Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Yusof Basiran

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Yusof Basiran
Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiran, 71, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director.
He was appointed to the Board on 31 December 2010.
Tan Sri Yusof obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1973, a Post-Graduate degree in Rubber Technology from the North London Polytechnic, England in 1974, a Master’s degree in Engineering specialising in Industrial Management and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1976 and 1977 respectively. He completed his Doctorate with a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Science from the University of Stirling, Scotland in 1987.

Prior to joining the Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) in 1979, Tan Sri Yusof held the position of Rubber Technologist/Techno-Economist with the Rubber Research Institute/Malaysian Rubber Research and Development Board from 1973 until 1978. He was later appointed as the Director-General of PORIM in 1992 and held the position for eight years until April 2000 before assuming the role of Director-General of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, a merged organisation between PORIM and the Palm Oil Registration and Licensing Authority, from 1 May 2000 to 18 January 2006. Tan Sri Yusof was the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council from 2006 to January 2017. He was also a Director of Bank Negara Malaysia and Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA).

Tan Sri Yusof is currently the Chairman of CB Industrial Product Holding Berhad. He is the Executive Director of Council of Pal Oil Producing Countries. Apart from holding distinguished corporate positions, he is also involved in other organisations, among others, a Senior Fellow and past President of the Academy Sciences Malaysia and a Fellow of the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association, the Incorporated Society of Planters and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

  • Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Chairman of Board Tender Committee


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
30 May 2019 Talk on Cyber Security Awareness Mr Clement Arul Talk
5 September 2019 Digital Transformation by Anosh Thakkar, Senior Advisor of McKinsey Sime Darby Plantations Berhad Training

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