UPP Holdings Limited
Board of Directors
Dato' Seri Kalimullah Hassan
Appointed to the Board on 20 April 2013
Dato’ Seri Kalimullah Hassan, a Malaysian, age 58, 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, the National Unity Advisory Panel, the Multimedia
Development Corporation (MDeC) and the National Information Technology Council (NITC).
He has also served on the boards of various public listed companies.
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 which has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Corporate Social
Responsibility twice in the last six years. Dato’ Seri Kalimullah stepped down as CEO of ECM
Libra in 2010 and focuses his time in co-managing the foundation and carrying out charity work
amongst the poor.
He remains as Non-Executive Chairman of ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad, Chairman of the
ECM Libra Foundation, and is an adjunct professor at Limkokwing University. He is also a
member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, the Methodist Boys School (Penang).
He is a major shareholder in long-haul budget airline AirAsia X Berhad and a director and
shareholder in the international budget hotel group, Tune Hotels.
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