Board of Directors

Datuk William Toh Ah Wah


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, 63, Male

Date of Appointment
17 May 2017

Length of Service (as of 24 March 2020)
2 years 10 months (Chairman since 12 April 2018)

Date of last Re-election
Re-elected 12 April 2018

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
- Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University of Montreal, Canada

Work Experience and Present Directorship(s)
Datuk Toh Ah Wah joined Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad in July 1981 and stayed with this organisation throughout his professional career – this included being merged into the British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad in 1999 and retiring from BAT Malaysia at the end of June 2013.

Datuk Toh spent the first 10 years in Sales and Marketing in Malaysia. He subsequently began a succession of increasingly challenging line roles throughout the Asia-Pacific region including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

This culminated in his appointment as Managing Director of BAT Malaysia in October 2009, the first and only Malaysian to have ever held this position.

Datuk Toh also sits on the board of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad and is a trustee of CHOICE Foundation.