TAN SRI ASMAT BIN KAMALUDIN

Age 72, Malaysian

Group Chairman

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Asmat bin Kamaludin

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics, University of Malaya
  • Diploma in European Economic Integration, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS

  • Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA)

DATE APPOINTED TO THE BOARD

  • 20 February 2001 (Group Chairman)

DATE OF LAST RE-ELECTION

  • 28 May 2015

WORKING EXPERIENCE AND OCCUPATION

  • Tan Sri Asmat bin Kamaludin had a distinguished career with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI) spanning over 35 years, culminating with his retirement as Secretary-General in January 2001. Between 1973 and 1976, he had served as Senior Economic Counsellor for Malaysia in Brussels and worked with several international bodies such as the Association of South-East Asian Nations, World Trade Organisation and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, representing Malaysia in relevant negotiations and agreements. He was also actively involved in several national organisations such as Johor Corporation, Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Corporation and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation. In 2008, Tan Sri Asmat was appointed by MITI to represent Malaysia as Governor on the Governing Board of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
  • Tan Sri Asmat also serves on the board of the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry Malaysia Foundation and was appointed Vice Chairman in November 2015. He was also elected as Executive Committee member of MAJECA at the MAJECA annual general meeting on 27 May 2015. Tan Sri Asmat’s services in the area of trade relations between Japan and Malaysia won him the honour of the Japanese Prime Minister’s award for contributions to Japan-Malaysia ties, in 1995. On 11 November 2014, he was conferred the prestigious “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star” award by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan, in recognition of his contributions in the strengthening of economic relations and the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Malaysia.

DIRECTORSHIPS OF OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES

Listed

  • AirAsia X Berhad
  • Compugates Holdings Berhad
  • Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad
  • UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad

Non-Listed

  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad
  • YTL Cement Berhad

INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

(as at 31 March 2016)

  • 18,000 shares (indirect holding) in UMW Holdings Berhad

NUMBER OF BOARD MEETINGS ATTENDED IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR

  • 13 out of 13 Board meeting held