Tan Sri Dato' A. Ghani Othman

Tan Sri Dato' A. Ghani Othman
Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Dato' A. Ghani Othman, 73, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2013.
Tan Sri A. Ghani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and a Master’s degree in Political Economy from the University of Queensland, Australia. He began his career in 1974 as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya and later served as the Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from 1980 to 1984.

Tan Sri A. Ghani was appointed as a Member of the Senate in December 1984 and subsequently elected as a Member of Parliament for Ledang in August 1986. He was later appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post in May 1987 and thereafter became the Deputy Minister of Finance in 1990. In December 1993, he was appointed the Minister of Youth and Sports and served in that capacity until March 1995.
Tan Sri A. Ghani served as the Chief Minister of Johor from March 1995 to May 2013. He was also the Chairman of the board of directors of Johor Corporation from May 1995 to May 2013. Tan Sri A. Ghani was formerly the Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad.

Tan Sri A. Ghani is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research.


Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/ Organiser Mode of Training
27 February 2019 Briefing on Corporate Liability & Corporate Integrity Pledge Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Briefing
5 March 2019 PNB Leadership Forum – Organisational Excellence/ From Governance to Performance PNB Forum
30 May 2019 Talk on Cyber Security Awareness Mr Clement Arul Talk
25 June 2019 PNB Leadership Forum -Positive Autocracy: A Leadership Model for Industry 4.0 PNB Forum
5 September 2019 SD Plantation Board Retreat Dinner Talk – Leading Digital Transformation for Competitive Edge Mr Anosh Thakker of McKinsey & Co Talk
30 October 2019 PNB Corporate Summit 2019 – Rebooting Corporate Malaysia PNB Summit
18 November 2019 YTI Memorial Lecture – The Diverse Facets of Leadership PNB Lecture
22 November 2019 MOSTA Forum: Critical issues facing the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry MOSTA Forum

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