Independent & Non-executive Director

  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Member of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Dato’ N. Sadasivan a/l N.N. Pillay is a Malaysian and he was appointed as a Non-executive Director on YHS Board at its Fifty-seventh Annual General Meeting held on 24 April 2013 and was re-appointed on 22 April 2016. Dato’ N. Sadasivan does not have any relationship (including familial) with fellow board members, the Company and/or its substantial shareholders or any of its principal subsidiaries.

    Dato’ N. Sadasivan began his career as an Economist with the Economic Development Board, Singapore in 1963. In 1968, Dato’ N. Sadasivan joined the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) and served as the Deputy Director General from 1976 to 1983. From 1984 until his retirement in 1995, he was the Director-General of MIDA. Dato’ N. Sadasivan was an Independent and Non-executive Director of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad from 2004 until its privatisation on 11 January 2013.

    From 1995 to 2010, Dato’ N. Sadasivan was the Senior Independent Director of the Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM Berhad). He was also a Director of Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad, Singapore Unit Trust and Asian Unit Trust from 1995 to 2000. From 2001 to 2012, he was the Chairman of MAS Cargo, as well as the Deputy Chairman of Malaysian Airlines System Berhad.

    Presently, Dato’ N. Sadasivan sits on the board of several private companies namely Panasonic Industrial Device Sales (M) Sdn Bhd, Panasonic Procurement Malaysia Sdn Bhd, NHK Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and one public listed company in Malaysia namely APM Automotive Holdings Berhad. From March 2000, he has been a Director of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia).

    Dato’ N. Sadasivan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1963.