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Directors' Profile

Dato’ Salleh Bin Mohd Husein
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Law King Hui
Group Managing Director
Lee Swee Hang
Executive Director
Law Yi Chian
Executive Director
Dato’ Noor Rezan Binti Bapoo Hashim
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Lim Hun Soon @ David Lim
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Salleh Bin Mohd Husein
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Malaysian, Male, aged 68

Dato’ Salleh Bin Mohd Husein is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and was appointed to the Board on 7 May 2013. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Malaya and holds a Certificate in Education from Maktab Perguruan Sultan Idris, Perak. He joined the teaching profession as a teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kayan, Setiawan, Perak in 1971. From 1974 to 1992, he served as Acting Principal and Principal at various schools in Perak. In 1992, he was promoted to the Perak State Education Department as Principal Assistant Director in charge of administration and state education financing.

In 1993, he was made Principal of Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Abdullah, Raub, Pahang before serving at King Edward VII School of Taiping in 1994, also as Principal. His next service saw him being made District Education Officer at the Manjong District Education Office from 1996 to 1997 where he was tasked to implement education programmes. Thereafter, he was promoted to Sector Head in charge of administration and school leadership at the Perak State Education Department where he served from 1997 to 2001.

Having served well in Perak, he was appointed Principal Assistant Director in charge of curriculum development at the Centre for Curriculum Development, Ministry of Education Malaysia in 2001. Then, he became Principal at Language Institute, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, he was promoted to Deputy Director of Schools Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia, to assist in policy matters and implementation. In 2003, he succeeded his predecessor as Director in this same division and served until 2006. In 2006, he was promoted as the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education Malaysia to be in charge of policy matters and implementation at Putrajaya, a position he held until his retirement from the civil service in 2007.

After his retirement from an accomplished career, Dato’ Salleh served as a member of the Malaysian Education Service Commission at the Prime Minister’s Department until 2011. In this role, he actively promoted quality education through recruitment, appointment and discipline of personnel. During these years, he was also a member of the Advisory Panel for Excellent School Cluster until 2012.

He does not hold directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers. He has no family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company.

Law King Hui
Group Managing Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 60

* Recipient of "Anugerah Perdana 2013 - Tokoh Industri Buku Negara" by Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara
* Recipient of the BrandLaureate Great Entreprenuer Brand Icon Award 2016
* Top Nominee in the Master Category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Malaysia Award

Law King Hui is the Managing Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 7 May 2013. As one of the co-founders, he has been instrumental in the development, growth and success of the Group.

He graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College with a Certificate in Electronics Engineering. He started his career in 1980 with a semiconductor manufacturing company and left to join a local publishing company in January 1981 where he held various positions during his employment there. He left the company in April 1985 and co-founded Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

He leads the development of the Group’s strategies and policies, and plays an active role in product development and innovation. His contributions have led to the transformation of the Group from a pure educational print publisher to a Group with diverse learning and teaching solutions that complement the print publishing business. These include digital learning technology, digital education products, applied learning tools that facilitate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("STEM") education, education services via after-school training programmes, and a direct selling business.

He has enjoyed a colourful career as an entrepreneur with more than 38 years of experience in the education industry. He has held numerous key positions over a span of more than 30 years in various organisations, including the President of ASEAN Book Publishers Association ("ABPA"); Treasurer and Council Member of Majlis Buku Kebangsaan Malaysia ("MBKM"); Chairman and Treasurer of Malaysian Book Industry Council ("MBIC"); President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary and Executive Council Member of Malaysian Book Publishers Association ("MABOPA"); and a member of the Industry Advisory Panel for the Faculty of Language and Communications Studies, University Malaysia Sarawak.

He is also highly sought after in forums, round-tables, seminars, conferences, and lectures for his new ideas, concepts and strategies aimed at promoting a reading culture and expanding Malaysia’s book industry. His contributions led to him being selected as one of the 21 personalities documented in the publication, “Tokoh-tokoh Perbukuan Malaysia” by the National Library Malaysia, which recognises book activists and professionals who have made significant contributions towards the development of the book industry and reading culture in the country.

In recognition of his efforts and contributions in developing hands-on and experiential learning, he was elected as the Chairman of the World Robot Olympiad ("WRO") and served from 2016 to 2018. During his time with the WRO, he strengthened the role of robotics in developing STEM skills for students in line with the global movement. Currently, he serves as an ordinary member of the council.

Save for the family relationship with Law Yi Chian, who is his daughter, he has no family relationship with any other director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interests with the Company.

Lee Swee Hang
Executive Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 66

Lee Swee Hang is the Publishing Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 7 May 2013. He is one of the co-founders of the Group.

He obtained his Higher School Certificate ("HSC") in 1974 and started his career in 1975 as a Senior Malay Language Editor with a local publishing company. Here, he was tasked to translate, proofread, edit and prepare manuscripts for Bahasa Malaysia publications. He left the company in 1978 and subsequently joined another publishing company in 1979 as Chief Editor. During his tenure with the company, he developed, trained and managed an editorial team and a panel of writers. He left the company in 1985 to co-find Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd..

