Change In Boardroom - Madam Rita A/P Benoy Bushon

BackApr 06, 2018
Date of change 06 Apr 2018
Age 57
Gender Female
Nationality Malaysia
Designation Director
Directorate Independent and Non Executive
Type of change Appointment

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, West London Bachelor of Economics (Hon) Statistics (2nd Class Upper), University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Working experience and occupation

Puan Rita Benoy Bushon was appointed CEO of MSWG on Jan 1, 2009 until end Dec 2016. She was one of the founder directors of MSWG in 2002 until 2007. She was the Council Member for the Institutional Investor Council of Malaysia in 2015- 2016. She had authored many publications in the Economics, Investment and Governance areas. Currently she is the Regulatory & Trade Advisor to the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia, Strategic Advisor to Green & Smart Holdings plc , a renewable gas company listed in the Alternative Investment Markets in London . She is in the Steering Committee of the 30 percent Club for promoting women on boards in Malaysia. Rita Benoy served at the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for 23 years since 1984. Up to her optional retirement in October 2007, she had held various senior positions in EPFs investment and planning departments such as Head of Equity Research, Head of External Portfolio Management, Head of Private Equity, Head of Corporate Surveillance as well as Head of Corporate Planning. Rita Benoy was a non-independent non-executive director of Land & General Bhd between 2002 and 2006, before she became the property firms executive director between 2006 and 2008. She was also a non-independent non-executive director of fast-food operator KFC Holdings (M) Bhd from 2003 to 2007. Rita Benoy was also active outside Malaysia. Between 2011 and 2013, she co-chaired the Shareholder Responsibilities Committee and Diversity Working Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network, an international investor-led global organization responsible for promoting corporate governance. She served as a director of a US-listed Electronic Sensor Technology Inc from 2007 and 2008. In 2011, Rita Benoy was awarded the Brand Laureate Brand ICON Leadership Award for Transformation Leadership by the Asia-Pacific Brands Foundation. Three years later, she received the Women of Excellence Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

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Announcement Info

Stock Name KPS
Date Announced 06 Apr 2018
Category Change in Boardroom
Reference Number C03-02042018-00014