Board of Directors

 

 

John Slosar

John Slosar

Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed in July 2017

Mr Slosar brings strong leadership and international business experience to the Board. Up until his retirement on 6 November 2019, he was Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. He was formerly Chairman of Swire Group and a Director of Swire Properties Limited, HK Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd, Swire Pacific Limited, John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Air China Limited.

He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Cambridge University.

Committee membership

Nomination Committee; Remuneration Committee; Disclosure Committee

 

 

Magomet Malsagov

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed in September 2007

Mr Malsagov has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since founding the business in 2002. He is responsible for the executive management of the Group and also has the responsibility to recommend and to implement the Group’s strategic objectives.

Committee membership

Disclosure; and Treasury Committee

 

 

Rakesh Sinha

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed in July 2016

Mr Sinha is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has 25-years of broad commercial experience. He joined from Unilever PLC, where across his 17 year career he held a number of senior finance and strategic roles in both developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining Unilever, Mr Sinha worked for BHP.

Mr Sinha is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Leeds (UK) and holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands).

Committee membership

Disclosure; and Treasury Committee

 

 

Guy Wollaert

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2015

Guy Wollaert stepped down as a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical and Innovation Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, and member of the executive committee, after a 23 year career. Mr Wollaert previously served as General Manager of the Global Juice Center, where he was responsible for leading various functions including business development and supply chain for its global juice and juice drink operations.

Committee chairmanship

Nomination Committee

Committee membership

Audit Committee; Remuneration Committee

 

 

Mitch Adamek

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2015

Mr Adamek retired from PepsiCo Inc. in 2011 after a 22 years career in both a procurement and human resources role. His last role at PepsiCo was as Chief Procurement Officer. Prior to PepsiCo Inc., he spent six years in human resources leadership positions at USG Corporation. Mr. Adamek is currently a non-executive director of Wayne Farms LLC and the Chairman of Compensation Committee.

Effective March 2019, Mr. Mitch Adamek has also been appointed the designated non-executive director responsible for PureCircle’s workforce engagement in line with provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Committee chairmanship

Remuneration Committee

Committee membership

Audit Committee; Nomination Committee

 

 

Rosemarie S. Andolino

Non-Executive Director and Advisor to the CEO

Appointed in September 2018

Ms. Andolino is the former Chairman of MAG USA and CEO of International Development for the Manchester Airport Group (MAG) where she oversaw the development of MAG’s North American and global airport services business.

Before joining MAG, Ms. Andolino served as Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). As Commissioner she oversaw the management and operation of one of the world’s busiest airport systems. Under her leadership the CDA added 40 new major routes and 12 new international carriers. In addition, she oversaw the $8 billion O’Hare Modernization Program which reconfigured the airports complicated intersecting runways to improve efficiency and enhance the travelers experience.

Ms. Andolino sits on several boards and committees including the U.S. Department of Transportation National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure, ISFA, CPM LLC and JDRF Illinois.

She is appointed advisor to the Chief Executive of PureCircle effective from 1 July 2019. Rosemarie advises the CEO on matters relating to the food services industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, branding, as well as government relations and regulatory matters in the USA.

Committee membership

N/A

 

 

John Gibney

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in April 2016

A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Gibney had an executive career spanning in excess of 30 years during which he held a variety of operational and financial roles, latterly as Chief Financial Officer at Britvic plc, a role he held for 17 years. John is a Non-Executive Director of Dairy Crest Group plc, a leading British dairy company. He is Dairy Crest’s Audit Committee Chairman designate, and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Committee chairmanship

Audit Committee

Committee membership

Disclosure Committee

 

 

Ann Marie Scichili

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in September 2018

Ms. Scichili, is a leading business and product development strategist with deep expertise in the fashion industry having worked in countries ranging from the US, Asia and throughout Europe. She is the founder of AMS Design Inc., an international fashion consultancy, since 1992 and Member of Advisory Committee, Consultant at Value Retail PLC since 1994. During a career that spans 30 years, she developed and managed some of the most iconic brands, including Banana Republic, Donna Karen and Lucy Brand Jeans.

