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Our leadership team is comprised of highly talented individuals who bring extensive experience and expertise to accelerate Emery Oleochemicals to greater heights in an ever-evolving marketplace. With a firm commitment to the values and spirit of a world-leading, natural-based chemicals company, we continue on our successful path of being a sustainable, profitable growth company, focused on producing high-performance, high-quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations; thus positioning Emery Oleochemicals as your preferred solutions partner.

Peter Hawthorne
Peter Hawthorne
Chairman of Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Hawthorne, currently a Member of Advisory Committee, PTTGC International (Netherlands) B.V., has more than 30 years of experience in various leadership roles at companies including Cargill Incorporated, Cargill Asia Pacific Ltd., Carlson Companies Inc., NatureWorks LLC, North Star BlueScope Steel, LLC, Ardent Mills, LLC, Citrofrut S.A., Spearhead International Ltd. and Grupo Proeza S.A..

In addition, Mr. Hawthorne holds other management positions including CEO & Managing Partner, P. Chandler Partners, LLC; Operating Director, Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC; Director, Grupo Proeza S.A.; Director and Chairman, Kynetec Ltd. And Director, King Ranch Incorporated.

Mr. Hawthorne has a Master of Business Administration (Strategy & Marketing) degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, U.S.A. and a Bachelor of Economics degree from Brown University, U.S.A.

Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha
Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha
Member of Board of Directors

Datuk Mohamad Helmy Othman Basha, a Malaysian, is the Group Managing Director of SD Guthrie Berhad, a position he has held since July 1, 2019.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy started his career with Wellers Accountants, Oxford, United Kingdom in 1988. Upon his return to Malaysia in 1991, he joined Shell Malaysia Group of Companies and subsequently in 1997, Guthrie Group, where he was entrusted with various senior roles across the group's property and plantation businesses in Malaysia and Indonesia. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of Highlands & Lowlands Berhad and Guthrie Ropel Berhad prior to the merger of Guthrie Group, Golden Hope Plantations Berhand, and Sime Darby Berhad in 2007. 

After the merger, he was appointed Head, Upstream Malaysia for SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) and left in 2013 to pursue his own interests. He rejoined SD Guthrie in 2016 where he held several key positions before assuming his current position in 2019.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy is the current Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. He is also a council member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

Datuk Mohamad Helmy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of both the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and the Incorporated Society of Planters.

Pattaralada Sa-Ngasang
Pattaralada Sa-Ngasang
Member of Board of Directors

Miss Pattaralada Sa-Ngasang is currently the Executive Vice President – Finance and Accounting at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). In addition, Miss Sa-Ngasang serves as the Chairman of GC Treasury Center Company Limited.

Miss Sa-Ngasang’s prior professional work experience includes Executive Vice President – Finance and Accounting, Thai Oil Public Company Limited; Chairperson, Thaioil Treasury Center Company Limited; Director, Ubon Bio Ethanol Public Company Limited; Director, Thaioil Energy Services Company Limited; Director, Thaioil Ethanol Company Limited; Director, Sapthip Company Limited; and Senior Vice President – Financial Planning, Thai Oil Public Company Limited.

Miss Sa-Ngasang holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Thammasat University, a Mini Master of Business Administration degree from the National Institute of Development Administration, and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Thammasat University. In addition, her further education and training includes the following institutions: Thailand Insurance Leadership Program (TILP), The Executive Program in Energy Literacy for a Sustainable Future (TEA), National Defence College of Thailand (NDC); Capital Market Academy; Harvard Business School (USA), Thai Listed Companies Association (TLCA) and IMD Business School, Switzerland; Fiscal Policy Research Institute Foundation, Ministry of Finance; Cornell University (USA); Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises (IRDP), and the Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD).

Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad
Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad
Member of Board of Directors

Mr. Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad, a Malaysian, was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) on January 1, 2024 to oversee the Group's upstream operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. He is also the Managing Director of SD Guthrie International (formerly known as Sime Darby Oils International Limited), leading initiatives in market expansion and revenue growth focusing on bulk trading, differentiated product offerings for industrial customers, and high-quality end-consumer products for consumers. He also spearheads key transformation programs and various corporate exercises for SD Guthrie towards operational excellence, environmental stewardship, and innovation.  

