Saravanan, a Malaysian, holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) (Software Engineering) from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. He also holds a Certificate in Investor Relations (“CIR”) of the Investor Relations (“IR”) Society (United Kingdom) and is a certified innovation practitioner.
A recipient of the Sime Darby Foundation Scholarship award, Saravanan began his career in Sime Darby Berhad in 2004 as a software analyst before being appointed to the role of Special Officer to the Executive Vice President, Group Strategy & Business Development of Sime Darby in 2008. In 2010, he was assigned as the Special Officer to the Managing Director (“MD”) of Sime Darby Energy & Utilities, while serving under the MD’s Office as well as the Project Management Office.
In 2012, Saravanan was appointed as Assistant Vice President, IR. As part of the IR unit of Sime Darby, Saravanan was a key pioneering member who was instrumental in engaging the ESG investors, particularly in Europe. In 2017, he assumed the role of Strategy & Innovation Manager of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, working closely with the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer to build innovation culture and carry out innovation capability building programmes across the corporation.
Throughout his 14-year tenure with Sime Darby, Saravanan has worked in various capacities with the plantation, property, industrial, motors, energy & utilities and healthcare divisions.
Saravanan joined Malakoff in June 2018 as the Head of IR, spearheading the Group’s engagement with the investment community. In February 2020, Saravanan was appointed as the Head, Strategy & Communication Division, overseeing the Group’s corporate strategy, investor relations, corporate communications and stakeholder management units.