Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha

Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha
Group Managing Director
Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha, 54, a Malaysian, was appointed as Group Managing Director in July 2019 to lead the Group in its overall operations. He is also the President of the Malayan Agricultural Producers Association since 2017.
He has held various key positions in the Group since the merger in 2007 including Head of Plantation Upstream Malaysia; Head, Plantation Services and Special Project; Chief Operating Officer, Upstream; and Deputy to Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Upstream.
Prior to joining the Group, he was a Trainee Accountant/Auditor with Wellers, Accountants, Oxford, United Kingdom where he started his career in 1988. Between 1991 and 1997, he served in Shell Group of Companies in various positions including as Area Accountant for Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd (Southern Region) and as Indirect Tax Advisor for Shell Malaysia Ltd.
He joined Guthrie Property Holding Sdn Bhd in 1997 as Finance and Administration Manager and worked with the Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad group of companies until 2007. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Highlands & Lowlands Berhad and Guthrie Ropel Berhad, two listed companies within the Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad group from 2006 to 2007. In 2001, he was a key member of the team that acquired and later restructured Minamas Plantation, Indonesia.
In 2013, he left the Group to set up Xcellence Alliance Sdn Bhd and Chemara Palmea Holdings Bhd, vehicles for investment in plantation as well as providing investment advisory services. He joined the Group in 2016.
He undertook his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) studies at Trent Polytechnic (Nottingham Trent University), Nottingham, United Kingdom and later obtained his ACCA qualification from Emile Woolf College of Accountancy, London in 1990. In 1996, he was admitted as a member of the ACCA. He became a Fellow of the ACCA in 2001. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of Incorporated Society of Planters since 2006.

Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/ Organiser Mode of Training
6 Apr 2020 PNB x BCG Webinar, Navigating COVID-19: Rapid Response, Business Continuity & Liquidity Management PNB Webinar
16 Apr 2020 BCG APAC Leaders Webinar: Post Covid-19 realities BCG APAC Webinar
21 Apr 2020 ASEAN Roundtable Series  ASEAN’s response to COVID-19 CIMB ASEAN Research Institute and ASEAN Business Club Webinar
21 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Virtual RoundTable Series #2, Materials & Process Industries: Preparing for a restart?
Boston Consulting Group Webinar
14 May 2020 Dialogue with Finance Minister of Malaysia: Fiscal Priorities and Policy Response under a COVID-19 Kuala Lumpur Business Club Webinar
15 May 2020 Dialogue Session with Minister of Finance, YB Tengku Zafrul: Reinventing the Malaysian Business Landscape Post-MCO Kuala Lumpur Business Club Webinar
29 May 2020 GlobOil 3rd Webinar GlobeOil India Webinar
3 June 2020 KLBC Dialogue session: Return to work, reimagined Economic Landscape Kuala Lumpur Business Club Webinar
7 Sept 2020 Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDPB) Dinner Talk - SDPB's Innovation Progress in Digitalisation & Mechanisation Chief Research and Development Officer and Chief Digital Officer of SDPB Dinner Talk/Board Retreat
8 Sept 2020 SDPB Board Retreat - Reimagine, Reinvent, Restrategise: Enhancing Resilience in the New Normal SDPB Board Retreat
22 Dec 2020 MPOB-Industry Engagement Webinar: Establishment of Mechanisation Research Consortium for Oil Palm (MERCOP) MPOB Webinar

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