Extracted from Annual Report 2017
Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2014 and he is the Chairman and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served on its council for 24 years, including three years as its president.
He is also the Chairman of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Maxis Berhad, Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor and Yayasan Amir. He is presently a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Yayasan DayaDiri. He is also the Chancellor of University Selangor.
He was formerly the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") Malaysia, Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and Danamodal Nasional Berhad. His previous international appointments include being a member of the PwC Global IFRS Board and the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board. His previous public appointments include being a member of the Securities Commission Malaysia, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund and the Board of Trustees of the National Art Gallery.
He is a nominee of Ekuinas Capital Sdn. Bhd., which indirectly holds the entire equity interest in Hallmark Odyssey Sdn. Bhd., a major shareholder of the Company, through E-Cap (Internal) Two Sdn. Bhd. and E-Cap (Internal) Three Sdn. Bhd.
He has attended all eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017.
Datuk Wira Azhar bin Abdul Hamid, was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2014. He is a qualified Accountant and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (UK). He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and is also the Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Company.
He began his career as a Financial Internal Audit Manager at British Telecoms Plc. in London, United Kingdom and served from 1989 to 1991 where he was responsible for operational review audits at British Telecoms District Offices in South East England.
He then joined the Malaysian Co-Operative Insurance Society Ltd. as the Head of Finance from 1992 to 1994. Subsequently in 1994, he joined the Sime Darby Berhad Group and held various financial and senior management positions in manufacturing, oil and gas, industrial equipment and plantation businesses, before leaving Sime Darby Berhad Group in 2010. His last position in the Sime Darby Berhad Group was Executive Vice President in Plantation Division.
In January 2011, he was appointed as an Independent Director of Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak. In September 2011, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. until December 2014. Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad on 8 September 2017, he was the Group Managing Director of Malakoff Corporation Berhad from 1 May 2016 until 30 June 2017. He is also a Director in Hong Leong Bank Berhad and Hume Industries Berhad.
He has attended seven out of eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017.
Syed Yasir Arafat bin Syed Abd Kadir, was appointed to the Board on 14 November 2013. He graduated from University of Essex, United Kingdom in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Accounting and Financial Management.
He is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Employees' Share Scheme Committee and Executive Committee of the Company.
He began his career in 1994 as an Executive in the Project Development Department of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad). In 1996, he joined the Capital Markets Department of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Investment Bank Berhad) as an Executive until 1998. He subsequently joined Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad as an Executive from 1998 to 1999. He joined United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as a Deputy Manager in the Investment Banking Division, Corporate Finance in 2000 and was involved in corporate advisory works until he left in 2001.
He joined ING Corporate Advisory (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in 2001 and served for nine years, starting as Vice President of Corporate Finance, specialising in areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity and equity-linked fund raising, debt fund raising and financial advisory for some of Malaysia's leading companies in banking, plantations, automotive, telecommunications and property, among others. His last position was Country Manager of ING Wholesale Banking, a position that he was promoted to in 2007, overseeing both ING Corporate Advisory (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and ING Bank N.V. Labuan Branch operations in Malaysia. He joined Ekuiti Nasional Berhad ("Ekuinas") in 2009 as the Managing Partner, Investment, where he oversees the Investment Team and leads Ekuinas's portfolio investments in the oil and gas industry. Currently, he is an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ekuinas and is a member of its Investment Committee.
He is a Director of Hallmark Odyssey Sdn. Bhd. ("HOSB"), a major shareholder of the Company. HOSB's shareholders are E-Cap (Internal) Two Sdn. Bhd. and E-Cap (Internal) Three Sdn. Bhd., which in turn are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Ekuinas Capital Sdn. Bhd.
He has attended all eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017. He does not sit on the Board of other public companies and public listed companies.
Edwanee Cheah bin Abdullah, was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2014. He obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic in 1973. In 1999, he obtained a Master in Business and Administration (Technology) Degree which was jointly awarded by Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers in Australia.
He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Employees' Share Scheme Committee of the Company. He ceased to be a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee with effect from 25 August 2017.
He has over 40 years of international experience in the energy and oil and gas industries. He began his career with Shell Brunei LNG Sdn. Bhd. in 1973 as a trainee engineer and has since served various companies with the Shell Group of Companies ("Shell Group") in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America for 32 years. During his tenure with the Shell Group, he had assumed various positions including Engineer, Site Representative Manager, Division Head and Global Consultant where he was responsible for, among others, engineering related matters, project management and internal consultancy.
