Board of Directors

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin
  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
  • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin, 66, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2017.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas has more than 41 years' experience in the corporate sector, including 23 years at board level. He retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UEM Group Berhad in June 2009, after having served the UEM Group for more than 17 years since 1992. During his tenure at UEM Group, he had held various key positions including as Managing Director of UEM World Berhad, Renong Berhad, TIME Engineering Berhad, TIME dotCom Berhad and EPE Power Corporation Berhad. He also served as Executive Director & CEO of Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas is currently the Chairman of Desaru Development Corporation Sdn Bhd,Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd and Battersea Project Holding Company Limited and Group. He is also a member of the Board of S P Setia Berhad, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas was previously the Deputy Chairman of PLUS Expressways Berhad, UEM Land Holdings Berhad, UEM Builders Berhad and Costain Group plc. He was a Board member of Faber Group Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, UEM Environment Sdn Bhd, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan as well as Sime Darby Energy Sdn Bhd and Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sime Darby Berhad.

Prior to the UEM Group, he worked for the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group for more than 17 years. Before he left the BAT Group in 1991, his last position was as the Financial Controller of Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2018

Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
30% Club Business Leaders Roundtable Meeting Securities Commission Malaysia
International Directors’ Summit 2017: “Enhancing Resilience Through Governance - For Sustainability” Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA)/ Razak School of Governance
Corporate Governance Breakfast Series for Directors: “Leading In A Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World” Bursa Malaysia Berhad/MINDA
Building High-Performance Directors 2.0 (BHPD: “Organisational Sustainability” MINDA
MCCG and Bursa Malaysia Listing Requirements: “Towards Meaningful Disclosure” Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC)
Changes In The Listing Requirements Post-Companies Act 2016: “What To Look Out For” SIDC
In-House Briefing on: Integrated Reporting and Performance Management System S P Setia Berhad
Current State of the Global Economy Joseph Incalterra, Chief Economist, Southeast Asia, HSBC
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Automotive Sector Nikolai Dobberstein, Partner, AT Kearney & Kaushik Sriram, Principal, AT Kearney
Key Global Trends and Opportunities in the Industrial Sector Oliver Ramsbottom, Partner, McKinsey & Co
Key Trends and Opportunities in Healthcare in Asia Pradeep Rao, Managing Director, HSBC
“What It Takes To Get Us There” Till Vestring, Senior Partner, Bain & Co