Rashyid, 43, a Malaysian, was appointed Head, Group Sustainability of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) on 1 January 2020. In this role, he focuses on efforts in implementing on-the-ground programs to promote responsible and ethical production throughout SDP’s operations and global supply chain. He also engages with a wide range of stakeholders within the sustainable palm oil sphere.
He has 21 years’ experience in corporate and advisory roles around sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate strategy, programme management and change management across the plantation, forestry, property, telecommunications, automotive, oil & gas and public sectors.
He was previously part of the regional leadership team for the Sustainability and Climate Change advisory team of the PwC South East Asia Consulting practice. He advised multiple clients regionally around issues such as implementing sustainable supply chains, development of corporate sustainability strategies, quantification of responsible practices for corporate valuation, government frameworks and policies, and corporate reporting and assurance around sustainability.
He joined the Sime Darby Group after 15 years of corporate advisory experience as Vice President, Group Sustainability and Quality Management at the head office of Sime Darby Berhad in 2014 and moved to SDP as a Principal Sustainability Officer as part of the de-merger exercise in 2017.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.