Malaysia: 19.2% of board seats in top 100 listed companies are now occupied by women; figure increased from 16.6%

Author: Malaysian Reserve, Published on: 22 January 2018

"SC: Gender diversity improving on boards," 22 January 2018

The representation of women has risen to 19.2% of board seats on the top 100 listed companies on Bursa Malaysia, from 16.6%...

...[T]here are only seven companies with all male boards, a 65% improvement from 20 companies as at end-2016, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) noted...

The seven remaining companies are Affin Holdings Bhd, Alliance Bank Bhd, Batu Kawan Bhd, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N), Genting Plantations Bhd, Genting Malaysia Bhd and UOA Development Bhd.

The SC added that it had engaged these companies and some are taking steps to identify suitable candidates to secure women participation on their boards.

F&N intends to nominate two women candidates to be appointed as board members in their upcoming AGM...

Moving forward, the SC will review and analyse corporate governance disclosures to monitor the level of implementation of corporate governance practices, including gender diversity.

These observations will be published by the SC through periodic corporate governance thematic reports.

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Related companies: Affin Holdings BHD Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhard Batu Kawan Berhard Fraser & Neave Holdings Genting Malaysia Berhard Genting Plantations Berhard UOA Development BHD