Dr Nesadurai Kalanithi

Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Age 66, Female

Date of Appointment

  1. 8 July 2021

Committee Membership

  1. Chairman of the Board Sustainability Committee
  2. Member of the Governance, Nominating and Remuneration Committee
  3. Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee


  1. PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  2. Master of Science in Food Science, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Relevant Experience

  1. Advisor to Barbados Investment & Development Corporation since June 2022
  2. Founding member of the Malaysian Chapter of the Society for Free Radical Research ("SFRR") and was the Past-President for SFRR Asia in 2009
  3. Co-founder of Climate Governance Malaysia, an affiliate of World Economic Forum in 2019
  4. Independent Director of FGV Holdings Berhad from 2018 to 2021
  5. Minister at the Malaysian Embassy based in Brussels, Belgium and was the Regional Manager for MPOB in Europe from 2013 to 2017
  6. Director of Product Development and Advisory Services in MPOB from 2008 to 2012
  7. Visiting Fellow, Center for Animal Biotechnology, University of Melbourne, Australia between 2003 to 2004
  8. Senior Principal Research Scientist and Head of Nutrition Group in MPOB in 2000

Directorship of Other Listed Issuers/Public Companies

  1. Other Listed Issuer
    – Independent Non-Executive Director of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad
  2. Non-Profit Public Company
    – None
  3. Other Public Company
    – None