Director Profile

Age/Gender: 57 / Male

Nationality: Malaysian

Academic / Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), University of Malaya
  • Master of Business Administration, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Board Committee Membership(s):

  • Nil

Date Appointed / Working Experience:
Mr Puru Kumaran was appointed the Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director of IJM Plantations Berhad (“IJMP”) on 23 May 2010. He was also appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the Group’s Indonesian operations on 1 January 2016.

His past appointments in IJMP were as follows:-

  • Financial Controller (1 January 2004 – 31 December 2006)
  • General Manager - Corporate Affairs & Finance (1 January 2007 – 22 May 2010)

Prior to joining IJMP, he was with Unilever Group for over 14 years, serving various finance and commercial positions in Malaysia, England and Indonesia. His last post was as Commercial Director of its plantation operations in Malaysia.

Present Directorship(s):
Listed Companies

  • Nil
Other Public Companies
  • Nil

Other Current Position(s) Held:

  • Nil
List Of Training/Workshops/Seminars Attended For Financial Year Ended 31 March 2019
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 14 Aug 2018 Sales & Service Tax Talk by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd IJM Corporation Berhad
2 9 & 10 Oct 2018 MIA Conference 2018 Malaysian Institute of Accountants
3 19 Nov 2018 IJM Budget Talk 2019 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd IJM Corporation Berhad
List Of Training/Workshops/Seminars Attended For Financial Year Ended:

IJM Subsidiaries & Associates
IJM Plantations Berhad (133399-A)

