Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Position on the Board
Group Managing Director
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 CCMB 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 CCMB Group in 2008. He was also the Director of CCMB’s Chemicals Division from October 2014 until December 2015.
He holds a directorships on the boards of PanGen Biotech Inc. (Korea). He also acts as Chair of the School of Business Industry Advisory Board at Monash University Malaysia. He has been appointed to participate in the CEO @ Faculty program by the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education and has been assigned to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (“UKM”).
He held the position as President of the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (“MOPI”) from 2009 to 2014.