Board of Governors

David William Berry @ Dayan Wazir Berry

Deputy President

David William Berry was the Executive Director at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) until he retired on 30 March 2016. He had previously served BHIC as the Senior Independent Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has over thirty years’ experience in financial services and ten years in the commercial sector and in corporate consulting. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Kenya and Indonesia.

Prior to his appointment as an Executive Director at BHIC, David headed the Corporate Governance, Investor Relations and Financial Communications practice at Columbus Circle Governance Sdn Bhd. He had previously served as Executive Director/Chief Executive of Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), where he was actively involved in establishing various risk management and internal control processes for this diversified group, and in the institution of crisis mitigation procedures.

David has held senior positions with Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in London, Kuala Lumpur and Nairobi, Bankers Trust in London, International Marine Banking Corporation in London, and American Express Bank in Edinburgh. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Managing Director of Affin Fund Management Sdn Bhd. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad from 1990 to 2002. His previous commercial experience has been with Metal Box, the UEM Group and CMS.

David has a unique combination of skills in merchant banking, investment management and corporate affairs. He takes a practical approach to corporate governance and investor relations issues and is an active contributor to corporate governance thinking across the region. He was previously a founding contributor, faculty member and Programme Coordinator for Bank Negara’s Financial Institution Directors’ Education Programme, and has also been a leader in the development of the investor relations profession in Malaysia.

He is also a Director of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA).

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