Sime Darby: Developing Sustainable Futures
Board of Directors
  • Dato' Abdul Ghani Othman
    YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman
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    (Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

    Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman, 66, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2013.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia and a Master’s degree in Political Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani began his career in 1974 as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya and later served as the Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from 1980 to 1984.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani was appointed as a Member of the Senate in December 1984 and subsequently was elected as a Member of Parliament for Ledang in August 1986. Later, he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post in May 1987 and thereafter became the Deputy Minister of Finance in 1990. In December 1993, he was appointed the Minister of Youth and Sports and served in that capacity until March 1995.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Ghani later served as the Chief Minister of Johor from March 1995 to May 2013. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Johor Corporation from May 1995 to May 2013.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman
    YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman
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    (Deputy Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, 62, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and the Deputy Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2010.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah holds a Diploma in Statistics from the Universiti Teknologi MARA, a Master of Philosophy from Swansea University, United Kingdom and a Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence. He holds a Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia and a Registered Financial Planner with the Malaysian Financial Planning Council.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah is currently the President & Group Chief Executive of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and the Chairman of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah is a Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad, Amanah Mutual Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and several other private limited companies. He is also a Director of Yayasan Karyawan, Professional Golf of Malaysia and Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC) as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Merdeka Heritage Trust.

    His career spans over 30 years in the fields of investment and unit trust management. He undertook various responsibilities in various facets of investment management and corporate finance in PNB including as portfolio manager and head of corporate restructuring.
  • Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
    YBhg Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Tender Committee
    (The Tender Committee was disbanded on 30 May 2013)

    Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, 66, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 19 December 2008. He was appointed as the Acting Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad following the retirement of Tun Musa Hitam as the Chairman and Director of Sime Darby Berhad at the Annual General Meeting of Sime Darby Berhad held on 8 November 2012. Following the appointment of Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman as Chairman of the Board on 1 July 2013, Tan Sri Samsudin was redesignated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad.

    Tan Sri Samsudin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Malaya, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, United States of America.

    Tan Sri Samsudin is currently the Chairman of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Board, EPF Investment Panel, Universiti Utara Malaysia and BIMB Holdings Berhad. Tan Sri Samsudin was appointed the Pro Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu on 1 February 2010.

    Tan Sri Samsudin was the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya from 2004 to July 2012 and Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Government from 2001 to 2006. He was also the Secretary General for two (2) ministries, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (1994) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (1996). He held the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd from 1 February 2013 until 1 July 2013.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
    YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Risk Management Committee
    (The Tender Committee was disbanded on 30 May 2013)

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, 61, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2012.

    Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Applied Economics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s degree in Philosophy in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom. Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz obtained his PhD in Business Economics from the School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA).

    Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz began his career in 1975, as Assistant Director of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department. He was later promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Director, Macro-economics in 1984, and subsequently to the position of Senior Assistant Director, Human Resource Section and Director of Energy Section.

    He was later appointed as an Alternate Executive Director of World Bank Group in Washington D.C. USA (on secondment by the Government of Malaysia) representing the South East Asia Group.

    From 2001 to 2006, he held various important positions such as Deputy Secretary in the Economics and International Division of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Deputy Director General (Macro) of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department and Deputy Secretary General of Treasury (Policy), Federal Treasury in the MOF. In 2007, he was appointed Secretary General of Treasury in the MOF, a position he held until his retirement in August 2012.

    Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz is the Chairman of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Group, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad and Group, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, Syarikat Jaminan Kredit Perumahan Berhad and several other private limited companies. He also holds directorships in Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad and Group, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, RAM Holdings Berhad and Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA).
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin
    YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Tender Committee
    (The Tender Committee was disbanded on 30 May 2013)

    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin, 73, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 14 September 2007.

    Tan Sri Wan Mohd Zahid holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya, a Masters degree from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He underwent a course in business management under the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School. He started his career as a teacher, moving up to principal level and eventually held various positions in the Ministry of Education. Tan Sri Wan Mohd Zahid held the position of Director-General of Education prior to his retirement.

