Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani(280X390px)

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha

Group Managing Director

Dato’ Halipah Esa(280X390px)

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd Nizam Zainordin(280X390px)

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Mohd Anwar Yahya(280X390px)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Idris Kechot

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sri Sharifah Sofianny Syed Hussain

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohd Irwan Ahmad Mustafa @ Mustafa

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Jenifer Thien

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sharifah Sheila Syed Muhamad

Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director

Ahmad Faiz Ahmad Shahrudin

Alternate Director to Mohd Irwan Ahmad Mustafa @ Mustafa

Additional Information


  1. Save as disclosed below, none of the Directors has any family relationship with and is not related to any director and/or major shareholder of SD Guthrie, nor has any personal pecuniary interest in any business arrangement involving the Company:
    1. (i) The nominee Directors of Permodalan Nasional Berhad are as follows:
      • Tan Sri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani;
      • Dato' Mohd Nizam Zainordin; and
      • Mohd Irwan Ahmad Mustafa.
    2. (ii) Sharifah Sheila Syed Muhamad, a nominee Director of Employees Provident Fund.
  2. None of the Directors has any conviction for offences within the past five years, nor public sanctions or penalties imposed by the relevant regulatory authorities during the financial year other than traffic offences, if any.
  3. Save as disclosed below, none of the Directors has any conflict of interest with SD Guthrie:
    1. (i) Datuk Mohd Anwar Yahya by virtue of his indirect interest in Mizou Holdings Sdn Bhd, which is a vendor of SD Guthrie and his position as a Director of Public Islamic Bank Berhad, which is one of the financiers of SD Guthrie:
    2. (ii) Dato' Idris Kechot by virtue of his position as the Chairman and Director of Kumpulan Fima Berhad, which is a vendor of and in the same business sector as SD Guthrie:
    3. (iii) Jenifer Thien by virtue of her position as Director of Olam Agri Holdings Limited, which is in the same business sector as SD Guthrie:
    Given the above, the Group maintains independent controls, procedures and safeguards when reviewing transactions as they arise.
  4. None of the Directors hold more than five directorships in listed issuers.
  5. The details of Directors’ attendance at Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2023 are set out in the Corporate Governance Overview Statement on pages 103 to 111.

Group Leadership Council

01 Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha (profile)

Group Managing Director

02 Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad (profile)

Group Chief Operating Officer,
SD Guthrie &

Managing Director,
SD Guthrie International

03 Renaka Ramachandran (profile)

Chief Financial Officer

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Group Secretary

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Acting Chief Human Resources Officer

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Chief Communications Officer

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Chief Sustainability Officer

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Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

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Group General Counsel

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Chief Integrity & Assurance Officer

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Chief Risk Officer & Special Projects

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Chief Digital Officer

Operations Leadership Team (OLT)

02 Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad (profile)

Group Chief Operating Officer, SD Guthrie &
Managing Director,
SD Guthrie International

Chairman of OLT

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Chief Executive Officer,
Upstream Malaysia



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Chief Executive Officer,
Upstream Indonesia



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Chief Executive Officer,
Upstream Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands


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Dr Shariman Alwani (2)

Chief Operating Officer,
SD Guthrie International

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Chief Research and Development Officer


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