He began his career in 1995 as a palm oil trader with Cargill in Malaysia and moved to Cargill Philippines in 1999 to join its copra processing operations and coconut oil merchandising.

In 2001, he returned to Malaysia to join Nestle and was transferred to the United Kingdom in 2004 to join the company’s global cocoa procurement and price risk management desk. In 2006, he relocated to Singapore to establish Nestle’s Commodity Procurement Centre for Asia, Oceania, and Africa Regions and was appointed General Manager & Head of Global Oils and Fats. 

He joined Unilever in Singapore in 2010 as Director of Commodity Risk Management where he led a team to manage the company's global oils and fats price exposure, developing market analysis and price forecasting.

Mr. Mohd Haris is currently the Chairman of the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. He also sits on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, and is a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of Duopharma Biotech Berhad.

He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. In 2019, he attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee, and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Ms. Korpaisarn is currently the Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Commercial Excellence at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). 

Her prior professional work experience includes Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Director and Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Senior Vice President – Value Added Products Secondment as Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited, PTTGC. 

Ms. Korpaisarn holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Banking) degree (First-Class Honors and Gold Medal – Ananda Mahidol Scholarship for highest GPA) from Thammasat University in Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Private Equity Training, Euromoney Training, U.K. (2011); Leadership Development Program (LDP 1 and LDP 2), PTT Leadership and Learning Institute (PLLI), PTT Public Company Limited; and Subsidiary Governance, Business and Legal Issues for Directors and Executives and Transformative Leadership for Global Enterprise 2022, Director’s Legal Liabilities, Ethical Leadership for New Era and High Performing Board & Board Effectiveness 2021 (In-house Programs by (GC) and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 255/2018, Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD).

Renaka Ramachandran
Renaka Ramachandran
Member of Board of Directors, Chairperson of Executive Committee and Chairperson of Risk & Audit Committee

Renaka Ramachandran, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) on April 1, 2011. In this role, she oversees various departments within the Group, which include finance, information technology, compliance and risk (of the Global Trading and Marketing Unit), procurement, corporate finance and investor relations departments. She also was appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Sime Darby Oils (SDO) on July 15, 2020, with a role focusing on leading the transformation program in the Asia Pacific region and governance matters.

She began her career as an Audit Associate with Raj and Associates in 1991 where she was leading small audit engagements until 1992. She joined Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1992 as an Audit Associated and moved up the ranks to the position of Executive Director on January 1, 2004. As an Executive Director, she was involved in, among other, the audit of public listed companies, review of profit and cash flow forecast and projections for restructurings and initial public offerings, due diligence and financial analysis. Her roles included overseeing working teams, giving presentations and providing training for both internal staff and external clients. She was also the representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers and committee member on the work group of IAS 41 (Accounting Standard on Agriculture) in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).

She was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1998. She became a Fellow of the ACCA in 2002.

She has been actively involved in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board for the changes to IAS 41 by working on papers with the MASB for its onward discussion with the International Accounting Standards Board. She is also a member of the Accounting and Taxation Committee of the Malaysia Palm Oil Association and a member of the ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum.

Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Sophiskhuankhant is currently the Senior Vice President – International Finance and Strategy at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Her prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting at Global Green Chemicals Public Company Limited; Director and Managing Director at Thai Fatty Alcohols Company Limited; Director at GGC Biochemical Company Limited; Director at Thai Eastern Top Seeds Oil Company Limited; and Division Manager, Strategic Partnership and Business Administration, International Business Administration Unit at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.

Miss Sophiskhuankhant holds a Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Ladkrabang. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Executive Development Program (EDP) Class 23 from Thai Listed Company Association (TLCA); CFO Orientation, Strategic CFO and CFO Refresher Program from The Stock Exchange of Thailand; CFO Certification Program from Federation of Accounting Professions Under The Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King; and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 270/2019 from Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD). She is also a Member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Faculty of Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

Shariman Alwani Mohamed
Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of SD Guthrie International (formerly known as Sime Darby Oils) on February 1, 2024. Before assuming this role, he served as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) from January 22, 2018 to January 31, 2024; and was Head of Transformation for SD Guthrie International Europe and Africa from April 1, 2021 to January 31, 2024.

