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Announcement Of Appointment Of Independent Director

BackJul 27, 2009
Appointment Details
Date of Appointment 24/07/2009
Name Akthar Hassen Goolam Hoosen Shaik
Age 58
Country of principal residence South Africa
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) An established enterpreneur. Selection by Nomination committee to have an Independent Director who has indepth knowledge of the agrochemical industry on the Board.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, area of responsibility Independent Director
Job Title Independent Director
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years 1970 to 1996, Farm-AG Group of Companies
Holding dual capacity ie. Executive Committee and General Manager spearheaded the sales, marketing and procurement division. Farm-AG subsequently formed partnership with Sentrachem Group which known as Sanachem where Mr Shaik continued his services as an Executive Director of sale, marketing and procurement division.

1997 to 1999
Founder of his own company, Shaik Agchem

1999 to 2009
Managing Director of Volcano Agroscience (a subsidiary company of Arysta LifeScience, a Japanese MNC)


Shareholding in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries Nil
Family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries None
Conflict of interest Nil
Other Directorship
Past (for the last five years) Nil
Present Nil
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(h)
a. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, a petition under any bankruptcy laws of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner? No
b. Whether at any time during the last 10 years a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against a corporation of which he was a director or key executive for the winding up of that corporation on the ground of insolvency? No
c. Whether there is any unsatisfied judgement against him? No
d. Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment for 3 months or more, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such purpose? No
e. Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such breach? No
f. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgement has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings which he is aware of involving an allegation of fraud, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part)? No
g. Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any corporation? No
h. Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director of any corporation, or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any corporation? No
i. Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgement or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity? No
j. Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of :-  
  (i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
  (iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, No
  in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust?  
k. Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere? No
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(i)
  Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? No
  If yes, please provide details of prior experience.
Appropriate orientation program will be organised for the incoming director to familarise himself with the duties and responsibilities of a director of a public listed company.