Sime Darby reveals new leadership for pure plays

PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Bhd has announced the new chairman and senior leadership for its three pure plays as well as a leaner and more focused direction for Sime Darby itself.

Tan Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, who is currently the deputy chairman of Sime Darby, has been named the new chairman of Sime Darby, with Jeffri Salim Davidson as the president and group chief executive.

The two will be supported by Datuk Lawrence Lee Cheow Hock as managing director of Sime Darby Motors, Scott William Cameron as managing director of Sime Darby Industrial and Timothy Lee Chi Tim as managing director of Sime Darby Logistics.

Sime Darby’s current chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Othman has been named the new chairman of Sime Darby Plantation Bhd while current president and group chief executive of Sime Darby Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh will take on the role of executive deputy chairman and managing director of the plantation unit.



Datuk Franki Anthony Dass will be the chief advisor and value officer while Renaka Ramachandran is the CFO for Sime Darby Plantation.

The third pure play, Sime Darby Property Bhd will be led by Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar as chairman, Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin as managing director and Datuk Tong Poh Keow as executive director and CFO.

Sime Darby Plantation and Sime Darby Property are on course for listing at year-end.

“We are confident that all three pure plays have the right leadership to take the companies forward in these challenging times. Their task is to grow the businesses and their challenge is to achieve this while delivering consistent returns for all their stakeholders,” Abdul Ghani said in a statement today.

Source: The Sun Daily

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