Harald Uwe Behrend

Harald Uwe Behrend, male, a German, aged 63, is the group chief operating officer of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (HSCB) and was appointed to this position on 2 January 2013.

In addition, Mr. Behrend was appointed as chief executive of the automotive division of HSCB on 1 January 2014. He commenced his career with Mercedes-Benz AG in Germany in 1989. During his 24-year career with the German company Daimler AG, he held various senior positions in several countries including Mainland China, Hong Kong and South Korea. He also had short-term assignments in the United States of America and Japan. Prior to him joining HSCB group of companies, he was the president and chief executive officer of Mercedes- Benz Korea Limited and Daimler Trucks Korea Limited.

Mr. Behrend holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree (Diplom-Betriebswirt) from University Pforzheim, in Germany, an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD in Singapore and a Master (Staatsexamen) in History and English as well as German literature and linguistics from Pedagogical University Freiburg, Germany.

Mr. Behrend does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence in the past five years and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.