Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Date of first appointment to the Board : 29 April 2011
Date of last re-election : 6 April 2017
Board meeting attended in the financial year: 4/4
Directorship in other public listed companies : Affin Bank Berhad
Directorship in public companies
Any family relationship with Director and/ or major shareholder of Pharmaniaga Berhad or any companies that have entered into any transactions with Pharmaniaga Berhad or its subsidiaries : None
List of convictions for offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any : None
Encik Suffian has had a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service, starting as a Diplomatic and Administrative Officer, attached to the Implementation and Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister (PM) Department and subsequently to the Ministry of Public Enterprises. Whilst at the PM Department, he was assigned as the special assistant to the Special Economic Adviser to the Government. He served the Board of Directors of Fraser’s Hill Development Corporation, the State Development Corporations of Perak, Pahang and Terengganu as well as the Board of Directors of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, Kompleks Kewangan Malaysia, HICOM and the Council of MARA.
After 13 years of service, he left the Government Service to serve a Government Linked Company (GLC) involved in international business, after which he ventured on his own to be the Managing Director of an Insurance Broking Company. Amongst his other involvements after that were in the securities industry and asset management sectors. He has also served as a Director of Hitachi Sales Malaysia, Meiden Electric Engineering Malaysia (Japan), Far East Computer (India) and Affin Discount Berhad. He also brings with him vast experience in general trading, power generation and transmission, aircraft maintenance as well as the oil and gas services industries.