    Tan Sri Wan Mohd Zahid is currently the Chairman of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Management and Science University and FEC Cables (M) Sdn Bhd. He is also a Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, SP Setia Berhad, Yayasan Sime Darby and Amanah Mutual Berhad. He was formerly the Chairman of Berger International Ltd based in Singapore and Deputy Chairman of International Bank Malaysia Berhad.
  • Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Tommy Bugo @ Hamid Bugo
    YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Tommy Bugo @ Hamid Bugo
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    (Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Risk Management Committee
    • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
    • Member of Litigation Committee
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
    • Member of Long-Term Incentive Plan Committee

    Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Tommy Bugo @ Hamid Bugo, 68, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 26 August 2010.

    Tan Sri Hamid graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with a Bachelor’s and a Master of Arts degree in Economics. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching from the Christchurch Teachers’ College New Zealand and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies from the Harvard Institute of Development Studies, United States of America. He was honoured with a PhD in Commerce by the Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is also a recipient of the Excellence Award from the American Association of Conservation Biology.

    Tan Sri Hamid has served in both the private and public sectors. He was an Administration Manager of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd for over three years while on secondment from the State Planning Unit, Sarawak. He was appointed the first General Manager of Land Custody and Development Authority, Sarawak and later became the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Resource Planning and was the State Secretary of Sarawak until his retirement from civil service in August 2000.

    Between 1992 and 2000, Tan Sri Hamid represented the State Government of Sarawak on various Boards including Malaysian Airline System Berhad, Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, Amanah Saham Sarawak Berhad and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

    Tan Sri Hamid is currently the Chairman of Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad and Zecon Berhad and also sits on the Boards of several other companies including Sapura Resources Bhd, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad. He is also a Board member of the Institute Integrity Malaysia and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and The National Water Services Commission.

    Tan Sri Hamid is actively involved in charitable activities as the Chairman of Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak and Sarawak State Library Management Board.
  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran
    YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Litigation Committee
    • Member of Sustainability Committee

    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran, 65, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2010.

    Tan Sri Yusof holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a Post-Graduate degree in Rubber Technology (ANCRT) from the North London Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and a Masters degree in Engineering specialising in Industrial Management (ME) and also Business Administration (MBA) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Tan Sri Yusof completed his Doctorate with a PhD in Applied Economics & Management Science from the University of Stirling, Scotland in 1986.

    Prior to joining the Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) in 1979, Tan Sri Yusof held the position of Rubber Technologist/Techno-Economist with the Rubber Research Institute (RRI)/Malaysian Rubber Research Development Board (MRRDB). He was later appointed as the Director-General of PORIM in 1992 and held the position for eight years until April 2000 before assuming the role of Director-General of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), a merged organisation between PORIM and the Palm Oil Registration and Licensing Authority (PORLA), from 1 May 2000 to 18 January 2006.

    Tan Sri Yusof is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and the Chairman of TH Plantations Berhad and CB Industrial Product Holding Berhad.

    Apart from holding distinguished corporate positions, Tan Sri Yusof is also involved in other organisations, among others, a Fellow member and past President of the Academy Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Fellow member of the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association (MOSTA) and the Incorporated Society of Planters.
  • Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
    YBhg Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Member of Litigation Committee
    • Member of Long-Term Incentive Plan Committee

    Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, 57, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2010.

    Datuk Zaiton is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom, the Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Datuk Zaiton is currently the Chairman of the Private Pension Administrator Malaysia and the President of the ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee. She is also a Director of BIMB Holdings Berhad, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad and Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, and a director of several other private limited companies.

    Datuk Zaiton started her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit trainee in 1976 and later joined Bank Pembangunan (M) Bhd as a Project Officer. Subsequently, she was seconded to Bapema Corporation Sdn Bhd as a Fund Manager. Datuk Zaiton is the former President/Executive Director of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) until September 2004 when she left to set up her own financial advisory firm, Capital Intelligence Advisors Sdn Bhd. Prior to her appointment in MARC, she had served 12 years with Maybank in various senior positions including that of General Manager, Group Strategic Planning which she held until 1996.
  • Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
    YBhg Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
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    (Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Risk Management Committee

    Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang, 59, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 26 August 2010.

    Dato Sri Lim holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) degree from Imperial College, University of London. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Management from IMD Switzerland (formerly International Management Institute, Geneva).

