Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman
Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Appointed on 3 January 2013)
Malaysian, aged 67
Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.
Upon graduation from the University of Malaya, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of the Malaysian Government in 1973 and was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman served in different capacities in the Ministry's Political and Administration divisions as well as in Malaysia's diplomatic mission in Geneva, Baghdad, Ottawa and Jakarta. In September 1994, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman was appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to Spain where he served for 3 years. On returning to Kuala Lumpur in November 1997, he assumed the post of Undersecretary for East-Asia and South-Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to his appointment to head the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Prime Minister's Department, as its Director General in June 1999. He returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 2001 before his appointment as Malaysia's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, a position he held until January 2005. He was subsequently appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, based in Beijing where he served for 5 years till December 2009 before returning to Malaysia to retire from government service.
Upon his return to Malaysia, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman was appointed as Public Interest Director at the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), a position he held until August 2012. He is currently the chairman of Yong Tai Berhad and a Director of Malaysia China Business Council (MCBC). Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman is also the Chairman of Mah Sing Foundation, a charitable organisation providing assistance to the needy within the community.
He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company, respectively.