TechDairies IPO Board of Directors
Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Suhaimi Bin Omar
– Executive Director
Dato’ Dr Ahmad, 64 is a doctor by qualification and holds a masters in agriculture, Kyoto. He was appointed as Deputy Director of Veterinary Institute from 1978 – 1979 where he was in charge of managing 2500 acres of pasture with 2000 head of dairy cattle and 500 goats whilst training farmers to be well versed with the industry. From 1980 onwards, he has held several positions as Director of Veterinary Department in various states. In 2007 he was appointed as Deputy Director General of Veterinary Services. He has since retired
Dato has agreed to be part of SaiKris as an advisor as he shares our vision in growing the dairy farming industry in Malaysia. Having been in the industry for over 35 years, his experience, input and far sightedness would be integral and of great help in the strategic positioning of the dairy farming activities of SaiKris.
Datuk M. Supperamaniam
– Non Executive Director
Datuk M. Supperamaniam graduated from the University of Malaya in 1970 with a B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Economics. He joined the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in October 1970 and was posted to the Ministry of Trade and Industry as Assistant Director. He served in the same Ministry for 33 years in various capacities including Director, International Trade and Malaysia’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong / People Republic of China, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the World Trade organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
During his tenure of service with Government he was handed with the responsibilities and functions relating to the development of international trade policy as well as export promotional strategy. He represented Malaysia at various bilateral regional and international conferences. These included participation in Senior Officials Meetings as well as in Summits and Ministerial Conferences of G77, APEC, Indian Ocean Rim Regional Cooperation, UNCTAD and ASEAN. He was assigned a key role in representing Malaysia in various trade negotiations conducted under the auspices of GATT / UNCTAD / WTO / APEC / ASEAN as well as at bilateral level.
Since official retirement from Government service, he has assumed role as a speaker / resource person / consultant to meetings, workshops and conferences organized by United Nations Agencies, regional and international organizations and foreign governments. He is also actively engaged in several working / expert group meetings of several NGOs and private sector organizations related to trade / investment and development issues.
Siva Kumar Jeyapalan
– Non Executive Director
Siva Kumar Jeyapalan graduated from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and has a degree in Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently also a director of his family owned company and manages his own investments in various private and listed companies.
Siva Kumar started his career with Accenture, an international management consulting company as an analyst between 1994 to 1996. He later joined AmInvestment Bank Berhad as Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance until 2001 with main responsibilities in corporate and financial advisory involving Mergers & Acquisitions, Initial Public Offering, Corporate Restructuring and Fund Raising. Since 2002, he via his family owned company has been a substantial shareholder in various private and public companies.
His also appears in the top shareholder lists of a few listed companies, including Hong Leong Capital Bhd, where he was the second largest shareholder according to the 2012 annual report. Siva is also the second largest shareholder in Penang-based SAM Engineering & Equipment (M) Bhd after Singapore’s Temasek. He was also a substantial shareholder in MTD Capital Bhd, which was taken private in 2011.
Siva’s invaluable corporate finance experience will help SaiKris propel towards its target to be a Public Listed Company by the year 2025.