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Change in Principal Officer


Date of change 15 May 2021
Age 53
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Type of change Resignation
Designation Chief Executive Officer
To pursue other interests
Details of any disagreement that he/she has with the Board of Directors No
Whether there are any matters that need to be brought to the attention of shareholders No


Major/Field of Study
Additional Information
Business Administration
University of Miami, United States of America (USA)
Business Administration
University of Miami, USA
Advanced Management Program
Colombia Business School, Colombia University, New York, USA
Senior Management Development Program
Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia
Working experience and occupation
Dato' Haris has more than 30 years of experience in strategy and business development, project management and operations in several industries such as oil and gas, automobile and plantations. He started his career in 1990 as a Systems Engineer with Matsushita Television Co. (M) Sdn. Bhd. Between 1992 and 1997, he worked in PETRONAS in the Information Resources Division, as well as the Corporate Planning and Business Development Unit. He then joined Waterfield-Portola as Senior Consultant for a year, before moving to PROTON as a Market Strategist, in August 1998. Subsequently, he was appointed Head of the Strategic Investment Unit, where he served for 3 years before becoming Head of the Corporate Planning Division in December 2000.

Dato' Haris was appointed to Head the Iran Project under the International Business Division of Proton Marketing Sdn. Bhd. in November 2003, before becoming the Head of Strategy Development and Corporate Planning of Proton Holdings Berhad in May 2005. He then joined Golden Hope Plantations as General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development before heading the Project Management Office (Plantation) of Synergy Drive, which was a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the merger of Golden Hope Plantations, Kumpulan Guthrie and Sime Darby Group. After the merger in 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) II of Strategy and Business Development in Sime Darby Plantation Sdn. Bhd. He left the Group in April 2012, with his last position as SVP I of the Downstream Business to join Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. as Director of Stakeholder Relations and Land Management. He held the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer from December 2013 to February 2014. Dato Haris was redesignated Director of Commercial and Land Management in January 2016, in which role he served up till early January 2019, before joining FGV Holdings Berhad as Group Chief Executive Officer.
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries
Indirect interest of 25,000 ordinary shares in FGV.

Remarks :
The Board will look for a suitable candidate to take over the position of the Group Chief Executive Officer and an announcement will be made once the candidate has been identified.

Announcement Info

Stock Name FGV
Date Announced 05 Apr 2021
Category Change in Principal Officer
Reference Number C04-02042021-00002