DATO' DR MOHD ARIFF BIN ARAFF
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Dr. MohdAriff Bin Araff, male, aged 73, a Malaysian, is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dato' Ariff was appointed to the Board on 19 December 2008 and was redesignated as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 15 September 2017.
Dato' Ariff holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from University of Brighton in United Kingdom, MIEM (Malaysia), P.Eng., MIEE, C. Eng. (United Kingdom), MIEEE (USA), SMP (Harvard), AMP (INSEAD), and DSNS, SPTJ.
Dato' Ariff has extensive experience in Electric Utility Engineering and Management. Dato' Ariff has worked in various capacities in Generation, Transmission and Distribution Divisions of TenagaNasional, the biggest electric utility in Malaysia. In the 32 years he has worked with TenagaNasional, Dato' Ariff has completed many varied assignments in areas of Generation and Transmission Projects, Generation Operation, Utility Planning, Transmission and Distribution Management, IT Applications in Distribution Corporate Management, Research and Development and Commercialization of Research Products.
Retired from TNB in April 2000 as Managing Director/CEO of TNB Research, Dato' Ariff was reappointed as an Advisor to TNB Research on contract basis for two years and thereafter was appointed as a Director to the Board of TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. from 1997 until to date. Dato' Ariff is a member of ASEAN Working Group on Utility Standards as well as the Working Group on Research, Development and Engineering. Internationally, Dato' Ariff is a registered UNIDO Expert on Energy Audit and Energy Conservation and UNCTAD Expert on Power Generation and Transmission Equipments.
In 1998, Dato' Ariff was appointed as a Board Member of Malaysia Energy Centre (PusatTenaga Malaysia- PTM) until to date. Using his vast experiences in Power Engineering and Management, Dato' Ariff helped to steer PTM to become a premier Power Research Institute. Dato' Ariff was appointed Chairman of MIMOS Berhad, a premier government-owned R&D establishment for ICT since October 2000 until 30th December 2004. In 2002 while as Chairman of MIMOS, Dato' Ariff was conferred the prestigious award SPTJ.
Dato' Ariff is Co-Chairman of Doble International Engineering Committee (USA) for Transformers. Dato’ Ariff was once the President of TNB Senior Officers Association (a Trade Union) and currently holds several positions as Advisor/Chairman/Board Member of private corporations and banking institutions.