Board of Directors

Tan Sri Abd Rahim Mohamad

Tan Sri Abd Rahim Mohamad, Malaysian, the Executive Chairman of EDEN since 18 October 2002, graduated from University Malaya with B.A.(Hons), then went on to do his Advanced Studies in Economics at University of Manchester, and later earned an MBA in Finance from Morehead State University, Kentucky. He later attended Wharton’s Advance Management Course for Overseas Bankers.

Tan Sri Abd Rahim Mohamad has extensive experience in various government ministries. As an Administrative and Diplomatic Service Officer, he served in various capacities in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Primary Industries and Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports. He left the public sector in 1984 to join Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad. He also served in Shapadu Group and Maju Holdings. In 1992 he set up Zil Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. where he is also the Executive Chairman.

Puan Sri Fadzilah Md Ariff

Puan Sri Fadzilah Md Ariff, Malaysian, was appointed Executive Director of EDEN on 18 October 2002. She graduated with an Honours Degree in English from University of Malaya and went on to complete her Masters in Language and Linguistics at the University of York, England.

She was a lecturer at University of Technology Malaysia and later University Malaya before joining Zil Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. as its Managing Director in 1992.

Dato’ Mohamed Salleh Bajuri

Dato’ Mohamed Salleh Bajuri, Malaysian, is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of EDEN since 11 April 2002. He is a Chartered Accountant from Ireland and Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He was a Senior Auditor with Messrs. Peat Marwick & Co before he joined Mayban Finance Berhad as a Manager in 1979 and was later promoted in 1984 as General Manager. From 1988 to 1992 he served Malayan Banking Berhad as a General Manager. He subsequently joined JB Securities Sdn. Bhd. as its Managing Director and in 1995 joined CRSC Holdings Berhad as the Executive Director.

Between 1982 and 1987, he was Alternate Chairman of the Association of Finance Companies in Malaysia (“AFCM”) and was Chairman of AFCM Committees for Education and Public Relations. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Director of Saham Sabah Berhad and was one of the trustees for Yayasan Kebajikan SDARA and Tabung Anak-anak Melayu Pontian Sdn. Bhd. He was also the Chairman of Agro Bank Malaysia (formerly known as Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad) from 2008 to 2010.

Dato’ Mohamed Salleh Bajuri is presently a Director of Asian Pac Holdings Berhad, Harbour Link Group Berhad, SAM Engineering & Equipment (M) Berhad (formerly known as LKT Industrial Berhad), and Milux Corporation Berhad.

Dato’ Ghazali Mat Ariff

Dato’ Ghazali Mat Ariff, Malaysian, is a Non-Independent and a Non-Executive Director of EDEN since 18 October 2002. He is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He attended the Council of Legal Education (London) and qualified as Barrister-At-Law and was called to the English Bar on 21 November 1978. He was admitted as Advocate and Solicitor at the High Court Malaya on 27 September 1979.

He started his career as a college trained teacher at Sekolah Menengah Chung Hwa Confucian, Jalan Maxwell, Penang from 1962 to 1968 before taking up appointment as a lecturer at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Teachers’ College, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from 1968 to 1974. He then left for London to read law in 1974, after which he joined Messrs Nik Hussain Ibrahim & Abdullah as a Legal Assistant and in 1980, he left the firm to set up his own practice under the name and style of Messrs Ghazali Ariff & Partners of which he is the Senior Partner of the firm.

Apart from Eden Inc. Berhad, Dato’ Ghazali Mat Ariff is also a Director of Advanced Packaging Technology (M) Berhad and a Director of Amalgamated Industrial Steel Berhad, both companies are listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Datuk Fakhri Yassin Bin Mahiaddin

Datuk Fakhri Yassin Bin Mahiaddin, Malaysian, a Non-Independent and a Non-Executive Director of EDEN since 8 August 2007 graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science (Econs) Degree in Business Economics.

He is currently the Group Managing Director of Ketapang Capital Sdn. Bhd., an investment holding company of the Ketapang Group. Prior to establishing Ketapang, he commenced his career as an Investment Analyst with Hwang-DBS Securities Bhd. He subsequently joined Trisilco Folec Sdn. Bhd. in 2000, an information technology and telecommunications company, where he was mainly involved in the areas of business strategy and business development. He later served as a Board member of Trisilco until 2003. He had joined the Board of Time Era Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Eden Inc. Berhad since 1 September 2004.

Dato’ Anuarudin Mohd Nor

Dato’ Anuarudin Mohd Nor, Malaysian, an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 March 2013, graduated from University Technology MARA with a Professional Certificate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK in 1970. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He began his impressive career in the Energy/Utility sector when he joined Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as an Accountant in 1972. During his tenure with TNB, he had gathered vast knowledge and experience in Corporate Finance, Auditing, Corporate Reporting & Business Development. At the same time, he has contributed significantly in TNB’s business investment especially when he was the Head of Corporate Finance & New Business, where he was responsible for TNB’s business ventures.

He has over 32 years working experience at senior management level with TNB. He was also among others, the Chairman of Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn Bhd and Jana Landfill Sdn Bhd. which are subsidiaries of TNB. He was also appointed as a director in numerous subsidiaries of TNB such as TNB Coal Sdn Bhd, TNB Transmission Network Sdn Bhd and Tenaga Cable Industries Sdn Bhd. His vast experience in the Energy/Utility & Financing including the direct tapping of the American capital market has led to his involvement in countless corporate ventures.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Hj Kabit

Datuk Seri Ahmad Hj Kabit, Malaysian, aged 60, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Eden Inc Berhad on 27 May 2013. He is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Malaya and also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Bin Hj. Kabit has extensive experience in various government ministries. He was an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer with various governmental authorities from 1976 to 2012, namely the Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Public Service Department, the Ministry of Information, the Department of Road Transport Selangor, the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

Dato’ Abdullah A. Rasol

Dato’ Abdullah A. Rasol, Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2014 as the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Prior to joining Eden Inc. Berhad, he was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amanah General Insurance Berhad. He served the Amanah Capital Group since 1984, initially serving as the Finance Manager of Amanah Merchant Bank Behad (AMBB) and moving on towards corporate banking and subsequently as the General Manager of AMBB. His task whilst at AMBB include marketing and evaluation of credit facilities, management of assets, financial advisory, equity restructing and project financing. He gained audit and accounting experience in Coopers & Lybrand, Guthrie Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Pernas Construction Sdn. Bhd. prior to joining AMBB.

Dato’ Nik Mohd Fuad Wan Abdullah

Dato’ Nik Mohd Fuad Wan Abdullah, Malaysian, is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a CPA of CPA Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.

He started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young prior to joining Zil Enterprise Sdn Bhd in 1992 as Finance Manager. In line with the corporate exercise in 2002 involving ZIL and EDEN, he was absorbed into EDEN as the Director of Finance before being appointed as Director of Energy Sector. Dato’ Nik Mohd Fuad Wan Abdullah was appointed as Executive Director, Energy Sector on 1 March 2014.