Board of Directors
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Haji Omar Bin Abdul Rahman
Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
An active contributor to the science and technology industry in Malaysia and formerly Science Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Omar served on a number of national committees and initiated various programmes for the country’s technology advancement management, research and development and commercialization. This includes the establishment of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation, the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, Composite Technology (Research) Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Technology Development Corridor.
Tan Sri Omar also holds directorships in other public companies including BCT Technology Berhad and GW Plastics Holdings Bhd.
The primary objective of the Company’s Board Charter is to set out the functions and responsibilities of the Board of Directors (“the Board”).
Composition of the Board
The Board will be composed of a majority, non-executive directors. The number of directors shall not be less than two (2) nor more than twelve (12). The appointment of directors shall be recommended by the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee and approved by the Board as a whole.
The Chairman shall be a non -executive director, preferably independent, and the role of the Chairman and Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer shall be separated.
The compositions of the independent and non-independent directors are carefully considered to ensure that the Board is well balanced and independent director shall be at least one-third of the Board composition.
The tenure of an independent director should not exceed a cumulative term of nine (9) years. Upon completion of nine (9) years, the independent director m ay continue to serve on the Board subject to the director’s re-designation as a non-independent director. The Board may justify and to seek shareholders’ approval in the event he desires to retain as an independent director, a person who has served in that capacity for more than nine years.
The Board is encouraged to achieve 30% female directors by 2016. Each director is to serve a maximum of five (5) board directorships with public listed companies in Malaysia.
The Board has appointed Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Haji Omar Bin Abdul Rahman as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director to serve as a point of contact for investors and shareholders when the normal channel of communication is considered to be inappropriate or inadequate.