No. Date Topic Organizer
1 14 Apr 2017 “Cyber in The Boardroom: The First Place to Address Cyber Security Risk” by Ms Dani Michaux, KPMG Malaysia Partner IJM Corporation Berhad
2 21 Jun 2017 "Related Party Transactions - Implications to Directors & Management" and "Key Changes to Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance issued in 2017" and how IJM is impacted by Mr Lee Min On, ex-Partners of KPMG, Director of Coalition for Business Integrity Bhd and Member of the Audit Committee of Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia IJM Corporation Berhad
3 03 Aug 2017 IJM Senior Management Forum 2017: "Adopt Innovation, Think Intrapreneurship, Revolutionise Business" IJM Corporation Berhad
4 26 Sep 2017 Bursa Fraud Risk Management Workshop Bursa Malaysia Berhad
5 07 & 08 Nov 2017 MIA Conference 2017 Malaysian Institute of Accountants
6 09 Nov 2017 IJM Budget Talk 2018 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd IJM Corporation Berhad
7 05 Feb 2018 IJM Strategy Review & Planning Session with Board of Directors IJM Corporation Berhad
6 06 & 07 Mar 2018 POC 2018 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition. Bursa Malaysia Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 20 June 2016 Plantation Companies Engagement: A Refresher Seminar On FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Methodology Bursa Malaysia Berhad
2 25 Aug 2016 Sustainability Disclosure Benchmarking by Rikke Netterstrom, Consultant of Helikonia IJM Corporation Berhad
3 08 Sep 2016 IJM Senior Management Forum 2016 – BOS: “Reinvent for Success” IJM Corporation Berhad
4 26 Sep 2016 Advocacy Sessions on Management Discussion & Analysis for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers of Listed issuers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
5 15 & 16 Nov 2016 MIA Conference 2016 Malaysian Institute of Accountants
6 16 Nov 2016 IJM Budget Talk 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
7 10 Jan 2017 Sustainability Forum 2017: “The Velocity of Global Change & Sustainability – The New Business Model” Bursa Malaysia Berhad
8 15 Feb 2017 IJM Presents ”Gobal, Megatrends and Game Changers” by Dr Anil K Gupta IJM Corporation Berhad
14 06 to 08 Mar 2017 Palm And Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference And Exhibition (POC 2017) 100 Years Of Palm Oil In Malaysia
More Sustainable Through Bursa Palm Oil Futures
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 30 Jul 2015 Advocacy Session on Management Discussion & Analysis for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers of Listed Issuers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
2 4 Aug 2015 IJM Senior Management Forum 2015
“Focused Execution, Enhancing Capabilities”
IJM Corporation Berhad
3 10 Aug 2015 Directors Corporate Governance Series: Building Effective Finance Function: From Reporting to Analytics to Strategic Input Bursa Malaysia Berhad / ICAEW
4 28 Aug 2015 Talk on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by PricewaterhouseCoopers PWC / IJM Corporation Berhad
5 26 Oct 2015 to 27 Oct 2015 MIA Conference 2015 Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)
6 5 Nov 2015 IJM Budget Talk 2016 by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Best Practices to Realise the Yield Potential of Oil Palm Planting
IJM Corporation Berhad
7 25 Nov 2015 Bursa Customised Advocacy Session for Directors
  1. Presentation on “Current State and Future Direction – Regulatory Perspective”;
  2. “Directors’ Obligations vis-à-vis the Listing Requirements”;
  3. New Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Index & Rating Methodology
Bursa Malaysia Berhad / IJM Corporation Berhad
8 28 Jan 2016 Sustainability Engagement Series: Workshops Customised for Chief Financial Officers/Chief Sustainability Officers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
9 7 Mar 2016 to 9 Mar 2016 POC 2016 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition on Managing Market Uncertainties: Our Global Solution Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CME Group
10 31 Mar 2016 Companies Bill 201 by Wong & Partners IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 23 Jun 2014 Accounting for Agriculture – IAS 41 Malaysian Accounting Standards Board
2 26 Jun 2014 IJM Senior Management Forum 2014
“Scaling New Heights”
IJM Corporation Berhad
3 23 Sep 2014 Risk Management & Internal Control Bursa Malaysia Berhad
4 7 Oct 2014 Appreciation & Application of ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard Bursa Malaysia Berhad / MSWG
5 9 Oct 2014 ESG Workshop for FTSE4 Good Bursa Malaysia Index Bursa Malaysia Berhad
6 3 Nov 2014 IJM Budget Talk by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
7 4-5 Nov 2014 MIA Conference 2014 Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)
8 2 Mar 2015 to 4 Mar 2015 POC 2015 : Palm & Lauric Oils – Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition on Trade, Hedge & Be Ahead of Markets Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CME Group
10 19 Mar 2015 RHB Regional Food and Fuel Conference RHB Investment Bank
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 2 Apr 2013 Seminar on Disclosure Requirements for Companies Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia SKRINE Advocates & Solicitors
2 20 May 2013 Accounting for Agriculture – IAS 41 Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB)
3 18 Jun 2013 CEO Forum 2013 – Better Times Ahead for Malaysia? (Trend, Predictions and Outlook for 2013-2020) Perdana Leadership Foundation
4 25 Jun 2013 IJM Senior Management Forum IJM Corporation Berhad
5 21 Aug 2013 Advocacy Sessions on Corporate Disclosure for Directors of Listed Issuers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
6 27 Aug 2013 PWC Dialogue Session on “The Board Agenda Series” PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PWC”)
7 15 Oct 2013 IASB’s Exposure Draft on Agriculture : Bearer Plants Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB)
8 18 Oct 2013 Exposure Draft to IAS 41 PricewaterhouseCoopers
9 6 Nov 2013 IJM Budget Talk 2014 by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
10 19 Nov 2013 Seminar on 2014 Budget, Recent Tax Dev & GST Ernst & Young Tax Consultants
11 26-27 Nov 2013 MIA Conference 2013 Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”)
12 7 Feb 2014 Briefing on GST PricewaterhouseCoopers
13 4-5 Mar 2014 Annual Palm & Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition Price Outlook 2014/2015 (POC2014) Bursa Malaysia
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 27 Jun 2012 Agriculture Industry – Reporting Framework (IAS 41 & IFRS 13) Malaysia Accounting Standard Board (MASB)
2 04 Sep 2012 Advocacy Sessions on Disclosure for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
3 05 Oct 2012 Workshop of the development of plantations investment in Indonesia Association Of Plantation Investors Of Malaysia In Indonesia (APIMI)
4 23 Oct 2012 Tax Seminar – Budget 2013 Ernst & Young Tax Consultants
5 27 to 28 Nov 2012 Accountants Conference 2012 Malaysia Institute of Accountants
6 20 to 21 Feb 2013 Bursa Malaysia’s Session Dialog on the Revised Shariah Screening Methodology of Securities Commission Bursa Malaysia Berhad
7 05 to 06 Mar 2013 Annual Palm & Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition Price Outlook 2012/2013 (POC2013) Bursa Malaysia Berhad
8 07 Mar 2013 Bursa Malaysia Sustainability Training for Directors and Practitioners Bursa Malaysia Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 06 Apr 2011 Talk on “Whistleblower Protection Act 2010, Personal Data Protection Act 2010 & Price Control & Anti-Profiteering Act 2011” by Raja, Darryl & Loh Advocates & Solicitors IJM Corporation Berhad
2 07 Apr 2011 Directors & Officers Liability: Are You Exposed? by ACE Synergy Insurance and MP Insurance Brokers Berhad IJM Corporation Berhad
3 03 May 2011 MASB - Fair Value of Biological Assets (IAS 41) MASB
4 13 May 2011 MASB - Fair Value of Biological Assets (IAS 41) - by Partner from PwC London MASB
5 26 Jul 2011 Talk on "Chindia Rising – How China and India can help your business!" by Professor Jag N. Sheth IJM Corporation Berhad
6 11 Aug 2011 ICAA-MICPA Forum: *Improving Corporate Governance in Malaysian Capital Markets - The Role of the Audit Committee* The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
7 23 Aug 2011 MASB - IFRS - Compliant Financial Reporting Standard MASB
8 07 Sep 2011 Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011- “Towards Excellence in Corporate Governance” by Dato’ Seri Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia IJM Corporation Berhad
9 02 Nov 2011
to
03 Nov 2011
Malaysian Institute of Accountants - AFA Conference Malaysian Institute of Accountants
10 22 Nov 2011 Talk on "Malaysian Competition Act 2010: Overview & Compliance Challenges" by Mr Anand Raj of Shearn Delamore & Co IJM Corporation Berhad
11 06 Mar 2012
to
07 Mar 2012
Annual Palm & Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition Price Outlook 2012/2013 (POC2012) Bursa Malaysia
No. Date Topic Organizer

1.

