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Leonard Ariff bin Abdul Shatar

Group Managing Director

Age: 53 years

Nationality: Malaysian


  • LLB, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Position on the Board
Group Managing Director

Date Appointed to the Board
28 December 2017

Working Experience and Occupation

Leonard Ariff was appointed as the Group Managing Director of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad on 28 December 2017.

Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director, he was the Chief Executive Officer of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad from 1 January 2008 until 28 December 2017. On 9 January 2015, he was also appointed as the Group Managing Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (“CCMB”), and served that position until 28 December 2017. Leonard Ariff started his career in 1988 in various capacities in the legal profession before joining the CCM Group for the first time 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. (formerly known as Prima Health Pharmacy (Retail) Sdn. Bhd.), CCM’s pharmaceuticals retail arm. He later joined ICI Paints Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in 2003 as the General Manager and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director in 2005 until 2007, before re-joining the CCM Group in 2008. He was also the Director of CCM’s Chemicals Division from October 2014 until December 2015.

He holds directorships on the boards of Orica-CCM Energy Systems Sdn Bhd (an associate company of CCMB) and PanGen Biotech Inc. (Korea). He also acts in an advisory capacity at the International Medical University School of Pharmacy, Chair of the School of Business Advisory Board at Monash University Malaysia, Industrial and Community Advisory panel of Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (“INFORMM”) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Committee Member of Good Governance for Medicines in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and is a member of the Malaysian National Biotech Advisory Board.

He held the position as President of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (MOPI) from 2009 to 2014.

Directorships of Other Public Companies

  • PanGen Biotech Inc. (Korea)
Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Binti Sh. Bakir Non - Independent Non - Executive Chairman
Leonard Ariff bin Abdul Shatar Group Managing Director
Dato’ Mohamad Kamarudin bin Hassan Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Razalee bin Amin Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Sri Datuk Rohani Parkash bt Abdullah Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Zaiton Binti Jamaluddin Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Eisah Binti A. Rahman Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Nik Moustpha bin Hj Nik Hassan Independent Non - Executive Director

Last updated : 26 Feb 2018

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