Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Abdul Majit bin Ahmad Khan
Dato’ Abdul Majit bin Ahmad Khan (“Dato’ Abdul Majit”), a Malaysian, male, aged 71, was appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 1 August 2014. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of Audit Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Abdul Majit holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Malaya. He served with the government for thirty four (34) years and held various positions in the Prime Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. His positions provided him with wide exposures in various countries that he served at, such as Laos, Vietnam, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Cote de Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China.
In his capacity as the Under Secretary of West Asia and the Organisation in Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), he participated in several Ministerial and prime Ministerial visits to West Asian Countries and OIC Meetings. He was the Director General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1996 until 1998. As Director General of ASEAN Division, he actively participated in the organisation of the 30th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur as well as the ASEAN Heads of Summit and the 10+3 Summit Meetings in Malaysia.
In 1998, Dato’ Abdul Majit was appointed as the Ambassador of Malaysia to the People’s Republic of China until his retirement on 2 January 2005.
Dato’ Abdul Majit’s other directorship in public companies include Hong Leong Asset Management Berhad, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad, Zecon Berhad, OSK Holdings Berhad and Dutaland Berhad.