Board of Directors & Secretary

Pushpanathan A/L S A Kanagarayar

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Nationality

Malaysian

 

Age / Gender

67 / Male

 

Academic / Professional Qualification

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”)

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)

 

Board Committee Membership(s)

  • Audit Committee (Chairman)

 

Date Appointed / Working Experience

Mr Pushpanathan was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of IJM Corporation Berhad on 9 November 2012.

He has more than 39 years of experience in providing advisory, accounting and audit services in the role of a partner-adviser for a large number of clients based in Malaysia and internationally (both private and public corporations) in a variety of industries. He was also involved in share valuations of corporations, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, takeovers, flotations, investigations and tax planning.

His past appointments and/or working experience were as follows:-

  • Partner, Messrs Ernst & Young (1983 - 2009)

  • Chairman, Adjudication and/or Organising Committees, National Annual Corporate Report Awards (2003 - 2009))

  • Chairman, MICPA’s Financial Statements Review Committee and Project Chairman, the Insurance Standards Working Group of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) on Financial Reporting Standard 4 (2003 - 2007)

  • Member of the International Federation of Accountants’ Developing Nations Permanent Taskforce (2004 - 2005)

  • Board Member, MASB (2009 - 2015)

  • Honorary Secretary, Financial Reporting Foundation (2010 -2015))

  • President, MICPA (2012 - 2014))

  • Council Member, MIA (2012 - 2014)

 

Present Directorship(s)

Listed Companies:

  • IJM Plantations Berhad

  • Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Other Public Companies:

  • Asian Institute of Finance Berhad

  • Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad

  • MICPA

  • Malaysian Community & Education Foundation

 

Other Current Position(s) Held

  • Council Member and EXCO Member, MICPA

  • Chairman, Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia Berhad

  • Project Chairman, the Insurance Standards Working Group of MASB on Malaysian Financial Reporting Standard (“MFRS”) 17

  • Chairman, MFRS Applications and Implementation Committee of MASB

  • Trustee, WWF-Malaysia

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

19 Mar 2019

Invest Malaysia 2019 – “Capital Market Forum”

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

2.

5 & 6 Mar 2019

POC 2019 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition on Managing Market – “Manage Uncertainties Harvest Global Opportunities”

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

3.

30 Nov 2018

New Era of Corporate Liability Under Malaysian Anti Bribery Laws by Wong & Partners

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

28 Nov 2018

Challenges in implementing International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 [Speaker at the 21st ASEAN Regulators Conference]

Bank Negara Malaysia

5.

27 Nov 2018

Global Environmental Social and Governance Trends

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

6.

19 Nov 2018

IJM Budget Talk 2019 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

8 & 9 Oct 2018

Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2018: On Balance – Recalibrating Markets, Firms, Society and People

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

8.

14 Aug 2018

Sales & Service Tax Talk by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

5 Jul 2018

Sustainability Engagement Series for Directors/Chief Executive Officers by Andrew Chan, PWC Consulting Services (M) Sdn Bhd

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

10.

23 May 2018

Asian Institute of Finance Business Ethics Conference 2018: Fintech – Business Benefits and Conduct Challenges

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) and Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) 

11.

17 May 2018

IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts [Chairman of Panel Discussion at the MASB/IFRS Regional Workshop]

MASB/IFRS

12.

25 Apr 2018

Board Perspective on Cyber Resilience

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

06 & 07 2018

POC 2018 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition on Managing Market

Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CME Group

2.

06 Mar 2018

Focus Group on “Rules on Take-overs Mergers & Compulsory Acquisitions”

Securities Commission

3.

14 Nov 2017

FIDE Forum – “Leveraging Technology for Growth”

FIDE Forum

4.

09 Nov 2017

IJM Budget Talk 2018 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

12 Sep 2017

Market Infrastructure Trends and Implications for Bursa Malaysia

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

6.

10 Aug 2017

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology (by Eric E. Vogt)

FIDE Forum

7.

26 Jul 2017

New Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

8.

25 Jul 2017

Invest Malaysia 2017

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / CIMB Investment Bank

9.

17 Jul 2017

CG Breakfast Series with Directors: “Board Excellence: How to Engage and Enthuse Beyond Compliance with Sustainability”

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

10.

12 Jul 2017

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference Breakfast Roundtable

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

11.

11 Jul 2017

Fintech: Opportunities for the Financial Services Industry in Malaysia

FIDE Forum

12.

