GBG is approved for listing on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, in 2011.
Tunku Alizan Bin Raja Muhammad Alias
In 1991, Y.M. Tunku Alizan was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He formed Messrs. Zul Rafique & Partners in 1999 together with Dato' Zulkifly Rafique and several other partners. He has been exposed to a wide range of legal experiences in his 26 years of post-qualification, specialising in the areas of Corporate and Construction Law.
He holds LLM from the University of Bristol and LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya.
DATO' AZIZAN BIN JAAFAR
Dato' Azizan bin Jaafar was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non- Executive Director on 6 July 2011. He was subsequently redesignated to an Executive Director on 2 November 2012 and appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer on 01 January 2017.
Dato' Azizan graduated from the University of Salford, United Kingdom in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying. He has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry.
Dato' Azizan began his career in 1990 with Warrington Martin as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor in Manchester, the United Kingdom. He then joined a London firm, Henry Riley & Sons in 1992 as a Quantity Surveyor and remained working in the United Kingdom until 1995. Upon returning to Malaysia, he became a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Taisei Corporation. In 1996, he joined Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd as a Contracts General Manager, where he was subsequently appointed as a Senior Executive Director. During the period from 2005 to 2009, he was also responsible for the operations of Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd in India and Saudi Arabia
At present, Dato' Azizan is a director of most of our subsidiaries and holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies. His interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on pages 147 and 150 of this Annual Report.
OW CHEE CHEOON
Mr Ow Chee Cheoon was appointed to the Board on 6 July 2011 and was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 25 April 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the property development activities of the Group. Mr Ow is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Mr Ow has more than 25 years of experience in the construction and property development industries and is the co-founder of Motibina and AQRS. He graduated from Monash University, Australia in 1986 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
He began his career as a Site Engineer in Sungei Way Construction Sdn Bhd, involving in several property development and infrastructure projects. In 1989, he went for a two-year stint in Melbourne, Australia at the City of Mentone as a Municipal Engineer and subsequently, at Baulderstone Hornibrook as a Project Engineer involving in several high rise projects. Mr Ow returned to Malaysia in 1991 and headed Dekon Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director from 1991 to 1996 where he managed a staff force of over 80 employees and was primarily responsible for the company's operations and overseeing the company's building and infrastructure projects.
With his diverse experience in the construction industry, Mr Ow co-founded Motibina in 1996 and formed AQRS in 2003. In AQRS, he is responsible for managing its day-to-day operations, strategic planning and business development.
He is currently a director of most of our subsidiaries and holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies. His interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on pages 147 and 150 of this Annual Report.
DATUK KAMARUDIN BIN MD. ALI
Datuk Kamarudin graduated from the Technical College Kuala Lumpur in 1973 with a Diploma in Engineering. In 1976, he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom and in 1980, he successfully obtained a Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He was selected to attend a course on Finance and Budgeting at the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America in 1990. In 2001, he was also selected to attend a post graduate course at the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom.
He joined the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) force as a probationary inspector in 1970. During his tenure with the RMP, he was appointed to several posts which included the Chief Police Officer of Kuala Lumpur and Johor Darul Takzim and Director of Management RMP. Being a professionally qualified and experienced police officer, he has extensive knowledge and skills in logistic management, manpower development, strategic planning, training and development, recruitment and selection, career development and crime prevention gained through a wide range of command posts and managerial capacities held during his tenure in the RMP.
BERNARD LIM SOON CHIANG
Mr Bernard Lim Soon Chiang joined the Board as an Executive Director on 31 July 2013 and is also the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of the Group
He was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ("ACCA") in 1997 and has been a Fellow member of ACCA since 2002. Mr Bernard Lim is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants ("MIA") since 1998.
Mr Bernard Lim has 20 years of working experience in the areas of accounting, finance and taxation, the past 16 years of which were in the Construction and Property Development industry. He began his career with Ernst & Young and subsequently, Hong Leong Bank Berhad where he was attached to the Accounting, Treasury and Planning Division. He then moved into the construction sector through his involvement with the construction arm of Tanming Berhad where he spearheaded the Finance Department and rose through the ranks to become the Group Financial Controller of Tanming Berhad.
Mr Bernard Lim then joined a subsidiary of the Company as Finance Director and was subsequently promoted as the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. He is instrumental in spearheading the Company's Initial Public Offering which took place in 2012.
He is currently a director of several of our subsidiaries. His interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on pages 147 and 150 of this Annual Report.
LOO CHOO HONG
Mr Loo Choo Hong was appointed to the Board on 6 July 2011. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of both the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He was admitted as a member of the ACCA in 1998, and is currently a Fellow member of the accountancy body. He is also a member of the MIA and an associate member of the Institute of Internal Audit since 2001 and 2005 respectively.
Mr Loo commenced his career as an Audit Assistant in a local accounting firm in 1998 and subsequently left as an Audit Supervisor in 2001, before he joined K.H. Kwong & Company as an Audit and Tax Manager. In 2005, he founded Messrs C.H. Loo & Co. and Pro Cast Management Services which offer various professional corporate and management services. He is currently the Principal of Messrs C.H. Loo & Co.
Mr Loo is also an Independent Non- Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wang-Zheng Berhad. He was appointed to the Board of Wang-Zheng Berhad since 2004. He currently holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies.
His interest in the securities of the Company is as disclosed on page 147 of this Annual Report.
MUK SAI TAT
Mr Muk Sai Tat came on board on 2 November 2012. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Mr Muk holds a Masters of Business Administration (General Management) from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the MIA.
He began his career in 1983 with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Assistant and progressed to be an Audit Senior upon completion of Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) examination in 1989. In September 1990, he joined Ogilvy & Mather (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as an Accountant and later joined Energizer Battery Company (M) Sdn Bhd in 1991 as a Sales Accounting Manager and Financial Analyst. From 1996 to 2001, Mr Muk had held high-level positions including Financial Controller - Southeast Asia, Financial Controller/Chief Financial Officer, General Manager and Group Chief Executive Officer, in various well established companies.
Mr Muk was the Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Mangium Industries Bhd from 2003 to 2007. He then joined WaKa Parter AG/Forestry Investment Trust (F.I.T) and WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG (WaKa-FIS) in 2007 as a Representative for Asia (F.I.T) and as a Director in Asia Pacific for WaKa-FIS in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed an Executive Director of TT Resources Bhd. Subsequently, he became a Partner/Consultant of a local business consultancy company
At present, Mr Muk sits on the board of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad and Mycron Steel Berhad.
- Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors has:
- directorship in other public companies;
- any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company;
- any conflict of interest with the Company; and
- any conviction for offences (other than traffic offences) within the past ten (10) years.