Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan | Sime Darby Plantation

Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee

Chairman of Governance and Audit Committee
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, 65, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director since 14 July 2017. She was appointed to the Board on 24 February 2016.

Datuk Zaiton is a Fellow and Council Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was Deputy Chair of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Advisory Group.

Datuk Zaiton started her career in PriceWaterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). She then joined Bank Pembangunan where she was subsequently seconded to Bapema Corporation Sdn Bhd as a Fund Manager. Datuk Zaiton joined Malayan Banking Berhad in 1984 and had held various positions, including heading both the bank’s treasury and international operations, and Malaysian branch operations. She left Malayan Banking Berhad in 1996 with her last position as the General Manager of Group Strategic Planning. Datuk Zaiton is the former President/Executive Director of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). Datuk Zaiton was the former Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and former Board Member of Lembaga Tabung Haji.

Datuk Zaiton is currently the CEO of Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC). She also sits on the Board of Sunway Berhad and several other private companies.

Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/Organiser Mode of Training
9 March 2021 Global Public Sector Roundtable International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Webinar
13 July 2021 Net Zero Journey What Board Members Need To Know Climate Governance Malaysia Webinar
14 July 2021 PNB Knowledge Forum 2021 - Rising Above Covid-19: Reimagining Work in Malaysia & Beyond PNB Webinar
19 August 2021 PAIB Conference 2021 Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Webinar
3 September 2021 Making Informed Decisions About Climate Risks Climate Governance Malaysia Webinar
9 September 2021 Driving Consistency in ESG Disclosures KPMG Webinar
15 September 2021 US Forced Labour Legislation – Impact on Corporate Malaysia KPMG Webinar
20 September 2021 Plugging the Net Zero Information Gap IFAC & Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Webinar
22 September 2021 SDP - Board Retreat 2021 (Lunch Talk) SDP Hybrid – Sime Darby Plantation Academy (SDPA) Carey Island
9 October 2020 Forum of Firms New York IFAC Forum (Virtual)
7 October 2021 Reimagine Leadership and Governance, Not Capitalism Asia School Business Webinar
25 October 2021 PNB Knowledge Forum 2021- Climate Change: A New Green Deal for Malaysia   PNB Webinar
11 November 2021 Accounting for Our Planet. A Global Conversation on COP 26 ACCA/CAANZ/IFAC/PAFA Webiar
15 December 2021 Board Webinar on Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Insights for Directors SDP Webinar
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