Dato’ Abdel Aziz @ Abdul Aziz Bin Abu Bakar (“Dato’ Abdel Aziz”), a Malaysian male, was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Company on 7 October 2014, on 1 July 2016 redesignated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman and subsequently redesignated as Independence Non-Executive Chairman on 04 Jul 2018.
He is the member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Dato’ Abdel Aziz is currently serves on the Board of Airasia Berhad as a Non- Independent Non- Executive Director. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Astro Kasih which is the ultimate holding company of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
Dato’ Abdel Aziz holds a Diploma in Agriculture Business from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1975, BSc in Agriculture Business from Louisiana State University, United States of America in 1978, and an MBA from the University of Dallas, United States of America in 1980.
Previously, he had served as a Director of Airasia Berhad from 12 December 2001 to 11 October 2004 and then act as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Pahamin Ab. Rajab from 11 October 2004. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Airasia Berhad on 20 April 2005. On 16 June 2008, he was re-designated as a Non-Executive Chairman and subsequently on 6 November 2013 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.
Dato’ Abdel Aziz is currently the Executive Chairman of VDSL Technology Sdn Bhd and he also served as the Chairman of Performance and Artistes Rights Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PRISM), a collection society for performers of recorded music, and the Academy of Malaysian Music Industry Association (PAIMM) for more than 10 years until end of 2012 and January 2011, respectively.
From 1981 to 1983 he was the Executive Director of Showmasters (M) Sdn Bhd, an artiste management and concert promotion company. He subsequently joined BMG Music and was a General Manager from 1989 to 1997 and Managing Director from 1997 to 1999. Based on his vast experience and knowledge in growing companies, he shall provide his management expertise and skills in assisting the Group in the development and strategies in moving the Group to a higher level.
He does not have any family relationship with any major shareholders of the Company, has no conflict of interests with the Company, has not been convicted of any offence with the past five years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2017 .
As at the date of this Annual Report, Dato’ Abdel Aziz is holding 9,434,000 ordinary shares in the Company.
Dato’ Abdel Aziz attended 5/6 the Board meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2017.
Dato’ Sri Lee See Yang, a Malaysian, male, was appointed as Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 16th October 2017. He was the Founder of Denby Sdn Bhd, a local distributor of Sweet Dream mattress which acted as a furniture wholesaler for the Malaysian market. He later expanded his business further and established Vitalmore Enterprise Sdn Bhd, which is a local manufacturer of furniture. Besides local business ventures, he also had over 20 years of experience in the import and export trade industry.
He has more than 25 years of experience in business management and development. He is a committed and passionate businessman which has abundant experience in management, sales and business development. Dato’ Sri Lee See Yang is also recognized for his expertise in mentoring and mediating between employees, conceptualising and executing new business directions and motives, and application of critical thinking and problem solving.
Dato’ Sri Lee holds 20,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company as at the date of this Annual Report. Dato’ Sri Lee does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholders of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company, has not been convicted of any offense within the past five years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2017.
Dato’ Sri Lee attended one (1) Board meeting of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2017, as there was only one (1) Board meeting held since his date of appointment.
Mr Toh Hong Chye, a Malaysian, male, was appointed as Executive Director on 9 November 2017. Mr Toh holds a Master Degree in Business Administration in Finance from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Accountant, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
In 2002, Mr Toh began his own career and set up H.C. Toh & Co, a non-audit firm, involving in company secretary, accounting and business advisory of companies from various industries. His experience covers audit and assurance engagements, corporate reporting and compliance, taxation and wide ranging overseas exposures. He had been involved in the successful implementation of several corporate exercises which included merger and acquisition and corporate debt restructuring exercises undertaken by private and public listed companies. He also sits on the Board of AppAsia Berhad and SerSol Berhad as Executive Director.
He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict or interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years, other than traffic offences, if any and has not been imposed by any public sanctions or penalty by relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.
