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Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar

Group Managing Director
Malaysia Berhad


Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar Group Managing Director Age: 52 years Qualifications LLB, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Position on the Board  Group Managing Director Date Appointed to the Board  9 January 2015 Working Experience and Occupation  Leonard Ariff was appointed as Group Managing Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad on 9 January 2015. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad. Leonard Ariff was also the Director of CCM’s Chemicals Division from October 2014 until December 2015. Following the internal reorganisation of the CCM Group in January 2016, Leonard Ariff’s position as Director of Pharmaceuticals Division has been redesignated as Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceuticals. Leonard Ariff started his career in 1988 in various capacities in the legal profession before joining the CCM Group in 1990, where his main responsibilities were in business development and business management at CCM Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. In 2000, he assumed the position of Managing Director of Usaha Pharma (M) Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Prima Health Pharmacy (Retail) Sdn. Bhd.), CCM’s pharmaceuticals retail arm. He later joined ICI Paints Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in 2003 as the General Manager and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 2005 until 2007, before re-joining the CCM Group in 2008. He holds directorships on the boards of several companies within the CCM Group and PanGen Biotech Inc. Korea). He also acts in an advisory capacity at the International Medical University School of Pharmacy, Chair of the School of Business Advisory Board at Monash University Malaysia, Industrial and Community Advisory panel of Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (“INFORMM”) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Committee Member of Good Governance for Medicines in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and is a member of the Malaysian National Biotech Advisory Board.

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