Dr. Shariman's journey with SD Guthrie Berhad started when he joined the company as Head, Strategy & Business Development in February 2014 and was responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate and innovation strategies as well as driving the company's Value Creation and Transformation program.

Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Dr. Shariman was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Value Management in Sime Darby Berhad. He had also served as an Economist at Bank Negara Malaysia from 1992 to 2008 and was Sector Economist in Fidelity Management and Research, Boston, United States of America (USA) from 1999 to 2001.

He holds a PhD in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University’s International Business School, USA and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Dr. Shariman is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Satida Krailas
Satida Krailas
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Satida Krailas is currently the Vice President, Advance Materials and Biospecialty at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Miss Krailas’ prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Specialty Business at PTTGC, Vice President, Downstream Business Development 1 at PTTGC, Division Manager, Innovation & Technology at PTT Phenol, and Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Miss Krailas holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Khon-Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Bis Phenol-A process training at Kurosaki plant (Japan), Leadership Development Program (LDP 1). She is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Mahanakorn University of Technology, a research proposal reader for National Research Council of Thailand, a member of Curriculum Criticism Committee for Faculty of Science, Thammasart University, a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, and a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Process Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Amir Hamzah

Amir Hamzah
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Mr. Amir Hamzah, a Malaysian, is currently the Country Head, Indonesia for SD Guthrie International Limited (formerly known as Sime Darby Oils International Limited). 

Mr. Amir joined Sime Darby Plantation in June 2019 as Vice President in Strategy & Innovation and was responsible for strategy and business development activities for SD Guthrie International. Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Mr. Amir was an equity research analyst for Credit Suisse Securities Malaysia, and later took on various roles in Strategy, Commercial, and Digitalisation in Axiata Group and Astro Holdings Malaysia. 

Mr. Amir graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and is an affiliate of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

 
Renaka Ramachandran
Renaka Ramachandran
Chairperson of Executive Committee, Chairperson of Risk & Audit Committee, and Member of Board of Directors

Renaka Ramachandran, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) on April 1, 2011. In this role, she oversees various departments within the Group, which include finance, information technology, compliance and risk (of the Global Trading and Marketing Unit), procurement, corporate finance and investor relations departments. She was also appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Sime Darby Oils (SDO) on July 15, 2020, with a role focusing on leading the transformation program in the Asia Pacific region and governance matters.

She began her career as an Audit Associate with Raj and Associates in 1991 where she was leading small audit engagements until 1992. She joined Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1992 as an Audit Associated and moved up the ranks to the position of Executive Director on January 1, 2004. As an Executive Director, she was involved in, among other, the audit of public listed companies, review of profit and cash flow forecast and projections for restructurings and initial public offerings, due diligence and financial analysis. Her roles included overseeing working teams, giving presentations and providing training for both internal staff and external clients. She was also the representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers and committee member on the work group of IAS 41 (Accounting Standard on Agriculture) in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).

She was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1998. She became a Fellow of the ACCA in 2002.

She has been actively involved in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board for the changes to IAS 41 by working on papers with the MASB for its onward discussion with the International Accounting Standards Board. She is also a member of the Accounting and Taxation Committee of the Malaysia Palm Oil Association and a member of the ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum.

Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Ms. Korpaisarn is currently the Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Commercial Excellence at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). 

Her prior professional work experience includes Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Director and Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Senior Vice President – Value Added Products Secondment as Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited, PTTGC. 

Ms. Korpaisarn holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Banking) degree (First-Class Honors and Gold Medal – Ananda Mahidol Scholarship for highest GPA) from Thammasat University in Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Private Equity Training, Euromoney Training, U.K. (2011); Leadership Development Program (LDP 1 and LDP 2), PTT Leadership and Learning Institute (PLLI), PTT Public Company Limited; and Subsidiary Governance, Business and Legal Issues for Directors and Executives and Transformative Leadership for Global Enterprise 2022, Director’s Legal Liabilities, Ethical Leadership for New Era and High Performing Board & Board Effectiveness 2021 (In-house Programs by (GC) and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 255/2018, Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD).

