Malaysia’s Sime Darby gets group COO & CFO

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd has appointed Datuk Abd Wahab Maskan as group chief operating officer (COO) and Tong Poh Keow as group chief financial officer (CFO) effective Tuesday. Abd Wahab was the senior executive vice president, property division of Sime Darby prior to his appointment as COO. As the group COO, he would support the president and group chief executive in the day-to-day operations of the group.

As for Tong, she was the chief financial officer of the plantation and agri-business division prior to the latest appointment. In her new capacity as group CFO, she reports directly to the president and group CEO.

Sime Darby said Abd Wahab, 57, would be mainly responsible for all the group’s operational matters, ensuring key performance indicators and merger synergies were achieved.

It added the departments — group shared services, group procurement, group risk management and group information technology — would come under the group COO.

“Managing directors of the respective divisions will report to the group COO on operational matters and will continue to report to the president and group CEO on strategic, business development and human resource matters,” it said.

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