Board of Directors
Datuk Seri Syed Ali bin Syed Abbas Al-Habshee,
55 years old, Malaysian
Datuk Seri Syed Ali Bin Syed Abbas AL-Habshee was appointed to the Board of the Company on 9 June 2017 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman. He obtained his professional Diploma in Leadership and Management by the New Zealand Institute of Management, New Zealand in 2003. On 16 July 2016, Datuk Seri Syed Ali was bestowed an Honorary Fellowship Award from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
Datuk Seri Syed Ali has great business acumen and executive experience in leading private, public and government controlled organizations from a broad range of industries. Datuk Seri Syed Ali ventured into business in the early 1980s and currently sits on the board of several private and public corporations involved in a diverse range of businesses. Some of his appointments include, but is not limited to, appointment as Chairman of UZMA Berhad in 2007, as Executive Director of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan in August 2013, as Chairman of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad in June 2015, and Datuk Seri is also on the Board of Technology Park Malaysia since May 2015. He was a member of the Malaysian Senate (Dewan Negara), having held the senatorship for three consecutive terms, from 21 April 2003 until April 2009. He is currently the Cheras UMNO Division Head, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and UMNO Liaison Head of Information, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Datuk Seri Syed Ali is not a member of any Board Committee of the Company.
Quah Teik Jin,
45 years old, Malaysian
Group Managing Director
Mr. Quah is currently our Group Managing Director and he was appointed to the Board of the Company on 28 December 2007. He graduated with a Diploma in Information Technology from National Computing Centre, United Kingdom. He is the founder of MBP Solutions Sdn Bhd, one (1) of our subsidiary companies which business focus is on providing Enterprise Resource Planning consultancy and Enterprise Business Solutions to the manufacturing and services industry.
He began his career with ISC Technology Sdn Bhd as a System Engineer in 1994 and rose up the ranks as Business Executive. In 1998, he left for HPD Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“HPD”) and took up the role of Sales Manager where he was responsible for sales in the northern and east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.
With the repertoire of sales and marketing skills acquired during his tenure in HPD, he has since steered and positioned our Group as a prominent solutions and services player for the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia and ASEAN.
In 2012, he assumed the position of Group Managing Director of TFP Group. In his current role as Group Managing Director, he oversees responsibility for all aspects of the operations comprising sales, marketing, consulting, support, education, research & development and customer care.
He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company and he does not hold any directorships in other public companies and listed corporations.
Lim Lung Wen,
57 years old, Malaysian
Mr. Lim was appointed to the Board of the Company on 28 December 2007 and he is currently our Executive Director. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Arkansas, United States of America. He has over 31 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) industry, mainly engaging with the manufacturing and services industry.
He began his career in 1986 as a System Analyst in Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad. Thereafter, he joined PT Setia Sapta in Indonesia as a System Analyst and rose to the position of Sales Manager where he was responsible for the overall sales and marketing operation of PT Setia Sapta. In 1996, he returned to Malaysia and joined HPD Systems Sdn Bhd (“HPD”) as General Manager. Later in 2002, Mr. Lim was appointed as Senior Vice President of Patimas Computers Berhad (“Patimas”), a company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad as part of Patimas’ acquisition of HPD.
His years of ICT business experience and deep understanding of ICT provided him with a wide repertoire of skills to engage in the ICT industry.
Mr. Lim is not a member of any Board Committee of the Company and he does not hold any directorships in other public companies and listed corporations.
Dr. Chew Seng Poh, DBA, MBA, ADCS, CMgr, FCMI
55 years old, Malaysian
Dr. Chew was appointed to the Board of the Company on 28 December 2007 and he is currently our Chief Technology Officer. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Cross University, Australia. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Computer Studies from International Computers Limited, Beaumont, England. He is also a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management, United Kingdom.