Mr Toh did not attend any Board meeting of the Company during the financial year ended 31 December 2017, as the Company did not hold any Board meetings subsequent to his date of appointment.
Mr. Chin Pak Loong, a Malaysian, male, was appointed as Executive Director on 13 January 2020.
Chin Pak Loong has been registered with the Board of Architects Malaysia as a graduate architect since 2003, a professional architect since 2012 and professional interior designer since 2010. In addition, he is also a corporate member of Malaysian Institute of Architects since 2017 and council member 2018 to 2020, corporate member of Association of Consulting Architects Malaysia since 2012 and professional member of Malaysian Green Building Confederation since 2013. He is also REKA International Design Awards (RIDA) Chairman for 2019.
He holds the Certificate of Registration for Architectural Consultancy Practice, Certificate of Professional Architect and the Certificate of Interior Designer (Licenses). These Licenses are renewable on an annual basis and expiring on every year end (i.e. 31 December). He has close to 2 decades of experience in architectural and interior design. He began his career with Overman and Zuideveld Architects Pty Ltd, Australia as a Design Architect in 2000. In 2001, he joined Prima Principia (M) Sdn Bhd (in collaboration with L.C. Ng Architects) as a Design Director, and joined Positive Trend Sdn Bhd (in collaboration with B+N Retail Group) as a Senior Project and Design Architect in the following year.
In 2004, he co-founded RDA Harris Space Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of RDA Harris Architects Sdn Bhd and was appointed as an Associate Director/Managing Director. He later left his position in RDA Harris Space Sdn Bhd and co-founded MAA Space Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd in 2007 and was appointed as a Managing Director. He relinquished his position as the Managing Director in MAA Space Sdn Bhd with effect from 1 November 2013 and founded CPLA and Inplusout Design and Build Sdn Bhd (principally involved in design and build project) in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Mr Chin Pak Loong does not have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholders of the Company, has no conflict of interest with the Company, has not been convicted of any offense within the past five years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2019.
Chloe Low, Malaysian, female, was appointed as Independent Director of the Company on 1st July 2019. She graduated from SEGI College Kuala Lumpur with a LCCI Diploma in Accounting. She then has been awarded the ACCA Advance Diploma in Accounting and Business and is currently furthering her study in attaining the professional ACCA qualification.
She has over ten (10) years of experience in accounting and auditing, having worked in several audit firms such as Douglas Loh & Associates and K-Konsult Corporation Sdn Bhd.
She has no family relationship with any of the directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.
She has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years, other than traffic offences, if any, and has not been imposed by any public sanctions or penalty by relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.
She does not hold any directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers.
Andrew Ho Tho Kong was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 April 2018. He currently serves as the Audit Committee Chairman, and as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
He has extensive experience with over 25 years in accounting, investment banking and private equity. Currently he is a Partner at Nautilus Capital Asia, a boutique corporate advisory house providing advisory services for initial public offerings (IPOs), buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and fund raising.
Prior to founding Nautilus Capital Asia, he was the Acting CEO for Maybank Private Equity in 2012. Before his tenure with Maybank Private Equity, Andrew was a Director with Kenanga Investment Bank, from 2008 to 2011, where he developed the investment strategy for Kenanga’s in-house private equity division; and subsequently managed the investment banking office.
Andrew’s experience extends to Venture Capital, with particular focus in the technology sector in the region. He served as Senior Vice President with Malaysia Venture Capital Company (MAVCAP). In addition, during his employment with the UEM Group from 2001-2007, he was attached to Optixlab, the private equity division for the UEM Group. While in the UEM Group he was also involved in Business Development with Time Engineering where he was primarily responsible for overseeing overseas acquisitions and partnerships for the group, and had oversight of the technology business strategy within the UEM Group companies.
Andrew honed his financial advisory and investment skills in Singapore where he graduated with an Accountancy degree from National University of Singapore and began his career with Arthur Andersen in Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Based on his industry experience Andrew is actively involved in the various global volunteer programs administered by the CFA Institute.