2010.07.14 to 2010.07.15

Mandatory Accreditation Programme (MAP) for Directors of Public Listed Companies

Bursatra Sdn Bhd

2.

2010.08.05

“Malaysian Competition Law: What is the impact on your business?” by Daren Shiau, Rahmat Lim & Partners

IJM Corporation Berhad

3.

2010.09.30

“A Contrarian View of Corporate Governance” by Mr John Zinkin, Securities Industry Development Corporation (“SIDC”)

IJM Corporation Berhad

4.

2010.10.26

“Updates on Budget 2011” by Mr Steve Chia, PWC Taxation Services Sdn Bhd

IJM Corporation Berhad

5.

2010.11.09 to 2010.11.11

2010 18th World Congress of Accountants

Malaysian Institute of Accountants

6.

2011.03.08 to 2011.03.09

Annual Palm & Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition Price Outlook 2011/2012 (POC2011)

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad

No. Date Topic Organizer

1.

2009.04.29

Accounting Challenges in Turbulent Times

Malaysian Accounting Standards Board

2.

2009.08.17

Corporate Governance Guide – Towards Boardroom Excellence by PricewaterhouseCoopers

IJM Corporation Berhad

3.

2009.11.09 to 2009.11.12

MPOB International Palm Oil Congress (PIPOC)

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

4.

2009.12.01

International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – Fair Value Measurement Roundtable

Malaysian Accounting Standards Board

5.

2010.03.08 to 2010.03.10

Annual Palm and Lauric Oils Conference & Exhibition (POC)

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd

List of Group Functions or Activities Attended During the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2019
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 6 to 8 Jul 2018 IJM Games 2018 (Sandakan) IJM Plantations Berhad
2 9 to 11 Jul 2018 Site Visit “Walk with CEO” to IJMP Malaysian Plantation Operation IJM Plantations Berhad
3 2 Aug 2018 IJM Senior Management Forum 2018
"Waking Up To A New Reality"
IJM Corporation Berhad
4 25 Aug 2018 IJM Annual Dinner 2018 IJM Corporation Berhad
List of Group Functions or Activities Attended During the Financial Year Ended:

IJM Subsidiaries & Associates
IJM Plantations Berhad (133399-A)

No. Date Topic Organizer
1 26 Aug 2017 IJM Annual Dinner 2017 IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 05 to 07 Aug 2016 IJM Regional Games 2016 at USM Penang IJM Corporation Berhad
2. 24 Sep 2016 IJM Annual Dinner 2016 IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 17 Apr 2015 IJM Hi-Tea Reception in conjunction with appointment of Dato’ Soam Heng Choon as CEO of IJM Group IJM Corporation Berhad
2 22 Aug 2015 IJM Annual Dinner IJM Corporation Berhad
3 25 Sep 2015 IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2015 IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 13 to 15 Jun 2014 IJM Games 2014 at Seremban Kelab Sukan IJM
2 16 Aug 2014 IJM Annual Dinner IJM Corporation Berhad
3 3 March 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration 2015 Kelab Sukan IJM
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 02 Jul 2013 IJM 30th Anniversary Dinner IJM Corporation Berhad
2 21 Sep 2013 IJM Annual Dinner 2013 Kelab Sukan IJM
3 21 Nov 2013 Deepavali Celebration 2013 Kelab Sukan IJM
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 22 Jun 2012 to 25 Jun 2012 IJM Games 2012 (Lumut) Industry Division
2 06 Jul 2012 IJM Senior Management Forum 2012: "Priming for Growth on All Fronts" IJM Corporation Berhad
3 07 Jul 2012 IJM Annual Dinner 2012 Kelab Sukan IJM
4 12 to 15 Jul 2012 Visit to IJM Plantations Estates and IJM Plantations Annual Dinner 2012 IJM Plantations Berhad
5 07 Sep 2012 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration 2012 Kelab Sukan IJM
6 30 Nov 2012 Deepavali Celebration 2012 Kelab Sukan IJM
7 22 Feb 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 Kelab Sukan IJM
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 01 Jul 2011 IJM Senior Management Dialogue IJM Corporation Berhad
2 02 Jul 2011 IJM Annual Dinner 2011 Kelab Sukan IJM
3 06 Jan 2012 IJM New Year Party 2012 Kelab Sukan IJM
No. Date Topic Organizer
1 2010.05.22 IJM Plantations Silver Anniversary Dinner at Sandakan IJM Plantations Berhad
2 2010.06.18 to 2010.06.21 IJM Games 2010 (Kuantan) IJM Infrastructure Division (Port and Toll)
3 2010.07.02 IJM Senior Management Dialogue IJM Corporation Berhad
4 2010.07.03 IJM Annual Dinner 2010 Kelab Sukan IJM
5 2010.11.19 Deepavali Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM
8 2011.02.16 Chinese New Year 2011 Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM