Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Rahman Bin Mamat, was appointed to our Board of Directors ("Board") on 3 January 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Malaya in 1975 and has obtained an Advanced Management Programme qualification from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA in 2004.
He joined MITI as a Deputy Director in April 1975and served in various capacities in MITI for 35 years before retiring in December 2010 which included (a) Deputy Trade Commissioner, Malaysian Trade Office, New York, the USA; (b) Director of Trade, Malaysian Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan; (c) Economic Counsellor/ Trade Commissioner and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission, Malaysian Trade Office, Bangkok, Thailand; (d) Special Assistant to the Minister of MITI, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz; (e) Board of Director, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT); (f) Director of Industries; (g) Senior Director, Policy and Industry, Services Division; (h) Chairman of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (“MATRADE”); (i) Deputy Secretary-General (Industry); and (j) Secretary General of MITI.
During his tenure in MITI, he also served as MITI’s representative on the board of various government-linked companies and corporations including Malaysian Investment Develop ment Authority (MIDA), Johor Corporation, Regional Economic Development Authority (RECODA), Sarawak and Small and Medium Corporation Malaysia, Pahang State Economic Development Corporation, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation and MATRADE.
He had represented Malaysia in numerous international meetings, negotiations, conferences and symposiums and hadinvolved in formulating, implementing and monitoring policies and strategies on international trade and industries as well as entrepreneurship development.
He sits on boards of directors of several public listed companies in Malaysia including Hiap Teck Venture Berhad, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, Dagang NeXchange Berhad and Parkson Holdings Berhad. He also sits on the the board of private limited companies in Malaysia ie: Lotte Titan Chemical Berhad, NAZA Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd, Broadgate Engineering, Ocean Might Sdn Bhd, Innobio Sdn Bhd, Asia Logistics Council Sdn Bhd and Prisma Gallery Sdn Bhd.
He was an honorary member of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, a Malaysian Leader for the High Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Council for SME & Entrepreneur Malaysia, and Board of Trustee of Enactus Malaysia Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at grooming university students into future leaders.
He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any non-traffic offences within the past five years.