DIRECTOR PROFILE

Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Bin Shariff 

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Age 79, Male

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Bin Shariff (“Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman”), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 24 May 2006. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company.

Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Malaya in 1964. He obtained a Diploma of Public Administration from Carleton University, Canada in 1969 and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, USA in 1979.  

Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman has vast knowledge and working experience in administrative, strategic planning and management by virtue of his long service as a Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Services Officer, whom has held various senior positions in the Federal and State Government as follows:

Years of service  

Position / Department

 

1995-2001 The Lord Mayor of Kuala Lumpur
1992-1995 Secretary-General in the Ministry of Defence
1992 Deputy Director General of Public Services Department
1988-1992 Penang State Secretary
1983-1987 Secretary, Cabinet Division in the Prime Minister’s Department
1980-1983 Director of External Assistance and General Affairs of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department
1972-1980 Public Services Department
1964-1972 Ministry of Education

 

Currently, Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman is the Chairman of Carimin Petroleum Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.

 

 

Ibrahim Bin Othman

Executive Vice Chairman

Age 58, Male

 

Encik Ibrahim Bin Othman, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 15 March 2021 and was re-designated as an Executive Vice Chairman on 17 March 2021. He is Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Executive Committee and Member of the Risk Management Committee as well as the Strategic Planning and Investment Committee of the Company.

Encik Ibrahim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Science and Systems Engineering (“ESSE”) from Southern Illinois University, the United States of America in 1985. He began his career with National Electricity Board (now known as Tenaga Nasional Berhad) as a Computer Maintenance Engineer in the Computer Maintenance Section, System Operation Department in 1985. He was then promoted as a Senior Engineer in Telecommunication & Telecontrol Department in 1990. Two (2) years later, he held the position as a Senior Industrial Relation & Marketing Executive, Generation Division before leaving Tenaga Nasional Berhad to pursue his career in the private sector.

Encik Ibrahim has extensive working experience in electrical, mechanical, power plant, energy and telecommunication industry. He is also a director and commissioner of several private limited company in Malaysia and Indonesia respectively. Currently, he also sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of Bintai Group.

 Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.

 

 

Ong Choon Lui

Chief Executive Officer

Age 48, Male

 Mr. Ong Choon Lui, a Singaporean, was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 2 August 2000. He was then re-designated as an Executive Director on 16 September 2003 and subsequently as Deputy Managing Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 26 November 2008. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a Member of the Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee as well as the Strategic Planning and Investment Committee of the Company.

 

Mr. Ong graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering (Honours Second Class Upper Division) from Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore in 1997. He began his career with Bechtel International, Inc. as an Electrical Engineer where he was engaged in the industrial chemical plants specialising in electrical, contracting, design and research of electrical systems. He then joined Kinden Corporation in Japan for a year before he was appointed as a Director of the Company.

Mr. Ong sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies and other private limited companies in Malaysia.

Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.

 

 

Ooi Jit Huat

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age, 69

 Mr Ooi Jit Huat, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board on 30 November 2020. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

 Mr Ooi Jit Huat is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation. He began his career with KPMG in Kuala Lumpur and London from 1980 to 1982. He then joined a corporate sector company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States of America. Thereafter, he had formed Russ Ooi & Associates (“ROA”) a public accounting company in 1985. Mr Ooi has numerous number of experiences in the financial industry specializing in corporate consultancy, financial management, auditing and investigation and management information systems. Throughout his career he has involved in a broad spectrum of assignments such as corporate exercise, due diligence, reverse takeover, pre listing reviews, restructuring, tax planning including mergers and acquisitions of several companies on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Mr Ooi sits on the Board of Kwantas Corporation Berhad, Priceworth International Berhad and Bertam Alliance Berhad the public companies listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. 

Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.

 

 

Mohd Shakir Bin Shahimi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age, 47

Encik Mohd Shakir Bin Shahimi, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2021. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Risk Management Committee, Strategic Planning and Investment Committee and Member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Encik Mohd Shakir graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from Universiti Utara Malaysia. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

 

Encik Mohd Shakir began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co as Auditor from 1997 to 2000 before joining Harta Usahawan Sdn Bhd as an Accountant until June 2001. He moved to Australia for a year and joined Baqir Hussain, Yeap & Associates as a freelance auditor upon returning to Malaysia in April 2003, prior joining Khairuddin Hasyudeen & Razi as an Audit Manager in May 2003 until now.

Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.

 

 

Aswath A/L Ramakrishnan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age, 34

 Mr. Aswath A/L Ramakrishnan, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2021. He graduated with LLB and LLM in International Commercial Law from Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom in 2012 where he has also completed his Postgraduate Diploma in the Bar Professional Training Course in the same year. In 2013, he was called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Aswath began his career with United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Association of Defence Counsel, The Hague, Netherlands in 2012. Then he served Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co. as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department in 2014 before joining Messrs. Ahmad Deniel, Ruben & Co as the Partner/Head of Dispute Resolution Department in 2018 until now. In 2020, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Renaissance United Ltd. a public company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in The Republic of Singapore.

Mr. Aswath is an experienced practising lawyer involved in commercial litigation, shipping & maritime, defamation, corporate and insolvency litigation, asset and debt recovery, intellectual property litigation, arbitration and cross-border dispute.

Save as disclosed, he does not have any directorship in other public companies.