Malaysia gets first female palm oil factory boss

Milling for positive change: Nor Azian states in Sime Darby Plantation's website that having a woman in a position of authority shakes up the industry's status quo, improving it in the process.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

Nor Azian Anuar became the first woman in Malaysia to be appointed as a manager for a factory processing palm oil, reported Berita Harian.

The Univer­siti Sains Malaysia chemistry engineering graduate was appointed by Sime Darby Plant­a­tions to manage the Tanah Merah Oil Palm factory since June 2016.

Men make up 90 per cent of the 112 staff members.

Nor Azian, 36, said she joined the Guthrie Group Bhd before it merged with Sime Darby Bhd and Gol­den Hope Plantations Bhd in 2007.