zalman bin Ismail

Zalman Ismail, 45, a Malaysian, was appointed as the alternate director to Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad on 21 May 2013. He was a board member of the Company since 18 March 2013 before he resigned on 21 May 2013 to assume his current position on the Board as the alternate director to Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad.

Zalman Ismail obtained a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Administration (Finance) from Eastern Michigan University, United States in 1994.

He started his career in 1995 where he joined Rating Agency Malaysia as a credit analyst. He then worked as a stock broking analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Research (M) Sdn Bhd from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he joined a telecommunication engineering company, Twin Worldwide Communication Sdn Bhd as General Manager of Finance & Operations until 2005.

He joined the Sime Darby Group in 2005 and held various positions in the Group including as Head of Value Management and Head of Investor Relations and Head of Business Development (Healthcare Division) prior to leading the Strategy and Business Development Department of Sime Darby Property Berhad. He has over 19 years work experience. He also spearheaded the valuation and closing team for the mega plantation merger between Sime Darby Berhad, Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad.

Zalman Ismail is currently the Director of Alternative Investment Department, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP), a position he held since 2011. His responsibilities include maximizing long-term returns through investments in private equity, property and infrastructure both local and overseas.

He does not hold any interest in the securities of the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and / or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

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