Incoming and designated FGV CEO Emir Mavani (p.k.a. Pradeeb Kumar) has already shown his susceptibility to make dubious business decisions and transactions on behalf of the Group. This is not withstanding the tendency to flex and abuse his power even before he formally ascend the Group CEO-ship.
The exposure about his dubious “Ph.D in Government Reforms from Warnborough University, United Kingdom” already hit his credibility and integrity hard. Mavani who has since instructed that all correspondence pertaining to his name, title and qualifications be adjusted according, is said to be bent on ascending the top FGV job.
FGV has been organising a series of Global Strategy Blueprint briefings to internal stakeholders and middle management, region by region. On 27 June, it was held in Senai and 60 managers from the Southern Region attended.
On 1 July, it was held at Felda Sahabat near Lahad Datu, Sabah where 70 managers including Pengarah Seranta FELDA (Director of FELDA Liaisons, Prime Minister’s Office) were present.
The grossly inappropriate bit was that Mavani’s wife Fazdillah Mavani was said to attend these management and global strategy briefings. She is neither a member of the management team nor an employee of FGV. She is not even a hired consultant to FGV. In fact it was said that she raised a question and asked for clarification during one of these briefings.
Unless the appointment letter as Group CEO FGV issued was for ‘Emir Mavani and Wife’.
Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission should look into this inappropriateness and the purported deal in Papua New Guinea. If it can be proven, then Mavani should be charged for abusing of position and power.
These are very serious matters. Even shareholders raised all these matters in the recent FGV AGM. Shareholders and many of the stakeholders already regard Mavani as a Persona Non Grata.
One cannot imagine what would happen to FGV from today onwards where Mavani is scheduled to take over from Tan Sri Sabri Ahmad as the Group CEO. FGV is supposed to take care the funding for continued development and CSR programs for the 114 FELDA settlements, adjacent communities and 112,635 FELDA settlers’ families.
All of these net-receivers of FGV’s going concern are spread over 54 Parliamentary constituencies and Malay heartland where contributed to the bigger chunk of BN’s powerbase in Semenanjung Malaysia and Sabah.
The confidence level on Mavani taking over from where Sabri left FGV and take care of these strategic stakeholders’ needs without abusing his position and clout for self interest is rather thin. Quod erat demonstratum.