Shariman Alwani Mohamed
Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani
Member of Executive Committee, Member of Board of Directors and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of SD Guthrie International (formerly known as Sime Darby Oils) on February 1, 2024. Before assuming this role, he served as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) from January 22, 2018 to January 31, 2024; and was appointed as Head of Transformation for SD Guthrie International Europe and Africa from April 1, 2021 to January 31, 2024.

Dr. Shariman's journey with SD Guthrie Berhad started when he joined the company as Head, Strategy & Business Development in February 2014 and was responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate and innovation strategies as well as driving the company’s Value Creation and Transformation program.

Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Dr. Shariman was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Value Management in Simd Darby Berhad. He had also served as an Economist at Bank Negara Malaysia from 1992 to 2008 and was Sector Economist in Fidelity Management and Research, Boston, United States of America (USA) from 1999 to 2001.

He holds a PhD in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University’s International Business School, U.S.A. and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Dr. Shariman is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Sophiskhuankhant is currently the Senior Vice President – International Finance and Strategy at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Her prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting at Global Green Chemicals Public Company Limited; Director and Managing Director at Thai Fatty Alcohols Company Limited; Director at GGC Biochemical Company Limited; Director at Thai Eastern Top Seeds Oil Company Limited; and Division Manager, Strategic Partnership and Business Administration, International Business Administration Unit at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.

Miss Sophiskhuankhant holds a Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Ladkrabang. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Executive Development Program (EDP) Class 23 from Thai Listed Company Association (TLCA); CFO Orientation, Strategic CFO and CFO Refresher Program from The Stock Exchange of Thailand; CFO Certification Program from Federation of Accounting Professions Under The Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King; and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 270/2019 from Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD). She is also a Member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Faculty of Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

Amir Hamzah

Amir Hamzah
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Mr. Amir Hamzah, a Malaysian, is currently the Country Head, Indonesia for SD Guthrie International Limited (formerly known as Sime Darby International Limited). 

Mr. Amir joined SD Guthrie Berhad in June 2019 as Vice President in Strategy & Innovation and was responsible for strategy and business development activities for SD Guthrie International. Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Mr. Amir was an equity research analyst for Credit Suisse Securities Malaysia, and later took on various roles in Strategy, Commercial, and Digitalisation in Axiata Group and Astro Holdings Malaysia. 

Mr. Amir graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and is an affiliate of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Satida Krailas
Satida Krailas
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Satida Krailas is currently the Vice President, Advance Materials and Biospecialty at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Miss Krailas’ prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Specialty Business at PTTGC, Vice President, Downstream Business Development 1 at PTTGC, Division Manager, Innovation & Technology at PTT Phenol, and Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Miss Krailas holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Khon-Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Bis Phenol-A process training at Kurosaki plant (Japan), Leadership Development Program (LDP 1). She is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Mahanakorn University of Technology, a research proposal reader for National Research Council of Thailand, a member of Curriculum Criticism Committee for Faculty of Science, Thammasart University, a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, and a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Process Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

 
Renaka Ramachandran
Renaka Ramachandran
Chairperson of Executive Committee, Chairperson of Risk & Audit Committee, and Member of Board of Directors

Renaka Ramachandran, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) on April 1, 2011. In this role, she oversees various departments within the Group, which include finance, information technology, compliance and risk (of the Global Trading and Marketing Unit), procurement, corporate finance and investor relations departments. She also was appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Sime Darby Oils (SDO) on July 15, 2020 with a role focusing on leading the transformation program in the Asia Pacific region and governance matters.

She began her career as an Audit Associate with Raj and Associates in 1991 where she was leading small audit engagements until 1992. She joined Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1992 as an Audit Associated and moved up the ranks to the position of Executive Director on January 1, 2004. As an Executive Director, she was involved in, among other, the audit of public listed companies, review of profit and cash flow forecast and projections for restructurings and initial public offerings, due diligence and financial analysis. Her roles included overseeing working teams, giving presentations and providing training for both internal staff and external clients. She was also the representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers and committee member on the work group of IAS 41 (Accounting Standard on Agriculture) in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).

She was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1998. She became a Fellow of the ACCA in 2002.

