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Board Of Directors

DATUK ABDUL HAMID BIN SAWAL
Age 68, Male, Malaysian

  • Chairman
  • Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Chairman of Nominating Committee
  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Remuneration Committee

Datuk Abdul Hamid bin Sawal was appointed to the Board on 23 May 2011.

He graduated with Bachelor of Economics from the University of Malaya and MBA in Agribusiness from University of Santa Clara, California, USA. He joined the Malaysian Civil Service in 1971 and initially served in the Ministry of Finance Division (Treasury) and later was transferred to the Accountant General’s Department. In 1974, he joined the Ministry of Primary Industries and in 1989, he was transferred to the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department as Head of Privatisation Task Force. In 1997, he was appointed as Deputy Director General (Sectoral) in the Economic Planning Unit. In June 1999, he was transferred back to the Ministry of Primary Industries as Deputy Secretary General and was seconded to the Malaysian Rubber Board as the Director General in January 2000 and served until his retirement from the public service in January 2006.

Datuk Abdul Hamid bin Sawal was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of PICORP on 19 November 2012. He has no family relationship with any Director and / or substantial shareholder of the Company. He is not a director of any other public company or listed issuers. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

ZAID BIN ABDULLAH
Age 65, Male, Malaysian

  • Executive Deputy Chairman

Zaid bin Abdullah was appointed to the Board on 1 November 1990.

He is the founder of PICORP Group and holds directorships in all the subsidiary companies of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and Advance Diploma in Accounting from the University of Malaya and is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Prior to the setting up of PICORP Group in 1992, he held the position of Director of Finance in Shapadu Corporation from 1978 to 1982 and was then promoted to Group Executive Director of Shapadu Group of Companies, a position he upheld until he left in 1992 to develop PICORP Group. He set up Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ASMA) in 1993 and was the initial Managing Director for ASMA. He was directly involved in managing all the works related to setting up of ASMA that include but not limited to the finalizing of the Concession Agreement with the Government, setting up of the Continuous Air Quality Monitoring (CAQM) and Continuous Water Quality Monitoring stations as well as the Environmental Data Centre. He was also involved in the formulation of the training program for the CAQM specialists / technicians with the Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada. The acquisition of a majority stake in ALS Technichem (M) Sdn Bhd through the joint venture agreement with Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd was also initiated by him and he has successfully turned around the company. With his vast experience in the corporate business world, he has contributed much to the success and growth of PICORP Group.

Zaid bin Abdullah was re-designated as Executive Deputy Chairman of PICORP on 19 November 2012. He is the spouse of Zaidah binti Mohd Salleh, father of Usamah bin Zaid and Fatimah Zahrah binti Zaid and a major shareholder of PICORP. He is not a director of any other public company or listed issuers. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

ZAIDAH BINTI MOHD SALLEH
Age 62, Female, Malaysian

  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of Audit Committee

Zaidah binti Mohd Salleh was appointed to the Board on 1 November 1990.

She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She graduated from the University of Malaya with Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) in 1977 and Advance Diploma in Accounting in 1978. She started her career in 1978 as an Accountant in Jabatan Telekom and was promoted to Financial Controller (“G”) in 1981. In 1984, she was entrusted to head the Regional Accounts Division as the Regional Accountant of Telekom Malaysia. In 1989, she was promoted to the position of a Senior Accountant (Operations), a position she upheld until she left in 1993 to join PICORP. She was initially the Group Financial Controller who oversees all financial related matters in the Group. She has been directly involved in obtaining the financial assistance from the relevant financial institutions, PUNB and PNS to facilitate the setting up of the Group and was promoted to the Group Executive Director position in year 2003.

DATO' HAJJAH ROSNANI BINTI IBARAHIM
Age 63, Female, Malaysian

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of Nominating Committee
  • Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Chairman of Board Risk Management Committee

Dato' Hajjah Rosnani binti Ibarahim was appointed to the Board on 14 May 2012.

