Datuk William Toh Ah Wah
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Member of Audit & Risk Management Committee
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Chairman of Nomination Committee
Nationality, Age, Gender
Malaysian, 61, Male
Date of Appointment
17 May 2017
Length of service (as of 16 August 2018)
1 year 2 months
Date of last Re-election
Academic / Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University of Montreal, Canada
Work Experience and Present Directorship(s)
Datuk Toh joined Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad in July 1981, and basically stayed with this organisation throughout his professional career – this included being merged into the British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad organisation in 1999 and retiring from BAT Malaysia at the end of June 2013.
For the first 10 years, Datuk Toh's roles were essentially in Sales and Marketing in Malaysia. He then began a succession of increasingly challenging line roles throughout Asia Pacific Region including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Asia and South East Asia. The culmination was the position of Managing Director of BAT Malaysia in October 2009, the first and only Malaysian to have ever held this position.
Datuk Toh is currently serving three Boards, namely Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, CTBAT International Company Limited based out of Hong Kong and Choice Foundation. He has recently retired from the Board of Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad on 8 May 2017.