Dato' Ikhwan Salim was appointed to the Board of Glomac Berhad on 9 February 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Accounting from Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland. He began his career in 1977 as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, United Kingdom and, later in 1979, he joined Nestle (M) Sdn Bhd. In 1980, Dato’ Ilhwan Salim moved on to be the Group Financial Planning Manager of Kumpulan Low Keng Huat Sdn Bhd. In 1982 he ventured into business and was made Managing Director of Jaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
Currently, Dato’ Hj Ikhwan runs his private business namely Konsortium Jaringan Selangor Sdn Bhd. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad and Independent Non-Executive Director of Land and General Berhad. He also sits on the board of A2A Capital Services Berhad and several private limited companies.
Dato’ Ikhwan Salim was also a committee member of Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) and British Graduates Association of Malaysia (BGAM). He is currently the Division Head of Damansara Division of United Malay National Organisation (UMNO).