Rashyid, 44, a Malaysian, was appointed Head, Group Sustainability of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) on 1 January 2020. In this role, he was responsible for implementing on-the-ground programmes 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 was redesignated as Chief Sustainability Officer of SDP on 1 April 2022.
He has 22 years of 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 Southeast Asia Consulting practice. He advised multiple regional clients on issues such as implementing sustainable supply chains, developing corporate sustainability strategies, quantification of responsible practices for corporate valuation, government frameworks and policies as well as corporate reporting and assurance around sustainability.
After 15 years in corporate advisory, he joined the Sime Darby Berhad as Vice President, Group Sustainability and Quality Management in 2014 and moved to SDP as a Principal Sustainability Officer as part of the de-merger exercise in 2017.
Rashyid holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.