Philip K.O. Kunjappy (Chairman)
Philip, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board on 8 March 2011. He joined Sime Darby Berhad as Executive Vice President of Group Corporate Services on 1 October 2010. He is responsible for managing the legal, procurement and sustainability quality management functions as well as the commodity trading and marketing activities including the non-core business operations of the Group. He began his career with Attlee, Edge & Lambert in Birmingham, UK and subsequently joined Price Waterhouse, Kuala Lumpur in 1983. He also served as Finance Manager in Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, Finance Director in Island & Peninsular Bhd and Senior Executive Director, Oils & Fats Subsidiaries in Felda Holdings Bhd prior to joining the Sime Darby Berhad Group on 1 October 2010. Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certiﬁed Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Taxation.
Alan Hamzah Sendut
Alan Hamzah, a Malaysian was appointed to the Board on 8 March 2011. He is the Group Head - Strategy & Business Development of Sime Darby Berhad. He oversees the Corporate Finance, Value Management & Investor Relations, Corporate Planning & Budgeting, Capital Management, Merger & Acquisition and Special Projects departments. Alan began his career with Price Waterhouse, London and had worked with several multinational companies in Malaysia before joining Kumpulan Sime Darby Berhad (KSDB) in 1996. He has held various senior ﬁnancial positions within the KSDB Group, amongst them Finance Director of Tractors Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Finance Director of Consolidated Plantations Berhad. He was the Global Operations Manager, Payment Services for BHP Billiton Malaysia prior to his present appointment. Alan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accountancy and Computer Science from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) by profession and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Zulkiﬂi Zainal Abidin
Encik Zulkiﬂi has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources ﬁeld. Prior to his appointment in Sime Darby Berhad in 2007, he was attached to Negara Properties (M) Berhad as Senior Manager, Human Resource & Administration and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad (Property Division) where his last held position was General Manager, Human Resources. Encik Zulkiﬂi was appointed Executive Vice President - Group Human Resources on 1 July 2011. Before assuming this position, he was Head of Human Resource, Plantation & Agri-business Division and Group Head, Group Human Resources in Sime Darby Berhad. Encik Zulkiﬂi holds a Masters in International Aﬀairs as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration from Ohio University, United States of America. He has also attended the Harvard Senior Management Development Programme.
Wattana, a Thai national, was appointed to the Board on 27th March 2014. Wattana has more than 40 years of insurance broking experience, working in multinational insurance broking companies. His specialization is in Business Interruption Insurance. He was co-founder of Minet Thailand, a joint venture between J.H. Minet and Thai interest. Wattana later in 1984 founded Wattana Associates, which is now re-named Lockton Wattana, a joint venture company between Wattana and local partner with Lockton Group of USA. Lockton Wattana is now one of the largest insurance brokers in Thailand. He is also a director of Lockton Singapore.
Abdul Aziz Zainal Abidin
Abdul Aziz has over 25 years of experience in the Malaysian insurance and reinsurance industry and has held various senior positions at various companies, including Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance, the Pernas group (insurance broking – retail and reinsurance) and Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia (reinsurer) - Khazanah link company.
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