Dato' Idris Kechot, 68, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad.
He has vast experience and expertise in end-to-end delivery across the full unit trust and investment management business value chain. He has made a valuable impact as a board member for numerous large corporations across various industries. He also headed several departments throughout the years and have successfully innovated and executed numerous programmes across various corporate disciplines to achieve key company objectives encompassing key fiscal, strategic, and operational metrics. Dato' Idris embodies successful leadership with a proven track record, having played an integral part in successfully achieving strategic, revenue and profit objectives within Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) during his tenure as the Executive Vice-President, Unit Trust, and the Deputy President & Group Chief Operating Officer, Asset Management of PNB, as well as the Head & Executive Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad.
Dato' Idris was previously a director on the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad and Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad. He was also a former Director of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (before the Company's listing on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2017) and PT Minamas Gemilang & PT Anugerah Sumbermakmur (Minamas) where he left in 2019. Currently, he sits on the Board of Kumpulan Fima Berhad.