Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha, 56, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, a position he has held since 1 July 2019.
Datuk Mohamad Helmy started his career with Wellers Accountants, Oxford, United Kingdom in 1988. Upon returning to Malaysia in 1991, he worked in Shell Malaysia Group of Companies. He joined the Guthrie Group in 1997 serving in a number of senior roles in the property and plantation businesses of the Group in Malaysia and Indonesia. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of Highlands & Lowlands Berhad and Guthrie Ropel Berhad before the merger of Guthrie Group, Golden Hope Plantations Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad in 2007.
After the merger, he was appointed Head, Upstream Malaysia for Sime Darby Plantation in 2007. He left Sime Darby Plantation in 2013 to pursue his own interests before rejoining the Group in 2016 where he served in several key positions before assuming his current position in 2019.
Datuk Mohamad Helmy is the current Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. He also sits on several councils namely the Malaysian Palm Oil Association Council, Malaysian Palm Oil Council’s Board of Trustees, and the National Wages Consultative Council.
Datuk Mohamad Helmy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and the Incorporated Society of Planters.