YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Ir. Ts. Mohd Abdul Karim was appointed to the Board on 30 April 2020 to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group.
Dato’ Karim is Group Managing Director and CEO of Serba Dinamik Holdings and has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering industry, primarily in the power, oil and gas sectors. He began his career as a mechanical engineer at Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd . In 1993, he formed Serba Dinamik and has overseen its growth to become an international energy services group with a market value of approximately £1 billion. Serba Dinamik has been listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia since February 2017.
Aditya Chathli was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Group on 29 September 2017 and is an experienced capital markets expert with a more-than 25-year track record of advising global companies, organisations and government agencies.
Currently he is a Director of Luther Pendragon, a leading independent communications consultancy, and a Director of a capital markets advisory consultancy, Access Capital Markets. He is also Chairman of Lokcom Networks Ltd, an IOT technology start-up company. His career in financial PR started in 1998 at Brunswick Group, a global partnership advising on business-critical issues to companies in 14 countries. In 2004, he established a financial PR company, Corfin, which was then acquired by Luther Pendragon in 2011.
Mohd Sofiyuddin Ahmad Tabrani has been appointed to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director in November 2020. He is currently a Partner in the Chairman’s Office of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law), the largest law firm in Malaysia and is part of the ZICO Law network of leading independent local law firms focused on the ASEAN region. Sofi regularly advises Government ministries, agencies as well as private corporations on matters relating to law reform, good regulatory practices (GRP), Islamic banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, governance, compliance, and company secretarial matters. His international portfolios include managing country offices in Thailand and Myanmar while he was based in Bangkok. He also sits on several subsidiaries of ZICO Holdings Inc. which is an integrated provider of multidisciplinary professional services which is listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGXST). Previously he was a director of Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), and now he is a board member of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), both being Government appointments representing the private sector.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Datuk Syed Nazim Syed Faisal was appointed to the Board on 25 September 2018 to serve as an Executive Director and became Chief Executive Officer of BiON on 9 July 2020. He has over 15 years of experience in the accounting and banking sectors.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of BiON, Datuk Syed Nazim was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad – a Malaysian-based investment holding company that manages the Serba Dinamik Group of international energy services companies. Datuk Syed Nazim remains an Executive Director of Serba Dinamik.
Other previous experience includes holding positions at Ibdar Bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain, RHB Islamic Bank in Malaysia and KPMG Malaysia.
Mr. Habizan Rahman Habeeb Rahman was appointed to the Board on 30 April 2020 to serve as Executive Director of the Group. He is also a Managing Partner of Messrs. Rahman Rohaida and Chief Legal & Regulatory at iFIBER Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Mr. Habizan Rahman has been practising law since 2005, working at a number of Malaysian law firms, namely Messrs. Kadir Andri & Partners before establishing Messrs. Rahman Rohaida in 2011. His experience includes representing large construction companies and a major international oil & gas business in matters relating to commercial, banking, defamation, tort and corporate dispute resolution.