SA’ADON BIN SAMADIMalaysian,
(Independent Non-Executive Chairman)
Encik Sa’adon Bin Samadi was appointed to the Board on 2 May 2013. He was subsequently appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and also the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee on 31 May 2013. He was appointed as Audit and Risk Commitee member on 22 July 2016. Effective 11 August 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Employees’ Share Option Scheme Committee.
Encik Sa’adon started his career as a Market Research Officer in 1975 with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), a Malaysian government agency responsible for the promotion and coordination of the manufacturing and service sectors in the country. During his service in MIDA, he was assigned to various divisions involved in approvals for manufacturing licenses, incentives and import duty exemption; policy, research and planning; international cooperation; investment promotion; and coordination with Federal and State government agencies. Between 1990 and 1995, he was posted to MIDA Tokyo as Deputy Director to promote and facilitate investment to Malaysia from Japan. He also held the position of director of MIDA in Johor and MIDA Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur from 2003 until his retirement in 2008.
After retirement, he joined HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad as a Director of Strategic Business Development, South Region for a year. Currently, Encik Sa’adon is engaged in some consultancy and advisory assignments with a few private and listed corporations.
Encik Sa’adon obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA in 1984. He has recently attended various courses conducted by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and relevant international conferences.
He does not have any family relationships with any member of the Board or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and neither has he been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years (other than traffic offences, if any), nor any public section or penalty imposed by regulatory bodies during the financial year.