Dato’ Mohd Zakhir Siddiqy Bin Sidek, a Malaysian male, aged 54, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 17 April 2015 and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
He graduated from Kings College, University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Law in 1989. He was admitted as an associate to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1993 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Dato’ Zakhir has accumulated over 32 years of working experience and has been involved in various industries. He started his career in 1989 with KPMG Peat Marwick in London working in audit, tax and corporate advisory, and was attached to the firm until 1993. He had served as the Vice President for Turnaround Managers Inc (M) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur from 1994 to 1995 where he was responsible for corporate advisory and restructuring.
Between 1995 and 1999, he had held senior positions in various public and private companies. Among the public companies, he acted as Managing Director in Renong Berhad, Non-Executive Director in United Engineers (M) Berhad, Director in Crest Petroleum Berhad, Director in Southern Steel Berhad, Executive Vice Chairman in Park May Berhad and Director in KLOFFE Berhad. During that time, he also held directorship in various private limited companies including Cyberview Sdn Bhd, Prolink Sdn Bhd, PUTRA Sdn Bhd, Marak Unggul Sdn Bhd, Renong Solutions Sdn Bhd and Teras Teknologi Sdn Bhd.
In the year 2000, he ventured out to start United Flagship Sdn Bhd where he is a shareholder to the present day. United Flagship Sdn Bhd is an investment company with interests in property development, construction & engineering, healthcare and technology. Other than the Company, he is not a director of any other public company or listed issuer.
He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.