As the Publishing Director, he is responsible for the editorial and production teams. During his tenure with the Group, he helped to train and upskill a team of dedicated writers, editors, designers and illustrators to ensure that the teams stayed ahead of the curve on changes in educational policies, production procedures and industry practices. He is also responsible for soliciting new authors and establishing a network of authors for the Group.

With his wealth of experience, he looks into editorial and commercial strategies. He takes charge of the types of books that the Group publishes yearly and ensures that the deadlines and publications standards are met. He also oversees the trading of copyrights with international buyers and sellers. To keep up with the latest trends and insights, he keeps abreast with the latest developments of the publishing industry, globally.

He does not hold directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers. He has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company.

Law Yi Chian
Executive Director

Malaysian, Female, aged 31

Law Yi Chian is the Executive Director of the Group and was appointed to the Board on 3 May 2016.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication and Masters of Management in Marketing, both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining the Company as the Group Marketing and Communications ("MARCOM") Manager in December 2014, she had experience in media sales, marketing and communications. As the Head of MARCOM for the Group, she is responsible for planning and implementing marketing strategies for brand building and events management. She also manages the corporate communications with external stakeholders for the Group.

As the Executive Director, she also contributes towards ensuring the Group’s objectives and strategic plans are aligned, and the Group’s business is sustainable. In addition, she also assists the Group Managing Director in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Group.

She does not hold directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers. Save for the family relationship with Law King Hui, who is her father, she has no family relationship with any other director and/ or major shareholder of the Company. She does not have any conflict of interests with the Company.

Dato’ Noor Rezan Binti Bapoo Hashim
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Female, aged 66

* Recipient of "Tokoh Kepimpinan Pendidikan Kebangsaan 2013"

Dato’ Noor Rezan Binti Bapoo Hashim is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board as the Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 May 2013 and as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 August 2014. She is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and was appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee on 31 October 2017.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Malaya and Master of Arts, Teaching of English as a Second Language ("TESL") from the University of Hawaii, United States of America. She also holds a Diploma in Education (Distinction) from the University of Malaya and a Certificate in Managing Education (English Language Teaching) from the College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth, England.

During the period from 1975 to 1988, she taught English at various secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia. From 1988 to 1995, she was promoted as the Afternoon Supervisor and later, the Administrative Senior Assistant of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Raja Ali, Kuala Lumpur. Between the years of 1995 to 2003, she was promoted to become Principal of various schools in Kuala Lumpur.

In 2003, she was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Schools Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia. She then became the Education Director of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, she was promoted to the position of Director of Schools Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia, overseeing all schools under the purview of the Ministry. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of Deputy Director-General of Education Malaysia overseeing operations of eight (8) divisions which are involved in schools operations in the Ministry. She held this position until her retirement in 2011.

After her retirement from 2011 to 2019, she served as the Education Advisor of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, advising on matters involving educational projects, such as Trust Schools, Teach for Malaysia and Promoting Intelligence, Nurturing Talents and Advocating Responsibility ("PINTAR") programme.

She does not hold directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers. She has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does she have any conflict of interests with the Company.

Lim Hun Soon @ David Lim
Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, Male, aged 64

Lim Hun Soon @ David Lim is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and was appointed to the Board on 7 May 2013. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as "KPMG") in the United Kingdom in 1978. He qualified as a member of the Institute of Taxation, United Kingdom in 1981 and as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW") in 1982. He returned to Malaysia in 1982 to continue his service with KPMG, and was admitted as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants ("MIA") and the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (now known as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, "MICPA") in 1982 and 1984 respectively.

He has had an extensive career spanning 33 years, serving as an Auditor at KPMG. During his career with KPMG, he was admitted as Partner of the firm in 1990 and served in the Management Committee of the firm from 1997 to 2001 and in KPMG’s Partnership Supervisory Council from 2002 to 2010. He was also the Asian Anchor Practice representative for Marketing from 2000 to 2001, a role for which he gained extensive and insightful knowledge from KPMG Global counterparts worldwide. In 2006, he was tasked to start up the Audit Committee Institute, Malaysia ("ACI" Malaysia), which is a virtual worldwide initiative sponsored by KPMG to assist independent directors in enhancing their awareness and ability to implement effective board processes.

He actively served as an examiner for Company Law examinations conducted by the MICPA for over a period of ten (10) years. He was the Chairman of the MICPA Code of Ethics Committee and a member of the MIA Code of Ethics Committee, both from 2002 to 2004. He retired from KPMG in 2011. In May 2013, he was appointed to the council of ICAEW for a term of two years. In 2015, he was reappointed subsequently for a second term of two years. And in 2017, he was reappointed for a third and final term of two years which recently ended in 2019.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Manulife Insurance Berhad, Manulife Holdings Berhad, Affin Investment Berhad (formerly known as Affin Investment Bank Berhad) (In Members Voluntary Winding Up), Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad, Kawan Food Berhad, Ranhill Holdings Berhad and Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad. He also holds directorship in Rockwills Trustee Bhd and Fairview Schools Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company.