PNB’s Abdul Rahman will be next Sime Darby chairman

Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad

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KUALA LUMPUR — Aug. 28, 2019: Permodalan Nasional Berhad’s president and group chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad will be Sime Darby Berhad’s chairman from October 31, taking over from Tan Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah who is retiring for health reasons.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Sime Darby said Rahman will first be made a non-independent non-executive director on September 1.

“We look forward to a smooth transition of board leadership under Abdul Rahman’s direction,” said Sime Darby group CEO Datuk Jeffri Salim Davidson. Sime Darby is one of PNB’s key strategic companies, in which it owns a 52 per cent.

Rahman was once the CEO of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government-linked private equity firm. Prior to joining Ekuinas, he was the group managing director/CEO of Media Prima Berhad and group managing director/CEO of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad. — Bernama



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