General Tan Sri (Dr.) Dato’ Paduka Mohamed Hashim Bin Mohd. Ali (Rtd)
Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director
83 years of age – Malaysian
General Tan Sri (Dr.) Dato’ Paduka Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd. Ali (Rtd) was appointed as the Chairman of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad on 5 September 1995. He resigned as the Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 November 2002 but remained as a Committee member. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. He attended all five (5) Board meetings held in the financial year.
He holds a Diploma In Advance Business Management from the Harvard Business School. He was conferred the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford, United Kingdom in January 1999 and the Honorary Doctorate by the Malaysian National Defence University in October 2012. He is also a member of the Selangor Royal Court (Ahli Dewan DiRaja Selangor) since 1 January 2005.
Prior to his entry into the corporate world, General Tan Sri (Dr.) Dato’ Paduka Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd. Ali (Rtd) was the Chief of the Defence Forces in the Malaysian Armed Forces where he chalked up 40 years of dedicated service. During his tenure in the Malaysian Armed Forces, he had initiated the re-organisation and modernization of the Army.
He is the Chairman of Datasonic Group Berhad and Director of Mines Excellence Golf Resort Berhad. He is currently the Chairman of the Regional Committee of Glutamate Science Southeast Asia/South Asia, whose member countries are Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. He is also the Chairman of some private companies namely National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd and Chiyoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the Board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS Malaysia) as well as some other private companies.
He has no conflict of interest with the Company or any family relationship with any other Director or shareholder of the Company. He has also neither been convicted for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any, nor received any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.