Extracted from Annual Report 2017
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 51
Y.M. Tunku Alizan bin Raja Muhammad Alias was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 17 March 2017. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Y.M. Tunku Alizan holds an LLM from the University of Bristol and LLB (Honours) from the University of Malaya.
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 twenty-seven (27) years of post-qualification, specialising in the areas of Corporate and Construction Law.
Y.M. Tunku Alizan also holds directorships in KUB Malaysia Berhad and various other private limited companies. His interest in the securities of the Company is as disclosed on page 158 of this Annual Report.
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 67
Datuk Kamarudin Bin Md. Ali was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 6 July 2011 and was subsequently redesignated as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 March 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company
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.
Datuk Kamarudin also holds directorships in ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad, Libra Invest Berhad, Ann Joo Resources Berhad and various other private limited companies.
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 50
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 Chief Executive Officer on 25 April 2016. On 1 January 2017, Dato' Azizan was promoted as the Group Chief Executive Officer. Dato' Azizan is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Dato' Azizan graduated from the University of Salford, United Kingdom in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry and 8 years in property 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.
In 2009, Dato' Azizan started his business in construction where he founded Dasa Sentosa Sdn Bhd. He had then expanded to property development where he became the shareholders of Tanah Makmur Kotasas Sdn Bhd in April 2013.
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 158 and 160 of this Annual Report.
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 57
Dato' Ow Chee Cheoon was appointed to the Board on 6 July 2011 and became the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 25 April 2016. He was subsequently redesignated as the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2017. Dato' Ow is responsible for overseeing the property development activities of the Group. He is a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Dato' Ow has more than 26 years of experience in the construction and property development industries and is the cofounder of Motibina Sdn Bhd ("Motibina") and AQRS The Building Company Sdn Bhd ("AQRS"). He graduated from Monash University, Australia in 1986 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
He began his career in 1986 as a Site Engineer with Sungei Way Construction Sdn Bhd (now known as Sunway Construction Berhad), where he was involved in several property development as well as Civil Engineering projects. In 1989, he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he took up a Municipal Engineer's position in the City of Mentone. Subsequently, he joined an international builder, Baulderstone Hornibrook as a Project Engineer where he was actively involved in the construction of the Australian Commonwealth Offices, a high-rise building project in Melbourne. Dato' Ow then returned to Malaysia in 1991 and was appointed as an Executive Director of Dekon Sdn Bhd where he helmed and managed a staff force of over 80 employees until the year 1996. He was primarily responsible for the company's constructions business operations.
With his diverse experience in the construction industry, Dato' 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. He is also the brother of Ms Ow, a Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. His interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on page 158 of this Annual Report.
Malaysian, Female, Aged: 50
Ms Ow Yin Yee, the Chief Financial Officer of the Group, joined the Board as an Executive Director on 12 October 2017. She was officially redesignated as the Group Chief Financial Officer on 28 December 2017.
Ms Ow is a Certified Practising Accountant with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Australia since 1994 and also a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants since 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Majoring in Accounting and Finance) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1990.
Ms Ow has 27 years of working experience in the areas of accounting, commercial business, finance and taxation. She began her career in 1991 with Kassim Chan Tax Services Sdn Bhd as a Tax Executive. She then progressed in her profession as an Accountant for Sunway Building Technology Bhd in 1996. Between the years 1999 to 2004, she had transitioned into few commercial companies namely Pioneer Sun-Mix Concrete Sdn Bhd as Commercial cum Accounting Manager, Hanson Pioneer JV Co. as Business Process Manager and Hanson Quarry Products Sdn Bhd as Tax Manager before she finally joined Sunway Shared Service Centre Sdn Bhd in year 2004 as the Senior Manager of Finance. She was later promoted to Assistant General Manager of Finance in Sunway Share Service Centre Sdn Bhd in year 2011.
Towards late year 2011, Ms Ow joined the subsidiary of the Company as Group Accountant and was subsequently promoted as General Manager of Finance in year 2014. She was redesignated to Group Financial Controller of the Company in year 2016.
She is currently a director in some of our subsidiaries. She is the sister of Dato' Ow Chee Cheoon, the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Her interests in the securities of the Company are as disclosed on page 158 of this Annual Report.
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 44
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. Pro Cast Group of Companies was merged with ASQ Group in January 2018, and he is currently the tax director of ASQ Tax Services Sdn. Bhd. and Principal of C.H. Loo & Co.
Mr Loo is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wang-Zheng Berhad and Timberwell Berhad. In addition, he holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies.
Malaysian, Male, Aged: 54
Mr Muk Sai Tat came on board on 2 November 2012. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee. Mr Muk is also 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 working career in 1983 with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Assistant and progressed to Audit Senior upon qualification and acceptance into the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) 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 Sales Accounting Manager and Financial Analyst. In 1996, he joined Emerson Electric (M) Sdn Bhd as a Financial Controller - Southeast Asia. Subsequently, he joined Pernas Otis Elevator Co. Sdn Bhd and Otis Manufacturing Company Sdn Bhd in 1999 as a Financial Controller/Chief Financial Officer. In 2000, he was appointed as General Manager in Skyline Concepts Sdn Bhd and later joined Concino Sdn Bhd in 2001 as the Group Chief Executive Officer, where he oversaw a wide range of businesses from media, manufacturing, trading, and hospitality.
Mr. Muk was the Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Mangium Industried Berhad, a sustainable industrial tree plantation management company, from 2003 to 2007. He then joined WaKa Partner AG/Forestry Investment Trust (F.I.T.) and WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG (WaKa-FIS) in 2007 as a Representative for Asia and as a Director in Asia Pacific for WaKa-FIS in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed as Executive Director of TT Resources Bhd. Subsequently he became a Partner/Consultant in Asian Business Solutions Sdn Bhd. In 2016, Mr Muk moved to Mahzan Sulaiman Consulting as a Partner.
At present, Mr Muk sits on the board of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad and Mycron Steel Berhad.