an Sri Ramlan Mohamed Ali was appointed to BHIC’s board as a non-independent and non-executive director on July 10 this year.

KUALA LUMPUR: Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) has announced the appointment of Admiral (Rtd) Tan Sri Ramlan Mohamed Ali as its chairman effective from December 1.

Ramlan was appointed to BHIC’s board as a non-independent and non-executive director on July 10 this year.

He was appointed as the 14th Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) on November 15, 2006.

He joined RMN in 1970 and held numerous command and staff appointments in the RMN and Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) in an illustrious career as a serviceman.

He retired on July 18, 2008 after four decades of stellar service to the nation.

Ramlan had been a director of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera which holds eight per cent shares in BHIC, Boustead Naval Dockyard Sdn Bhd, and SMEO (Ordnance) Sdn Bhd.

He also sat on the boards of training institutions in the RMN and MAF.