Dato' Seri Abdul Azim bin Mohd Zabidi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato' Seri Abdul Azim bin Mohd Zabidi, a Malaysian aged 54, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company having being appointed to the Board on 30 June 2010. He graduated with a Masters of Arts in Business Law from the London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom in 1983. He is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Dato' Seri Abdul Azim started his career in 1984 as an officer in Bank of Commerce (M) Berhad and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in 1986.
In 1989, he was appointed as the Group Head of Corporate Banking Department, a position he held until 1990. Dato' Seri Abdul Azim joined Commerce Property Trust Managers Berhad (now known as Amanah Property Trust Managers Berhad) in 1990 as an Assistant General Manager in 1995 for Commerce Property Trust Managers Berhad/Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd.
In 1999, Dato' Seri Abdul Azim was appointed as the Chairman of Bank Simpanan Nasional, a position he held until 2009. Dato' Seri Abdul Azim was appointed Chairman of Sungei Wang Plaza Sdn Bhd in 2007, a position he holds to date.
Dato' Seri Abdul Azim also sits on the board of directors of Tadmax Resources Berhad, Timberwell Berhad, Wang-Zheng Berhad and Patimas Computers Berhad.
Mr Tan Sik Eek
Tan Sik Eek, a Malaysian aged 43, was appointed to the Board on 25 August 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. On 17 August 2018, he was re-designated as Executive Director of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Political Science from University of Sydney, Australia.
Mr Tan has more than fifteen (15) years of experiences ranging from corporate finance advisory to private equity investments. He was previously a Partner at House of Qin Ltd, a Beijing based private equity firm focused on investing in companies seeking growth funding and pre-IPO capital. Prior to that, he was the Partner of South East Asia for Value Creation Strategies Sdn. Bhd., a Kuala Lumpur based advisory firm specialising in securing funding from a series of established North America global hedge funds, for companies listed on the regional capital markets.
Mr Tan previously held positions in the companies Devonshire Capital LLC, a boutique investment bank headquarted in Hong Kong as well as in the corporate finance division of RHB Investment Bank. At present, he also sits on the board of directors of Fintec Global Berhad (formerly known as Asia Bioenergy Technologies Berhad), Netx Holdings Berhad, Mlabs Systems Berhad and DGB Asia Berhad.
Mr Roy Ho Yew Kee
Roy Ho Yew Kee, a Malaysian age 44, was appointed to the Board on 22 Mar 2019 as an Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Mr Roy brings over twenty (20) years of financial service and restructuring experience both locally and abroad in various capacities.
Mr. Roy started his career in Australia in 1998, in the financial services industry, joining Hartley Poynton Ltd, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, where he was trained as a financial advisor, specialising in derivatives and first generation fintech products.
He then moved to a boutique trading firm, Tricom Futures Ltd, in 2003, where he set up a trading desk in greenfield markets, specialising in debt instruments, capital raising, equity linked structures and derivatives.
In 2011 Mr. Roy returned to Malaysia where he joined Key Alliance Group Berhad as an Executive Director overseeing corporate strategy and in 2017 he was re-designated as Managing Director of Key Alliance Group Berhad.
Mr Hew Tze Kok
Independent Non-Executive Director
Hew Tze Kok, a Malaysian aged 42, was appointed to the Board on 21 October 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Hew is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“FCCA”).
He started his career path by practising in accounting firms, namely Wong Yew Seng & Co and BDO Binder for approximately Seven (7) years. Thereafter, he served the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) for approximately five (5) years in the area of enforcement of securities law. He was then appointed as an Investigating Officer of the SC with a ranking of Senior Manager. Subsequent to that, he joined KPMG Forensic Investigation Services as an Associate Director. He is currently working in the area of corporate finance and business development with an investment holding company.
Mr Hew is presently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and SIS Committee of the Company.
Mr Andy Liew Hock Sim
Independent Non-Executive Director
Andy is a Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia. He has over fifteen (15) years of experience with major audit firms in audit, taxation and accountancy that gained from both Malaysia and oversea. He was involved in numerous successful initial public offering (IPO) in Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Hong Kong throughout his career.
Andy started his career with a local audit firm in Malaysia. He then joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur after obtained his professional qualifications, i.e. MIA and CPA Australia in 2006. In KPMG Kuala Lumpur, he started to involve in the audit of multinational corporation (MNC) and public listed company (PLC). He also involved in the IPO of a financial services company in the Main Market of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
In 2008, he ventured to China and since then, spent eight (8) years in China. From 2008 to 2012, he worked in KPMG Beijing and actively involved in audit and IPO. In 2012, he joined a China-based manufacturing company in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and listed the company in Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2014 prior to his return to Malaysia in 2016.
Upon his return to Malaysia, he joined Baker Tilly Malaysia and led a team of forty (40) which specialise in IPO and actively involved in various corporate exercises, e.g. business restructuring, merger and acquisition (M&A), reverse takeover (RTO), transfer listing, financial due diligence, regularisation plan for PN17 company, fund raising and etc.
In 2019, he started his own public practice and assumed the role of Managing Partner.
Ms Karina Bt Idris Ahmad Shah
Independent Non-Executive Director
Karina Shah is a lawyer by profession. She began her career as Federal Counsel, in the Attorney General Chambers in 1994. She moved on to private practice with the firm Abu Talib Shahrom & Zahari and was seconded to PLUS Bhd to manage the legal department and was involved in various corporate exercises. Her next role in 2000 was with Merit Properties Sdn Bhd (Kuok Group of Companies) Johor Bahru. In 2007 she joined Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) a statutory body to develop Iskandar Malaysia in Johor. She was instrumental in setting up the legal department and secretarial unit for IRDA. She and her team successfully organized 5 members of the authority and advisory council meetings with the Prime Minister’s office, government stakeholders and joint ministerial meetings between Malaysia and Singapore.
In 2011, she took a legal role in Doha, Qatar for WCT Berhad that was involved in the construction of the Ministry of Interior and assisted in a dispute resolution matter in Dubai.
Upon her return from the Middle East, she joined Zico insource as a Legal Consultant.
Mr Ng Kok Heng
Ng Kok Heng, a Malaysian aged 56, was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 30 June 2010. On 9 December 2013, he retired as Managing Director of the Company but continue to serve the Company as Chief Executive Officer. On 17 August 2018, he was appointed as Executive Director of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) from the University Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1987.
He started his career in 1987 as a Sales Manager in Communications Technology Sdn Bhd and was in charge of sales and marketing. In1992, he was appointed as Executive Director for MTL Communications Sdn Bhd and was responsible for the marketing, sales and business development of the company. Subsequently in 2000, he joined Wilco Systems Sdn Bhd as the Managing Director and was responsible for the performance as well as the day-to-day operations of the company.
He was also a consultant to Teligent AB, Sweden, a telecommunications provider and has worked with key players in various South East Asian countries such as Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Singapore Telecommunications, Limited and Smart Communications Inc. He leads highly specialised teams of IT integrators and implementers to implement systems for telecommuncations providers. Mr Ng is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of M3 Technologies (Asia) Berhad.
Mr Ng is presently the member of the Share Issuance Scheme (“SIS”) Committee of the Company.