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Puan Sri Datuk Rohani binti Abdullah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 61 years

Nationality: Malaysian

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Diploma in Public Administration, INTAN, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Diploma Perguruan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Position on the Board
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed to the Board
2 August 2016

Working Experience and Occupation

Puan Sri Datuk Rohani completed 36 years of service in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service, Malaysia in 2015. She began her career in the Prime Minister’s Department (1981) and has served in various capacities in the public sector. Her experience includes a 5 year stint handling budget and development in the Ministry of Land and Regional Development where she played a crucial role in establishing the basis for the issuance of Strata Titles under the National Land Code, rationalising issuance of individual titles to FELDA settlers; and monitoring the development of land development agencies such as FELDA, FELCRA and RISDA and multiple regional growth centres.


From 1991 until 2001, she served in the Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications & Posts which later evolved as the Ministry of Energy, Communications & Multimedia. During this period she was actively involved in policy and international matters and led delegations to international conferences and negotiations in the telecommunications and posts sectors. She played an instrumental role in the creation and implementation of Malaysia’s first Cyber Laws and various telecommunications regulations.


Puan Sri Datuk Rohani then served the Ministry of Human Resources in 2001 where she continued her role in international negotiations on labour matters and setting frameworks for Foreign Workers and the basis for what is now the Talent Corporation. She was part of the pioneer team to set up the Ministry of Higher Education in 2004. She headed the Policy and International Division and was actively engaged in all policy and international matters for the higher education sector. In 2010, Puan Sri Datuk Rohani became the Deputy Secretary General (Development) and thereafter served as a Senior Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Puan Sri Datuk Rohani is the current President of the Association of Women Civil Servants and Wives of Civil Servants (“PUSPANITA”) (2012-).

Membership of Board Committees

  • None

Directorships of Other Public Companies

  • Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad
  • 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad
Name  
YB Dato' Hajah Normala Binti Abdul Samad Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Mohamad Kamarudin bin Hassan Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Binti Sh. Bakir Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Azmi bin Mohd Ali Non Independent Non Executive Director
Encik Razalee bin Amin Independent Non Executive Director
Puan Sri Datuk Rohani Binti Abdullah Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Zaiton Binti Jamaluddin Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Eisah Binti A. Rahman Independent and Non-Executive Director

Last updated : 27 Apr 2017

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