Board of Directors
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Aida Lim Binti Abdullah
Age 55 / Malaysian / Female
Puan Aida Lim Binti Abdullah (“Puan Aida”) has been appointed to the board of Sunzen Biotech Berhad as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on December 1, 2023. She is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, and Remuneration Committee.
Puan Aida graduated with a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University of London. She is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM). She has also obtained professional qualifications from the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIFP) and Halal Professional (Jakim)
Puan Aida has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of organisations ranging from audit firms, conglomerates, digital and fintech startups, financial institutions, GLCs, and regulators, such as Bursa Malaysia Bhd and the Securities Commission Malaysia. She has in-depth financial and capital market experience in a variety of roles, including corporate governance, internal control, risk management, audit, banking, treasury, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, corporate reporting, investment analysis, financial technology, digital solutions, shariah finance, halal and toyibban management, supply chain management, and procurement management.
Puan Aida was the first Chief Executive Officer of Penang Halal International (PHI), a state-owned agency of the Penang State Government where she led the transformation and rebranding to its international present. Previously, she was also the Chief of Corporate Governance and Business Ecosystem at QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd. The biggest Halal “farm to fork” operator in Southeast Asia and a key subsidiary of Johor Corporation, one of her notable initiatives was the introduction of ESG which was ahead of others. She also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) and a member of the Board of the Malaysian American Commission on Education Exchange (MACEE).
Puan Aida founded Corporate Streets Sdn Bhd, a business consultancy firm and is currently also a member of the Education and Social Economy Committee of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and Chairman of the Malaysia Art & Cultural Development Association.
She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the company, nor does she have any conflict of interest with the company. She has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences or any public sanction or penalty imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2023.
Currently, she does not hold any directorships in other public companies or listed corporations.