He began his career in PDX Computers Sdn Bhd (“PDX”) as a System Development Executive in 1985. After two (2) years, he joined Nixdorf Computers Sdn Bhd as a Business Software Analyst and was promoted to Project Manager in 1988. He then rejoined PDX as Group Technical Manager and in the subsequent ten (10) years went on to hold various directorship positions in PDX’s subsidiaries locally and overseas. He left PDX in 1998 as Group Technical Director to establish EIX Solutions Sdn Bhd (“EIX”), where he was a Director and shareholder. In 2001, he joined Patimas Computers Berhad (“Patimas”) as part of Patimas’ acquisition of EIX. In Patimas, Dr. Chew was Chief Technology Officer and the Executive Vice President.
During his professional career, he has accumulated over 33 years of management and technical Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) experience. His previous work engagements involved consulting Information Technology (“IT”) companies in their strategic business direction, building technology synergy, business development as well as creating high level strategic alliances, partnerships and technology transfer. He also plays an active role in ensuring the adoption of technology within the local IT organisations in Malaysia.
His technical expertise covers area in software design and development, e-business solutions, ICT outsourcing, telecommunication and data networks, IT infrastructure solutions and consulting services.
Dr. Chew is not a member of any Board Committee of the Company and he does not hold any directorships in other public companies and listed corporations.
Dr. Khaled Abdullah Soubra Bin Abdullah Khaled Soubra,
38 years old, Malaysian
Dr. Khaled Abdullah Soubra was appointed to the Board of the Company on 13 April 2015 and he is currently our Executive Director. He obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2007 from the Institute of Technology Australia. In 2010, he had obtained his Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA) from the European-American University.
His career started with the Information Technology (“IT”) and Telecommunications industry. At his young age during 1997, he had worked with a start-up company and turning around a losing IT company into a profitable business.
His 20 years of working in the industry, through his dealings with International Multi-National Companies and the experience that he had in the Government Linked Companies, has built his strong network and knowledge in IT and Telecommunications industry.
Dr. Khaled Abdullah Soubra is not a member of any Board Committee of the Company and he does not hold any directorships in other public companies and listed corporations.
Wong Loke Lim,
55 years old, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Wong was appointed to the Board of the Company on 23 December 2014 and he is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Financial Planner.
He has served in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Licensed Fund Management Representative of Hickham Capital Management Sdn Bhd, a General Manager at KAF Investment Bank Berhad and held senior management positions in several public listed companies.
Mr. Wong is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination and Audit Committees of the Company. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed corporations.
Noor Shahwan Bin Saffwan,
67 years old, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Noor Shahwan was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 March 2015 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was subsequently re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director on 13 April 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from University of Malaya in 1974. He started his career with the Ministry of Trade & Industry as International Trade Officer from 1975 to 1976. From 1976 to 1989, he was with Bank of America, Kuala Lumpur, with his last position there as Assistant Vice-President. Since he left Bank of America in 1989, he became a Founder Member and Executive Director of Apex Communications Sdn Bhd, a diversified conglomerate dealing in telecommunications, broadcasting, Information Technology equipment, education products, provision of solar hybrid systems, property development, oil and gas services and construction of specialised oil related projects.
He is the Group Executive Chairman of Al-Murabahah Corporation Sdn Bhd and Pascal Development Sdn Bhd.
Encik Noor Shahwan is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Company and he does not hold any other directorship in other public companies and listed corporations.
Dato’ Hussian @ Rizal Bin A. Rahman, D.S.A.P
53 years old, Malaysian
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Hussian was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 February 2013. He obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from The Oxford Association of Management, Oxford, England (“OXIM”) and was also admitted to the membership of Certified Master of Business Administration from the OXIM, a membership that recognises management competency and professional development.
Dato’ Hussian has been an entrepreneur since in his mid-20s. He was involved in the businesses of trading and shipping and subsequently ventured into the ICT industry. He has extensive experience in the ICT industry and currently is the Executive Director and major shareholder of MobilityOne Limited (“MobilityOne”), which is listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange. MobilityOne is an e-commerce infrastructure payment solutions and platform provider that works closely with most of the telecommunication companies and financial institutions in Malaysia.
Dato’ Hussian is not a member of any Board Committee of the Company and he does not hold any other directorship in other public companies
• All Directors have no conflict of interest with the Company and have no family relationships with any other Director or major shareholder of the Company.
• All Directors have not been convicted for any offences within the past ten (10) years other than traffic offences (if any).