BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet Our Leaders

Krishnan Menon

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director/Chairman

Krishnan Menon, a Malaysian, male, 72, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 10 March 2004. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He spent 13 years in public practice at Hanafiah, Raslan and Mohamed, 7 of those years as a Partner. He then joined Public Bank Berhad as a General Manager, and was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice-President.

After serving with two public-listed companies, he joined Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd as its Chief Operating Officer from 1997 until 2000. He is currently the Chairman of Econpile Holdings Berhad.

He has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Dato’ Sri Leo Ariyanayakam

Non-Independent Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Sri Leo Ariyanayakam, a Sri Lankan with Malaysian Permanent Residence, male, 59, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 30 October 2002. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. He has over 25 years of senior level experience in technology solutions, process development and the commercial and strategic aspects of business development culminated from senior level positions in startups and global multinationals.

His main responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director are to maximise shareholders’ value, make high-level decisions in terms of the Group’s business development, finance, human capital, culture, operations and strategies, and chart the future growth and direction of the Group globally.

He does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia other than the Company.

He has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Dato’ Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Nicholas John Lough, a British citizen with Malaysian Permanent Residence, male, 70, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 14 May 2014. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. He holds a diploma from the National Association of Goldsmith, London, Great Britain and is a member of the Gemological Association of Great Britain. He has extensive experience in the fields of Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning.

Dato’ Nicholas is currently a Director of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the manager of Tower Real Estate Investment Trust and Hong Leong Bank Berhad, which are both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also a Director of Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad, a public company.

He has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Dato’ Mohd Salleh Bin HJ Harun

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Mohd Salleh Bin Hj Harun, a Malaysian, male, 78, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 22 August 2005. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He started his career in the government service in 1971, then he moved on to the banking and financial sector in 1974, where he accumulated 32 years of experience holding various senior positions in Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad. He was a Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia between 2000 and 2004. His previous directorships include RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad (as Chairman), RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad (as Vice Chairman) and Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., as well as Chairman of Etiqa Insurance Berhad, Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd, Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and Maybank Philippines.

He does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia other than the Company.

He has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Datuk Joseph Dominic Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Joseph Dominic Silva, a Malaysian, male, 57, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 7 February 2018. He is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee as well as the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Datuk Dominic is a Finance graduate from University of Wales and holds a Master’s degree in Research (Business) from the University of Liverpool.

In addition, he also completed a Senior Management Program at the Henley Management College in the United Kingdom.

Datuk Dominic has over 30 years of experience in the areas of banking, insurance and investments. He worked in a number of local and international banking institutions regionally in Asia, and in international locations. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad. Prior to this, Datuk Dominic was the Head of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia’s Sovereign Investment Fund.

He is currently a director of MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad.

He has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Mahani Binti Amat

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mahani Binti Amat, a Malaysian, female, 68, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 15 June 2017. She is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Mahani holds a Bachelor of Economics (Majoring in Business Administration) from the University of Malaya.

Mahani started her career in Bank Negara Malaysia in 1977 where she held various positions in Reserves Management. She then moved on to RHB Bank in Singapore in 1984, and thereafter to the Kuala Lumpur Head Office in 2001, amassing a total of 20 years of experience in commercial banking. In RHB, she held various positions in Treasury and Offshore Banking, Consumer Banking, up to Executive Vice President of Operations and Services.

Mahani is currently a Director of AIA Berhad, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad and AIA Public Takaful Bhd.

She has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Karen Judith Goonting

Independent Non-Executive Director

Karen Goonting, a Malaysian, female, 60, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 14 May 2014. She is the Chairperson of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Upper lowa, USA.

She is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Karen has over 35 years of experience in the private sector as a practicing lawyer and thereafter as a legal and regulatory consultant to clients in the energy, healthcare, telecommunications, road safety and government sectors inclusive of 12 years of experience as a psychologist in road safety and behaviour change. Karen has been a partner in Zaid Ibrahim & Co., the National Road Safety Advisor for Malaysia for the Asian Development Bank and a Research Fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research. She is currently in full time practice in a boutique law firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Karen does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia other than the Company.

She has attended all the five (5) Board meetings held during the financial year.

Puan Fa'izah Binti Mohamed Amin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fa’izah Binti Mohamed Amin, a Malaysian, female, 54, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 1 January 2022. She is a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Brock University in Canada. She possesses cross-industry credentials of more than 20 years. She started her career as a foreign correspondent before moving on to becoming an information specialist and subsequently joined Time Broadcast Group as Head of News & Information Division in 1995. She then joined TM Bhd as Manager of New Media Strategy in 1997 and promoted to Head of Technology Planning & Innovation in 2000, Assistant General Manager of Business Strategy in 2004, General Manager of Middle East & Africa Business in 2007, and General Manager of Technology Planning/ICT Business in 2010.

In 2014, she joined UMW Technology Sdn Bhd as President and Chief Digital, and moved on to HP Inc as Managing Director in 2018 before resigning in 2020. She was a Governor and Director of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2019 to 2020.

She is currently an Independent Director of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of DKSH Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad and Hong Leong Bank Berhad, which are both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

She has attended two (2) Board meetings during the financial year 2022 since her appointment to the Board on 1 January 2022.

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