Profile of the Chairman of FELCRA Berhad
YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Jazlan bin Yaakub is 57 years of age and originally hails
from Kelantan. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of West Scotland, United Kingdom, as well as, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) and a Professional Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Level 4) from the London Examinations Board (LEB).
Between 2015 and 2018, he shouldered the responsibility as Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development.
He led the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) as Chairman between 2020 and 2021, as well as, the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN) as its Chairman between 2015 and 2016. Between 2013 and 2015, he took on the responsibility of Chairman of the Kelantan State Sports Council. He also led the Kelantan State Football Association (KAFA) as its President between 2004 and 2007.
YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub also plays a proactive role in social efforts and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Beginning 2018 to date, he has been undertaking the responsibilities of Senior Assistant Honorary Commissioner of the Malaysian Prisons Department. Since 2017 to date, he also carries the role of Assistant Honorary Commissioner of RELA Malaysia (RELA). Between 2017 and 2018, he assumed the responsibility of Deputy Minister Mentor for Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and also Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). From 2016 and to date, he has also shouldered the responsibility of Honorary Assistant Commissioner of Civil Defense (APM).
YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub was awarded the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (P.J.N) in 2010, which carries the title of Datuk, for his services to the Nation.
In 2017, he was awarded the Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (D.C.S.M), which carries the title of Datuk Wira, for his efforts in bringing rural well-being development to the State of Melaka.
In the same year, he was awarded the Darjah Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (D.J.M.K), which carries the title of Dato’, for his services in the development of various sectors, especially youth and sports for the State of Kelantan.
YBhg. Dato ’Ramlan bin Harun, aged 57, was appointed to the Board of FELCRA Berhad on 27 October 2021 as an Independent Non -Executive Director.
He received his early education National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), and was awarded a Diploma in Public Administration. He then continued his studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Housing, Building and Planning. Most recently, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Land Resource Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
With extensive experience encompassing 30 years within the public administration management sector, among his significant appointments are Deputy Secretary General (Management) for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Senior Secretary of the Development Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Director of the Social Services Section of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as, Deputy Director General (Development) National Housing Department Ministry of Housing and Local Government. He currently serves as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development.
YBhg. Dato’ Sri Hj. Ghazali bin Ibrahim, aged 68, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on the 1st of October of the year 2021, as its Independent Non-Executive Director.
He received his education at University Teknologi Malaysia and was conferred a Diploma in Business Management.
He has garnered over 35 years of experience in the fields of community development and representation, as well as, appointments on the boards of various bodies such as FINAS, RISDA, BINA Darulaman, YPM, as well as, FELCRA.
YBhg. Dato’ Sri Hj. Ghazali bin Ibrahim returns to FELCRA Berhad with a wealth of experience covering rural, information, youth and cooperative development, as well as, the ability to understand the day-to-day challenges of key stakeholders.
YBhg. Datuk Samsul Husin, a Malaysian aged 58, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on 16th June 2020, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
A Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner by training, he has garnered close to 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting and Information Technology, specialising in financial systems, system planning, as well as designing.
In recognition of his accomplishments in both the public and corporate sectors, Datuk Samsul has received numerous awards including being named `Ikon Usahawan BCPLC 2014-2015` by Ikon PLC Bumiputera for his stewardship of Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX) and Censof Holdings Berhad (CENSOF), and the Technopreneur Excellence Awards 2011 from the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), for his outstanding leadership as an ICT entrepreneur.
Datuk Samsul brings into FELCRA Berhad a breadth of expertise covering system computerisation, in particular simplifying decision support systems, public sector accounting for statutory bodies, change management and project management, amongst others.
YBhg. Datuk Abd. Halim Hamid, a Malaysian aged 66, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on 16th June 2020, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Beginning his career in the fields of plantation and estate management, he has chalked up 44 years of experience and have notably undertaken numerous senior appointments including Executive Vice President and Head of Palm Upstream Cluster, as well as Global Head of Rubber Cluster with Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad.
