Mr. Wong Kok Seong was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 8 April 2015 and was later appointed as the Chairman of the Board on 19 May 2015. He was identified as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 May 2015. Mr. Wong is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Open University, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Having spent 15 years in the United Kingdom, Mr. Wong has gained extensive exposure with a United Kingdom accounting firm, Appleby & Wood, where he was an audit partner from 1999 to 2005. His experience extended to multinational companies where he was appointed as Finance Director for several UK-based companies. During his tenure there, he was responsible for the preparation of business plans, budgets and organisational financial statements, due diligence, accounting & taxation, management, project financing and implementation.
On his return to Malaysia in 2006 and upon obtaining his audit license, he joined an audit firm Messrs. Hasnan THL Wong & Partners, and is currently its Managing Partner. He is also made a partner in another audit firm in Malaysia. Over the last few years, he has extensively been involved in a wide range of businesses, such as cross border trading, manufacturing and property development. His experience includes accounting & taxation, due diligence, management consultancy, project financing and implementation.
Mr. Tan Chor How Christopher was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer cum Executive Director on 1 June 2015. Mr. Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree in 2002 from The University of Adelaide, South Australia and completed his Certified Credit Professional – Business Credit certification from Institute Bank – Bank Malaysia (IBBM) in 2005.
Mr. Christopher has over 11 years banking career with international banks, spanning across Commercial/Consumer Banking Divisions and Branch Management in Malaysia. He was mainly involved in business development, portfolio management and sales management, providing financing and liquidity management solutions, for companies operating across diverse industries ranging from property development, infrastructure works, renewable energy, O&G, IT, marine, trading, manufacturing etc. In addition, he has experience with Branch Management (Sales Channel, Operations and Compliance) and consumer banking product and services (deposits, mortgage, bank assurance, credit cards, personal loans etc).
Mr. Thu Soon Shien was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 8 April 2015. Mr. Thu is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA). He is an accountant by profession with more than ten (10) years of experience.
He started his career in 2004 as a junior associate with an established audit firm and is currently an Audit Principal in Messrs. Hasnan THL Wong & Partners. He has extensive experience in carrying out audit work for major companies in manufacturing, construction, property development, servicing and trading sectors amongst others. He was also involved in various corporate advisory services which includes due diligence and share valuations as well as taxation, company secretarial and internal audit.
Dato’ Kua Khai Shyuan was first appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 8 April 2015 and was subsequently re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 10 August 2015. On 30 September 2017, Dato’ Kua was re-designated to Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dato’ Kua graduated from Curtin University of Technology in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Management and Marketing.
In 2007, he was holding the position as Regional Manager for Malaysia Region in a Multinational healthcare company where he is responsible for the management of the overall mobile sales team as well as the supply chain management of the company’s products range. In 2009, he joined a Malaysian based company specializing in the fabrication of plastic moulds and plastic injection molding as the Head of Marketing Division.
Ms. Pang Siaw Sian was first appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 8 April 2015 and was subsequently re-designated to Executive Director on 26 May 2015. On 30 September 2017, Ms. Pang has re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from Bournemouth University in United Kingdom.
Ms. Pang started her career with a public listed company in 2010 as a Personal Assistant to a Managing Director where she supports top-level executive in strategic planning, market analysis, research and business plan to address future prospects of the company. She later pursued her career with a financial institution in 2012 as the Regional Sales Manager in Mortgage Division. With her exceptional results, she was awarded with the recognition as the Nationwide Best Award in 2013. She expanded customers and business partners database to overseas by proactively involved in major properties development events. She has also provided credit assessment and professional advices on customer’s investments decisions.
Dato’ Muhammad Shuib Bin Md Hashim was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 10 February 2020. He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Diploma in Police Science.
Dato’s Muhammad Shuib has served Royal Malaysia Police (Special Branch) for the past 38 years, since 1980 and based across various locations, namely Bukit Aman, Pulau Pinang, Selangor and Pahang. He last posting was Head of Special Branch Pahang since 2017 and retired in 2018.