67 Years, Malaysian, Male
Chairman of Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Dr. Nik Ismail was appointed to our Board on 30 June 2011.
Dr. Nik Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) from University of Malaya in 1975. Subsequently, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1976, a Master of Science in Food Science & Microbiology from University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1978, a PhD in Food Science from University of London, United Kingdom in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ("UKM") in 1987.
He began his career as a lecturer on various subjects such as food quality and safety systems, food microbiology, food analysis, new product development, food legislation and operations management, management of biotechnology and entrepreneurship in science and technology for undergraduate and graduate levels in UKM in 1978. His industry experience includes holding senior positions in private companies involved in food-related businesses. He has also conducted workshops for many food companies and government agencies on food quality, safety systems, food legislations and intellectual property management in the food industry since 1983. He was appointed as Managing Director of UKM Holdings Sdn Bhd in 2006 till 2014.
He is a member of many national committees including the National HACCP Committee, National HACCP Audit Committee, Technical Advisory Committee on Malaysian Food Regulations, 1985, Technical Committee of the National Food Safety Council, Malaysia, Member of National Food Safety and Nutrition Council, Malaysia, National Codex Alimentarius Committee, Malaysia Standards on Coffee, Beverages, Flour, Starches and Food Safety and a Member of the Industrial Standard of Food and Food Products. In addition, he was the President of the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology for 18 years until 2014 and was also past President of Federation of Institute Food Science and Technology, Association of South East Asian Nations (FIFSTA).
He does not hold any directorship in other public listed companies.
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 for any offences within the past five years other than traffic offences, if any.