She has been actively involved in the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board for the changes to IAS 41 by working on papers with the MASB for its onward discussion with the International Accounting Standards Board. She is also a member of the Accounting and Taxation Committee of the Malaysia Palm Oil Association and a member of the ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum.

Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Kornkamol Korpaisarn
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Ms. Korpaisarn is currently the Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Commercial Excellence at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). 

Her prior professional work experience includes Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Director and Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited; Senior Vice President – Value Added Products Secondment as Managing Director, GC Polyols Company Limited, PTTGC. 

Ms. Korpaisarn holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Banking) degree (First-Class Honors and Gold Medal – Ananda Mahidol Scholarship for highest GPA) from Thammasat University in Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Private Equity Training, Euromoney Training, U.K. (2011); Leadership Development Program (LDP 1 and LDP 2), PTT Leadership and Learning Institute (PLLI), PTT Public Company Limited; and Subsidiary Governance, Business and Legal Issues for Directors and Executives and Transformative Leadership for Global Enterprise 2022, Director’s Legal Liabilities, Ethical Leadership for New Era and High Performing Board & Board Effectiveness 2021 (In-house Programs by (GC) and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 255/2018, Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD).

Shariman Alwani Mohamed
Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Dr. Shariman Nordin Mohamed Alwani, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of SD Guthrie International (formerly known as Sime Darby Oils) on February 1, 2024. Before assuming this role, he served as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of SD Guthrie Berhad (formerly known as Sime Darby Plantation Berhad) from January 22, 2018 to January 31, 2024; and was Head of Transformation for SD Guthrie International Europe and Africa from April 1, 2021 to January 31, 2024.

Dr. Shariman's journey with SD Guthrie Berhad started when he joined the company as Head, Strategy & Business Development in February 2014 and was responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate and innovation strategies as well as driving the company’s Value Creation and Transformation program.

Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Dr. Shariman was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Value Management in Sime Darby Berhad. He had also served as an Economist at Bank Negara Malaysia from 1992 to 2008 and was Sector Economist in Fidelity Management and Research, Boston, United States of America (USA) from 1999 to 2001.

He holds a PhD in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University’s International Business School, USA and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Dr. Shariman is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Wanlapa Sophiskhuankhant
Member of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Sophiskhuankhant is currently the Senior Vice President – International Finance and Strategy at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Her prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting at Global Green Chemicals Public Company Limited; Director and Managing Director at Thai Fatty Alcohols Company Limited; Director at GGC Biochemical Company Limited; Director at Thai Eastern Top Seeds Oil Company Limited; and Division Manager, Strategic Partnership and Business Administration, International Business Administration Unit at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.

Miss Sophiskhuankhant holds a Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Ladkrabang. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Executive Development Program (EDP) Class 23 from Thai Listed Company Association (TLCA); CFO Orientation, Strategic CFO and CFO Refresher Program from The Stock Exchange of Thailand; CFO Certification Program from Federation of Accounting Professions Under The Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King; and Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 270/2019 from Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD). She is also a Member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Faculty of Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

Amir Hamzah

Amir Hamzah
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Mr. Amir Hamzah, Malaysian, is currently the Country Head, Indonesia for SD Guthrie International Limited (formerly known as Sime Darby International Limited). 

Mr. Amir joined SD Guthrie Berhad in June 2019 as Vice President in Strategy & Innovation and was responsible for strategy and business development activities for SD Guthrie International. Prior to joining SD Guthrie Berhad, Mr. Amir was an equity research analyst for Credit Suisse Securities Malaysia, and later took on various roles in Strategy, Commercial, and Digitalisation in Axiata Group and Astro Holdings Malaysia. 

Mr. Amir graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and is an affiliate of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

 
Satida Krailas
Satida Krailas
Alternate Member of Board of Directors, Alternate Member of Executive Committee and Alternate Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Miss Satida Krailas is currently the Vice President, Advance Materials and Biospecialty at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC).

