Board of Directors

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.

Prior to joining the Company, Datin Fara Nadia was attached to Time Era Sdn. Bhd., involved in manufacturing of electrical and electronic components. Datin Fara Nadia joined the Company as the Manager of Operations in year 2002 and held several positions within the Company prior to assuming the post as the General Manager of Group Finance and Business Development until year 2012, before she went for her Master in Business Administration. Datin Fara Nadia returned to the Company as Group Chief Operating Officer on the 5 January 2015. She was appointed as Group Managing Director on 8 March 2021.

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’ 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.

Dato’ Naharudin Bin Ali brings over more than thirty-five (35) years of experience, specialising in manufacturing, property development and construction, healthcare, education, Information and Communications Technology, and
consultancies.

Following his extensive career and experience in finance, having worked with several reputable companies in Malaysia prior, Dato’ Naharudin assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of IIUM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and UM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. where Dato’ headed the businesses of the companies from 2011 to 2021 and January 2021 to September 2021, respectively.

Mr. Cheong Kee Yoong has more than twenty (20) years of working experience particularly in corporate planning, fund raising, treasury management, investor relations activities, tax planning, financial management and risk management in various industries and mainly attached to the corporate office of public listed companies.

Mr. Cheong is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Southern Acids (M) Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

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 Executive Director of Energy Sector on 1 March 2014. He was appointed as Executive Director of Corporate Affairs on 15 April 2021.