- Independent Non-Executive Director
- Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee
- Member of Risk Management 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 2019
|Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course||Presenter/Organiser|
|Enterprise Risk Management: The New Paradigm||The Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP)|
|FIDE Forum: IBM THINK Malaysia||Financial Institutions Directors’ Education|
|MIA: Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence: Building Business Value||Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)|
|FIDE: Credit Risk Management Banking Sector||Financial Institutions Directors’ Education|
|Introduction To Corporate Liability Provision : What It Is, How Will My Company Be Affected, And What Do I Need To Put In Place By Way Of Safeguards||Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance by Dr Mark Lovatt|
|FIDE: Emerging Risks, the Future Board and Return on Compliance||Financial Institutions Directors’ Education|
|Non-Financials – Does It Matter?||Bursa Malaysia Berhad|
|Islamic Finance for Board of Directors Programme||International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)|
|IBM Blockchain World WireTM: The New Normal in Global Payments||In-house (Alliance Bank)|
|PNB Leadership Forum 2019||PNB Research Institute|
|Current State of the Global Economy||HSBC Investment Bank|
|Winning in Uncertain Times||Boston Consulting Group|