Director Profile

Age/Gender: 66 / Male

Nationality: Malaysian

Academic / Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Malaya
  • Master of Business Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Board Committee Membership(s):

  • Nil

Date Appointed / Working Experience:
Tan Sri Krishnan was appointed a Non-Executive Director of IJM Plantations Berhad on 7 December 1993.

He was with Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad for seven (7) years (last position was Group Financial Controller) before he joined IJM Corporation Berhad (“IJM”) as Financial Controller in 1983. He also held the following positions in IJM prior to his appointment as Deputy Non-Executive Chairman of IJM on 1 January 2014:-

  • Executive Deputy Chairman (1 January 2011 – 31 December 2013)
  • Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (26 February 2004 – 31 December 2010)
  • Group Managing Director (1 January 1997 - 25 February 2004)
  • Deputy Group Managing Director (1 November 1993 – 31 December 1996)
  • Director (10 April 1990 – 30 October 1993)
  • Alternate Director (12 June 1984 – 9 April 1990)

His other past appointments were as follows:-

  • Co-Chairman, Malaysia India CEO Forum (2011 – 2019)
  • President, Malaysia-India Business Council (“MIBC”) (2008 - 2015)
  • Chairman, IJM Land Berhad (2007-2015)

Present Directorship(s):
Listed Companies

  • IJM Corporation Berhad
  • Grupo Concesionario del Oeste S.A., Argentina
Other Public Companies
  • HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Chairman)
  • Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad
  • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • Malaysian Community & Education Foundation

Other Current Position(s) Held:

  • Founder President, MIBC
  • Management Committee Member, Olympic Council Trust
  • President, Klang High School Old Boys Association
List Of Training/Workshops/Seminars Attended For Financial Year Ended 31 March 2019
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 18 Jun 2018 Talk on Transfer Pricing by PricewaterhouseCoopers HSBC
2. 22 Jun 2018 eLearning on Anti Money Laundering, Sanctions, Data Privacy and Cyber Security HSBC
3. 22 Oct 2018 Emerging Risks, The Future Board and Return on Compliances FIDE
4. 24 Oct 2018 Cyber Security Framework and Cloud Strategy HSBC
5. 6 Dec 2018 eLearning on Embedding Good Conduct, Bribery & Corruption and Mobile Product Strategy HSBC
List Of Training/Workshops/Seminars Attended For Financial Year Ended:

