Ex-KLSE man is Boustead director

Abdul Hamid’s (pic) appointment is effective yesterday. He is currently also an executive director of Symphony House Sdn Bhd.

PETALING JAYA: Boustead Holdings Bhd has appointed Datuk Abdul Hamid Sh Mohamed as its independent non-executive director.

Abdul Hamid’s (pic) appointment is effective yesterday. He is currently also an executive director of Symphony House Sdn Bhd.

He brought with him over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, investment, strategy and accounting, Boustead said in a statement.

From 1998 to 2003, Abdul Hamid was with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Bhd) where he was last its chief financial officer.

He also currently sits on the boards of Maybank Investment Bank Bhd, MMC Corp Bhd and Ekuiti Nasional Bhd.

Boustead said it was confident that the company would benefit much from Abdul Hamid’s vast experience in corporate Malaysia.

“His expertise in the fields of corporate finance and investment will certainly strengthen the board, as it guides the company in its transformation journey to become a sustainable and high performing organisation, ” it said.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Boustead Plantations Bhd also announced the appointment of Datuk Ismail Lasim as independent non-executive chairman and Abdul Aziz Julkarnain as independent non-executive director, effective yesterday.

Ismail, 61, has been a Negri Sembilan state assemblyman from 1999 and has also been state exco man between 2004 and 2018.

Prior to this, the qualified lawyer was with Messrs Halim & Ismail from 1985 to 2004.

Abdul Aziz, 42, is currently the managing director of TRH Builders Sdn Bhd, a director of MYIB Group, managing director of Hashim & Julkarnain Perunding Sdn Bhd and the project coordinator for Intiutama Sdn Bhd.

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