Board of Directors

Thayaparan Sangarapillai

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

Mr Thayaparan Sangarapillai, 65, 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 Boards of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad, Axiata Group 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