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Vol 2 (AAC) No 8

Published 1st June 2009

Musa Hitam

Chairman, Sime Darby, Malaysia

Malaysia's Sime Darby has signed a US$800 million deal securing a 63-year concession to 220,000 hectares in Liberia that include the troubled Guthrie Rubber Plantations. Sime Darby, a government-controlled plantation operator, is headed by Chairman Musa Hitam, who has a master's degree in international relations from Sussex University and is a member of the United Malays National Organisation, the largest party in the ruling Berhad Nasional coalition government. Previously, Musa was Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Primary Industries (1974-78) and Minister of Education (1978-1981).

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