Sime Darby: Developing Sustainable Futures
Board of Directors
  • Dato' Abdul Ghani Othman
    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, 67, 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 Economy 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
    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, 63, 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 Universiti Teknologi MARA, a Master of Philosophy from Swansea University, United Kingdom and a Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Universiti Tenaga Nasional. 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 and a Director of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). 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. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah is also the Chairman of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.

    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
    Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, 67, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 19 December 2008.

    Tan Sri Samsudin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Malaya, and a Master in Public Administration from 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). Tan Sri Samsudin was the Acting Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad from 8 November 2012 to 1 July 2013.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Risk Management Committee
    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, 62, 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, United Kingdom. Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz obtained his PhD in Business Economics from the School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, 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 Brunei, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam from 1998 to 2001. He was also appointed as the Executive Director of the Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Trade Finance Corporation based in Jeddah from 2011 till 2013.

    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, 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, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, RAM Holdings Berhad and Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA).
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin
    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin, 74, 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 Master’s degree in Development Education from Stanford University, United States of America (USA) and a PhD from the University of California, USA. 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 a Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, S P Setia Berhad, Yayasan Sime Darby and Amanah Mutual Berhad. He is also a board member of the Securities Industry Development Corporation, the training and development arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia. 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
    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
    (The Litigation Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)
    • Member of Long Term Incentive Plan Committee
    (The Long Term Incentive Plan Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
    (Retired from Sustainability Committee on 28 August 2014)

    Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Tommy Bugo @ Hamid Bugo, 69, 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 degrees 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 Berhad, 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
    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
    • Member of the Litigation Committee (The Litigation Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)

    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran, 66, 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 from the North London Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and Master degrees in Engineering specialising in Industrial Management and 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/Malaysian Rubber Research Development Board. 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, a merged organisation between PORIM and the Palm Oil Registration and Licensing Authority, from 1 May 2000 to 18 January 2006.

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

    Apart from holding distinguished corporate positions, Tan Sri Yusof is also involved in other organisations, among others, a Senior Fellow and past President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Fellow of the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association and the Incorporated Society of Planters.
  • Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
    Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
    (Appointed on 12 September 2014)
    • Member of Litigation Committee
    (The Litigation Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)
    • Member of Long Term Incentive Plan Committee
    (The Long Term Incentive Plan Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)

    Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, 58, 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 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, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Dolphin International Berhad, and 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.
  • Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
    Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
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    (Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Risk Management Committee

    Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang, 60, 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, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Management from IMI Switzerland.

    Dato Sri Lim is on the Boards of BG Group, an international oil and gas company listed in London, ENN Energy Holdings Limited, a major Chinese city gas company listed in Hong Kong, and Ranhill Energy & Resources Berhad, a Malaysian company involved in engineering services, water and power businesses. He is also the Executive Chairman of Ranhill WorleyParsons Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Ranhill and Worley Parsons that provides engineering services and solutions to the oil and gas industry. ‎In addition, he is an international council member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, an advisory body to the Chinese government under the chairmanship of the Chinese Vice Premier responsible for environmental matters.

    Previously Dato Sri Lim worked for Shell for 34 years and his assignments included Executive Chairman of Shell Companies in China, Vice President of Corporate Planning ‎& Strategy, Royal Dutch Shell, President of Oil Products for Asia Pacific and Middle East, Chairman of ‎Shell Companies in Malaysia and Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production, and Head of LNG Business Development ‎for Former Soviet Union and Sakhalin.

    In 2011, the Beijing Municipal Government honoured Dato Sri Lim with the “Great Wall Friendship Award” for his contributions to the City. He has been actively involved in Sustainable Development work and served previously 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, and has been made an honorary Texan and an honorary citizen of the City of Houston, United States of America.
  • Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow
    Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow
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    (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee
    • Chairman of Sustainability Committee
    • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
    • Chairman of Long Term Incentive Plan Committee
    (The Long Term Incentive Plan Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)

    Dato’ Henry Sackville Barlow, 70, 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 a member of the Board of Trustees and Honorary Secretary of Badan Warisan Malaysia and a Director of several other private limited companies. He was appointed as the 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’ Barlow retired on 16 April 2014 from the Board of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad after more than 20 years, which included serving on the Board’s Audit Committee and chairing the Risk Management Committee.
  • Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali
    Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali
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    (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Risk Management Committee
    • Chairman of Litigation Committee
    (The Litigation Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)

    Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, 54, 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, United States of America (USA).

