Ahmad Ruslan was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 February 2014. He is also the Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Ahmad Ruslan graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom in 1984 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economic Studies (Accounting & Financial Analysis). After graduating, he was trained as a Chartered Accountant at a firm in London.
In 1986, he joined Merchants Business Growth Consulting, a pan-European marketing consultancy in London as Group Financial Controller. He left Europe in 1993 and joined what is now known as CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in the Corporate Finance Department. In 1997, he assisted in the formation of Commerce Asset Ventures, the venture capital arm of CIMB Group. In 2000, he joined Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a leading global media organisation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ASEAN Regional Development Director / Managing Director of Malaysian operations. In 2005, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for Terengganu Incorporated, a strategic investment holding company for the state Terengganu, where he led and restructured all corporate companies owned by The State. From 2008 to 2018, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Marine & Offshore Sdn Bhd. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sungai Temau Mining (M) Sdn Bhd, an iron ore mining company. He is presently the founder and principal of Connoisseur Consult Sdn Bhd.