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 awarded as Honorary Fellow from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
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 Information and Communications Technology (“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.
YM Dato’ Indera Puteri Munawarah Syammiyah Binti Munir (“Puteri Munawarah”) was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 January 2021 as Group Executive Director. She has worked in the banking industry for several years. She was the Executive Product Management at CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad from February 2010 to July 2013. From September 2013 to August 2015, she worked as the Senior Executive, Investment Banking at Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad. In September 2016, she returned to CIMB as part of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and was the Manager, Regional Debt Capital Markets up to December 2020.
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.
Madam Yeong Siew Lee was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 6 February 2018. She graduated from University of Wales College (UK) with the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Accounting and Finance) in 1999 and completed her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) in 2004.
She is a Chartered Accountant and also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She began her career with GHL Systems Berhad (“GHL”), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as an Assistant Accountant in 2003 and moved up the ranks and became Head/Assistant General Manager of Finance in 2008 to supervise the company’s local and overseas accounting teams. She left GHL in August 2009 to venture into business in the consumer and architectural industry, and was working as a finance adviser for SMR HR Group Sdn Bhd.
Ms Kong was appointed as an Independent Executive Director of the Company on 9 October 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in managing companies account and operations department. She also has diverse experience and exposure worldwide, lived and worked over 7 years full time in the USA, UK and Australia. In year 1992 till 1993, she was the Audit and Accounts Assistant in T. O. Wong & Co. (Malaysia). She moved on to Tai Seng Air-Conditioning Engineering Pte. Ltd. (Malaysia) in year 1993 to 1999 and worked as the Accounts and Administrative. She joined Perosan Pte. Ltd./ Flamingo Institute of Further Education (A Member of The Multi-Purpose Group of Companies, Malaysia) as the Senior Accounts Executive in year 1999. Subsequently in year 2000 until 2003, she was appointed as the Manager of Administrative and Accounts Department in L&T Frozen Foods (Scotland, UK). She was a Head of Account and Operation Department in Tai Seng Air-Cond Pte. LTd. (Malaysia) from year 2004 till 2012. In year 2013, she is the Administrative Executive in Fo Guang Shan Temple (Perth, Australia). In year 2015, she took on a role as the Head of Account and Operation Department in Oriental Mace Sdn. Bhd. and was became the Founder and Group Chief Operation Officer in Oriental Mace Group Berhad in year 2017. Oriental Mace Group Berhad is a leading company primarily business in Biotechnology Healthcare and Beautycare under the brand MyBeauty, a brand jointly established with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to lead 1,000 beautycare service provider in Malaysia. Currently, she is the Group COO to Oriental Mace Group Berhad since year 2017.
Datuk Chu was appointed to the Board of the Company on 2 March 2021 as the Independent Director. He is an Executive Director of Industronics Berhad, which is a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Industronics Berhad is an internationally renowned and established electronic technology company with a nature of business in manufacturing and trading electronic technology products and accessories. He is also an Executive Director of Higherway Electronic Co. Ltd, which is a company listed in Taiwan. He was appointed as an Executive Director of NWP Holdings Berhad on 23 September 2020. The Company is a public listed company and is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since November 2000. In this Digital Age and with the accelerating development of technology, Datuk Chu has been taking steps to develop new projects in the E-commerce business, robotics automation, IOT and block-chain technology in China and Southeast Asia.