KUALA LUMPUR, 31 OCTOBER 2017. Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has appointed Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad and Dr Mohamed Nazeeb Bin P. Alithambi as Independent Non-Executive Directors on the Board of FGV, with effect from 31 October 2017.
Datuk Dr. Salmiah had been with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) for 27 years in several capacities, with her last position as the Deputy Director General of Services, MPOB. She was then appointed as the Director General of the Malaysian Rubber Board from 2010 until 2015, and was the first woman to hold that position.
Datuk Dr. Salmiah holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Northern Illinois University, USA. She received her Ph.D from Imperial College, UK in Chemical Physics. She also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Asean Executive Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines. Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad is no stranger to FGV, having previously been on the Board in 2014. She has recently served her two-year term as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Rubber Consortium Limited (IRCo) from 2015 to 2017.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mohamed Nazeeb, a veteran in the plantation industry, brings with him a wealth of experience, having served Sime Darby for over 30 years. Armed with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Agronomy from University of Malaya, Dr Mohamed Nazeeb was recently the Head of Research & Development, as well as Head of Plantation Advisory at Sime Darby Plantation. (more…)