Board of Directors

Tan Sri Samsudin Osman

Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, 75, a Malaysian, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 19 December 2008 and as the Chairman of the Board on 16 July 2020.

Tan Sri Samsudin was the Chairman of Employees Provident and EPF Investment Panel from 2007 to 2020, Universiti Utara Malaysia from 2006 to 2016, National Unity Consultative Council from 2013 to 2015, the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya from 2004 to July 2012 and Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Government from 2001 to 2006. He served as the Secretary General for two ministries, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (1994) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (1996).

Tan Sri Samsudin is currently the President of Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia and the Pro Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mahathir Science Award Foundation until his resignation in June 2022 and a member of the Special Independent Emergency Committee 2021 from 9 February 2021 to 1 August 2021 and a member of the Royal Commission of Inquiry from 20 January 2022 to 19 July 2022.

Tan Sri Samsudin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Malaya, and a Master in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, United States of America.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2021
Beyond Great & Growth in China - Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution
Asia Pacific’s Time - How Asia Pacific can build a resilient future on five pillars: Advancing the digital economy, enabling regional enterprise growth, rebalancing supply chains, future-proofing labour force, and building a net-zero economy
Future of Coal - Sustainability as an Energy Source; Long Term Strategies of Coal Miners; Impact of China-Australia Trade Dynamics
Malaysian Market Outlook - Commentary on Malaysian capital markets, foreign investment, budget 2021, Covid 19 and political landscape
Healthcare: M&A & IPO Landscape
Healthcare in the post-pandemic world - COVID-19: An opportunity in crisis for healthcare providers
Presentation: Omnichannel Strategy - How is consumer behaviour changing? How do we effectively engage consumers?