Date : 11 August 2017

Change in Boardroom


Date of change 11 Aug 2017
Age 58
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Designation Independent Director
Directorate Independent and Non Executive
Type of change Appointment
Bachelor Degree in Development Studies and Management from University Sains Malaysia
Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from Warwick University
Working experience and occupation
Dato' Sri Idris Jala is the President and CEO of PEMANDU Associates. He is also Advisor to the Prime Minister, National Transformation Programme. Previously, he was the Managing Director of BFR Institute and CEO of PEMANDU, a unit in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia, the organisation tasked with spearheading Malaysia's transition towards high income status by 2020. For 6 years, he also served as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia. 

He is a renowned transformation guru in turning around companies' performance through his big fast results methodology and transformational strategies that are innovative, rigorous and relevant to today's demands. He has continuously delivered sustainable socio economic reforms which, in 2014, saw Bloomberg place him among the top 10 most influential policy makers in the world. 

Dato' Sri Idris Jala is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of The Global Transformation Forum (GTF), the world's singular platform for influential, global leaders to engage and share experiences and best practices on how to drive transformation. 

In addition, Dato' Sri Idris Jala is an Expert Resource Speaker at the Harvard Health Leaders' Ministerial Forum and a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government. He also served on the Advisory panel for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on New Economic Growth and also on the Advisory Panel of World Bank. 

Prior to his Government stint, Dato' Sri Idris Jala was Managing Director/CEO at Malaysia Airlines (MAS) for 3 years. He was brought on board to turn around the airline which was in crisis brought about by a prolonged bout of losses from operational inefficiencies. 

Before MAS, he spent 23 years at Shell, rising up the ranks to hold senior positions including Vice President, Shell Retail International and Vice President Business Development Consultancy, based in UK. This included successful business turnarounds in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Directorships in public companies and listed issuers (if any)
1. Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation
2. Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad
3. Big Fast Results Institute
4. Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad
5. Heineken Malaysia Berhad
6. Jeffrey Cheah Foundation
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries

Remarks :
Dato' Sri Idris Jala is also appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board with effect from 11 August 2017.

Announcement Info

Stock Name SUNWAY
Date Announced 11 Aug 2017
Category Change in Boardroom
Reference Number C03-21072017-00002