Board of Directors
Tan Sri Asmat Bin Kamaludin
Tan Sri Asmat, 68, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2010.
Tan Sri Asmat holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Diploma in European Economic Integration from the University of Amsterdam.
Tan Sri Asmat has vast experience in various capacities in the public service and his last position was as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, a position he held from 1992 to 2001. He has served as Economic Counsellor for Malaysia in Brussels and worked with several international bodies such as ASEAN, the World Trade Organisation and the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation, representing Malaysia in relevant negotiations and agreements. Tan Sri Asmat has also been actively involved in several national organisations such as Permodalan Nasional Bhd, Johor Corporation, the Small and Medium Scale Industries Corporation (SMIDEC) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) while in the Malaysian Government service. Tan Sri Asmat also served as Governor representing Malaysia on the governing Board of the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA).
Other Malaysian public companies in which Tan Sri Asmat is a director are UMW Holdings Berhad, YTL Cement Berhad, Permodalan Nasional Bhd, Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Lion Industries Corporation Berhad, Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad, Symphony House Bhd, TASCO (formerly known as Trans-Asia Shipping Corporation Berhad), Compugates Holdings Berhad, The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad (formerly known as ABN AMRO Bank Berhad) and Scomi Group Bhd. He also serves on the Board of JACTIM Foundation.
Tan Sri Asmat is the brother in-law of Vice Admiral Dato’ Haron Bin Dato’ (Dr) Mohd Salleh (Rtd), an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Tan Sri Asmat chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board.