Jenifer Thien | Sime Darby Plantation

Jenifer Thien

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee

Member of Governance & Audit Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Jenifer Thien, 56, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board on 22 December 2023. Jenifer Thien holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Food Science and Technology from University Putra Malaysia.

Jenifer Thien is the Founder and Principal of Grit and Pace, through which she advises corporations on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and what it takes to drive change in supply chain, procurement and operational excellence. With over three decades of experience in top executive positions in the consumer packaged goods industry, Jenifer Thien has worked and resided in various countries in Asia and the United States. She spent 25 years at Mars Incorporated, where her last role was as Global Chief Procurement Officer.

Jenifer Thien currently serves as director/council member on the boards of UEM Edgenta Berhad, AEON Co. (M) Berhad, Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Olam Agri Holdings Limited, Jadestone Energy PLC, Climate Governance Malaysia as well as Asia Advisory Board Member of Lucta S.A. Jenifer Thien is also an alumnus of executive programmes at the London Business School, INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Center for Creative Leadership.

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