Tunku Dato' Yaacob Khyra was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company
on 30 March 2004 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. Subsequently,
he was redesignated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company
on 2 May 2008.
On 2 January 2015, Tunku Dato' Yaacob was redesignated to Executive Chairman of the Company. He is also a Director of Mycron Steel CRC Sdn Bhd and Melewar Steel Tube Sdn Bhd. He currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of MAA Group Berhad ("MAAG") and Melewar Industrial Group Berhad ("MIG").
Tunku Dato' Yaacob graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Economics and Accounting from City University, London. An accountant by training, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Tunku Dato' Yaacob started his career as an Auditor with Price Waterhouse in London from 1982 to 1985 and subsequently, employed by the same firm in Kuala Lumpur from 1986 to 1987. Tunku Dato' Yaacob joined Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (now known as Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad) in 1987 until October 2006.
Currently, Tunku Dato' Yaacob is a Board Member of MAAG, MIG, Melewar Group Berhad, Khyra Legacy Berhad ("KLB"), Yayasan Khyra, MAA Bancwell Trustee Berhad, Ithmaar Holding B.S.C., Ithmaar Bank B.S.C. (Closed) and several private limited companies. He also sits on the Board of Altech Chemicals Limited which is listed in Australia as Non-Executive Director. On 26 November 2019, Tunku Dato' Yaacob was appointed to the Board of Turiya Berhad as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.
Tunku Dato' Yaacob is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for MAA-Medicare Charitable Foundation and The Budimas Charitable Foundation.
Tunku Dato' Yaacob is the brother to Tunku Dato' Kamil Ikram bin Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah. Tunku Dato' Yaacob is deemed interested in Mycron by virtue of him being a beneficiary of a trust known as KLB, being the holding company of Melewar Equities (BVI) Ltd and Melewar Khyra Sdn Bhd, who are the major shareholders of MIG, a major shareholder of Mycron.
Tunku Dato' Yaacob does not have any personal interest in any business arrangements involving the Company.
Tunku Dato' Yaacob does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and he has had no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years, other than traffic offences, if any, and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.