Miss Krailas’ prior professional work experience includes Vice President, Specialty Business at PTTGC, Vice President, Downstream Business Development 1 at PTTGC, Division Manager, Innovation & Technology at PTT Phenol, and Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Miss Krailas holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Khon-Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, her further education and training includes the following: Bis Phenol-A process training at Kurosaki plant (Japan), Leadership Development Program (LDP 1). She is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, a member of the Industrial Advisory Board, Chemical Engineering Department, Mahanakorn University of Technology, a research proposal reader for National Research Council of Thailand, a member of Curriculum Criticism Committee for Faculty of Science, Thammasart University, a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Chemical Engineering Department, Khon-Kaen University, and a member of Committee of Study Curriculum for Process Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Jay Taylor
Jay Taylor
Group Chief Executive Officer

Jay Taylor, who has over 35 years of senior leadership and manufacturing experience in the Petrochemical and Oleochemicals industry, is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Emery Oleochemicals Group. He was appointed on April 1, 2020. In his current capacity as GCEO, Jay is responsible for driving global performance improvements in the Group to achieve sustainable growth and to optimize shareholders value.

Additionally, Jay holds the role of Chief Manufacturing Officer. In this leadership role, Jay is responsible for providing global operational coordination and guidance in all relevant functions including safety, budgeting, regulatory and environmental compliance and stewardship, personnel development and operational efficiencies.

Jay's previous career experience includes leadership roles at Huntsman where he was responsible for managing five of their polymer plants overseeing their operations, environmental compliance, engineering, quality, safety and reliability.

Jay has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lubbock Christian University, Texas.

Jay Taylor
Billy Yeoh
Chief Business Officer

Starting his tenure at Emery Oleochemicals in 1998, Billy began his career as a Marketing Executive responsible for the Coatings & Inks and Plastics Technology divisions, based out of the Malaysia office. Quickly gaining a strong foothold in these high-growth sectors, he took on an international portfolio with his promotion as the Asia Pacific Regional Business Manager, Plastics Technology and subsequently, as the Asia Pacific Regional Business Director overseeing the Fatty Alcohols and Oleo Derivatives business. In these two roles, Billy is credited for establishing high-performance teams which expanded market share, sales revenue and profitability.

Leaving the company to pursue other interests in 2007, he gained further expertise in the areas of general management , operations, and technical support covering Asia and North America. Re-joining Emery Oleochemicals in 2011, Billy took up dual roles as the Regional Sales Director and Regional Head of Oleobasics, Americas based out of Cincinnati – where he still resides today. Having grown the business triple-fold through strategic go-to-market initiatives and effective collaboration with the North America operations team, he was promoted to the role of Global Business Director in January 2016.

In his current role as Chief Business Officer, Billy is responsible for delivering strategic growth through the execution of projects across the company’s six distinct business groups. As a key member of the senior leadership at the company, he focuses on driving operational excellence in the company’s multicultural, multinational organization while delivering superior, sustainable products to help ensure customer success.

He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Economics, both earned at the University of Western Australia.

Anthony Cheong
Anthony Cheong
Group Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Cheong is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Emery Oleochemicals Group. He was appointed in October 2017 and has more than 30 years of experience in finance, management, strategy, risk and business support largely gained in the manufacturing environment with multinational fast moving consumer goods, chemical and oleochemical companies.

Anthony joined Emery Oleochemicals in 2008 as their Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer before relocating to Cincinnati, USA in 2010 in the position of CFO of North America. During his two years there, he was also the Global Finance Lead for the Group’s OleoBasics business to provide business analysis and strategy support.

He returned to Malaysia in 2012, assuming the position of Global Finance Director - Major Projects and Manufacturing Support and leading the Group’s large capital investment and cost control. He moved on as the Global Finance Director - Finance Operations in 2013 where his responsibilities included Group financial reporting, taxation, audit, risk management, transfer pricing, compliance and implementation of accounting standards and policies globally.

Prior to joining Emery Oleochemicals, Anthony began his career in 1991 as an audit assistant before moving to Colgate Palmolive Malaysia in the same year in various senior financial analyst roles. He continued his career as a finance manager with Danone Malaysia in 1999 and in 2003, he joined Cabot Malaysia, a leading global specialty chemicals company where he was awarded a Global Excellence Award for successfully implemented various finance projects across six Asia Pacific countries.

Anthony is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants United Kingdom.

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