Board of Directors


Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin
  • Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Member of Governance & Audit Committee
  • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin, 68, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2017.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas has more than 41 years' experience in the corporate sector, including 23 years at board level. He retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UEM Group Berhad in June 2009, after having served the UEM Group for more than 17 years since 1992. During his tenure at UEM Group, he had held various key positions including as Managing Director of UEM World Berhad, Renong Berhad, TIME Engineering Berhad, TIME dotCom Berhad and EPE Power Corporation Berhad. He also served as Executive Director & CEO of Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas was previously the Chairman of Desaru Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd. He was Deputy Chairman of PLUS Expressways Berhad, UEM Land Holdings Berhad, UEM Builders Berhad and Costain Group plc. Dato’ Ahmad Pardas was also a Board member of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Faber Group Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, UEM Environment Sdn Bhd, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.

Prior to the UEM Group, he worked for the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group for more than 17 years. Before he left the BAT Group in 1991, his last position was as the Financial Controller of Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas is currently a Director of S P Setia Berhad and Chairman of Battersea Project Holding Company Limited and its group of companies.

Dato' Ahmad Pardas is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. and Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

Directors’ Training and Continuous Education Programme Attended For The Financial Year Ended 30 June 2020
Beyond Great & Growth in China -Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution
Asia Pacific’s Time - How Asia Pacific can build a resilient future on five pillars: Advancing the digital economy, enabling regional enterprise growth, rebalancing supply chains, future-proofing labour force, and building a net-zero economy
Future of Coal - Sustainability as an Energy Source; Long Term Strategies of Coal Miners; Impact of China-Australia Trade Dynamics
Malaysian Market Outlook - Commentary on Malaysian capital markets, foreign investment, budget 2021, Covid 19 and political landscape
Healthcare: M&A & IPO Landscape
Healthcare in the post-pandemic world - COVID-19: An opportunity in crisis for healthcare providers
Presentation: Omnichannel Strategy - How is consumer behaviour changing? How do we effectively engage consumers?