Male, Malaysian, aged 70
Datuk Seri Dr. Suleiman Bin Mohamed (“Datuk Seri Dr. Suleiman”) is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2015. He is the Chairman of both Nominating and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from Universitas Negeri Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia in 1972 and he obtained a Doctorandus Degree in Journalism from the same university in 1974. Subsequently in 1999, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Malay Literature Studies from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He started his career in 1974 when he joined Utusan Melayu as a journalist. In 1977, he joined Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka as a publicity officer. He then joined Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Malaysia as a press secretary where he was involved in handling requests from newspapers reporters, drafting press releases and speeches for ministers and organising events from 1978 to 1980. In 1980, he joined the Ministry of Information, Malaysia as a senior press liaison officer where he acted as an adviser and spokesperson for the Minister of Ministry of Information, Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Dr. Suleiman was an elected Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for four (4) consecutive terms between 1986 and 2004. He also held the posts of Deputy Minister of Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia from 1987 to 1995, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Information, Malaysia from 1995 to 1999 and Deputy Minister of Ministry of Health, Malaysia from 1999 to 2004.
Datuk Seri Dr. Suleiman is the former Chairman of UNITAR International University, a position he has held since 2012. He also sits on the board of Alliance Foundation Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Dr. Suleiman attended all five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial period ended 31 March 2018.