DATO’ NOOR AHMAD MOKHTAR BIN HANIFF Malaysian, aged 70
Dato’ Noor Ahmad Mokhtar Bin Haniff is the Chairman of Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Dato’ Noor Ahmad Mokhtar Bin Haniff was appointed to the Board as Chairman/ Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 March 2002. He was the General Manager of Penang Development Corporation (“PDC”) until 1997 when he retired from the service. He started working in PDC in 1972 as the Director of the first Free Industrial Zone in the country that he helped plan, develop and manage.
He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Economics from University Malaya in 1964 and a year later a post-graduate Diploma in Education, from the same university. He also obtained a certificate in Top Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila in 1977 and he pursued a course in Development Economics organised by the World Bank in Tokyo in 1980.
While in the service, he sat on numerous councils dealing with economic planning, investment, tourism, education and environment conservation matters, in the state of Penang.
Currently he holds directorships in several public companies, namely Globetronics Technologies Bhd and Eurospan Holdings Berhad.
Dato’ Mokhtar has attended all six (6) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2009.
DATO’ TAN SEK YIN Singaporean, aged 53
Dato’ Tan Sek Yin, David was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2007 and re-designated to the position of Executive Director and Chief Executive Director on 3 May 2008 and 28 May 2009 respectively. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Corporate and Manpower studies and a Bachelor Of Science (Honours) Degree in Economics and Accountancy from City University, London.
Dato’ Tan has more than 18 years of experience in financial, marketing, operations and management in the cement industry. He was an Executive Director of Tasek Corporation Bhd from 1986 to 2004. From 1990 to 2005, he was also a Director of Cement Industries Sabah, overseeing the technical and marketing aspects of the company. From 1989 to 2007, Dato’ Tan was also appointed a Director in Jurong Cement Ltd, a cement manufacturing plant based in Singapore.
In addition to the cement industry, Dato’ Tan also specialises in precious metals and stones like gold and jade. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Top Gold Resources Sdn Bhd, an investment holding company. Dato’ Tan is also appointed to the Board of Trustee of Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah, since 1991 and placing importance to the needs of the clients at the main centre Persatuan Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah and also the needs of administrative equipments at the centre.
Currently, Dato’ Tan is also a Non-Independent Director in Global Gold Holdings Limited, a Company listed in the Australia Stock Exchange. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.
Dato’ Tan has attended all six (6) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2009.
Annual Report 2009