BOD & EXECUTIVES

BOD & EXECUTIVES

KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Group Chief Executive Officer
Shaiful Zahrin Bin Subhan
Chief Operating Officer Trusted ID
Choong Choo Hock
Chief Finance Officer
H’ng Boon Harng
Chief Operating Officer Sustainable Development & Domestic Sales
Dr. Ahmad Husni Bin Johari
Chief Technology Officer
Lew Yung Sing
Head of Legal & Corporate Services
Rohaya Binti Halil
General Manager
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Chong Oi Lin
General Manager
Human Resources
Tan Ai Bee

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TAN SRI NIK MOHAMED BIN NIK YAACOB

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 70

Appointed On: 7 November 2018

Tan Sri Nik Mohamed was the Group Chief Executive of Sime Darby Berhad from 1993 until his retirement in June 2004. He was Sime Darby Berhad’s Directors of Operations in Malaysia prior to his appointment as the Group Chief Executive in 1993. He also served on various Boards of the Sime Darby group of companies during this period. He was also Chairman of the Advisory Council of the National Science Centre and Chairman of the Board of uiTM and served as member of the INSEAD East Asian Council, National Council for Scientific Research and Development, Coordinating Council for Public-Private Sectors in the Agricultural Sector, National Coordinating Committee on Emerging Multilateral Trade issued and the industrial Coordinating Council. He was a representative for Malaysia in the Apec Business Advisory Council and the Asia Europe Business Forum. Tan Sri Nik Mohamed is currently the Executive Director of Perdana Leadership Foundation.

Tan Sri Nik Mohamed currently serves as the Chairman of Remuneration Committee of the Company.

DATO’ POH YANG HONG

President & Group Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 46

Appointed On: 7 July 2017

Dato’ Poh was re-designated as the President and Group Managing Director on 14 June 2018. He graduated with a Bachelor in Economics from university of Monash, Melbourne, Australia.

He started his career in the Hong Leong Group in 1994. He had held various positions in the Hong Leong Group including as the Managing Director of GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad and Managing Director of Corporate and Private Equity Department, Group Investment Office of HL Management Co Sdn Bhd.

DATO’ MOHAMED KHADAR BIN MERICAN

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 62

Appointed On: 28 November 2018

Dato’ Mohamed Khadar is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has had more than 35 years’ experience in financial and general management. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm, before joining a financial services group in 1986. Dato’ Mohamed Khadar has held various senior management positions in Pernas International Holdings Berhad (now known as Tradewinds Corporation Berhad) between 1988 and April 2003, including those of President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2003, Dato’ Mohamed Khadar, in his capacity as the Chairman of RHB Capital Berhad, was named as the “Chairman of The Year” by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group at its Malaysian-Asean Corporate Governance Index Awards 2013.

Presently, he is also a director of AirAsia Group Berhad and Bonia Corporation Berhad.

Dato’ Mohamed Khadar currently serves as the Chairman for Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

DATO’ Dr.ABU TALIB BIN BACHICK

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 70

Appointed On: 7 November 2016

Dato’ Dr. Abu Talib graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master Degree from the Louisiana State university, united States and holds a Doctorate in Agriculture Science from the university of Gent, Belgium.

He has wide experience in R&D, Operational and Management aspects, including Marketing, Business Development, Communications and Public Relations, when he was at the Multimedia Development Corporation (“MDeC”) promoting the development of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) from 1999 to 2008.

Prior to joining MDeC, he was a research Scientist in Malaysia Rubber Board (MRB). He was a respected researcher and scientist in Agronomy and Soil Chemistry who has authored about 50 technical, scientific and research papers. In RRIM, he held various administrative and management positions. In 1997, he was appointed as the Deputy Director General (Development) of the Malaysian Rubber Board and held the position until he opted for early retirement in 1999 when he joined MDeC.

He is currently the Chairman of Java Berhad, a public company with “Timber” as the core activity; other activities involved are oil palm plantations and rubber forests. Dato’ Dr. Abu Talib currently serves as a member of Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Chairman for Nomination Committee of the Company.

LING HEE KEAT

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 47

Appointed On: 7 November 2018

Mr. Ling started his career at HLG Securities, the stockbroking arm of the Hong Leong Group of companies before being appointed as an Executive Director of united Traders Securities where he headed the Research and Corporate Finance divisions from 1997 to 2003. In 1999, he was also appointed to the Board of SHH Resources Holdings Berhad, a furniture manufacturer listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia as a Non-Executive Director. In May 2015, he was re-designated as the Executive Deputy Chairman of that company, a position he held till December 2016.

Mr. Ling is currently a Senior Associate at Leong Partnership, Advocates and Solicitors. He is a Certified Mediator with the Malaysian Bar Association.

Mr. Ling currently serves as a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

POH SOON SIM

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 74

Appointed On: 7 November 2018

Dr. Poh Soon Sim has been in private medical practice since 1972. He was previously on the Board of Hong Leong Financial Group (HLFG) from 31 January 1991 to 25 November 2011. He was also a Member of the BARMC, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of HLFG. He was also an ex-Director in Wing Tai Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as DNP Holdings Berhad). He retired from Wing Tai Malaysia Berhad on 29 November 2017.

Currently, he is a Director of Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad and Hong Leong Foundation, both are public companies.

He is the father of Dato’ Poh Yang Hong, the Group President and Managing Director of the Company.

Dr. Poh currently serves as a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

HUSSEIN BIN ISMAIL

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 47

Appointed On: 7 November 2018

Encik Hussein graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) and Diploma in Accountancy from universiti Teknologi MARA (formerly known as Mara Institute of Technology).

He is an approved Tax Agent under the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and a Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He is also an approved Company Secretary under the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Affiliate Member of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries Administrators and a Member of the Institute of Approved Companies Secretaries.

He is currently the Director of Folks DFK & Co., a member firm of DFK international since 2007. He joined Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co back in year 1979 and the firm was then merged into Folks DFK & Co. on 1 February 2006. He has vast experiences in the full range of public accountancy services including audit, accountancy, taxation, secretarial, consultancy services and insolvency assignments covering wide range of clients.

Currently, Encik Hussein serves as the Director and Chairman of Board Government, Risk and Audit Committee of Felda Investment Corporation Sdn. Bhd. and NonIndependent Non-Executive Chairman of Encorp Berhad.

Encik Hussein currently also serves as a member of Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Company.