24 Apr 2017

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)/Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) Business Ethics Conference: The Ethical Challenge – Building a Culture of Professionalism & Integrity

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) / Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB)

13.

14 Apr 2017

“Cyber in The Boardroom: The First Place to Address Cyber Security Risk” by Ms Dani Michaux, KPMG Malaysia Partner

IJM Corporation Berhad

14.

11 Apr 2017

"Companies Act 2016: Overview of the Changes and How They Affect You and Your Business” by Mr Chew Phye Keat and Mr Chong Kok Seng, Partners of Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh

IJM Corporation Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

23 Mar 2017

MICPA – “57th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture” – “10 Golden Rules” by YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Malaysian Institute of Certified Public of Accountants (MICPA)

2.

14 Mar 2017

“Global Emerging Markets Regulatory Conference 2017”

Securities Commission

3.

07 & 08 Mar 2017

POC 2017 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition on Managing Market

Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CME Group

4.

15 Feb 2017

IJM Presents ”Gobal, Megatrends and Game Changers” by Dr Anil K Gupta

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

16 Jan 2017

Development of Exchanges & Clearing Houses (by Lee Betsill, Chief Risk Officer of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

6.

06 Dec 2016

AIF Distinguished Speaker’s Series: Global Economic Outlook 2017 – Trends, Shocks and Change (by Dr Bart Van Ark – Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer of the Conference Board)

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)

7.

02 Dec 2016

AIF Distinguished Speaker’s Series: Riding the Leadership Rollercoaster – An Observer’s Guide (by Professor Manfred Kets de Vries of INSEAD)

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)

8.

16 Nov 2016

IJM Budget Talk 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory

IJM Corporation Berhad

9.

14 Nov 2016

Insurance Working Group on International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 – Insurance Contracts

Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB)

10.

18 Oct 2016

Keynote Address at MICPA/Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (ANZ) Audit Forum on Digital Economy

Malaysian Institute of Certified Public of Accountants (MICPA)

11.

04 Oct 2016

Issues and Challenges of the Malaysian Capital Market’s Ecosystem

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

12.

29 Sep 2016

Independent Directors Program: The Essence of Independence

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

13.

26 & 27 Sep 2016

Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2016

Khazanah Nasional

14.

08 Sep 2016

IJM Senior Management Forum 2016 – BOS: “Reinvent for Success”

IJM Corporation Berhad

15.

25 Aug 2016

Sustainability Disclosure Benchmarking by Rikke Netterstrom, Consultant of Helikonia Advisory Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

16.

02 Jun 2016

FIDE Forum: Independent Directors Register

Financial Institutions Directors’ Education (FIDE) / Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)

17.

01 Jun 2016

Sustainability Engagement Series for Directors (by Professor Philip Anderson of INSEAD)

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

18.

31 May 2016

AIF Distinguished Speaker’s Series: China in Perspective – End of the Economic Miracle (By Professor Helimut Schutte of INSEAD, Singapore)

Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)

19.

25 Apr 2016

Briefing on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

20.

18 & 19 Apr 2016

2016 World Federation of Exchanges/ International Options Market Association (OMA) Derivatives & Clearing Conference

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

21.

12 Apr 2016

Invest Malaysia 2016

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

15 Feb 2019

IJM Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

23 Nov 2018

IJM Deepavali Celebration 2018

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

13 Aug 2018

IJM Strategy Updates Session with Board of Directors

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

2 Aug 2018

IJM Senior Management Forum 2018 ""Waking Up To A New Reality""

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

6 to 8 Jul 2018

IJM Games 2018 (Sandakan)

IJM Plantations Berhad

6.

14 May 2018

Site Visit to TRX City and Menara Prudential

IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

2 Apr 2018

Site Visit to ICP Klang Factory

IJM Corporation Berhad

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

05 Jan 2018

IJM Christmas Celebration 2017 & New Year Party 2018

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

27 Oct 2017

IJM Deepavali Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

26 Aug 2017

IJM Annual Dinner 2017

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

03 Aug 2017

IJM Senior Management Forum 2017: "Adopt Innovation, Think Intrapreneurship, Revolutionise Business"

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

14 Jul 2017

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

06 Feb 2017

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

06 Jan 2017

IJM Deepavali, Christmas Celebration 2016 & New Year Party 2017

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

24 Sep 2016

IJM Annual Dinner 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

09 Sep 2016

IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

22 July 2016

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2016

IJM Corporation Berhad

6.

05 to 07 Aug 2016

IJM Regional Games 2016 at USM Penang

IJM Corporation Berhad