Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Ghani Othman (Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)


Tan Sri Dato Abdul Ghani Othman. 67, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB). He was appointed to the Board of SDB on 1 July 2013.


Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Ghani holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Honours) from the La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia and a Master's degree in Political Economy from the University of Queensland, Australia_


Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Ghani began his career in 1974 as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya and later served as the Dear for the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from 1980 to 1984.


Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Ghani was appointed as a Member of the Senate in December 1984 and subsequently was elected as a Member of Parliament for Ledang in August 1986. Later, he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post in May 1987 and thereafter became the Deputy Minister of Finance in 1990_ In December 1993, he was appointed the Minister of Youth and Sports and served in that capacity until March 1995, Tan Sri Dat0' Abdul Ghani later served as the Chief Minister of Johor from March 1995 to May 2013, He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Johor Corporation from May 1995 to May 2013