She graduated from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. She held the post of the Director-General of the Department of Environment Malaysia from year 1998 to 2011 and fully retired on 21 October 2011. She joined the Department of Environment in 1977 immediately after graduation and worked in different sections of the Department in gaining experience in various environmental management programmes. She was one of the pioneers to set up the country’s programmes on managing toxic and hazardous wastes. She was extensively involved in the development of Malaysia's policy, strategy and programmes on pollution control and monitoring/surveillance programmes including for air, noise, water and marine pollution. She has on many occasions represented Malaysia in the regional/international forum/meetings pertaining to environmental management issues. She was awarded the AECEN Award for Excellence for Environmental Governance in Malaysia in year 2011 by an international NGO known as the Asia Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network.

DATO' DR. LUKMAN BIN IBRAHIM
Age 51, Male, Malaysian

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Chairman of Remuneration Committee
  • Member of Board Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Nominating Committee

Dato' Dr. Lukman bin Ibrahim was appointed to the Board on 9 January 2015.

He is a Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) United Kingdom, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Dato’ Dr. Lukman obtained his PhD in Accountancy from MARA University of Technology in 2014. He graduated from the Temple University, Philadelphia, USA with a Master of Business Administration Degree in 1990. Prior to obtaining his MBA, Dato’ Dr. Lukman graduated Magna Cum Laude and acquired his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree majoring in Accounting and Finance from the same institution. He graduated from Association of Certified Chartered Accountants ACCA, United Kingdom in 2001.

Dato' Dr. Lukman started his career with Sun Refining and Marketing, Philadelphia, U.S.A. in 1989 prior to joining Automotive Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in 1990. He joined Proton Berhad in 1991 and built his career in automotive industry with Proton for 17 years. During his tenure with Proton, he was seconded to Proton Part Centre Sdn Bhd in 1993 for two years. He was then seconded to PHN Industry Sdn Bhd with his last position was as the Managing Director. In 2008, he joined DRB-HICOM Berhad as Group Chief Financial Officer. He was later promoted to Group Chief Operating Officer in 2011. In 2012, Dato’ Dr. Lukman was entrusted the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Proton Holdings Berhad, a position which he held until 2014.

Dato' Dr. Lukman bin Ibrahim has no family relationship with any Director and / or substantial shareholder of the Company. He is not a director of any other public company or listed issuers. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

LEE WENG CHONG
Age 60, Male, Singaporean

  • Independent Non-Executive Director

Lee Weng Chong was first appointed to the Board on 19 July 2004. He resigned on 31 December 2015 and was re-appointed to the Board on 2 September 2016.

He graduated from the University of Aston, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and obtained his professional qualification as a Chartered Chemical Engineer from the Institute of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom. He started his career with Alfa Laval in United Kingdom, a global process equipment supplier and subsequently continued to serve the company in Singapore. He then joined Invensys Software Systems (S) Pte Ltd and was operationally responsible for a number of businesses from Industrial Automation to Process Equipment to ERP Systems, covering the Asia Pacific region. He is currently the President for Asia Pacific region at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions based in Singapore, a company that provides speciality polymer seals and sealing solutions.

USAMAH BIN ZAID
Age 33, Male, Malaysian

  • Executive Director

Usamah bin Zaid was appointed to the Board on 9 October 2014.

Usamah obtained his Master in Business Administration from the Management & Science University (MSU) in 2015. He also graduated in General Islamic Studies from Darul Uloom Zakariya Islamic University, South Africa in 2010. He joined Progressive Impact Corporation Berhad in July 2010 and served as Syariah Advisor to the Group. He was then seconded to a subsidiary company, i.e. PJBumi Berhad (subsequently divested in 2011) as Business Development Executive and was later transferred to Alam Sekitar Eco-Technology Sdn Bhd. He actively involves in business development of Alam Sekitar Eco-Technology Sdn Bhd and contributed to several successful project awarded to the company.

