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 bin Senin, 66, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad, effective 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 Malaysian Directors Academy, Desaru Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd. He is also a member of the Board of S P Setia Berhad, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Industrial Holdings 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., as well as a board member of Faber Group Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, UEM Environment Sdn Bhd,  Sime Darby Energy Sdn Bhd, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.

Prior to the UEM Group, he worked for the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group for more than 17 years, including 3 years at their London office. Before he left the BAT Group in 1991, his last position was as the Financial Controller of Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad.