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Dato' Moehamad Izat Emir

Chairman & Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Moehamad Izat Emir has been a director of the Company since 1 November 1995. He was appointed as Executive Chairman on 10 August 2001 and relinquished his executive role on 23 August 2002 but remains as Chairman of the board. Dato’ Izat is a prominent Malaysian businessman with extensive business and corporate experiences. Currently he is the Deputy Chairman of a Bursa Malaysia public listed company, SKB Shutters Corporation Berhad, Chairman of Emir Group of Companies and Imartek Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Impsa (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd), a hydro power plant company. Since December 1998, Dato’ has been the President of the Malaysian Malay Businessmen and Industrialists Association (PERDASAMA), an association with more than 18,000 strong membership nationally. Dato’ has been actively involved in the promotion of international trade and was a committee member of the Malaysian-China Business Association, Malaysian-Thai Business Association and Chairman of the sub-committee for Economics–Trade and Investments of the Malaysia-Thailand Association. Dato’ was also appointed by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia as a member of the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council in 2004. Currently he is the Deputy President of the Malaysian-Finnish Business Council and more recently, he had been appointed Vice Chairman of the Malaysia-Cambodia Business Council. He had been invited three times as a Malaysian representative observer in Uzbekistan elections. Dato’ had also served in various public organizations such as Chairman, National Consumer Affairs of Malaysia (1995-2000), Chairman (1984-1997) and Deputy Chairman (1974-1984), Malay Chamber of Commerce, Kuala Lumpur. Dato’ was also active in the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) (1996-1998) and Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) (1992-1994). Dato’ is the Chairman of UMNO Setia Budi branch. He had previously been with the UMNO Puchong Division and lastly as its Vice-Chairman (1991-1994), UMNO Subang Divison (1994-1996) and also the Permanent Chairman of UMNO Youth of the Petaling Jaya Selation Division (1998-2001). Dato’ was appointed as a MARDI (Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia) Scientific Council member from June 2003 to 2013. Dato’ was appointed as the Chairman of Financial Committee Member of MTEM (Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu Bersatu) in December 2011. Formed in September 2011, MTEM is a NGO to modernise the Malay economy, connecting the Malay Support Base to the Economic Transformation Program. He was also appointed as Advisory Council Member by Universiti Teknologi MARA from 2014-2016. Dato’ Izat is active in connecting Malaysian businessmen and entrepreneurs with the local business council to collaborate and expand their businesses. Dato Izat successfully collaborated MCCC (Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce) and the Chinese Government in organising the Guangdong Maritime Silk Road International Expo for 2 consecutive years (2014 and 2015). This event is being organized and held annually due to high demand from Malaysian businessmen and entrepreneurs. Recently, Dato’ Izat was appointed as a committee member on Ministerial Roundtable session by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and concurrently the Malaysian Government’s deliberation for a common platform to deal with the challenges facing the global halal industry.

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