Sime Darby names Samsudin Osman as interim acting chairman 


KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd has named Tan Sri Samsudin Osman as interim acting chairman following the departure of Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad.

Abdul Rahman, 51, is taking up the role of group chief executive officer and executive director of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd and CIMB Bank Bhd effective June 10.

“The board of directors and the management team of Sime Darby would like to express our utmost thanks and gratitude to Abdul Rahman for his leadership and guidance during his tenure with the group," Sime Darby chief executive officer Datuk Jeffri Salim Davidson said in a statement today.

“We wish him all the best in his future undertakings. We would also like to thank Tan Sri Samsudin for agreeing to take on the role of interim acting chairman until the new chairman is appointed,” he added.

Samsudin, 73, has been a member of the Sime Darby board since Dec 19, 2008.

He was previously the chairman of the Employees Provident Fund board from February 2007 to March 2020.

Prior to that he was the chief secretary to the government from 2001 to 2006.

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