Izlan bin Izhab, a Malaysian aged 69, is our Chairman. He was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2013. He serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, UK in 1973, and attended the Advance Management Program at the University of Hawaii, US in 1984.
He started his career as an Assistant Legal Officer with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). From 1975 to 1978, he was a company secretary with Kompleks Kewangan Malaysia Berhad.
From 1978 to 1984, he was the Company Secretary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. He spent the next 15 years with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (currently known as Bursa Malaysia Berhad) as the Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs until his retirement. He was responsible for company secretarial functions, legal advisory on capital market laws and regulations and conducted lectures on capital market laws and regulations.
From 2004 until May 2013, he was a member of Bursa Malaysia Berhad Appeals Committee. He was an independent director of Ramunia Holdings Berhad (now known as TH Heavy Engineering Berhad) from 2004 to 2008. During that period, he was the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the said company. He is currently an independent non-executive Director of K&N Kenanga Holdings Berhad and Box-Pak (Malaysia) Berhad, which are all listed on Bursa Securities.
Izlan bin Izhab has attended all Board Meetings held during the financial year. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and does not have any family relationships with any Director and / or major shareholder. He has never been convicted for any offence within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.