The appointment of Helmy Othman Basha of Sime Darby Plantation was effective Feb 1.
The ministry of plantation and commodities has appointed Sime Darby Plantation Bhd group managing director Helmy Othman Basha as chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) from Feb 1.
The board’s director-general, Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, said MPOB’s management is confident that Helmy’s extensive experience would help improve the sustainable development of the country’s palm oil sector.
Helmy is currently president of the Malayan Agricultural Producers Association and chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association’s research and development main committee.
An accountant by training, he is also a member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council’s board of trustees and a member of the Incorporated Society of Planters.