Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh
Executive Deputy Chairman & Managing Director
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh, a Malaysian aged 64, is the Executive Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom in 1977. He was an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1983 and became a Fellow of ICAEW in 1993. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1988.
 
Tan Sri Mohd Bakke was an Audit Senior at Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) in 1983 before moving on to Caltex Oil Malaysia Ltd as the Head of Internal Audit in 1984. He joined Citibank Kuala Lumpur as the Head of Audit Division for Malaysia and Brunei in 1985, and subsequently became the Assistant Vice President of the Real Estate Division until 1988. Later in 1988, he joined Island & Peninsular Berhad as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently became the General Manager of the Plantation Division. He was promoted to Group General Manager before leaving in 1993. He was the Managing Director of Electra House Sdn Bhd from 1993 to 1994, Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan Sdn Bhd from 1994 to 1998 and Federal Power Sdn Bhd from 1998 to 1999.
 
Tan Sri Mohd Bakke served as Director, Property Division of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad from 1999 to 2001. He then served as the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lembaga Tabung Haji from 2001 to 2005. In December 2005, he was appointed the Group Managing Director of Felda Holdings Berhad and subsequently the Group President & CEO of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad in January 2009. He was also a member of the Securities Commission Malaysia from 2004 to 2010.
 
Tan Sri Mohd Bakke was appointed the Acting President & Group Chief Executive of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB) on 15 July 2010 and later assumed the position of President & Group Chief Executive on 27 November 2010, a position he held until 20 November 2017. As the President & Group Chief Executive of SDB, he was responsible for overseeing the core divisions within the SDB Group, which included plantation, property, industrial, motors and logistics. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of SDB on 16 November 2010 and to the Board of Directors of SDP on 30 December 2010. He resigned from the Board of Directors of SDB and assumed the position as the Executive Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of the SDP on 21 November 2017.
 
Currently, Tan Sri Mohd Bakke sits on the Boards of Directors of Eastern & Oriental Berhad (listed) since 2011 and Yayasan Sime Darby since 2012. He is also the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia since 2015.
 
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