Board of Directors

Thayaparan Sangarapillai

Thayaparan Sangarapillai
  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee

Mr Thayaparan Sangarapillai, 64, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 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 is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr Thayaparan is currently a member of the Board of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad and AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad, edotco Group Sdn Bhd and Robi Axiata Limited, both subsidiaries of Axiata Group Berhad.

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

Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
Bursa Mandatory Accreditation Programme (MAP) The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
Corporate Governance Breakfast Series for Directors: “Leading In A Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World” Bursa Malaysia Berhad/MINDA
MIA-SC Workshop on Malaysia Code on Corporate Governance Malaysian Institute of Accountants/Securities Commission Malaysia
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