In 2006, he left Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., Netherlands. In 2007, he joined S2 Click Sdn. Bhd., an oil and gas consultancy firm, as the Director and Principal Consultant, where he provided consultancy services to various oil and gas companies.
He has attended seven out of the eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017. He does not sit on the Board of other public companies and public listed companies.
Madeline Lee May Ming, was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2014. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree from Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom in 1991. She pursued her postgraduate studies at the same university and graduated with a Master of Laws in 1992. In 1993, she became a member of Grays Inn, United Kingdom and was called to the Bar of England and Wales.
She was subsequently called to the Singapore Bar in 1995 and also to the Malaysian Bar in 2001.
She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Employees' Share Scheme Committee of the Company.
She has been in legal practice for over 24 years. She embarked her career as a pupil Barrister in the Chambers of 4 Brick Court, London, United Kingdom in 1993 until 1994. She continued her international legal practice in Singapore until 1996 and in Vietnam until 1999.
She resumed her legal practice in Malaysia in 2000 with Messrs. Raslan Loong and thereafter, Messrs. Mazlan & Associates where she was a Partner in 2006. In 2014, she left Messrs. Mazlan and Associates and is now with Messrs. Ilham Lee, as a founding partner.
She has attended all eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017. She does not sit on the Board of other public companies and public listed companies.
Puan Farina binti Farikhullah Khan ("Pn Farina"), was appointed to the Board on 18 May 2016 . Pn Farina graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting in 1993. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the USA.
She is an Independent Non-Executive Director ("INED") of the Company. She is a member of the Audit Risk Management Committee with effect from 25 August 2017.
Pn Farina has 23 years working experience, with 20 years in oil and gas industry and 10 years of which in the management capacity. She started out her career in 1994 with Coopers & Lybrand, Australia as a Senior Associate for the Business Services unit whereby she provided assistance and advisory services on accounting, audit, tax requirements and business services for three years.
In 1997, Pn Farina returned to Malaysia to join Petroliam Nasional Berhad ("PETRONAS") in the Corporate Planning and Development Division where she started as an executive and in the ensuing years until 2005, she held various positions including Senior Manager (Strategy and Portfolio) in Group Strategic Planning of PETRONAS.
Pn Farina subsequently assumed the position of the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd, one of the largest subsidiaries of PETRONAS with operations in over 23 countries, from 2006 to 2010. She then served as the Chief Financial Officer at PETRONAS Exploration and Production Business, the largest arm of PETRONAS Business, from mid-2010 until 2013, where the business included both PETRONAS Carigali Group of Companies as well as the Petroleum Management Unit of PETRONAS.
Prior to leaving PETRONAS Group at the end of 2015 to pursue her other interests, Pn Farina was the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Chemical Group Berhad, the largest listed entity of PETRONAS, for two years.
Pn Farina is also an INED of Ambank Islamic Berhad effective 14 April 2017 and an INED of AMMB Holdings Berhad since 8 August 2017. She had also previously served on the Board of various PETRONAS entities such as Progress Energy Canada Ltd as well as a number of PETRONAS joint venture entities with foreign partners.
She has attended all eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017.
Datuk Abdullah bin Karim, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2016. He graduated from University of Western Australia with Bachelor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering. He later pursued Diploma in Gas Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in United States of America.
He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee with effect from 25 August 2017.
He joined Petroliam Nasional Berhad ("PETRONAS") in 1977 and has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He served as a Project Engineer (1981) and General Manager, Engineering Division (1991) in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. ("PETRONAS Carigali"), responsible for petroleum engineering, drilling and facilities development in new oil and gas fields. He became the Executive Assistant to the President of PETRONAS in 1994, after which he was appointed as the Managing Director ("MD")/Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of OGP Technical Services Sdn. Bhd., a project management consultancy company from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999, he assumed the position of MD/CEO of Malaysia LNG Group of Companies, responsible for marketing of LNG and the operations of the PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu. During his tenure, the company has successfully built an additional LNG plant in the Complex.
In 2004, he assumed the post of Vice President, Exploration and Production Business, before being appointed in 2007 as the President/CEO of the subsidiary company, PETRONAS Carigali until 2012.
From 2012 until his retirement from PETRONAS in July 2016, he was the Vice President/Venture Director, LNG Projects where he was tasked to oversee the design and construction of two offshore Floating LNG Plants ("FLNG"), and an additional onshore LNG plant (Train-9) in Bintulu, Sarawak.
He is currently an independent Director in UZMA Berhad and Ranhill Holdings Berhad.
He has attended all eight Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2017.