Board of Directors
Tan Sri Asmat bin Kamaludin
Tan Sri Asmat, a Malaysian, is an
Independent Non-Executive Director and
the Chairman of the Company. He was
appointed to the Board on 3 March 2003.
Tan Sri Asmat holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from
the University of Malaya, and he also holds 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 has worked with several
international bodies such as ASEAN, World Trade Organisation and the Asia-
Pacific Economic Co-operation, 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 Co-operation (MATRADE) while in the Malaysian
Government service. Tan Sri Asmat is also a Governor representing Malaysia
on the governing Board of the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East
Asia (ERIA). Other Malaysian public companies in which he 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
Berhad, Compugates Holdings Berhad, The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad
and Scomi Energy Services Bhd. He also serves on the Board of JACTIM Foundation.
Tan Sri Asmat is a member of, and chairs the Nomination and Remuneration
Committee and the Options Committee of the Board. Tan Sri Asmat attended
all of the 6 Board Meetings held in the year ended 31 December 2011.