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Board Of Directors

Meet Our Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors shape Scicom's agenda for the future and participates in the Audit & Risk Management and Nomination & Remuneration committees.

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Krishnan Menon

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairman

  • Krishnan Menon, 69, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 10 March 2004. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He spent 13 years in public practice at Hanafiah, Raslan and Mohamed, 7 of those years as a Partner. He then joined Public Bank Berhad as a General Manager, and was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice-President. After serving with two public-listed companies, he joined Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd as its Chief Operating Officer from 1997 until 2000.

    He is currently the Chairman of Econpile Holdings Berhad.

Dato' Sri Leo Ariyanayakam

Non-Independent Executive Director

  • Dato' Sri Leo Ariyanayakam, 56, a Sri Lankan, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 30 October 2002. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Group Executive Director. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. His main responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer and Group Executive Director are to maximise shareholders’ value, make high-level decisions in terms of the Group’s business development, finance, human capital, culture, operations and strategies, and chart the future growth and direction of the Group globally. Under his guidance, Scicom has won several major international industry awards over the years, including the Contact Centre Service Provider of the Year for 3 consecutive years, as conferred by Frost & Sullivan.

  • The Group is now widely regarded as one of the premier contact centre and BPO providers within the industry, with an unblemished performance record. He has been instrumental in building Scicom as the leader in contact centre outsourcing, BPO, training and customer relationship management consulting solutions in the Asia Pacific region, and is a respected visionary and leader in this rapidly growing industry.

    On 7 October 2006, he was appointed as the President of the Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia, a position which he held until early 2010. In June 2007, he was selected as one of Malaysia’s Outstanding Entrepreneurs at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. In the same year, he was honored as a ‘Key Industry Leader’ by PIKOM. In 2008, he was conferred CEO of the year by the Malaysian Canadian Business Council. In 2010 he was appointed as a member to the "Local Advisory Panel"(LAP) nominated by the Malaysian Government specifically to the ICT Industry.
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Dato’ Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Harun

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Dato’ Mohd Salleh bin Hj Harun, 75, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 22 August 2005. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He started his career in the government service in 1971, then he moved on to the banking and financial sector in 1974, where he accumulated 32 years of experience holding various senior positions in Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad. He was Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia between 2000 and 2004. His previous directorships include RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad (as Chairman), RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad (as Vice Chairman), as well as Chairman of Etiqa Insurance Berhad, Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and Maybank Philippines.

    He is the current Chairman of Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd, ACR ReTakaful Berhad and Board Member of Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah, 67, a British citizen, is a Malaysian Permanent Resident. He was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 14 May 2014. He is the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. He holds a diploma from the National Association of Goldsmith, London, Great Britain and is a member of the Gemological Association of Great Britain.

    He has extensive experience in the fields of Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning.

    Mr. Lough is currently a director of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the manager of Tower Real Estate Investment Trust, and Hong Leong Bank Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
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Mahani Binti Amat

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Mahani Binti Amat, 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 15 June 2017. She was appointed on 4 September 2017 as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Mahani holds a Bachelor of Economics (Majoring in Business Administration) from the University of Malaya.

    Mahani started her career in Bank Negara Malaysia in 1977 where she held various positions in Reserves Management. She then moved on to RHB Bank in Singapore in 1984, and thereafter to the Kuala Lumpur Head Office in 2001, amassing a total of 20 years of experience in commercial banking. In RHB, she held various positions in Treasury and Offshore banking, Consumer Banking, up to Executive Vice President of Operations and Services.
  • Mahani is currently an Independent Director of Unisem (M) Bhd which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and a member of the Investment Committee of Opus Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. She is also an Independent Director of Leong Hup International Berhad.

Karen Goonting

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Karen Goonting, 57, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 14 May 2014. She is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Karen holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Upper lowa, USA. She is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

    Karen has over 30 years of experience in the private sector as a practising lawyer and thereafter as a legal and regulatory consultant to clients in the energy, healthcare, telecommunications, road safety and government sectors inclusive of 11 years of experience as a psychologist in road safety and behaviour change.
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Mohd Rashid Bin Mohd Yusof

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Mohd Rashid Bin Mohd Yusof, 64, a Malaysian, was appointed as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee on 4 September 2017. Mohd Rashid is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    His working experience includes being the Head of Group Accounting, Treasury, and Internal Audit of Petronas. His final positions in Petronas were as Managing Director of Engen Limited in South Africa and Vice President of Supply Chain and Risk Management.
  • Previous directorships include being a Director of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd, Energas Insurance (Labuan) Limited and Chairman/ Director of Petronas ICT Sdn Bhd. Whilst in South Africa he was also the Chairman of the South African Petroleum Industry Association for 2007.

    Mohd Rashid is currently a Director of Media Prima Berhad and Velesto Energy Berhad, which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also a Director of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Sistem Television Malaysia Berhad.

Datuk Joseph Dominic Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Datuk Joseph Dominic Silva, 54, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Scicom on 7 February 2018 and also appointed on the same date as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Datuk Dominic is a Finance graduate from University of Wales and holds a Master’s degree in Research (Business) from the University of Liverpool. In addition, he also completed a Senior Management Program at the Henley Management College in the United Kingdom.
  • Datuk Dominic has over 28 years of experience in the areas of banking, insurance and investments. He worked in a number of local and international banking institutions regionally in Asia, and in international locations. He is presently a Director of DMY Capital, a South Asia and SE Asia focused investments company which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to DMY Capital, Datuk Dominic was the Head of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia’s Sovereign Investment Fund, where he spent nine years.

    Datuk Dominic is presently a Director of Avicennia Capital Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), CIMB Thailand Public Co Limited (Thailand), DMY Capital (Malaysia), and Sinar Haemodialysis Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).
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