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

No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 08 May 2017 Fintech - Capturing the Value of Digital Age PricewaterhouseCoopers
2. 18 May 2017 AIF Distinguished Speaker Series 2017 - Banking everywhere but not a bank. Asian Institute of Finance
3. 27 Oct 2017 Resolution & Recovery Planning PricewaterhouseCooper
4. 13 Nov 2017 IFRS 9: Training for Non-Executive Directors HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
5. 22 Jan 2018 HSBC Asian Outlook & BRI Forum HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
6. 28 Mar 2018 Bank Negara Malaysia Annual Report 2017 / Financial Stability and Payments Systems Report 2017 Briefing Session Bank Negara Malaysia
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 29 Apr 2016 Financial Crime Risk HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
2. 03 Aug 2016 Building A Successful Data Driven Organisation The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
3. 25 Aug 2016 Sustainability Disclosure Benchmarking by Helikonia IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 08 Sep 2016 IJM Senior Management Forum 2016 – BOS:
“ReInvent for Success”
IJM Corporation Berhad
5. 16 Nov 2016 IJM Budget Talk 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Advisory Sdn Bhd IJM Corporation Berhad
6. 08 Dec 2016 Presentation by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on IFRS9 HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
7. 03 Feb 2017 Inhouse PRA Briefing by Risk HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
8. 15 Feb 2017 “Global, Megatrends and Game Changers” by
Dr Anil K Gupta
IJM Corporation Berhad
9. 20 Feb 2017 Presentation on Regional Risk Perspective by Mark McKeown, Chief Risk Officer Asia Pacific HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
10. 27 Feb 2017 HSBC Asian Outlook & RMB Forum 2017 HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
11. 02 Mar 2017 Face-to-Face with John Casey (Group GM – Financial Crime Risk) HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
12. 23 Mar 2017 Bank Negara Malaysia Annual Report 2016/Financial Stability and Payments Systems Report 2016 Briefing Session Bank Negara Malaysia
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 24 April 2015 Review of Malaysian Property Sector (Deloitte) HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
2. 24 June 2015 Non-Executive Directors  Forum – London HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
3. 27 July 2015 Briefing on Banking Risks HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
4. 27 July 2015 Briefing on Finance/Assets HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
5. 4 Aug 2015 IJM Senior Management Forum 2015
“Focused Execution, Enhancing Capabilities”
IJM Corporation Berhad
6. 17 Aug 2015 RMB and China’s Global Future HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
7. 5 Nov 2015 IJM Budget Talk 2016 by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
8. 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”; and
  3. New Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Index & Rating Methodology
Bursa Malaysia Berhad / IJM Corporation Berhad
9. 07 Dec 2015 Launch of the Directors’ Remuneration Report 2015 ICLIF
10. 10 Dec 2015 FCC Training to Board of Directors HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 9 Apr 2014 Mentoring Junior Managers IJM Corporation Berhad
2. 9 May 2014 Recovery and Resolution Plan (RRP) in F1: Board Leading The Way Financial Institutions Directors Education (FIDE)
3. 20 May 2014 Bank Negara Malaysia Dialogue Session with NCM Members Bank Negara Malaysia
4. 3 to 6 Jun 2014 FIDE Core Programme (Module A) The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
5. 10 to 12 Jun 2014 FIDE Core Programme (Module B) The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
6. 26 Jun 2014 IJM Senior Management Forum 2014
“Scaling New Heights”
IJM Corporation Berhad
7. 30 Jun to 7 Jul 2014 HSBC Group Non-Executive Directors Forum HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
8. 10 Oct 2014 Evening Talk on Cross Border Remittance Consortium of Indian Industries Malaysia (CIIM)
9. 28 Oct 2014 GST Briefing to Members of the HSBC Board PricewaterhouseCoopers
10. 3 Nov 2014 IJM Budget Talk by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
11. 23 to 25 Mar 2015 Credit Suisse 18th Annual Asian Investment Conference Credit Suisse
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. 6 Jun 2013 International  Corporate Governance Seminar 2013 Securities Commission Malaysia
3. 13 Jun 2013 Special Dialogue & Presentation Session on Asean Scorecard 2013 Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group
4. 25 Jun 2013 IJM Senior Management Forum IJM Corporation Berhad
5. 3 Jul 2013 Global Malaysia Series of Talks featuring Malaysian Companies with a Global or Regional Footprint BFM89.9, The Business Radio Station with Pemandu
6. 4 Jul 2013 YMC 46th Monthly CEO Series Young Corporate Malaysians
7. 15 Jul to 22 Aug 2013 Executive Mentoring Programme (4 Modules) by Tan Sri Dato’ Krishnan Tan IJM Corporation Berhad
8. 21 Aug 2013 Advocacy Sessions on Corporate Disclosure for Directors of Listed Issuers Bursa Malaysia Berhad
9. 6 Nov 2013 IJM Budget Talk 2014 by Pricewaterhouse Coopers IJM Corporation Berhad
10. 16 & 17 Jan 2014 Mentoring Programme (4 Modules) by Tan Sri Dato’ Krishnan Tan at IJM Plantations Bhd, Sandakan IJM Corporation Berhad
11. 26 Jan 2014 CII Partnership Summit, Bangalore, India CII India
12. 19 Feb to 5 Mar 2014 Junior Manager Mentoring Programme (4 Modules) by Tan Sri Dato’ Krishnan Tan IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 19 Mar 2012 The 15th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, Hong Kong Credit Suisse Securities (M) Sdn
2. 19 Sep 2012 Perdana Leadership Foundation CEO Forum 2012 Perdana Leadership Foundation
3. 29 Sep 2012 ASLI-Asean Connectivity Summit Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the High Commission of India in Malaysia
