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DATO’ MOHAMMAD ZAINAL BIN SHAARI

Managing Director
Dato’ Mohammad Zainal bin Shaari was appointed as the Managing Director for Mardec Berhad on 1st June 2014. He also holds the positions as the Group Managing Director of Tradewinds (M) Berhad and the Managing Director for Tradewinds Plantation Berhad, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, Central Sugars Refinery Sdn Bhd and Gula Padang Terap Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Mohammad Zainal is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Member of Malaysian Institute of Accounts and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner in Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1990 until 2002, and his last position was with Khazanah Nasional Berhad as its Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer.


DATUK SERI NURMALA BINTI ABD RAHIM
Director
Datuk Seri Nurmala Binti Abd Rahim was appointed as Director of Mardec Berhad on 14 June 2011. She is presently the Secretary General of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Besides Mardec Berhad, she is also a member of Board of Directors of Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation, Malaysian Palm Oil Council, Malaysian Timber Council, Lembaga Kenaf dan Tembakau Negara, Malaysian Timber Industry Board, Forest Plantation and Development Sdn. Bhd., Espek Plantation Sdn. Bhd., TH Plantations Bhd. and TH Bonggaya Sdn. Bhd.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University of Science Malaysia, Diploma in Public Administration, INTAN and a Masters in Public Administration from Pennyslavania State University, USA.


OOI TEIK HUAT

Director
Mr. Ooi Teik Huat, aged 54, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mardec Berhad on 1st June 2014.

Mr. Ooi Teik Huat is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia. He started his career with Messrs Hew & Co (now known as Messrs Mazars), Chartered Accountants, before joining Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad). He subsequently joined Pengkalen Securities Sdn Bhd (now known as PM Securities Sdn Bhd) as Head of Corporate Finance, before leaving to set up Meridian Solutions Sdn Bhd where he is presently a director.

Mr. Ooi Teik Huat is also a director of Tradewinds (M) Berhad, Tradewinds Plantation Berhad, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, DRB-Hicom Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Gas Malaysia Berhad, Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Johor Port Berhad.


DATUK M. NAGARAJAN

Alternate Director to Datuk Seri Nurmala binti Abd Rahim
Datuk M. Nagarajan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science majoring in Economics from University of Science Malaysia (USM) in 1980. In 1996, he obtained his Masters in Economics from Vanderbilt University, United States of America. He obtained a Diploma in Trade Policy, organised by the World Trade in Organisation (WTO) Geneva, Switzerland in 1997. In addition, had attended Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Paris, 1997.

Datuk M. Nagarajan started his career as a Administrative Officer in the National Registration Department in 1981. In 1984, he joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service and served as an Assistant Secretary in Ministry of Housing and Local Government (1984-1989), Ministry of Defence (1989 - 1994). Subsequent to his study leave from 1995-1996, he was posted to Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 1997. He has held several positions in MITI covering industrial development, ASEAN economic cooperation and Free Trade Area negotiations. During his tenure in MITI, he was involved in negotiations in services liberalisation and strengthening economic integration in ASEAN.

In 2006, he assumed the post of Under Secretary, International Relations, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), and in 2007 as the Under Secretary of the Oil, Fats and Sago Industry Development Division in the same Ministry. He was involved in drafting of policies and measures towards strengthening the development oil palm industry as an important component of the economy.

In 2011, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary General (Plantations and Commodities) and responsible for the overall development of the commodity sector covering palm oil, rubber, furniture industry, cocoa, pepper, sago and tobacco and kenaf.