    Dato Sri Lim is currently a Director of BG Group, an international oil and gas company based in the United Kingdom, and ENN Energy Holdings Limited, a Chinese city gas company listed in Hong Kong. Dato Sri Lim was formerly the Executive Chairman of Shell Companies in China from 1 September 2005 to 1 March 2013. Dato Sri Lim joined Shell in Malaysia in 1978 and has served in various capacities in IT, Finance, Natural Gas, Exploration and Production, Oil Products and Corporate Head Offices in different Shell operations globally. His previous assignments include Vice President Corporate Strategy and Planning for Shell International in London, President Oil Products for Asia Pacific and Middle East in Singapore, Chairman of Shell Malaysia and Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production in Kuala Lumpur, Senior Corporate Adviser, Asia Pacific for Shell International in London, Business Development Manager for Former Soviet Union and Sakhalin for Shell International Gas in London.

    In 2011, the Beijing Municipal Government honoured Dato Sri Lim with the “Great Wall Friendship Award” for his outstanding contributions to the City. Dato Sri Lim is an international council member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. He has been actively involved in Sustainable Development work and has served as a Board Director of the China Business Council for Sustainable Development, Special Adviser to the President and Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia. Dato Sri Lim has been awarded state honours by the Malaysian Government. Dato Sri Lim has also been made an honorary citizen of the City of Houston, United States of America.
  • Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow
    YBhg Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow
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    (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Chairman of Sustainability Committee
    • Chairman of Long-Term Incentive Plan Committee
    • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
    • Member of Tender Committee (The Tender Committee was disbanded on 30 May 2013)

    Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow, 69, a British national, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 29 September 2007.

    Dato’ Barlow was educated at Eton College and obtained his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    Dato’ Barlow is currently a Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and The International and Commonwealth University of Malaysia Berhad. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Honorary Secretary of Badan Warisan Malaysia and director of several other private limited companies. Dato’ Barlow was appointed as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad on 16 November 2010.

    Dato’ Barlow has over 35 years of experience in the Plantation Industry and was formerly the Finance Director of Barlow Boustead Estates Agency Sdn Berhad and Joint Managing Director of Highlands & Lowlands Berhad. He is also a former Council Member of the Incorporated Society of Planters. Dato’ Barlow is currently the Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. He was appointed as a Trustee of the Merdeka Award Trust in 2012.
  • Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali
    YBhg Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Litigation Committee
    • Member of Risk Management Committee

    Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, 53, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 16 November 2010.
    Dato’ Azmi holds a law degree from the University of Malaya and a Master of Laws (LLM) in the United States of America & Global Business Law from the University of Suffolk, Boston, United States of America.

    Dato Azmi, a corporate and commercial lawyer with 29 years of experience, is the Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates, a leading corporate and commercial law firm, since 2000. The firm now has close to 60 lawyers. Prior to this, he was a Partner in Hisham, Sobri and Kadir from 1995 to 2000. Dato’ Azmi started his career in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in 1984 and left PETRONAS’ employment as Head of Gas/New Ventures, Upstream Legal Department in 1990 to work in the law firm of T. Tharu & Associates from 1990 to 1995.

    Dato’ Azmi is currently the Chairman of Cliq Energy Berhad and also sits on the Boards of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS) and Pernec Corporation Berhad. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia’s Law Faculty for two years.
  • Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad Abdullah
    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad Abdullah
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    (Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
    • Member of Long-Term Incentive Plan Committee

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad Abdullah, 60, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 4 February 2013.
    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad obtained his Bachelor and Masters of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He also obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Jayyid) in Syariah from the Jordan University, Amman, Jordan and PhD in Muslim Civilisation from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and a registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE), APEC Engineer (APEC Eng) and International Professional Engineer (IntPE(MY)).

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad began his career in 1977 as an Electrical Engineer with the Malaysian Public Works Department (PWD). After spending six years in the technical area, he took the position of Logistics Manager in Uniphone Sdn Bhd. He then served as a Tutor in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1991 and thereafter became the Vice President of Kolej UNITI in 1996. He was thereafter the Chief Executive Officer of Kausar Corporation Sdn Bhd in 2002 and Managing Director of Five-H Associates Sdn Bhd in 2004 to 2006.