She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science and Arts degree. Ann Marie is currently a Non-Executive Director of Global Brands Group Holding Limited.

Committee membership

Audit Committee; Nomination Committee

 

 

Ali bin Abdul Kadir, Datuk

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in November 2019

Ali bin Abdul Kadir, Datuk (“Datuk Ali”), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also the Honorary Advisor to ICAEW Malaysia, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, United Kingdom and the Malaysian Institute of Directors.

Datuk Ali is currently the Chairman of JcbNext Berhad (formerly Jobstreet Corporation Berhad) and Enra Group Berhad. He is a board member of Glomac Berhad, Citibank Malaysia and Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas).

Datuk Ali was the Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia from 1 March 1999 to 29 February 2004. He initiated and drove the development of the Capital Market Masterplan and the Capital Market Advisory Council which he chaired. He was also a member of the National Economic Consultative Council II, the Foreign Investment Committee, Oversight Committee of National Asset Management Company (Danaharta) and Finance Committee on Corporate Governance.

On the international front, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Chairman of its Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and the Islamic Capital Market Working Group and trustee of AAOIFI. He was also the advisor to the Sri Lanka Securities & Exchange Commission to develop their Capital Market Development Blueprint.

Earlier in his career, Datuk Ali was the Executive Chairman and Partner of Ernst & Young and its related firms. He was the Past President of the MICPA, chairing its Executive Committee and Insolvency Practices Committee, and co-chairing the Company Law Forum. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Accounting and Business Faculty, University of Malaya in 2008, retiring in August 2011. He was then appointed to the Advisory Board of the same faculty. Datuk Ali has also chaired the Financial Reporting Foundation from July 2009 to June 2015. He was an Authority board member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority from 2000 to October 2019.

Datuk Ali was bestowed with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by MICPA and the “President’s Award” by ICAEW Kuala Lumpur City Chapter.

Committee membership

N/A

 

 

Robert Cheim Dau Meng, Dato’

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in November 2019

Robert Cheim Dau Meng, Dato’, (“Dato’ Robert Cheim”) is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of CIMB Investment Bank & CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited both of which are subsidiaries of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“CIMB Group”), a leading banking group in South East Asia.

He is also a Trustee of Yu Cai Foundation (a charitable foundation) and the current Chairman of the Malaysian Investment Bankers Association.

He retired from all his executive positions in the CIMB Group in February 2015 after having served in various capacities with CIMB Group since 1984 as Head of Corporate Finance, Chief Executive of CIMB Investment Bank, Adviser for Investment Banking.

He has also served previously as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Tanjong PLC from 2005 to 2016 & also Chairman of CIMB Principal-Asset Management Berhad (a Joint Venture between the Principal Group from USA & CIMB Group) from 2015 to 2018.

Committee membership

N/A

 

 

Tan Boon Seng

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in November 2019

Tan Boon Seng is the Chairman and Managing Director of Lee Hing Development Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the holding company of Wang Tak Company Limited, of which he is also a Director.

Committee membership

N/A

 

 

Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah, Tan Sri

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed in November 2019

Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah, Tan Sri, (“Tan Sri Wan Azmi”) is currently Chairman and controlling shareholder in Rohas Tecnic Berhad, a Malaysian public listed company whose principal business is in manufacturing and infrastructure development. He is also Chairman and shareholder of Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Berhad, a water treatment concessionaire company whose business was recently taken over by the government of Malaysia’s interests.

Tan Sri Wan Azmi has passed his final accountancy exam under the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1974. His career spans nearly 5 decades in the UK and Malaysia, serving in leadership position for a number of corporations. Over the years, Tan Sri Wan Azmi had also held directorship in, and acted as the Chairman of several publicly listed companies.

Committee membership

N/A