Board of Governors

David William Berry @ Dayan Wazir Berry

Chairman

David William Berry was an Executive Director at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) from 21 February 2011 until he retired on 30 March 2016. He had previously served BHIC as the Senior Independent Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 23 February 2006. He has over thirty years’ experience in financial services and more than twenty years in the commercial sector and in corporate consulting.

He has worked in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Kenya and Indonesia.

David Berry's initial experience was in the financial services sector. He held senior positions with a number of international banks, including Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, with a posting as CEO of Chartered Merchant Bankers Malaysia between 1980 and 1983. He headed Affin Fund Management Sdn Bhd between 1998 and 2001.

In the commercial and consulting sector, David had experience in manufacturing and construction enterprises, and served as Executive Director/Chief Executive of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) from 2002 to 2004. Between 2005 and 2011 he headed the Corporate Governance, Investor Relations and Financial Communications practice at Columbus Circle Governance Sdn Bhd, before taking the executive directorship at BHIC. From 1990 to 2002 he served as a Non-Executive Director of Boustead Holdings Bhd. Today he runs his own private company, Fidelius Sdn Bhd.

David Berry's unique combination of experience in merchant banking, investment management and corporate affairs helps him take a practical approach to corporate governance and investor relations issues. He is an active contributor to corporate governance thinking and teaching across the region, and was a founding contributor, faculty member and Programme Coordinator for the Financial Institution Directors' Education Programme, launched by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2008. He is Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance and has served on the Board of Governors since October 2006.

David was also a leader in the development of the investor relations profession in Malaysia, and served as a Director of the Malaysian Investors Relations Association (MIRA) from its founding in 2007 until he retired in 2020.

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