Sime Darby
Sime Darby Berhad announces board and senior management line up

Kuala Lumpur, 15 November 2017 - The Board of Directors of Sime Darby Berhad is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 December 2017 the company will be helmed by a new board and senior leadership, after the listing of its Plantation and Property units. The leaner Sime Darby Berhad will focus mainly on its trading businesses in the motors and heavy equipment sectors. It is also involved in other key growth sectors such as the logistics business and healthcare. 

The new Board will comprise eleven (11) Directors, majority of whom will be Independent Non-Executive Directors.

“This is a distinguished line up of individuals who will be able to take Sime Darby forward into the future,” said current Sime Darby Berhad Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Othman. “The Board and the senior management have, between them, the years of experience and expertise necessary to take the trading and logistics businesses to the next level.”

The announcement of an additional board member will be made soon.

•       Chairman: Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
•       Group Chief Executive Officer: Jeffri Salim Davidson
•       Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
•       Datin Paduka Kartini Abdul Manaf
•       Dato’ Sri Lim Haw Kuang
•       Datuk Wan Selamah Wan Sulaiman
•       Tan Sri Dato’ Mohamed Azman Yahya
•       Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin
•       Dato’ Sri Abdul Hamidy Abdul Hafiz
•       Thayaparan Sangara Pillai

Senior Management:
•       Group Chief Financial Officer: Mustamir Mohamad
•       Group Chief Strategy Officer: Datuk Thomas Leong Yew Hong
•       Managing Director, Industrial Division: Scott William Cameron
•       Managing Director, Motors Division: Dato’ Lawrence Lee Cheow Hock
•       Managing Director, Logistics Division: Timothy Lee Chi Tim

Following the listings of Sime Darby Plantation and Sime Darby Property as separate entities on 30 November 2017, Sime Darby Berhad will focus on its trading and logistics businesses consisting Sime Darby Industrial, Sime Darby Motors, Sime Darby Logistics and its healthcare business. 

Sime Darby Industrial is among the world’s largest Caterpillar dealers with a history of nearly 90 years with Caterpillar. It has a presence in 14 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region.

Sime Darby Motors is the world’s second largest dealer of BMW cars, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. It is a major player in the Asia Pacific region, representing 29 brands and has a presence in ten countries and territories. 

Sime Darby Logistics is involved in ports, logistics and water management in the province of Shandong, in the Eastern China region. 

Sime Darby Berhad also has a 50% stake in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, a joint venture with Ramsay Health Care, one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care has six hospitals, three each in Malaysia and Indonesia.

About Sime Darby 
Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantation, industrial equipment, motors, property and logistics. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence. With a workforce of over 120,000 employees in 25 countries and 4 territories, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM61.4 billion (USD14.7 billion) as at 14 November 2017.

For further information, please contact:

Leela Barrock
Group Head – Communications
Sime Darby Berhad
Tel: 03-2711 1676 (Off), 019-213 2236 (HP)