ARA DAMANSARA, 1 OCTOBER 2021 – Sime Darby Property Berhad (“Sime Darby Property”
or “Company”) today announced the appointment of two new Independent and Non-Executive
Directors to its Board, Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin and Dr. Lisa Lim Poh Lin, effective 1 October
Sime Darby Property Chairman, Rizal Rickman Ramli said the appointments of Dato’ Hamidah
and Dr. Lisa to the Sime Darby Property Board will add to the breadth of diverse expertise to drive
the Company’s future aspirations.
“The Board will benefit from their vast knowledge and unique perspectives mainly in human capital
development and sustainability in guiding the Company through its transformation journey. We
look forward to Dato’ Hamidah and Dr. Lisa’s valued contributions to the Board,” he said.
Dato’ Hamidah has over 30 years of extensive strategic human resources (“HR”) and leadership
experience in the financial services sectors across Malaysia and ASEAN. She spent an illustrious
career with CIMB Group as its Group Chief People Officer, leading strategies to attract, develop
and retain talent, cultivated an agile workforce to prepare for the future of work, and enhanced
the end-to-end employee experience via technology innovation. Her key achievements included
strategising the resource integration in successful mergers and acquisitions within Malaysia and
across ASEAN and APAC regions, as well as implementing award-winning strategic HR
She was also the CEO of CIMB Foundation from May 2016 to October 2020 where she led the
corporate social responsibility agenda of the company with its internal and external stakeholders,
focused on enhancing community development, sports and education including advocating
financial literacy amongst the youth.
Dato' Hamidah is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maxis Berhad and Nestle
(Malaysia) Berhad. She also sits on the Board of Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia.
Dr. Lisa has over 20 years of global experience in management consulting, academic research,
and investment management, and is currently a Partner and Fund Manager of Prusik Investments
Management LLP. She brings a wealth of expertise from her previous role as a Fund Manager at
Columbia Threadneedle in London, where she was also the Head of Global Telecoms Research.
She started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley Dean Witter prior to
her role as an Associate with The Boston Consulting Group. Before joining the Investment
Management industry, Dr. Lisa was in academic research, where she was an Assistant Professor
at the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Lisa was a recipient of the Malaysian Public Services Department scholarship and the
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Full scholarships. She is also a CFA Charter holder and is
currently an Investment Committee member of the CFA UK.
Sime Darby Property Group Managing Director, Dato’ Azmir Merican said, “We welcome Dato’
Hamidah and Dr. Lisa’s valuable experience which will provide Sime Darby Property a different
dimension to support our business’ growth, as we expand in the real estate development
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