Purushothaman A/L Kumaran

Purushothaman A/L Kumaran

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director, IJM Plantations Berhad

Chief Executive Officer, Indonesian Operations





Age / Gender

58 / Male


Academic / Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), University of Malaya

  • Master in Business Administration, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)


Date Appointed / Working Experience

Mr Puru Kumaran was appointed the Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director of IJM Plantations Berhad (“IJMP”) on 23 May 2010. He was also appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the Group’s Indonesian Operations on 1 January 2016.

His past appointments with IJMP were as follows:-

  • Financial Controller, IJMP (1 January 2004 – 1 January 2007)

  • General Manager - Corporate Affairs & Finance, IJMP (1 January 2007 – 23 May 2010)

Prior to joining IJMP, he was with Unilever Group for over 14 years, serving various finance and commercial positions in Malaysia, England and Indonesia. His last post was Commercial Director of its plantation operations in Malaysia.


Present Directorship(s)

Listed Companies:

  • IJM Plantations Berhad

Other Public Companies:

  • Nil


Other Current Position(s) Held

  • Member, Malaysian Financial Reporting Standard Applications and Implementation Committee of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.