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YBhg. Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid
Chairman
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid
Chairman
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 56
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 26 September 2017
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: -

Qualification(s):

  • A Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Chairman, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (2017-present)
  • Group Managing Director, Malakoff Corporation Berhad (2016-2017)
  • Chairman, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad (2016-2017)
  • President/Group Managing Director, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad (2015-2016)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (2011-2014)
  • Chairman, Malaysian Palm Oil Association (2007-2010)
  • Sime Darby Group as Business Development Director in Sime Plantations Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of Tractors  Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Sime Darby Group’s Divisional Director for the Heavy Equipment Division for Asia Pacific, covering China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, Managing Director, Sime Plantations Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Group’s Divisional Director for Plantations & Food Division, Sime Darby Berhad, Managing Director, Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, EVP/Head of Sime Darby’s Plantation & Agri-business Division (2003-2010)
  • Group Chief Executive, Pernas International Holdings Berhad (2001-2002)
  • Sime Darby Group serving Sime Tyres International Sdn Bhd as Financial Controller, Sime Conoco Sdn Bhd as Business Development Director and the Group’s Engineering, Oil & Gas Division as Group General Manager (1994-2001)
  • Head of Internal Audit and Head of Finance, Malaysian Cooperative Insurance Society Ltd. (1992-1994)
  • Internal Audit Manager, British Telecom Plc, United Kingdom (1989-1991)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Icon Offshore Berhad
  • Hume Industries Berhad
  • Hong Leong Bank Berhad
  • Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad
YBhg. Dato' Zainal Haji Ismail
Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Dato' Zainal Haji Ismail
Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 74
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 25 March 2011
Length of Service: 7 - 9 years
Date of Last Re-election: 15 May 2017

Board Committee Membership:

  • Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Diploma in Public Administration, University of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Malaya

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • State Finance Officer, State of Pahang (until 1993)
  • General Manager, Yayasan Pahang (1985-1988)
  • State Development Officer Sarawak (1977-1985)
  • Director, Sarawak Development Department (1984)
  • Director of Training & Career Development, Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara (DARA) (1977)
  • Public Leadership Course (1972)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Nil

 

 

YBhg. Dato’ Hajjah Rosni Haji Zahari
Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Dato’ Hajjah Rosni Haji Zahari
Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 57
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Female
Date of Appointment: 25 March 2011
Length of Service: 7 - 9 years
Date of Last Re-election: 15 May 2017

Board Committee Membership:

  • Chairman of the Investment Committee
  • Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Law, University of Technology MARA

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Political Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (2017-present)
  • Information Chief, Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Malaysia (2013-present)
  • Chief, Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Pahang (2008)
  • Executive Committee Member, Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Malaysia (2004)
  • Chief, Pergerakan Wanita UMNO Maran (1992)
  • Syariah Lawyer, Messrs Rosni, Francis Tan & Co (1990)
  • Advocates & Solicitor, High Court of Malaysia (1990)

Directorship of Public Companies:

• Nil

 

YBhg. Dato’ Rosini Abd Samad
Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Dato’ Rosini Abd Samad
Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 63
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Female
Date of Appointment: 7 January 2015
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: 2 June 2015

Board Committee Membership:

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Board Governance & Risk Management Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, University of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Economics, Accounting (Hons.), University of Malaya
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Cardiff, UK
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Honorary Fellow CPA Australia

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd (2015-present)
  • Audit Committee Chairman, IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd (2016-present)
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd (2016-present)
  • Remedial Grievances and Disciplinary Committee, IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd (2016-present)
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee, Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (2008-2014)
  • Member of the Tender Committee, Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (2008-2014)
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee, Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (2008-2014)
  • Board Member, Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (2007-2014)
  • Accountant General’s nominee, Council of Malaysian Institute of Acountant (MIA) (2011-2014)
  • Deputy Accountant General (Corporate), The Accountant General’s Department Malaysia (2010-2014)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Nil
YBhg. Datuk Lim Thean Shiang
Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Datuk Lim Thean Shiang
Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 46
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 23 August 2013
Length of Service: 4 - 6 years
Date of Last Re-election: 15 May 2017

