Board of Directors
Tan Sri Asmat bin Kamaludin
Tan Sri Asmat, 69, 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, Malaysia (MITI), a position he held from 1992 to 2001. Between1973 and 1976, he has served as Senior Economic Counsellor for Malaysia in Brussels and has worked with several international bodies such as Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, representing Malaysia in relevant negotiations and agreements. Tan Sri Asmat has also been actively involved in several national organisations such as Johor Corporation, the Small and Medium Scale Industries Corporation (SMIDEC) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) while in the Malaysian Government service. In 2008, Tan Sri Asmat was appointed by MITI to represent Malaysia as Governor 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 Permodalan Nasional Bhd, UMW Holdings Berhad, YTL Cement Berhad, Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad, Compugates Holdings Berhad, The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad, UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad. 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.