- Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad, 50, a Malaysian, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2019 and as the Chairman of the Board on 31 October 2019.
Dato' Abdul Rahman started his career at Arthur Andersen, London and later served as Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman of Trenergy (M) Berhad/Turnaround Managers Inc. (M) Sdn Bhd. Subsequently, he joined Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, the country's national asset management company as Unit Head and later went on to become an Executive Director of SSR Associates Sdn Bhd.
Dato' Abdul Rahman then assumed the post of the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and subsequently served the same position for Media Prima Berhad.
Dato' Abdul Rahman was the Chief Executive Officer of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad before becoming the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad ("PNB"). Presently, he is also a Nominee Director of PNB and the Chairman of Velesto Energy Berhad.
Dato' Abdul Rahman holds a Masters of Arts in Economics from the Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.