Mr Kalaiarasu, a Malaysian, aged 32, male, was appointed to the Board on 17th June 2011.
Mr. Kalaiarasu holds a Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) degree majoring in electronics from University of Nottingham Trent at Nottingham City, United Kingdom and Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
Over the last ten (10) years, he has had extensive experience working in this region for reputed customers on education and technology consulting projects. He contributes the entrepreneurial and technology expertise at the board level. Mr. Kalaiarasu’s focus is strongly on new acquisitions and leading the business aspects in Education. He has worked with Accenture, in which he focused on the upstream oil and gas industry. He has held several key positions since joining Accenture. Prior to this, he worked with an American based multinational corporation, Jabil and prior to that with Mahindra Satyam, a global IT company. Throughout his employment, he managed several key technology research and development projects all over the world. He has also worked with the Ministry of Health in Singapore on developing a key collaborative system.
Mr Kalaiarasu attended all the four (4) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31st December 2017.
He has no directorship in any other public listed company. He has no direct family relationship with any Director and/or substantial shareholder of the Company other than he is the nephew of the spouse of Tan Sri Dato’ Dr R Palan in SMRT Holdings Berhad. He has no conflict of interest with Company and has never been convicted of any offence (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years or imposed with any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.