Dato’ Mohamed Khadar Merican
Senior Advisor – Governance
Dato’ Mohamed Khadar Merican has more than 35 years’ experience in financial and general management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm, before joining a financial services group in 1986.
Dato’ Khadar has held various senior management positions at Pernas International Holdings Berhad (now known as Tradewinds Corporation Berhad) between 1988 and April 2003, including as President and Chief Operating Officer. From 2003, he managed his private financial consulting business while simultaneously sitting on several boards. In 2013, Dato’ Khadar, in his capacity as the Chairman of RHB Capital Berhad, was named as the “Chairman of The Year” by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group at its Malaysian-ASEAN Corporate Governance Index Awards 2013.
Dato’ Khadar is currently the Chairman of Bonia Corporation Bhd and SOGO (KL) Department Store Sdn Bhd. He is also a director at AirAsia Group Bhd, Thai AirAsia PCL and Iris Corporation Bhd. Other significant directorships previously held by Dato’ Khadar included at the RHB Banking Group and at the ASTRO Malaysia Holdings Group. Over the years, Dato’ Khadar has been a chairman or a member of Audit Committees, Nomination and Remuneration Committees, Risk Management Committees and Safety Review Board of the companies where he had served.