Board of Directors & Secretary

Pushpanathan a/l S A Kanagarayar

CA(Scotland), CPA(M), CA(M)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Audit Committee (Chairman)

 

Age / Gender

66 / Male

 

Nationality

Malaysian

 

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”)

 

Date Appointed / Working Experience

Mr Pushpanathan was appointed Director of IJM Corporation Berhad on 9 November 2012.

He retired as a partner of Ernst & Young on 31 December 2009. 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.

 

Directorship

Listed Companies:

  • Bursa Malaysia Berhad
  • IJM Plantations Berhad

Other Public Companies:

  • Asian Institute of Finance Berhad
  • Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad
  • Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad
  • MICPA
  • Malaysian Community & Education Foundation

Other Information

Mr. Pushpanathan is currently a Council Member and EXCO Member of MICPA. He also serves as the Chairman of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia and a Trustee of WWF-Malaysia.

He was a Board Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) (2009-2015), Honorary Secretary of the Financial Reporting Foundation (2010-2015), President of MICPA (2012-2014), a Council Member of MIA (2012-2014), Chairman of MICPA’s Financial Statements Review Committee and is currently the Project Chairman of the Insurance Standards Working Group of MASB on IFRS 17. He also headed the MICPA Working Group, which undertook a revision of the specimen financial statements of Model Insurance Berhad. He has served as an inaugural member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC’s) Developing Nations Permanent Taskforce for 2004/2005. He has been actively involved in the National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA), which is jointly organised by MICPA, MIA and Bursa Malaysia, as Chairman of the Adjudication and/or Organising Committees from 2003 to 2009.

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.

31 Mar 2016

Companies Bill 2015 by Wong & Partners

IJM Corporation Berhad

2.

29 Mar 2016

Keynote Speaker at the Annual Malaysian Institute of Accounts (“MIA”) Internal Auditors Association of Malaysia (“IIAM”) Annual Conference on “Challenges & Expectations of Audit Committees (“AC”) & AC Chairmen”

MIA /IIAM

3.

25 Feb 2016

Financial Institution Directors Education (“FIDE”) Forum – “Directors Remuneration Report 2015” briefing session for Directors

Bank Negara Malaysia

4.

19 Jan 2016

Asian Institute of Finance (“AIF”) Distinguished Speaker’s Series: “Other People’s Money – Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?” by Professor John Kay of London School of Economics

AIF

5.

3 Dec 2015

Represented AIF at the IDEAS Briefing on “The Trans Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) – Should Malaysia sign?” by Tan Sri Datuk Rebecca Sta Maria (Secretary General of MITI)

IDEAS

6.

25 Nov 2015

Bursa Customised Advocacy Session for Directors

  1. Presentation on “Current State and Future Direction – Regulatory Perspective”;

  2. “Directors’ Obligations vis-à-vis the Listing Requirements”; and

  3. New Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) Index & Rating Methodology

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / IJM Corporation Berhad

7.

19 Nov 2015

Malaysian-Asean Corporate Governance Scorecard 2015: “Engagement with Board of Directors of Public Listed Companies” by MSWG

MSWG / IJM Corporation Berhad

8.

17 Nov 2015

Asian Institute of Finance (“AIF”)’s Distinguished Speaker Series – “Can ASEAN Reinvent Itself?” by Professor Kishore Mahbubani

AIF

9.

12 Nov 2915

MICPA 56th Annual Commemorative Lecture by Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar (CEO of Khazanah) on “Sense and Sensibility, Accounting & Accountability’s A Practioner’s Perspective”

MICPA

10.

5 Nov 2015

IJM Budget Talk 2016 by PricewaterhouseCoopers

IJM Corporation Berhad

11.

2 Nov 2105

Corporate Governance Breakfast Series: Future of Auditor Reporting - The Game Changer for Boardroom

Bursa Malaysia / MICPA / MIA

12.

22 Oct 2015

Board Chairman Series: Tone From the Chair and Establishing Boundaries

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / ICLIF Leadership & Governance Centre

13.

8 Oct 2015

Sustainability Symposium: Responsible Business, Responsible Investing

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

14.

7 Oct 2015

International Conference on Financial Crime & Terrorism Financing: “The Changing Regulatory Landscape”

Asian Institute of Finance / Bank Negara Malaysia

15.

6 Oct 2015

‘Internal Audit – One of the 4 Cornerstones of Corporate Governance (“CG”): “Is It an Effective Gate Keeper to Audit Committee & Board Oversight?”

Bursa Securities

16.

3 Sep 2015 to 4 Sep 2015

Securities Commission (“SC”)’s - “World Capital Markets Symposium”

Securities Commission

17.

11 Aug 2015

Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) Chaired the Working Group (“WG 15”) on “Employee Benefits”

MASB

18.

10 Aug 2015

Directors Corporate Governance Series: Building an Effective Finance Function: From Reporting to Analytics to Strategic Input

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / ICAEW

19.

7 Aug 2015

Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”): - “Forum on MERS 9”

Bank Negara Malaysia

20.

5 Aug 2015

Asian Institute of Finance (“AIF”) Symposium: “Bridging The Talent Gap”

AIF / Bank Negara Malaysia

21.

4 Aug 2015

IJM Senior Management Forum 2015 “Focused Execution, Enhancing Capabilities”

IJM Corporation Berhad

22.

31 Jul 2015

Palm Oil Products: Expanding the Current Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Portfolio

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

23.

28 Jul 2015

Board Chairman Series Part 2: Leadership Excellence from the Chair

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / ICLIF Leadership & Governance Centre

24.

8 May 2015

Lead the Change: “Getting Women on Boards”

Bursa Malaysia Berhad / PEMANDU

25.

7 May 2015

Panelist at Conference for Audit Committee Chairmen (Organised by Audit Oversight Board, MICPA & MIA)

Securities Commission

26.

6 May 2015

Financial Institution Directors Education (“FIDE”) Forum – “Directors Remuneration Study Findings for Financial Institutions

Bank Negara Malaysia

27.

23 Apr 2015 to 24 Apr 2015

Invest Malaysia 2015

Bursa Malaysia 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

No.

Date

Topic

Organizer

1.

19 Feb 2016

Chinese New Year Celebration 2016

Kelab Sukan IJM

2.

8 Jan 2016

IJM Christmas Celebration 2015 & New Year Party 2016

Kelab Sukan IJM

3.

25 Sep 2015

IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2015

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

22 Aug 2015

IJM Annual Dinner

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

7 Aug 2015

IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2015

IJM Corporation Berhad