FATIMAH ZAHRAH BINTI ZAID
Age 32, Female, Malaysian

  • Alternate Director to Zaidah binti Mohd Salleh

Fatimah Zahrah binti Zaid was appointed as Alternate Director to Zaidah binti Mohd Salleh on 9 April 2015.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Malaya. She started her career with Foxboro (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, an oil and gas company, in 2007 as a Project Engineer and was promoted to Proposal Engineer in 2010. In 2013, she left Foxboro (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to pursue her Master in Business Administration. She is now actively involved in business activities of the Zaiyadal Group of Companies.

Management Team

JOHAR YUSOF

Johar bin Yusof was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 14 January 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from University of Miami, Florida, USA and Master in Business Administration (Finance) from International Islamic University of Malaysia.

He started his career with Texas Instruments (M) Sdn Bhd as Project Engineer and Training Coordinator. He joined Invensys Software System (S) Pte. Ltd. in 1999 as the Sales Account Manager for Chemical, Oil & Gas Industry. He has vast experience in oil & gas industry especially in project management and business development.

He then joined Foxboro (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 2003 as the General Manager before he was promoted as the Managing Director of Progressive Impact Technology Sdn Bhd in 2006. He was also the Group Managing Director of PJBumi Berhad from 2008 till 2011.

Johar has direct shareholding of 1,523,000 (0.231%) ordinary shares in the Company. He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company. He does not hold any directorships in public companies and listed issuers.

NADZRAH HASHIM

Nadzrah Hashim was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Progressive Impact Corporation Berhad ("PICORP") on 1 October 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor (Honours) in Accounting and Financial from South Bank University, London.

She gained experience in accounting field from various companies prior to joining Progressive Impact Corporation Berhad in 1998 as an Accountant. After receiving numerous promotions, in 2011, she was entrusted with the position of Chief Financial Officer, responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the Group. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, managerial finance, forecasting and strategic planning, developing financial and tax strategies, risk planning activities, ongoing monitoring of control systems and strategic negotiations.

She was directly involved in the listing exercise of PICORP in Bursa Malaysia in 2004. She also gained various international experience in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia and was involved in several merger and acquisition exercises undertaken by the Group.

She has direct shareholding of 481,200 ordinary shares in the Company. She has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company. She does not hold any directorships in public companies and listed issuers. She does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and no conviction of offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

SHAMUDDIN SULAIMAN

Shamuddin Sulaiman was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“ASMA") on 13 April 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.

Shamuddin is a civil engineer by training and has more than 20 years of technical and administrative experience in construction site management and project management. Prior to joining ASMA, he was a Senior Project Manager of Ch2M HILL Malaysia Sdn Bhd, steering the Water Business Group for over nine years. He was involved in the management of numerous types of projects in the areas of civil works, water, wastewater, and environmental in various countries such as Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and USA.

He joined ASMA on 1 October 2006 as a General Manager - Operations & Engineering and was later promoted to his existing position as Chief Operating Officer in 2012.

DR. CHIN TEEN TEEN

Dr Chin Teen Teen was appointed as the General Manager of ALS Technichem Malaysia Sdn Bhd ("ALS") on 1 November 1998 within a short period after joining ALS on 5 March 1997.

In 1993, she obtained her Ph.D in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry from University of Vermont, USA. She graduated from University of British Columbia, Canada with Master of Science (Chemistry) in 1989. Prior to obtaining her M.Sc, she acquired her Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) from University of New Brunswick, Canada in 1986.

Dr Chin has more than 30 years experience in the area of laboratory management and chemical research. With her vast experience, she has been contributing significantly to the overall performance and growth of the Company which includes expanding the Company's business operation where todate, ALS is operating in five cities throughout Malaysia and Indonesia.

She has direct shareholding of 525,000 ordinary shares in the Company. She has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company. She does not hold any directorships in public companies and listed issuers. She does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and no conviction for offences within the past 5 years or any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.