- Independent Non-Executive Director
- Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee
Mr Thayaparan Sangara Pillai, 63, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad, effective 1 December 2017.
Mr Thayaparan has over 30 years of experience in providing audit and business advisory services to clients in a wide range of industries. His portfolio of clients included major public listed companies involved in power, telecommunications, automotive, property development, plantation and manufacturing sectors. Mr Thayaparan has also led cross border assignments. Other than statutory audits, Mr Thayaparan has led assignments on financial due diligences, mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, finance function effectiveness reviews and other advisory work.
Mr Thayaparan joined Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)) in Kuala Lumpur in 1983. He was a Partner in the Assurance Services of PwC Malaysia from 1994 until his retirement as a Senior Partner in 2015.
Mr Thayaparan Sangarapillai is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Mr Thayaparan is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr Thayaparan is a member of the Board of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad.