Berjaya Corporation Announces Changes In Boardroom

Berjaya Corporation Berhad (“BCorp”) has announced several changes in its boardroom effective 1 June 2021. These changes include appointment of five new Independent Non Executive Directors to the Board namely, Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar; Dato’ Leong Kwei Chun, JP (Dato’ Anne Eu, JP); Dato’ Hisham Bin Othman; Norlela Binti Baharudin; and Tan Peng Lam.

The appointments are part of the Group’s ongoing strategic efforts to introduce a diverse range of experience to support its transformation into an institutionalised corporation managed by professionals.

Executive Deputy Chairman, Dato’ Sri Robin Tan Yeong Ching relinquished his executive role and moved to a Non Independent Non Executive Deputy Chairman role, in line with the Group’s transformation process and succession planning.
Derek Chin Chee Seng resigned as an Executive Director in line with the realignment of the Board composition and change of portfolio.

The new line-up and changes in the BCorp boardroom reflect a total of 14 members of the Board of Directors, eight female Directors representing 57 percent of female representation, far exceeding the 30 percent recommended under the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (“MCCG”) and eight Independent Directors representing 57% of the total board members.

The new Board of Directors line-up: –
⦁ Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun – Non Independent Non Executive Chairman
⦁ Dato’ Sri Robin Tan Yeong Ching – Non Independent Non Executive Deputy Chairman
⦁ Abdul Jalil Bin Abdul Rasheed – Executive Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer
⦁ Nerine Tan Sheik Ping – Executive Director
⦁ Datuk Seri Zurainah Binti Musa – Executive Director
⦁ Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan – Executive Director
⦁ Datuk Robert Yong Kuen Loke – Senior Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Dr Jayanti Naidu G. Danasamy – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Penelope Gan Paik Ling – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Datin Seri Sunita Mei Lin Rajakumar – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Dato’ Leong Kwei Chun, JP (Dato’ Anne Eu, JP) – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Dato’ Hisham Bin Othman – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Norlela Binti Baharudin – Independent Non Executive Director
⦁ Tan Peng Lam – Independent Non Executive Director

The new Board composition is part of the Group’s ongoing strategic efforts to introduce additional leadership experience to support its transformation into an institutionalised corporation, managed by professionals.

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