Former RMN Chief Appointed To BHIC Board

SHAH ALAM: Former RMN Chief appointed to BHIC board. Tan Sri Ramlan Mohamed Ali, 67, a former RMN chief, has been appointed as a non-independent, non executive director of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd (BHIC). He was among a number of people appointed to the BHIC board, the company announced yesterday.

Ramlan is the second former RMN chief to be appointed as a director to BHIC after Tan Sri Kamarulzaman Badaruddin. Ramlan was the 14th RMN chief, from November 2006 to April, 2008. He was succeeded by Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar who served until November, 2015 and replaced by Kamarulzaman.

Ramlan greeting Mat Sabu at BNS in June. Mat Sabu official FB.

Ramlan is widely known in the RMN as a strict disciplinarian and perfectionist. Despite the reputation he commanded awe and respect, mostly, by his subordinates, to this day. Since the last few months, Ramlan had been the public face of BHIC at various events attended by the Defence Minister including the launch of the first LMS in China and the recent visit to Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut (BHIC’s associated company). He was already a director in another company under Boustead. However his recent attendance at BHIC company events led to the speculation that he was among the candidates eyed as the BHIC MD. The post fell vacant following the redesignation of Tan Sri Ramli Mohd Nor, who was also a former RMN Chief. Ramli is now the non executive chairman of BHIC.

Ramlan (second from right, facing camera) listens as Mat Sabu is briefed on the LCS project during his visit to BNS in late June, 2019. Mat Sabu FB.

I guess BHIC officials bit the bullet with the appointment of Ramlan as a non executive director instead of the MD. No one would want a surprise inspection in the middle of the night!

From Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) — Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd (BHIC) has announced a new board line-up, with immediate effect.

In a statement, BHIC said its independent, non-executive director Datuk Ishak Osman and non-independent, non-executive director Datuk Azzat Kamaludin have left the group, effective today.

Following their departure, the company has appointed Admiral Tan Sri Ramlan Mohamed Ali (R), Datuk Maznah Abdul Jalil and Fahmy Ismail as non-independent, non-executive directors.

It had also announced the appointment of Tan Sri Aziah Ali, Saadatul Nafisah Bashir Ahmad and Dr Salihin Abang as independent/non-executive directors.

“The group is pleased to introduce greater diversity to its board, not only from the gender perspective, but also from the breadth of experience and specialised professional qualifications that these new members bring to the board,” it said.

— BERNAMA

— Malaysian Defence

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