Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 65, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2015. Dato’ Abdul Rashid graduated with a Bachelor of Science Forestry from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1979. He later obtained a Masters of Science from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London in 1968. In 1993 he was awarded a doctor of philosophy from University of London.

Dato’ Abdul Rashid joined the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (“FRIM”) upon his graduation in 1979 and was there for 32 years until 2011. He had an illustrious career in FRIM where he rose through the ranks from Research Officer to Director of various divisions such as Forest Products (1995), Corporate Affairs (1999), Business Support (2001), Business Development (2003), Management & Multimedia (2005). His last position was Deputy Director General Research & Development from 2007 to 2011. Dato’ Abdul Rashid then became the Project Consultant with Technology Park Malaysia from 2012 to 2013.

Dato’ Abdul Rashid has contributed professionally as member, chairman or secretary in many technical committees both internationally and locally, some of which are Associate Member of the Academy of Science Malaysia, Member of the Board of Advisors for the Proposed Kulliyah of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources, International Islamic University Malaysia, Alternate Member of Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Chairman of Technical Committee on Code of Practice for Structural Use of Timber, Chairman of Committee of Working Group on Fire Resistance of Timber Structures, Co-Chairman of Committee on World Conference on Timber Engineering 2002, Committee Member of IUFRO XXI World Congress 2000, Chairman of Committee of Forest Industry International Tropical Timber Council, Committee Member of CODB Technical Evaluation on Building Material/Product/Malaysian Building Technology. He was also an international consultant in Myanmar for ITTO project PD31/96 Introduction of Lessor-known Timber spp. to the World Market in 1998. Since 2013 he is the chairman of expert panel on Science Fund evaluation committee MOSTI.    

Dato’ Abdul Rashid does not hold any shares in the Company and has no relationship with any other directors or substantial shareholders. He has no conflict of interest with FFHB and has no convictions for offences within the past 10 years.