Board Committee Membership:

  • Chairman of the Board Governance & Risk Management Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Utara Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Law, University of London

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Executive Vice Chairman/Group Chief Executive Officer, Daya Materials Berhad (2015-present)
  • Executive Chairman, Port Klang Free Zone (2008-2009)
  • General Manager, Port Klang Authority (2008-2009)
  • Director, WWE Holdings Berhad (2004-2006)
  • Director, El Medical Systems Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Latimax Engineering Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Focus Indera Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Tripro Engineering Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)
  • Director, Glotel Sdn Bhd (2001-2008)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Daya Materials Berhad
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad

 

YBhg. Datuk Hanapi Suhada
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Datuk Hanapi Suhada
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 61
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 7 October 2015
Length of Service: < 3 year
Date of Last Re-election: 10 May 2016

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of the Board Governance & Risk Management Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Arts, (Hons.), University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Director-General, FELDA (2015)
  • Acting Director-General, FELDA (2014)
  • Deputy Director-General (Corporate Service), FELDA (2013)
  • Director, Land Department, FELDA (2012)
  • Regional General Manager, Johor Bahru, FELDA (2011)
  • Regional General Manager, Kuantan, FELDA (2007)
  • Regional General Manager, Mempaga, FELDA (2005)
  • Secretary to FELDA Board, FELDA (1991)
  • Socio Economy Officer, Regional Office Ipoh, FELDA (1987)
  • Training Officer, FELDA (1985)
  • Socio Economy Officer, Regional Office Negeri Sembilan, FELDA (1983)
  • Administrative Officer, FELDA (1981)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Nil

 

 

YBhg. Dato' Zakaria Arshad
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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YBhg. Dato' Zakaria Arshad
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 58
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 1 April 2016
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: 10 May 2016

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Social Science Economics (Hons), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Group President/Chief Executive Officer, FGV (2016-Present)
  • Advisor to Mobile Food Trucks and Street Food Association, Malaysia (MSA) (2015-Present)
  • Council Member, Action Group for Entrepreneurship (AGE), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • Alternate Member, Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) (Present)
  • Board of Trustees’ Malaysia Palm Oil Council (MPOC) (Present)
  • Executive Vice President/Head of Palm Downstream Cluster, FGV (2014-2016)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Felda Vegetable Oil Products Sdn Bhd (2012-2013)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Delima Oil Products Sdn Bhd (2010-2013)
  • Senior General Manager, Felda Rubber Industries Sdn Bhd (2006-2010)
  • General Manager, Felda Marketing Services Sdn Bhd (2004-2005)
  • General Manager (Commercial & Administration), Felda Rubber Products Sdn Bhd (2002-2004)
  • Manager (Business), Malaysia Cocoa Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (1999-2002)
  • Administration and Marketing Manager, Felda Rubber Industries Sdn Bhd (1984-1999)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad
  • Felda Holdings Bhd
  • Pontian United Plantations Berhad
YBhg. Dato’ Khairil Anuar Aziz
Executive Director
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YBhg. Dato’ Khairil Anuar Aziz
Executive Director

Age: 50
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 22 November 2017
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: -

Board Committee Membership:

Nil

Qualification(s):

  • BA (Hons.) in Business Administration majoring in Marketing Management, Coventry University, UK

