Directors' Profile

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 59

Date of first appointment to the Board
01 March 2021

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• 1 December 2020 to present - Group Managing Director, Boustead Holdings Berhad.
• April 2017 to June 2018 - Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
• 2016 to 2017 - Regional Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Executive Vice President, Axiata Group Berhad.
• 2005 to 2016 - Chief Executive Officer and Director, Celcom Axiata Berhad.
• 1998 to 2005 - Chief Executive Officer, NTV7.
• 1996 to 1997 - Marketing Director, ASTRO.
• 1993 to 1996 - Group Brand International Marketing Manager, Malaysian Tobacco Company and British American Tobacco.
• 1987 to 1993 - Group Brand Manager, Unilever.

Board Committee(s)
• None

Qualification(s)
• Masters in Business Administration, St. Louis University, Missouri, USA
• Bachelor of Science (Marketing), Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana USA
• Diploma in Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• Boustead Holdings Berhad

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 53

Date of first appointment to the Board
01 Sep 2020

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Datuk Zulkarnain brings over 27 years of experience in engineering, corporate planning, fund raising exercise, merger and acquisition. In 1991, he joined Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the largest Malaysian government owned power company as an Electrical Engineer. He had served in various departments for more than 5 years with TNB. He then joined EPE Power Corporation Berhad, one of the largest public listed engineering company in Malaysia as Project Manager.

In 2001, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) recruited him as Project Coordinator specializing in engineering related projects. His last assignment saw him leading the International Business Development Unit for the Middle East/ South Africa (MESA) and South Asia regions. In 2006, he joined Empire Energy Corp, an international energy company and served as a Senior Vice President with a focus on restructuring distressed power plant projects in South East Asia. He was also tasked to develop coal-fired power plants in Indonesia and led the strategic efforts to acquire the Indonesian company.

In 2010, he expanded his horizon and became the Commercial and Corporate Advisor for various companies and provides strategic business development and advisory works to elevate the business to the next level. His vast experiences in developing mega projects locally and internationally has made him profound in many areas.

He joined FELCRA Berhad in 2014 as a Chief Investment Officer and was entrusted a bigger role to lead FELCRA Berhad as the Chief Executive Officer in 2016. He was the driving force that took the organization to venture into the property development. Datuk Zulkarnain left FELCRA in October 2018. He currently sits as Board Member at Daya Materials Berhad and Institute of Plantation Management.

Datuk Zulkarnain is a well-developed professional with good networks in various government ministries in Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.

Board Committee(s)
• None

Qualification(s)
• Bachelor in Engineering, Northern Arizona University

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• Daya Materials Berhad

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 44

Date of first appointment to the Board
17 July 2019

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Dato’ Mohd Zahir has an established career as an auditor with various accounting firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche both at their Malaysia and overseas offices. He later became the Chief Financial Officer of Tracoma Holdings Berhad, a company focusing on the manufacturing of automotive components before appointed as the Audit Director for Baker Tilly Monteiro Heng, sixth largest accounting firm in the world.

He then assumed the role of Head of Fund Operations for CIMB-Principal Asset Management (CPAM) where he helped CPAM to obtain Global Investment Performance Standards and improved the company’s internal control and processes.

Dato’ Mohd Zahir later became the Group Chief Financial Officer of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and subsequently promoted as the Chief Executive Officer of Prasarana Integrated Development (PRIDE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Prasarana. PRIDE’s business objective is to generate recurring income for Prasarana from its commercial activities such as advertising and retails, and largely from the development of properties, known as Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

Currently, he is the Senior Finance Director at Maybridge Consulting PLT, as well as a Finance Committee Member at Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia, a Director of Boustead Petroleum Sdn Bhd and a Director of Perbadanan Padang Golf Subang.

On 17 July 2019, Dato’ Mohd Zahir was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad.

Board Committee(s)
• Chairman of Audit Committee
• Member of Sustainability Committee
• Member of Board Risk Management Committee
• Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
• Member of Board Tender Committee

Qualification(s)
• Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (1993 to 1997)
• Oxford Global CEO Program, Said Business School, Oxford University, United Kingdom (June 2012)
• Certified Financial Planner (October 2010 to Present)
• Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (January 2010 to Present)
• Fellow Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (October 2001 to Present)

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• None

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 58

Date of first appointment to the Board
03 August 2020

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• June 2020 - Present: Board of Directors, Sultan Idris Education University
• May 2020 - Present: Member of National Water Service Commision
• April 2020 - Present: Ahli Jawatan Kuasa PEMIKIR, Kementerian Perpaduan Negara
• June 2019 - Feb 2020: Consultant Academic of Sport, Universiti Putra Malaysia
• 2010 - 2018: Chairman of Yayasan Kemajuan Islam Darul Ridzuan
• 2009 - 2018: Senior Administration Officer, State Government of Perak
• 2008 - 2009: Administration Officer, RISDA
• 2004 - 2008: Executive Assistant, State Government of Perak
• 2002 - 2004: Chief Information Officer, FELDA (Ipoh Region)