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad is currently the Chairman of Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd and chairs the Shariah Committee for the Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad Group of Companies and the Shariah Advisory Committee for MNRB Retakaful Bhd. He was appointed as a member of the Shariah Advisory Committee of BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd in 2011. He is a Board member of Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM), Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF), MIDF Property Berhad, Mesiniaga Berhad and ARZ Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd. The Yang Di Pertuan Agong has consented to his appointment as a member of the Religious Council of Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) from 2012 to 2015. He is the Sole Proprietor of Muhamad Fuad Consulting since 2006.
  • Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood
    YBhg Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood
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    Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood, a Malaysian aged 60, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Politics from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and Masters in International Relations from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

    Dato’ Rohana is the Chairman and Founder of RM Capital Partners Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian private equity fund. She was the Chairman and co-founder of Ethos Capital, a Malaysian private equity fund since 2007. The fund was successfully ended in November 2012.

    Dato’ Rohana is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, New York, and a Board member of Pacific Basin Economic Council.

    Dato’ Rohana is the former Chairman of Tropicana Corporation Berhad (formerly known as Dijaya Corporation Berhad). Dato’ Rohana is also a Board member of AMMB Holdings Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad.

    Dato’ Rohana is the President Emeritus and Founding Member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, an exclusive (by invitation only) networking, and business development organization limited to 100 members of Malaysia’s leading corporate and business leaders. She is also a Distinguished Fellow and Board member of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Prior to ISIS Dato’ Rohana was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.
  • Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
    YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
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    (President & Group Chief Executive)

    Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh, 59, a Malaysian, is the President & Group Chief Executive of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 16 November 2010.

    Tan Sri Mohd Bakke holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    Tan Sri Mohd Bakke was appointed the President & Group Chief Executive of Sime Darby Berhad on 27 November 2010. He also sits on the Boards of Eastern & Oriental Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad, Yayasan Sime Darby, Northern Corridor Economic Region and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology. Tan Sri Mohd Bakke was the Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad and had also served as the Group Managing Director of Felda Holdings Berhad, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lembaga Tabung Haji and a Director, Property Division of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad.

    Tan Sri Mohd Bakke had also previously worked with several subsidiaries within the Permodalan Nasional Berhad Group. He was the Managing Director of Federal Power Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan Sdn Bhd and Group General Manager of Island & Peninsular Group.

Board Charter

The Company has developed a Directors’ Handbook which clearly states the aims of good corporate governance and outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Board, Flagship Subsidiary Boards (FSB) and Board Committees as well as their authority limits.

Within the Directors’ Handbook is the Sime Darby Berhad Board Charter which serves as a comprehensive constitution for the Board, and in summary addresses the following pertinent matters:

  • An emphasis on the purpose of the Board.
  • The structure and composition of the Board.
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Board and those delegated to Management, including the Board’s oversight role, its relationship with and responsibility to the FSBs and assurance providers.
  • Authority, duties and functions of the Board, including the right to obtain advice, to have access to personnel of the Group and to convene meetings as required.
  • The conduct of Board meetings.


New Director Selection Criteria

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) is one of the Board Committees of Sime Darby Berhad. One of the functions of the NRC is to recommend members for appointments to the Board and Board Committees and to ensure appropriate assessment of Directors on an ongoing basis.

The NRC shall consider and recommend to the Board the following selection criteria for new appointment as Directors of Sime Darby Berhad:

  • Required skills, knowledge, expertise and experience;
  • Ability to work cohesively with other members of the Board;
  • Specialist knowledge or technical skills in line with the Group’s strategy;
  • Diversity in age, gender and experience/background; and
  • Number of directorships in companies outside the Group.

In addition to the selection criteria above, the NRC shall also consider and recommend to the Board the composition of the Board which must comprise a majority of independent directors where the chairman of the board is not an independent director.

The nomination of new members of the Board is deliberated upon by the Board as a whole.


Additional Information
 

Save as disclosed below, none of the Directors has any family relationship with and is not related to any director and/or major shareholder of Sime Darby Berhad, nor has any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company: 
  • Tan Sri Samsudin Osman is a nominee Director of the Employees Provident Fund Board.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali and Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan are nominee Directors of Permodalan Nasional Berhad.
None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with Sime Darby Berhad or been convicted for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any.

The details of Directors’ attendance at Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 30 June 2013 are set out in the Statement on Corporate Governance on the Annual Report.

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