Zakaria Arshad ceases to be FGV director

FGV Holdings Bhd group president and chief executive officer Zakaria Arshad’s nomination was withdrawn by the government. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd group president and chief executive officer Zakaria Arshad has ceased to be a director of the company effective today.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the agri-business firm said the cessation took effect on FGV receiving a letter from its special shareholder, the Minister of Finance (Incorporated), today withdrawing its nomination of Zakaria as a government-appointed director in implementing FGV’s new constitution, which was approved by FGV shareholders on June 28.

The cessation is in accordance with Clause 89(3) of the constitution, which states that the government-appointed director will cease to be a director on the withdrawal of his nomination.

Among Zakaria’s current positions in other organisations are vice-chairman of the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia, alternate member of Malaysia Palm Oil Board, council member of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan’s Action Group for Entrepreneurship (AGE), and an adviser to Mobile Food Trucks and Street Food Association, Malaysia.

The latest board change followed last week’s appointment of two new FGV independent directors – Bursa Malaysia’s former chief executive officer Yusli Mohamed Yusoff and Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd board member Hoi Lai Ping.