Jenifer Thien

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee

Member of Governance & Audit Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Jenifer Thien, 56, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SD Guthrie Berhad. She was appointed to the Board of SD Guthrie on 22 December 2023.

Jenifer Thien is the Founder and Principal of Grit and Pace, through which she offers invaluable expertise for corporations on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy alongside driving transformative change in supply chain, procurement and operational excellence. She has over three decades of experience in top executive positions in the consumer-packaged goods industry as she worked and resided in various countries in Asia and the United States. She spent 25 years at Mars Incorporated, where she last served as Global Chief Procurement Officer.

Jenifer Thien currently serves as director/council member on the boards of UEM Edgenta Berhad, AEON Co. (M) Berhad, Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Olam Agri Holdings Limited, Jadestone Energy PLC, Climate Governance Malaysia and Asia Advisory Board Member of Lucta S.A.

Jenifer Thien holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Food Science and Technology from University Putra Malaysia. She is also an alumna of the executive programmes at the London Business School, INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Center for Creative Leadership.

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
17 January 2023 Social Sustainability Towards a Just Transition Joint Committee on Climate Change / AICB
10 February 2023 Inclusive Leadership & Networking Effectively LeadWomen
16 February 2023 Bursa Malaysia's Enhanced Sustainability Reporting Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)
16 February 2023 Responsible Investment - Best Practise for Effective Stewardship Capital Markets Malaysia
7 March 2023 DEI conversation: Embrace Equity 30% Club
21 March 2023 Navigating ESG Data into Decisions ICDM
4 April 2023 PNB Tea Talk Series #5 2023 - Up Close and Personal with Datin Norazah Mohamed Razali PNB
4 April 2023 ASEAN TNFD Consultation Workshop World Business Council for Sustainable Development
5 April 2023 The Impact of Robotic Applications on Good Governance Good Governance Academy.
14 April 2023 A Dialogue with Bursa Malaysia - FTSE4GOOD ESG Rating for ALL PLCs ICDM
25 May 2023 Advancing Cyber Resilience - Board's Top 3 Must-Knows ICDM
25 May 2023 Top in Tech - Setting ESG at the Forefront Digital News Asia
27 June 2023 Are you providing what your employees value? Mercer Marsh McLennan
28 June /2023 ESG and Climate Governance International Conference - What Directors Need to Know Climate Governance Singapore
7 July 2023 Advance Strategy for Directors INSEAD
13 July 2023 Climate Reporting & Disclosure: How Boards can Prepare for Success Climate Governance Initiative
20 July 2023 Generative AI – An Opportunity or Risk? ICDM
25 July 2023 Nominating Committee Essentials Singapore Institute of Directors
26 July 2023 Board NRC Committee Dialogue ICDM
2 August 2023 Bridging the Gap: Metaverse, Board of Directors, Net Zero & NFT ICDM
3 August 2023 Chairperson Masterclass: The Concept of Double Materiality Climate Governance Malaysia
5 September 2023 National Climate Governance Summit Climate Governance Malaysia
6 September 2023 Climate Governance Workshops for SME Climate Governance Malaysia
8 September 2023 Navigating the Rising Tide of Financial Crime & Technology ICDM
11 September 2023 CIMB Cooler Earth Summit CIMB
19 September 2023 Mandatory Accreditation Program Part II - Leading for Impact (Day 1) ICDM
20 September 2023 Mandatory Accreditation Program Part II - Leading for Impact (Day 2) ICDM
2 to 3 October 2023 Khazanah Megatrends Forum Khazanah Nasional Berhad
10 October 2023 Board Oversight of Climate Risks and Opportunities Asia School of Business
10 October 2023 The Board & Talent, Culture and Sustainability Board Impact Forum
17 October 2023 RRA Board Leadership Forum Russell Reynolds Associates
18 October 2023 RRA Board Leadership Forum Russell Reynolds Associates
2 November 2023 Managing Turnaround for PLCs ICDM
16 November 2023 The New Era of Board Duties Climate Governance Malaysia
4 December 2023 The Wirecard Scandal - A Whistleblower's Perspective Asia School of Business
11 December 2023 Strategies for Sustainable Business for Future (ESG, GHG, carbon footprint minimisation) Cambridge Training
12 to 13 December 2023 PNB and ASNB Joint Board Offsite PNB
12 to 13 December 2023 PNB and ASNB Joint Board Offsite PNB
12 to 13 December 2023 PNB and ASNB Joint Board Offsite PNB