Board Committee(s)
• None

Qualification(s)
• Doctorate in Politics and Government from Universiti Putra Malaysia
• Masters in Politics and Government from Universiti Putra Malaysia
• Degree in Management from Open University Malaysia

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• None

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 41

Date of first appointment to the Board
03 August 2020

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• September 2019 - Present: Director of Bianco Mimosa Sdn Bhd.
• September 2018 - Present:
- Chief Executive Officer Seranta FELCRA Berhad
- Board of Director for FELCRA Processing & Engineering Sdn Bhd
- Board of Director for FELCRA Training & Consultancy Sdn Bhd
- Board of Director for FELCRA Education Services Sdn Bhd (KOLEJ FELCRA)
- Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perjawatan dan Bidang Kuasa FELCRA Education Services Sdn Bhd (KOLEJ FELCRA)
• January 2014 - June 2018: Board of Director, Pengkalan Bekalan Kemaman Logistics Sdn Bhd
• February 2009 - June 2015: Private Secretary to Minister of Rural Development
• August 2008 - January 2009: Private Secretary to Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
• July 2015 - July 2016: Director of Bianco Mimosa Sdn Bhd
• January 2011 - February 2013: Board of Director, Academic for College Universiti RISDA

Board Committee(s)
• Chairman of Risk Committee

Qualification(s)
• Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD) (Nanotechnology Engineering) from Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
• Master of Philosophy (MPhil) (Nanotechnology Engineering) from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
• B.Eng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• None

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 47

Date of first appointment to the Board
03 August 2020

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• 2014 - Present: Chairman and Director of Era Universe Development Sdn Bhd.
• 2016 - Present: Legal Advisor of Johor State GLC
• 2015 - Director of Aladdin Group Sdn Bhd
• 2015 - Present: Board of Trustee for Foundation of Research and Transformation (Prime Ministers Office)
• 2012 - 2015: Director of Songa Offshore Malaysia Sdn Bhd
• 2008 - 2010: Director of Cooperative Commission of Malaysia
• 2007 - Present: Major Shareholder and Director of MMA Resources Sdn Bhd
• 2002 - Present: Partner of Messrs Rashid Zulkifli
• 1997 - 2002: Senior Legal Assistant for Messrs Raslan Loong
• 1997 - Legal Counsel for Panglima Aces Sdn Bhd

Board Committee(s)
• Member of Audit Committee
• Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
• Member of Risk Committee

Qualification(s)
• Degree in Law from International Islamic University Malaysia

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• None

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 49

Date of first appointment to the Board
20 November 2020

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• A qualified advocate and solicitor
• A member of Ibrahim Johor Economic Council
• A member of the Board of Director, The University of Nottingham in Malaysia
• An Adjunct Professor at Perdana University
• Founding Director of Bait Al Amanah
• A former Special Advisor to the Office of Chief Minister of Johor
• Former Deputy Chair of the Review Committee of Higher Education Strategic Plan
• Former Consultant, Special Consultancy Team on Globalisation, Prime Minister's Department
• A retired academic at the National Defense University Malaysia

Board Committee(s)
• Chairman of Remuneration Committee
• Chairman of Nomination Committee
• Member of Audit Committee

Qualification(s)
• Doctorate in Law(International Security) from University of Leeds, UK
• Masters in LLM (International Trade Law) from University of Kent, Canterbuy, UK
• Degree in LLB (Hons) from International Islamic University Malaysia

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• None

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None

Nationality/ Gender Age
Malaysian, Male 52

Date of first appointment to the Board
01 March 2021

Date of last re-election
Not Applicable

WORKING EXPERIENCE
• July 2020 to present - Executive Director, Group Business Development, Boustead Holdings Berhad
• 2007 to 2009 - Managing Director, MARA Incorporated
• 2006 to 2007 - Chief Executive Officer, ASM Investment Services Berhad
• 1999 to 2006 - Assistant Vice President, Permodalan Nasional Berhad
• 1992 to 1998 - Senior Manager, Perwira Affin Merchant Bank Berhad
• 1992 - Senior Officer, Oriental Bank Berhad
• 1991 - Auditor, Ernst & Young

Board Committee(s)
• None

Qualification(s)
• Certified Financial Planner, Financial Planning Association of Malaysia
• Public Accountant, Institute of Public Accountant, Australia
• B.Sc (Hons) Accounting and Law, De Monfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

Details of any interest in the securities of Pharmaniaga Berhad
• None

Directorship in other public listed companies
• Boustead Holdings Berhad
• Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad
• Boustead Properties Berhad
• UAC Berhad
• Olympia Industries Berhad

Directorship in public companies
• None

Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries
• None

List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any
• None