Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Position on the Board
Group Managing Director
Working Experience and Occupation
Leonard Ariff has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Upon graduating in 1988, he was a pupil in a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur and also worked in the Petronas Group of Companies before joining the Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (“CCMB”) Group in 1990, where his main responsibilities were in business development and business management at CCM Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. In 2000, he assumed the position of Managing Director of Usaha Pharma (M) Sdn. Bhd., CCM’s Pharmaceuticals retail arm. He joined ICI Paints Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in 2003 as its General Manager and was appointed Managing Director in 2005, before returning to the CCMB Group in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad. He was made a Director of CCMB’s Chemicals Division from October 2014 until December 2015. On 9 January, he was also appointed Group Managing Director of CCMB, and served in that position until 28 December 2017, when he was appointed to the Board and redesignated as Group Managing Director of Duopharma Biotech Berhad.
Leonard Ariff also chairs the School of Business Industry Advisory Board at Monash University Malaysia, and has been appointed to participate in the CEO @ Faculty programme by the Ministry of Education, assigned to University Kebangsaan Malaysia (“UKM”).
He was President of Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (“MOPI”) from 2009 to 2014.