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TAN SRI DATO' A. GHANI OTHMAN

MIER Board Member

Chairman of Sime Darby Plantation Bhd

Tan Sri Dato’ A. Ghani Othman is currently the Chairman of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation. Tan Sri A. 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. He began his career in 1974 as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya and later served as the Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya from 1980 to 1984.Tan Sri A. Ghani was appointed as a Member of the Senate in December 1984 and subsequently elected as a Member of Parliament for Ledang in August 1986. He was later appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post, 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 A. Ghani has 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, Sime Darby Berhad and Sime Darby Property Berhad.