Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Encik Encik Shahman Azman, a Malaysian, male, aged 44, was appointed to the Board on 2 June 2008 and was later redesignated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 April 2015.
After graduating from Chapman University, U.S.A. with a Bachelor of Communications, Encik Shahman joined Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”) in 1996. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager spearheading the Corporate Planning and Strategy portfolio. In 2001, he joined MCM Technologies Berhad, a former subsidiary of Amcorp, as General Manager of Corporate Planning and Strategy. His last held position in MCM Technologies Berhad was Chief Investment Officer.
Encik Shahman later joined the Company as Director of Corporate Affairs on 1 April 2004 and was promoted to Director of Strategic Business Unit on 1 January 2006.
Encik Shahman is also a director of Amcorp and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Amcorp Properties Berhad.
DATUK MOHAMED AZMI BIN MAHMOOD
Datuk Mohamed Azmi bin Mahmood, a Malaysian, male, aged 65, was appointed to the Board on 15 March 2017.
He is a Registered Financial Planner from the Malaysian Financial Planning Council and a Fellow Chartered Banker from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.
Datuk Azmi has 37 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined Arab-Malaysian Finance Berhad (“AMFB”) in 1981 as an accountant. In 1989, he was seconded by Bank Negara Malaysia to First Malaysia Finance Berhad as the Chief Executive Officer in a rescue scheme for the finance company. In January 1991, he re-joined AMFB and was promoted to Managing Director on 1 August 1994, a position he held until 14 June 2002 to assume the office of Managing Director, Retail Banking in AmBank (M) Berhad. Datuk Azmi was the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of AMMB Holdings Berhad from April 2012 to January 2017.
Datuk Azmi also sits on the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Sejahtera.
TAN BUN POO
Mr. Tan Bun Poo, a Malaysian, male, aged 69, was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2013.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1973 and obtained his Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia in 1976. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Malaysian Institute of Taxation and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Mr. Tan, currently a practising accountant, was a retired Senior Partner with Deloitte. He has more than 40 years of experience in the audits of both private and public companies in varied industries including banking, insurance and other financial services. He was also involved in leading assignments related to outsourced internal audits and risk management services, initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate exercises.
Mr. Tan is a board member of the Auditing & Assurance Standards Board, MIA. He was a council member of MICPA and served as a member in its Accounting & Auditing Technical Committee, Financial Statements Review Committee and Investigation Committee.
Mr. Tan also sits on the Board of Amcorp Properties Berhad, UEM Edgenta Berhad, QL Resources Berhad, AmMetLife Takaful Berhad and AmInvestment Bank Berhad.
MAHADZIR BIN AZIZAN
Encik Mahadzir bin Azizan, a Malaysian, male, aged 70, was appointed to the Board on 31 October 2014.
He is a Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, United Kingdom and was called to the English Bar in 1978.
Encik Mahadzir has more than 25 years of experience in corporate legal matters and has held key positions both in private and public sector. After graduation, he joined the Judicial and Legal Service of the Malaysian Government as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Federal Counsel and subsequently ventured into the private sector and served Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (MISC) and Island & Peninsular Berhad, the property arm of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) for 24 years. Whilst in the private sector, he also served as Ahli Majlis MARA, director of Amanah Raya Berhad and Tabung Haji group of companies as well as various other directorships in government-linked companies.
He also sits on the Board of ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Berhad, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Am Berhad and AmanahRaya-Kenedix REIT Manager Sdn Bhd, the Manager of AmanahRaya Real Estate Investment Trust.
SOO KIM WAI
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Soo Kim Wai, a Malaysian, male, aged 58, was appointed to the Board on 11 August 1997.
Mr. Soo is a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountant, Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.
Mr. Soo is currently the Group Managing Director of Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”). He joined Amcorp in 1989 as Senior Manager, Finance and has since held various positions. He was appointed as a Director of Amcorp on 13 March 1996. Before joining Amcorp, he was in the accounting profession for 5 years with Deloitte KassimChan from 1980 to 1985 and with Plantation Agencies Sdn Bhd from 1985 to 1989.
Apart from Amcorp, his directorships in other public companies include Amcorp Properties Berhad, AMMB Holdings Berhad and AmBank (M) Berhad. He also serves as Chairman of AmREIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the Manager of AmFirst Real Estate Investment Trust.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Shalina Azman, a Malaysian, female, aged 52, was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2000.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Economics from Chapman University in California and in 1993, she obtained her Masters in Business Administration from University of Hull in United Kingdom.
Puan Shalina’s involvement with the Company dates back to 1990 where she first gained invaluable experience in the media industry as a Business Development Officer. Prior to re-joining the Company, she was with Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”) from 1995 to 1999 as Senior Manager, Corporate Planning. She was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director of the Company on 1 September 2000. On 31 July 2002, Puan Shalina resigned as the Managing Director of the Company to re-join Amcorp and on 1 August 2002, she was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Amcorp.
Apart from Amcorp, Puan Shalina is also the Chairman of Amcorp Properties Berhad and sits on the Board of Rockwills International Berhad.
THEIN KIM MON
Mr. Thein Kim Mon, a Malaysian, male, aged 65, was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2019.
Mr. Thein is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW)(FCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (FCA). He is also a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the Chartered Banker Institute in the United Kingdom and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (CMIIA).
Mr. Thein was the Group Chief Internal Auditor of AmBank Group from July 2010 to September 2017. He was responsible in providing independent audit and value-added assurance and consulting services to assist AmBank Group in realising its strategic objectives.
Mr. Thein has over 42 years of experience in audit and risk management. Prior to joining AmBank Group, Mr. Thein spent 21 years with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) where he held several key roles such as Chief Auditor of ANZ in New Zealand and Regional Head of Audit, UK/Europe & Americas in London. Mr. Thein began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London.
LUM SING FAI
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lum Sing Fai, a Malaysian, male, aged 54, was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2019.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) (Business Administration) from University of Malaya.
Mr. Lum has over 30 years of extensive experience in the banking and financial industry. As Managing Director of Capital Markets in Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”), he has successfully led a broad range of corporate finance, restructuring and funding exercises during his 24 year tenure. Prior to joining Amcorp, Mr. Lum was with Southern Bank Berhad from 1987 to 1994 working in various capacities from operations to corporate banking.
He was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad and Director of ECM Libra Investment Bank Berhad from 2008 till 2013 and 2012 respectively.
Mr. Lum also sits on the Board of Amcorp Properties Berhad, AmInvestment Bank Berhad and MTrustee Berhad.
LOH KAM CHUIN
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Loh Kam Chuin, a Malaysian, male, aged 52, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) on 1 March 2010.
Mr. Loh holds a Bachelor of Business-Banking and Finance from the University of South Australia. Upon graduation in 1989, he joined Southern Bank Berhad in the Personal Banking Division. In 1995, he joined Fulcrum Capital Sdn Bhd (“FCSB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amcorp Group Berhad, as Manager and was promoted to Senior Manager and later Associate Director of FCSB prior to joining RCE Group. In 2001, he was appointed Director of RCE Marketing Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and has since 2006, held the post of Executive Director, Corporate Affairs prior to his current appointment.
He does not hold any directorship in public companies and listed issuers.