|Dato’ Ahmad Kabeer bin Mohamed Nagoor, a Malaysian aged 53, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 1996 and is the Executive Chairman of the Company since January 1998. He is also a substantial shareholder of the Company.|
He graduated with a Master Degree in Finance from the University of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In 1986, he started his career with the Bank of Nova Scotia in the foreign exchange division before becoming a lecturer at the School of Management, University Sains Malaysia from 1988 to 1994.
Dato’ Ahmad Kabeer also sits on the Board of AWC Berhad and Yayasan AKN.
|Ong Hean Kooi, a Malaysian aged 59, is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 18th June 1990 and is a substantial shareholder of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmacy) from the Tasmanian College of Advance Education, Australia in 1975. He is a registered pharmacist and has been involved in the electroplating business since 1991.|
Zakaria Merican Bin Osman Merican, a Malaysian aged 57, is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 29 July 2009. He obtained a Diploma in Credit Management from Mara Institute of Technology in 1976. He also attended the Advance Credit Analysis Course in Corporate Financial Reporting and Financial Management at the Golden Gate University, San Francisco in 1986, the London School of Economics-Summer School in Political Economy in 1990 and the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France in 2001.
Zakaria Merican has served more than 34 years with local and multinational financial institutions. He started his career in Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad in 1973 and subsequently joined the then Bank of Commerce (M) Berhad, later known as Bumiputra Commerce Bank Berhad (“BCBB”), in 1984. During his tenure with BCBB, he held various senior management positions from Executive Vice - President of Risk Management in 2002 and Senior Executive Vice President of Policy and Control in 2005. He also served as a director in various subsidiaries of BCBB and was the former Chairman of the Association of Banks in Malaysia Committee on Banking Legislations, Policies, Rules Regulations and Interpretations from 2001 to 2005. He is also the former Director of Strategic Business Development of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.
Zakaria Merican currently sits on the Board of OCB Berhad.
|Izham Bin Yusoff, a Malaysian age 42, was appointed to the Board on 9 December 2009 as an Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company. Izham graduated with a Bachelor in Accounting in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration (Accounting & International Business) in 1991, both from the University of Miami, USA.Izham started his career with Citibank NA in Miami as Assistant Business Planning & Analysis Manager in 1992 before joining Procter & Gamble in Singapore as Financial Analyst Manager from 1992 to 1995. He then joined Citibank Berhad as Financial Controller from 1995 to 1996 and later as Corporate Strategy Manager with Maxis Communications Berhad from 1996 to 1997. He also served as Special Assistant to the Managing Director at EON Berhad from 1998 to 2002 and Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Amanah Raya Berhad from 2002 to 2004. He was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KUB Malaysia Berhad from 2004 to 2007. He was also the COO of Ninebio Sdn Bhd and its Executive Director from August 2007 to January 2010 and he remains as Non-Executive Director.Izham is currently the Managing Director of Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad and Independent Non- Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Satang Holdings Berhad and Axis Incorporation Berhad.|
| ||Datuk Hj. Ibrahim bin Hj. Abdul Ghaffar, a Malaysian aged 51 was appointed as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 15 November 2008. He graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from All Saints American University, USA. He is an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of knowledge and experience in marketing, financial and business management.|
|Mohamad Najeb bin Ali, a Malaysian aged 46 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 22 April 2003. He graduated with a Diploma in Quantity Surveyor from Federal Institute of Technology Kuala Lumpur. He possesses 18 years of experience in business management as Managing Director.|
Currently, he is also an Independent Non- Executive Director of M3 Technologies (Asia) Berhad.
|Datuk Hj. As'ari Bin Hj. Ibrahim, a Malaysian aged 55 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 15 November 2008. He graduated with a Diploma in Mass Communication Journalism from Institute Teknologi Mara (currently known as University Teknologi Mara). He started his career with News Straits Times and was later assigned to NST Berita Harian. Datuk Hj. As’ari has vast experience in media, journalism and international public relations and is currently involved in various business ventures. |
Lim Kooi Siang, a Malaysian aged 59 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 28 November 2007. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, UK. She has more than 33 years of experience in taxation and is a tax agent approved by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Currently, she is a tax consultant with Taxzone Management Services and is an Independent Non- Executive Director of M3 Technologies (Asia) Berhad.
None of the above Directors have family relationship with any other Directors or major shareholders except for Dato' Ahmad Kabeer bin Mohamed Nagor, as a shareholder and director of AKN Capital Sdn Bhd, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
- None of the above Directors have any conflict of interest with the Company.
- None of the Directors have any convictions for offences in the past 10 years.