    Dato’ Azmi, a corporate and commercial lawyer with 30 years of experience, is the Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates, a leading corporate and commercial law firm, since 2000. The firm now has over 70 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, and Pernec Corporation Berhad. He is a director of the South East Asia Leadership Academy, based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a member of the Board of Trustees of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Endowment and the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Law School. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia’s Law Faculty for two years.
  • Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood
    Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood
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    (Independent Non-Executive Director)
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
    (Appointed on 28 August 2014)

    Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood, 60, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board on 24 June 2014.

    Dato’ Rohana holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Politics from the University of Essex, United Kingdom, and a Master in International Relations from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

    Dato’ Rohana is the Chairman and Founder of RM Capital Partners & Associates Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian private equity fund. She is also a Board member of AMMB Holdings Berhad, AmInvestment Bank Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad and Group.

    Dato’ Rohana is Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, Member of the Malaysian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Member of Global Council of the Asia Society, New York, Member of Advisory Board of ACE Limited International, New York, Board Member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, Hong Kong and Trustee of the Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation.

    Dato’ Rohana is the Chairman of Advisory Council and Founding Member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, an exclusive networking and business development organisation 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 the former Assistant Secretary - Planning Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.

    Dato’ Rohana was the Chairman and co-founder of Ethos Capital, a Malaysian private equity fund, since 2007. The fund was successfully ended in November 2012. She is also the former Chairman of Tropicana Corporation Berhad (formerly known as Dijaya Corporation Berhad).
  • 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
    (The Long Term Incentive Plan Committee was disbanded on 28 August 2014)

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad Abdullah, 61, 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 Master of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He also obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Jayyid) in Syariah from Jordan University, Jordan and PhD in Muslim Civilisation from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia and a registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer, APEC Engineer and International Professional Engineer. He is also a registered Shariah Adviser with the Securities Commission (SC) which qualifies him to advise on Shariah-based products and services regulated by the SC.

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad began his career in 1977 as an Electrical Engineer with the Malaysian Public Works Department. 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 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 2003 to 2006.

    Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad is currently the Chairman of 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, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, MIDF Property Berhad, Mesiniaga Berhad, Sime Darby Property 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 from 2012 to 2015. He is the Sole Proprietor of Muhamad Fuad Consulting since 2006.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
    Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
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    (President & Group Chief Executive)

    Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh, 60, a Malaysian, is the President & Group Chief Executive (PGCE) 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 the Acting PGCE of Sime Darby Berhad and later assumed the position of PGCE 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 has also 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:

  • Skills, knowledge, expertise and experience;
  • Time commitment, character, professionalism and integrity;
  • Perceived ability to work cohesively with other members of the Board;
  • Specialist knowledge or technical skills in line with the Group's strategy and
  • Diversity in age, gender and experience/background
  • Number of directorship 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.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended By The Current Directors For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2014
Topic Presenter/Organiser Date
Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Ghani Othman
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman
Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
Tan Sri Dato' Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin
Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Tommy Bugo @ Hamid Bugo
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
Dato Sri Lim Haw Kuang
Dato' Henry Sackville Barlow
Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali
Dato’ Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood
Ir Dr Muhamad Fuad Abdullah

Additional Information
 
  1. 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:
    1. Tan Sri Samsudin Osman is a nominee Director of the Employees Provident Fund Board.
    2. The nominee Directors of Permodalan Nasional Berhad are as follows:
      • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman;
      • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah;
      • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin;
      • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran;
      • Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan; and
      • Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.
  2. 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 2014 are set out in the Statement on Corporate Governance on the Annual Report.

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