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.
Gerry Stephen Callaghan
Gerry S. Callaghan is Executive Chairman – Asia Paciﬁc Region, he joined Lockton in 2010 having worked with them on a consultancy basis prior to accepting his current appointment. Mr. Callaghan began a lifelong passion with sales, distribution and marketing at the Crusader Insurance Company, part of the Bowring group as a life inspector. Recognizing he had a talent for sales, he resigned and became the ﬁrst commission-only sales agent for the British United Provident Association (BUPA), within 3 years he became the Master Agent for BUPA in the UK and ran a self employed sales Force of 120. He later became Director of BUPA Marketing services before in 1992 setting up his own Private Medical Insurance brokerage, Firstchoice Health (FCH), which became the UKs largest specialist PMI broker for SME sector. The company was purchased by Sun Alliance in 1995 as part of their drive into healthcare and he was retained as Managing Director.
In 1998, when FCH was integrated into the newly formed RSA group, Mr. Callaghan became Sales and Marketing Director for the new-Healthcare and Assistance Division. Upon his return from the USA with RSA he formed a new company call YOUATWORK. It was one of the pioneers of internet voluntary employee beneﬁts programmes and Full Flex beneﬁt trading for employees in the UK. Mr. Callaghan recruited strategic partners such as Barclays Bank PLC who made an oﬀer to purchase the company in 2002; Mr. Callaghan was retained as Managing Director in 2005. While in “retirement”, Mr. Callaghan acted as a consultant for companies ﬁelds as diverse as ﬁtness, absence management, occupational health, and Insurance-ﬁnally accepting a full time position with Aon as Sales and Marketing Director, helping to restructure their sales operation both in the UK and HK.
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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