Encik Ahmad Ruslan Zahari Bin Dato’ Dr.Zakaria
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Nominating Committee, Remuneration Committee and Option Committee
Ahmad Ruslan Zahari Bin Dato’ Dr.Zakaria was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 April 2012. He is Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee, Remuneration Committee and Options Committee.
Encik Ahmad Ruslan graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economic Studies (Accounting & Financial Analysis). After graduation, he trained as a Chartered Accountant at a firm in London and in 1986, he joined Merchants Business Growth Consulting, a pan-European marketing consulting company, as its Group Financial Controller.
In 1993, he left Europe and joined the Corporate Finance Department of what is now known as CIMB Investment Bank Berhad. In 1997, he assisted in the formation of Commerce Asset Ventures, the venture capital arm of CIMB Group. In 2000, he joined Clear Channel Communications, Inc., the leading global media organisation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ASEAN Regional Director/Managing Director of the Malaysian operations.
In 2005, he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Terengganu Incorporated, a strategic investment holding company for the Terengganu state. In 2008, he joined, as CEO, Armstrong Marine & Offshore Sdn. Bhd., the official representatives of Armstrong Corporation Holdings in Asia and the Pacific Rim, a company involved in offshore and shipping investments, oil trading, finance and project development.
Since 2010, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Sungai Temau Mining (M) Sdn. Bhd., an iron ore mining company. In addition, he is also the Secretary of the Pahang Iron Ore Industry Association and Council Member of the Malaysian Chamber of Mines.
Encik Ahmad Ruslan is also an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee of Spring Gallery Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee of Minetech Resources Berhad, both public companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) and an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee of CWorks Systems Berhad, a public company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia. Additionally, he is a director of several private limited companies.
Trainings attended by En. Ahmad Ruslan during the financial year ended 31 July 2015 are as follows:”
– “Appreciation & Application of ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard” organised by MSWG & Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
– “Risk Management & Internal Control” organised by Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
– “Responsibilities of Directors in relation to financial statements” organised by Tricor Knowledge House Sdn Bhd.