Board of Directors
Dato' Seri Kalimullah Hassan
Appointed to the Board on 20 April 2013
Dato’ Seri Kalimullah Hassan, a Malaysian, age 60, is a former journalist and became a
businessman in 1995. He has served on various Government agencies, including as Chairman of
the National News Agency, Bernama. He has also served on the boards of various public listed
He started his own boutique financial services company and investment bank, ECM Libra Financial
Services Group Berhad, with two partners, Chua Ming Huat and Lim Kian Onn and served as its
Chief Executive Officer (2002-2004) and (2006-2010). The three partners also set up an education
foundation to help under-privileged children. The Foundation has won the Prime Minister’s Award
for Corporate Social Responsibility twice since its inception In the last six years. Dato’ Seri
Kalimullah stepped down as CEO of ECM Libra in 2010 and focuses his time in managing th
e foundation and carrying out charity.
He remains as Non-Executive Chairman of ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad, Chairman of the
ECM Libra Foundation, and is a director of the University Malaysia Specialist Hospital (UMSC) and
also a member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, the Methodist Boys School (Penang).
He is a founding shareholder in long-haul budget airline AirAsia X and a director and substantial
shareholder in the international budget hotel group, Tune Hotels.
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