KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire — Asia Plantation Capital Berhad, one of the world’s fastest growing plantation management companies, today announced the appointment of Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Laxamana Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja’afar DK, DKYR, SPNS, SPMP, PPT, as new member of Asia Plantation Capital’s Board of Directors.
“We at Asia Plantation Capital are delighted to welcome Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Naquiyuddin on board,” said Asia Plantation Capital Malaysia’s CEO, Steve Watts. “He is truly a respected leader and a businessman of great vision and focus. He has led companies to strong and sustained business growth, and we believe that Tunku Naquiyuddin will bring experience, expertise, talent and energy to the table.”
Tunku Naquiyuddin joins the Board of Directors as a former high-level diplomat and an established businessman with a wide and varied range of interests. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Antah HealthCare Group, and sits on the Board of four public companies — Orix Leasing (M) Bhd., Kian Joo Can Factory Berhad, Sino Hua-An International Berhad, as well as Ann Joo Resources Bhd.
He served as the Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was posted with the Malaysian Embassy in Paris, France. Tunku Naquiyuddin later headed Antah Holdings Berhad as its Chairman (a position he held until 2007), which was vacated for a five-year period during his tenure as the Regent of Negeri Sembilan from 1994 to 1999.
Moreover, being a passionate and committed advocate of environmental sustainability, Tunku Naquiyuddin was a Committee Member of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Malaysia) and a Council Member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development — a Geneva-based organisation. He is also the Founder and Head of the Federation of Public Listed Companies, Council Member of the Canada-ASEAN Center, and a Committee Member of the Bursa Malaysia.
Tunku Naquiyuddin founded Yayasan Tunku Naquiyuddin (YTN), a charitable foundation that provides assistance to young students from poor families. YTN has previously been involved in the community in fighting malaria and dengue (the most common vector-borne diseases worldwide that can lead to serious illness). Tunku Naquiyuddin is also a living and proud example of adherence to a healthy, active lifestyle, and is the founder and patron of the annual Seremban Half Marathon, the proceeds of which are used to supplement the financial needs of the state’s prospective athletes.
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About Asia Plantation Capital
Asia Plantation Capital Berhad in Malaysia is now investing heavily in the Malaysian plantation sector, developing new plantations and factories for the production of agarwood (gaharu) and other associated products for the international export markets. Early this year, Asia Plantation Capital opened Southeast Asia’a biggest Agarwood processing factory and distillery in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The Asia Plantation Capital Group is a multi-award-winning sustainable plantation operator and management company, with projects across four continents, and a global workforce in excess of 2,000. A market leader in the industry, our Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading academics from various countries (China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates), who have, between them, developed and patented industry-leading technologies and systems.
With a focus on commercial plantation projects and vertically integrated businesses that offer a combination of commercial, environmental and community benefits, Asia Plantation Capital has created a successful and dynamic ‘triple bottom line’ company.