Throughout his career, he has also been appointed as Board Member of various organisations including but not limited to Lembaga Getah Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC, London), Felda Global Ventures Plantations Sdn Bhd, Feltex Co Ltd (Thailand), PT Felda Indo Rubber (Indonesia), FGV CVC (Cambodia) and FGV PLM (Myanmar), amongst others.
Datuk Abd. Halim brings into FELCRA Berhad a wealth of knowledge encompassing agricultural project management, plantation industry, pest management in plantation crops and sustainable agricultural developments.
YBhg. Encik Mohamad Husain, a Malaysian aged 68, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on 16th June 2020, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
He has garnered over 26 years of experience in the fields of plantation management and operation, as well as business management with organisations such as Kelapa Sawit Murni Sdn Bhd and Aprica Sdn Bhd in Sabah.
Mohamad Husain brings to FELCRA Berhad a multitude of capabilities covering practical and theoretical knowledge in oil palm plantations, as well as the ability to understand the day-to-day challenges of stakeholders within the industry.
YBhg. Datuk Yatimah Sarjiman, aged 55, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on the 1st, May of the year 2019, as it is Independent Non-Executive Director.
She received her education at Idaho State University, USA, and was conferred a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information System cum Computer Information System in the year 1987. She later went on to pursue further education to gain a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance cum International Business in the year 1989.
She has garnered over 30 years of experience in the fields of planning, formulating and implementing public policies on human resource management and organisation, financial resources, economy, administration and development of the region, social administration, international relations and foreign affairs resilience and brings into FELCRA Berhad a wealth of expertise covering rural development and management, international industrial structure, plantation industry and women empowerment.
YBhg. En. Edham Reza Shah Abdul Rahman, aged 40, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on the 28th of October of the year 2021, as its Independent Non-Executive Director.
He received his education at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and was conferred a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He went on to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at the BPP Law School in London, and upon completion, was admitted as Utter Barrister-at-Law at Gray’s Inn London. He returned to Malaysia and was admitted as an Advocate & Solictor to the Malaysian Bar. He also holds a Masters in Banking Law (majoring in Islamic Banking Finance & Takaful, LLM) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and attended the Senior Management Development Program (SMDP) organized by Harvard Business School Malaysia. He is currently attending the Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Programme as a Visiting Scholar.
He has garnered over 17 years of experience in the fields of law pertaining to banking and financials, with particular expertise in Islamic Finance & Shariah Advisory, Capital Market & Financial Services, Corporate Governance & Integrity, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Cross Border Projects, Risk Management Tools & Insurance/Takaful and Tender Procurement Processes.
He is at present Joint Managing Partner & Head of Financial Services of Abdul Rahman & Partners (ARP), a commercial law firm established since 1985, operating with a combined talent pool of 25 lawyers and 68 employees with offices in Johor, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.
YBhg. En. Edham Reza Shah Abdul Rahman brings to FELCRA Berhad an array of capabilities, as well as, experiences serving on the boards and committees such as the Islamic Finance Committee of Bar Council Malaysia (2017 – 2018, 2019 – 2020), Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Director, 2019), Rakyat Management Services Sdn Bhd (Chairman). as well as, on the Panel of Arbitrators of Asian International Arbitration Centre (Member) and Panel of Islamic Banking and Financial Services Arbitrators (Member) since 2013.
YBhg. Dato’ Shahrol Anuwar Sarman, aged 46, was appointed to the Board of Directors of FELCRA Berhad on the 1st, October of the year 2018, as it is Independent Non-Executive Director.
He received his education at MARA University of Technology (Uitm) and was conferred a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in the year 1994. He later went on to pursue further education to gain a Master’s in Business Administration in the year 2002 from University of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
He has garnered over 24 years of experience in the fields of corporate governance practices, economic policies and statutory bodies strategic management and brings into FELCRA Berhad a wealth of expertise covering business venture investment, financial and management, and strategic management.