Board of Directors

DATO’ LIU HAN MING, a Malaysian, aged 47 was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 06 April 2022 and subsequently re-designated as Executive Chairman on 20 December 2023. After his secondary education in 1991, Dato’ Liu Han Ming ventured into trading of consumers and food products before leaving for Singapore to pursue his career in the construction industry in 1994.

In 2005, he returned to Malaysia to set up his own business venture, Hup Lee Plantation Sdn. Bhd., mainly involved in agriculture and plantation. Subsequently, he diversified his business into hotel management and set up Rest Inn Hotel Sdn. Bhd. in 2010. He further expanded into construction of properties via Twoble Development Sdn. Bhd. in 2018 and Classic Vantage Development Sdn. Bhd. in 2020. He is also a Director and major shareholder of several other private companies mainly dealing in plantations and construction businesses. In 2021, he was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Gamesparcs Co. Ltd., a company listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation which mainly engages in the exclusive agency and distribution of mobile games, as well as the provision of game operation platforms.

Dato’ Liu holds 306,524,700 ordinary shares (indirect) in the Company via his substantial interest in Fortress Parade Sdn. Bhd.

SEE TOH KEAN YAW, a Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company since 16 February member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom since May 2004. He holds a Masters career with BDO Binder Public Accountants, where he specialised in auditing, taxation and consultancy. In 1999, he left the auditing profession and joined Ire-Tex Group as an Accountant, responsible for the financial management, corporate finance and accounting functions. He was eventually promoted to Group Accountant, Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer before being appointed as Executive Director of Ire-Tex Corporation Berhad (“Ire-Tex”) (Stock code: 7183) after Ire-Tex’s successful IPO (initial public offer) on the Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange in 2004.

Over the past 15 years in Ire-Tex, he was responsible in the formulation and implementation of the Ire-Tex Group’s corporate strategies as well as overseeing the corporate finance, investment management, merger and acquisition aspects of the Group. From 2010 to 2014, he served as an Independent and Non-Executive Director and an audit committee member of Eka Noodles Berhad (Stock code: 7182), a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

As a founding partner of Kairous Capital Group since Year 2015, he has acquired more than 8 years experience in private equity and venture capital field including fund raising, deal sourcing, investment portfolio monitoring and value creation. So far, he has concluded several tech and non-tech investments into several companies based in China and South East Asia and also successfully assisted portfolio companies exit via IPO onto the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mr. See Toh does not hold any directorships in other public companies. He has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.

SHERENE LEE MONG EE, a Malaysian, aged 35, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 22 November 2022 and subsequently redesignated as Executive Director on 10 January 2024. She is also a member of Remuneration Committee. She is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. She is the Founding Partner of JES Shared Services Centre (JES).

She graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Applied Accounting (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University and started her career as account assistant in year 2008 and later on, she began her auditing profession with Deloitte Malaysia in year 2012 before moving on to Deloitte Singapore in 2014. During her tenure with Deloitte Singapore, she audited multinational and listed companies from various industries, such as, Manufacturing, Logistics, Marine, Trading, Shared Services Centre, Recruitment, IT and Communications Engineering, Warehouse Management and REIT.

In Year 2017, she departed from the firm that she served for more than 5 years and returned from Singapore to establish her business consulting firm in Malaysia. Over the past 5 years in JES, she has been responsible in overseeing the establishment of multiple companies in various industries. She now focuses on accounting digitalization, business advisory and financial analytic.

Ms. Sherene does not hold any directorships in other public companies. She has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.

CHUA EI MING, a Malaysian, aged 40, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 17 October 2023. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee, as well as the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company.

He obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University Malaya, Malaysia. Having chambered in M/s Shahdan Wong Law & Associates, Petaling Jaya, he has been called to the Malaysian Bar in 2010. He has been a partner in M/s May Chew & Associates since year 2011 and become the founder of M/s Eiming Chua & Co in 2017.

He started his practice with Mr. Law How Chong as a conveyancing lawyer. His area of expertise is in contract law, property law, estate law, banking law, corporate law and intellectual property law. During his practice he handled various forms of conveyancing and banking cases as well as writing legal opinions for companies and drafting various legal agreements, including cross-border joint-venture agreements. He is now mainly focusing in property development and conveyancing.

LING WEE TAK, a Malaysian, aged 48, was appointed as an Independent non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 8 July 2022. He was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee on 22 November 2022. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees with effect from 22 November 2022. Mr. Ling Wee Tak is an Accountant by profession, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Mr. Ling has many years of professional experience in accounting, finance, auditing, corporate restructuring, corporate finance and venture capital investment. He started his career in 1996 by joining Johnson & Johnson Sdn. Bhd. as Assistant Accountant where he gained his initial two years experience in accounting and finance in a multinational company. He then joined TY & Partners as auditor until 2001 before he left to join Netrove Group, a boutique venture capital and corporate finance firm. In Netrove, he was responsible in deal origination, investment evaluation and post investment monitoring. He was also involved in corporate finance and assisting the portfolio company in merger and acquisition and IPO exercise. To further advance his career, he took up the Finance Director position in 2007 at Joinland Group, a company involved in the participation of environmental friendly projects, property development and international distribution of cold storage products. He later joined DK Leather Seats Sdn. Bhd. in 2016 as Group Financial Controller, a company involved in manufacturing and distribution of automotive leather upholstery. He is currently working as a freelance consultant providing corporate restructuring, financial advisory, fund raising, corporate finance mainly focusing on F&B and FMCG industries.

Mr. Ling does not hold any directorships in other public companies and holds 3,142,800 ordinary shares (direct interest) in the Company.

LIM PENG PENG, a Malaysian, aged 43 was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 9 April 2024. She is also member of Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. She graduated from Monash University, Malaysia with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree in 2002. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of the CPA Australia.

Upon graduation, she worked in Deloitte KassimChan for 5 years and was promoted to Audit Manager in 2006. Subsequently, she worked at Horwath First Trust and Ernst & Young in Singapore from 2007 to 2008. She rejoined Deloitte KassimChan and progressed to Audit Director in 2012.

She was the Group Financial Controller of SCGM Bhd from 2016 to May 2017. She joined Kudos Ling Chuo & Lim as Audit Principal and resigned in August 2023. Then she joined SY Sai & Co on 1 September 2023 as Audit Principal.

She was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director of SCGM Bhd on 16 August 2019. She serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee, and is also a member of the Nomination Committee of SCGM Bhd.