Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Ismail Bin Karim, male, aged 68, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 15 July 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (History) and Diploma in Education, both from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He started his career as an Assistant Land Revenue Collector at the Johor Bahru Land Office in 1982 and was promoted to several positions in the land offices in Johor until 1992. He went on to take up senior positions in the Segamat District Office, Johor Bahru City Council, Johor State Economic Planning Unit, Johor Bahru District Office, Johor State Secretary Office and Johor State Islamic Religious Department before taking on the role of Yang DiPertua (Head) of Kulai Municipal Council in 2006. Dato’ Ismail became the District Officer of Kota Tinggi in 2009 and was later promoted as Mayor of Johor Bahru in 2013 and Johor State Secretary in 2014.