4. 10 Oct 2012 Updates on Budget 2013 by PwC Taxation Services Sdn Bhd IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 23 Jun 2011 Perdana Leadership Foundation’s  CEO Forum  2011, Sime Darby Convention  Centre Perdana Leadership Foundation
2. 08 Jul 2011 Launch of the Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011 - “Towards Excellence in Corporate Governance” Securities Commission Malaysia
3. 26 Jul 2011 Talk on "Chindia Rising – How China and India can help your business!" by Professor Jag N. Sheth IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 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
5. 15 Sep 2011 DB Access Malaysia & Singapore Corporate Day at The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore Deutche Bank, Malaysia Equity Research
6. 21 Sep 2011 CLSA Investors Week, Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong CLSA Securities Malaysia Sdn Bhd
7. 26 Sep 2011 Presentation by Goldman Sachs on "Global Airline Competitive Dynamics” Malaysian Airlines Bhd
8. 06 Dec 2011 Luncheon Talk by Prof. Ha-Joon Chang at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Khazanah Nasional
9. 19 Mar 2012 The 15th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, Hong Kong Credit Suisse Securities (M) Sdn Bhd
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 2010.04.09 HSBC Malaysia-India business Forum HSBC
2. 2010.05.17 MITI - MAL-INDIA CEO Forum at Shangri-La Hotel, Putrajaya Malaysia International Trade and Industry
3. 2010.07.08 Seminar on India at KL Convention Centre Malaysia-India Business Council
4. 2010.08.05 “Malaysian Competition Law: What is the impact on your business?” by Daren Shiau, Rahmat Lim & Partners IJM Corporation Berhad
5. 2010.10.27 8th Khazanah Global Lectures Khazanah Malaysia
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 2009.06.11 Corporate Governance Best Practices Forum (Speaker) Bursa Malaysia
2. 2009.06.16 to 2009.06.19 Malaysia India Business Council (“MIBC”) – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (“FICCI”) Real Estate & Infrastructure Forum in Bangalore and Chennai MIBC - FICCI
3. 2009.08.07 Malaysian Corporate Governance Index and Shareholder Activism in Challenging Times by Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 2009.08.17 Corporate Governance Guide – Towards Boardroom Excellence by PricewaterhouseCoopers IJM Corporation Berhad
5. 2010.01.26 Enhancing Protection for Directors & Officers in an Escalating Risk Environment by MP Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd and ACE Synergy Insurance Berhad IJM Corporation Berhad
6. 2010.03.22 to 2010.03.26 Credit Suisse Asia Investment Conference, Hong Kong Credit Suisse
7. 2010.03.30 Presentations of Invest Malaysia Forum on IJM Corporation Berhad to fund managers Bursa Malaysia & Nomura
List of Group Functions or Activities Attended During the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2019
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 2 Apr 2018 Site Visit to ICP Klang Factory IJM Corporation Berhad
2. 2 Aug 2018 IJM Senior Management Forum 2018
"Waking Up To A New Reality"
IJM Corporation Berhad
3. 13 Aug 2018 IJM Strategy Updates Session with Board of Directors IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 23 Nov 2018 IJM Deepavali Celebration 2018 Kelab Sukan IJM
5. 15 Feb 2019 IJM Chinese New Year Celebration 2019 Kelab Sukan IJM
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. 03 Aug 2017 IJM Senior Management Forum 2017: "Adopt Innovation, Think Intrapreneurship, Revolutionise Business" IJM Corporation Berhad
2. 26 Aug 2017 IJM Annual Dinner 2017 IJM Corporation Berhad
3. 06 Sep 2017 Site Visit to West Coast Expressway (WCE) Section 4 IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 27 Oct 2017 IJM Deepavali Celebration 2017 Kelab Sukan IJM
5. 05 Jan 2018 IJM Christmas Celebration 2017 & New Year Party 2018 Kelab Sukan IJM
6. 05 Feb 2018 IJM Strategy Review & Planning Session with Board of Directors IJM Corporation Berhad
No. Date Topic Organizer
1. 05 to 07 Aug 2016 IJM Regional Games 2016 at USM Penang IJM Corporation Berhad
2. 22 July 2016 IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2016 Kelab Sukan IJM
3. 09 Sep 2016 IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2016 IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 24 Sep 2016 IJM Annual Dinner 2016 IJM Corporation Berhad
5. 03 Dec 2016 IJM Give Day Out 2016 IJM Corporation Berhad
6. 06 Feb 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 Kelab Sukan IJM
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. 7 Aug 2015 IJM Hari Raya Celebration 2015 IJM Corporation Berhad
3. 25 Sep 2015 IJM Scholarship & Academic Excellence Award 2015 IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 8 Jan 2016 IJM Christmas Celebration 2015 & New Year Party 2016 Kelab Sukan IJM
5. 19 Feb 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration 2016 Kelab Sukan IJM
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. 23 Sep 2014 IJM Scholarship Award Presentation IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 31 Oct 2014 Deepavali Celebration 2014 Kelab Sukan IJM
5. 15 Dec 2014 Christmas Celebration 2014 Kelab Sukan IJM
6. 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 to 25 Jun 2012 IJM Games 2012 (Lumut) Kelab Sukan IJM
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. 12 Dec 2012 Christmas 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. 03 Dec 2011 IJM Give Day Out 2011 IJM Corporation Berhad
4. 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. 2010.08.04 IJM Academic Excellence Award and IJM Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony IJM Corporation Berhad
6. 2010.10.08 Hari Raya Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM
7. 2010.11.19 Deepavali Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM
8. 2010.12.10 Christmas Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM
9. 2011.01.31 Kempen Keselamatan Jalan Raya Sempena CNY 2011 by Minister of Work IJM Infrastructure Division (Port and Toll)
10. 2011.02.16 Chinese New Year 2011 Celebration Kelab Sukan IJM