Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha

Group Managing Director

Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha, 57, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director of SD Guthrie Berhad, a position he has held since 1 July 2019.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy started his career with Wellers Accountants, Oxford, United Kingdom in 1988. Upon his return to Malaysia in 1991, he joined Shell Malaysia Group of Companies and subsequently in 1997, Guthrie Group, where he was entrusted with various senior roles across the group’s property and plantation businesses in Malaysia and Indonesia. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of Highlands & Lowlands Berhad and Guthrie Ropel Berhad prior to the merger of Guthrie Group, Golden Hope Plantations Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad in 2007.

After the merger, he was appointed Head, Upstream Malaysia for SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) and left in 2013 to pursue his own interests. He rejoined SD Guthrie in 2016 where he held several key positions before assuming his current position in 2019.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy is the current Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. He is also a council member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of both the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and the Incorporated Society of Planters.

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
8 March 2023 Digital: Beyond Efficiency
Digital: Culture by Design
Innovation Engine
SD Guthrie, Robin Speculand, Innosight, Amazon Web Services
23 October 2023 What Amounts to a Conflict of Interest by Directors Asia School of Business & SD Guthrie