Dato' Idris Kechot

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee

Chairman of Governance & Audit Committee 
Member of Risk Management Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Dato' Idris Kechot, 69, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SD Guthrie Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of SD Guthrie on 29 December 2022.

Dato’ Idris has vast experience and expertise in end-to-end delivery across full unit trust and investment management business value chain. He has made valuable impact as a board member for numerous large corporations across various industries. Throughout his professional career, he has held leadership positions and spearheaded various departments, driving innovation and executing numerous programmes across corporate disciplines to achieve key company objectives encompassing key fiscal, strategic, and operational metrics.

Dato' Idris embodies successful leadership with a proven track record, having played an integral part in successfully achieving strategic, revenue and profit objectives within Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) during his tenure as the Executive Vice-President, Unit Trust, and the Deputy President & Group Chief Operating Officer, Asset Management of PNB, as well as the Head & Executive Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad.

Dato' Idris was previously on the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad and Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad. He was also a former Director of SD Guthrie Group, prior to its listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2017. He currently sits on the Board of Kumpulan Fima Berhad and serves as the Chairman of Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS) Group of Companies.

Dato’ Idris holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Master’s in Business Administration specialising in Finance, from University of Stirling, United Kingdom. He has also attended the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School, United Kingdom.

Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023

Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser
20 February 2023 ESG Reporting: Key to Value Creation Today Malaysia Institute of Accountants
8 March 2023 Digital: Beyond Efficiency
Digital: Culture by Design
Innovation Engine
SD Guthrie, Robin Speculand, Innosight, Amazon Web Services
9 May 2023 Risk Culture Building – The Future of Risk Management Malaysia Institute of Accountants
27 July 2023 Revving Up the Race for Sustainability Securities Industry Development Corporation
27 July 2023 PNB Knowledge Forum – Harnessing Innovation and Technology for Business Sustainability and Resilience Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
13 July 2023 Stepping Up to the Role: Objective Assurance & Advisory on ESG SD Guthrie
14 September 2023 Sustainability in the Digital Age Asia School of Business (ASB)
4 September 2023 Integrity Day 2023 Upholding Integrity, Guiding Governance Excellent in Action Prolintas
21 to 22 September 2023 SD Guthrie Retreat II SD Guthrie
2 to 3 October 2023 Khazanah Megatrend Forum Khazanah Nasional Berhad
9 October 2023 Pre-budget 2024 Views Transforming Malaysia Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad
23 October 2023 What Amounts to a Conflict of Interests by Directors ASB & SD Guthrie
2 November 2023 SAsia-Pacific Solutions Forum Sustainability & Development Solutions Network Jeffery Cheah Foundation
14 November 2023 Fima’s 2nd Virtual Summit (Series 4)Improving Workplace Dynamics: Achieving Harmony through Compliance and Competence Kumpulan Fima Berhad