Tan Sri
Abdul Halim Ali

Group Chairman
Sedania Group

Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim bin Ali, Malaysian, aged 72, was appointed to the Board on 25 July 2014 as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He is the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit & Risk Management Committee.


He graduated from University of Malaya, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History in 1965. He has almost forty-eight (48) years of working experience.


Upon graduation, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966, where he held several domestic and overseas postings until his appointment in 1979, as the Malaysia Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. From 1982 to 1985, he was the Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam and subsequently appointed the Deputy Secretary General III (Administration) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia. He then served as the Malaysian Ambassador to Austria from 1988 to 1991. From 1991 until 1996, he was the Deputy Secretary General I (Political Affairs) until his promotion in 1996 to Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1998, he was appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement, he was appointed the Chairman of the Employees Provident Fund until January 2007.


He is the Chairman of the Multimedia Development Corporation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, IJM Corporation Berhad and Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB). He is also Director of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad.


Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim bin Ali has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.