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How do I Become a Director of a Company in Malaysia?

If you’d like to become a diretor of a company, or register your own company in Malaysia, give us a call and schedule a consult with our company secretaries.

So how do you become a director of a company? Career advice sites say you’ll need to do a lot of studying (preferably at least a degree in business or a related field), and extensive industry experience.

But what about the technicalities of becoming a director? What do you need to do in order to become a director of a company that you have registered?

According to the Companies Act 2016, a director must be:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • A natural person

  • Of sound mind

  • Ordinarily reside in Malaysia

  • Not an undischarged bankrupt

  • Not disqualified

  • Not have been convicted in or outside of Malaysia of any of the following offences:

    • Offences related to the promotion, formation or management of a corporation

    • Crimes involving bribery, fraud or dishonesty

    • Offences under section 213, 217, 218, 228 or 539

  • Has not been imprisoned for the above offences in the last 5 years

Wondering if you qualify? Give us a call for a consult today.

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