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Sugar Sector (2018-present)
  • Executive Director, MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (December 2017-present)
  • Chief Operating Officer of Logistics & Other LO Sector, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (2017)
  • Executive Vice President, Head of TML Cluster, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (2014-2017)
  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) “Technical Promotion & Market
  • Development Sub-Committee” by Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) (2017-present)
  • Appointed as the Cluster Chairman of Government Link Companies (GLCs) Gabungan
  • Pemikir Profesional FELDA (GAPROF) by Hon. Prime Minister via SERANTA FELDA,
  • Prime Minister’s Department (2014-present)
  • Non-Executive Director, Kuantan Port Authority (2015-present)
  • Non-Executive Director, Pelaburan MARA Berhad (PMB) (2014-present)
  • Non-Executive Director of Sinergi Perdana Sdn Bhd (a consortium formed by FELDA, the
  • Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA), Federal Land Consolidation
  • and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Rural &
  • Regional Development and Prime Minister’s Department) (2010-present)
  • Executive Chairman, GSSB Consulting Sdn Bhd (2010-2014)
  • Director, International Business and Chief Marketing Officer, SCAN Associates Berhad (2006-2009)
  • Chief Executive Officer of MLABS Systems Bhd (an associate company of Universiti Sains Malaysia) (2004-2006)
  • Head of Marketing and Sales Division, JARING Communications Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of MIMOS Bhd) (2001-2004)
  • Time Engineering Bhd (TEB) (1999-2000)
  • Cement Industries of Malaysia Bhd (1996-1998)
  • United Engineers Malaysia Bhd (UEM) (1994-1995)
  • Renong Management Trainee, Renong Group Bhd (1993-1994)
  • Systems Analyst, Resource Management Division, National Health Service (NHS) in Wakefield, UK (1992-1993)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Pelaburan Mara Berhad
YB Dato’ Mohammad Fakhruddin
Haji Mohd Ariff
Independent Non-Executive Director
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YB Dato’ Mohammad Fakhruddin
Haji Mohd Ariff
Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 51
Nationality: Malaysian
Gender: Male
Date of Appointment: 21 November 2016
Length of Service: < 3 years
Date of Last Re-election: 15 May 2017

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, USA

Working Experience and Occupation:

  • Member of Pahang State Assembly, Bebar (2013-Present)
  • UMNO Committee Member, Pekan (2008-Present)
  • Former Chairman of UMNO Electoral Bureau and Membership (2008-2013)
  • Director, Felda Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (2004-2015)
  • Business Development Manager, MACES Sdn Bhd (2005)
  • General Manager, Percetakan Anda Sdn Bhd (1999-2005)
  • Senior Engineer Manufacturing, Black & Decker Sdn Bhd (1994-1999)
  • Project Engineer, SME Tools Sdn Bhd (1989-1994)

Directorship of Public Companies:

  • Nil

Additional Information
  1. None of the Directors has family relationship with and is not related to any Director and/or major shareholder of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
  2. None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
  3. None of the Directors has
    • been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences)
    • been imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year
  4. The details of Directors’ attendance at Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017 are set out in the Corporate Governance statement on page 083 of MSM 2017 Annual Report.

MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. (MSM Johor), a subsidiary of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM) operates MSM’s new sugar refinery based in Tanjung Langsat, Johor which is set to be the largest standalone sugar refinery in Malaysia. Erected on a 50.63 acre land plot, the integrated complex is under development for Phase 1 - to build and operate a 3,000 tonnes per day of refined sugar output (RSO) contributing of up to 1 million MT on the Group’s annual production capacity. This is set to be fully commissioned by mid year of 2018. Upon increase in demand, expansion of Phase 2 shall commence by 2025. The combined annual production capacity of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is capable for up to an astounding 2 million MT, strengthening MSM’s position as one of the leading refined sugar producer in the region. With an investment of approximately USD $259 million for the development of Phase 1, this magnifies the Group’s confidence to showcase its ability towards MSM’s 53 years of talented expertise and experience in sugar refining and skilled management. Upon completion and full commissioning of MSM Johor, the total group production capacity will increase of up to 3.25 million MT per annum. One of MSM Johor’s salient point enables capacity building which translates to competitive pricing on end products. This allows MSM to foray into neighbouring countries, further strengthen the Group’s domestic market share and transform Malaysia into a regional hub for high quality refined sugar. Significantly, MSM Johor is seen to be a key growth driver for MSM Group to realize its mission in becoming one of the top 10 global sugar player by 2020.