Directors' Profile

Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Ko Youn, Malaysian, male, aged 60, was appointed to the Board on 25 August 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He also serves as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Hull, England in 1981. In 1982, he was called to the English Bar as a Barrister-At-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London and was subsequently called to the Malayan Bar in 1983.

Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Ko Youn began his career as a lawyer in Ipoh in 1983 until 1995 where he was attached to Chang Ko Youn & Co. In 1987, he was appointed as Councilor of the Kuala Kangsar District Council until 1995. Over the years, he has held numerous political positions in Parti Gerakan including Perak Gerakan Youth Chairman, Perak State Chairman, Chairman of its National Youth, National Deputy President and Acting President. In 1995, he was appointed as a Member of the Perak State Executive Council after winning the Jalong State Seat and held the post until 2008. In 2009, he was appointed as the Advisor of the Chief Minister of Perak State Government until 2013.

Currently, he is Gerakan National Advisor, Perak Gerakan State Advisor and Chairman of Beruas Division.

Since 2014, he has resumed his legal practice at Toh Theam Hock & Co in Ipoh, specialising in banking, commercial and conveyancing matters and appointed as the Chairman of Yayasan Penjaja Dan Peniaga Kecil 1 Malaysia (YPPKM), a body handling micro-credit for petty traders sponsored by the Ministry of Finance.

Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Ko Youn does not hold any shares in the company or its subsidiaries, and has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2016 (“FYE 2016”). He does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Dato’ Sri Cheong Kong Fitt, Malaysian, male, aged 57, was appointed to the Board on 5 September 2008 and is responsible for the Group’s day-to-day management as well as setting the corporate vision and direction, including planning and implementing strategic business plans for the Group. He graduated with a Diploma in Business from the School of Marketing, Ipoh, obtained in 1986 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Art in International Business in York St John University, England. He has approximately 25 years of working experience in the public bus terminal operations.

Dato’ Sri Cheong Kong Fitt commenced his career as a supervisor in Choong Sam Tin Mine in 1980. In 1985, he joined Swee Keong Construction Pte Ltd, Singapore as a supervisor. He subsequently left Swee Keong Construction Pte Ltd, Singapore in 1992 and joined The Combined Bus Services (Partnership), operator of Stesen Bas, Jalan Kidd as supervisor where he was principally responsible for managing public bus terminal operations. He eventually left The Combined Bus Services (Partnership) in 2013. During the period from 2006 to 2009, he was instrumental in leading the initiative to merge the bus services operations of The General Omnibus Company (Perak) Sdn Bhd, Ipoh Omnibus Company Sdn Bhd and The Kinta Omnibus Company Sdn Bhd, owing to his knowledge and experience in managing terminal and bus operations.

In 2008, he founded the Company which in 2010 was converted into a public company. Under his management, the Group successfully built and commenced operations of Terminal AmanJaya in 2012.

Dato’ Sri Cheong Kong Fitt is the brother of Dato’ Cheong Peak Sooi, an Executive Director of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the FYE 2016. He does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Dato’ Cheong Peak Sooi, Malaysian, male, aged 50, is an Executive Director of the Group. He was appointed to the Board on 12 August 2010 and resigned on 23 April 2012. He was re-appointed to the Board on 1 October 2012. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He holds a Certificate in Business Management from MDIS Business School, Singapore, obtained in 1988.

Dato’ Cheong Peak Sooi commenced his career in 1992 as a site manager for G&C Civil Engineering Pte Ltd in Singapore. In 2000, he left G&C Civil Engineering Pte Ltd and subsequently took a position as a field service representative in Ameron Pte. Ltd., Singapore. During his eight (8) years tenure with Ameron Pte. Ltd., his responsibilities were to liaise with clients and prepare proposals for clients, supervise and monitor the installation of piping, as well as quality check and handover the completed installation work to clients. In 2008, he joined Star Kensington Sdn Bhd as a director where he was responsible for the operation of the company’s petrol station operations and subsequently resigned in 2011. In the same year, he was appointed as the director of The Combined Bus Services Sdn Bhd and was responsible to supervise and monitor the construction, and subsequently day-to-day operations of Terminal AmanJaya.

Dato’ Cheong Peak Sooi is the brother of Dato’ Sri Cheong Kong Fitt, the Managing Director and a shareholder of the Company. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the FYE 2016. He does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad, Malaysian, male, aged 51, was appointed to the Board on 25 August 2015 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was subsequently redesignated as the Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 July 2017, representing the interest of MTD Capital Bhd. He also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Temple University, Philadelphia, United States of America in 1989. Subsequently, in 1996, he graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (“MBA”) specialising in Finance from the same university.

Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad began his career in the area of tax and audit in 1989 before moving on to oil and gas industry in the area of Budget and Management Accounting in 1991. Upon completion of his MBA in 1996, Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad shifted his career into investment banking where had obtained hands-on experience in the areas of corporate finance, privatisation/ project advisory, equities placement/ underwriting, stockbroking and Islamic capital markets. Between 2009 to 2012, Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad was working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he assisted in the successful setting up an investment banking outfit, Anfaal Capital.

Upon returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad co-founded DWA Advisory Sdn Bhd, a boutique financial advisory firm licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2013 and later DWA Private Equity Sdn Bhd in 2015 which is registered with the Securities Commission Malaysia as a Private Equity Management Corporation. He is also currently a member of the Market Participants Committee of Bursa Malaysia.

Dato’ Wan Asmadi Bin Wan Ahmad does not hold any shares in the company or its subsidiaries, and has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the FYE 2016. He does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Puan Azian binti Kassim, Malaysian, female, aged 51, was appointed to the Board on 15 August 2017 as a Independent Non-Executive Director. She is a Fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom, a member of Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) - CA (M) and a Chartered Financial Planner (CFP).

Puan Azian binti Kassim has 27 years of experience in fund management and capital market. She possesses extensive investment management experience and a significant of risk management and experience with a multi-asset class fund.

Puan Azian began her career as an audit junior with Messrs Ng, Lee and Partners in 1991 and promoted to audit senior in 1992. Subsequently, in September 1992, she joined BBMB Unit Trust Management Berhad as an Investment Officer/ Analyst where she was involved in the launching and marketing of BBMB's first Islamic Fund, Dana Putra. In 1995, she joined Perwira Affin Merchant Bank Berhad as an Assistant Manager where her role involved in managing client's portfolio of investments, conducted technical and fundamental analysis on stock market and on specific counters to establish sound fundamental evidence in investment decision making.

In 1996, Puan Azian joined RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd as a Manager. In 1999 and 2001, she was promoted to Senior Manager and Assistant General Manager respectively. Her primary duties were to manage and decide clients' portfolio of investments with an objective to achieve optimal returns. She was then attached to Mayban Investment Management Sdn Bhd as Chief Investment Officer in 2004 to 2007. Overall, she was responsible for the investments and strategy for the company and oversea a team of investment professionals who are responsible for the company's investments. Her duties involved in developing an asset allocation matrix; identifying risk adjusted benchmarks; restructuring and consolidation of investments, identifying and developing coherent investment strategies.

In 2007, Puan Azian joined Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad as Chief Investment Officer. She is involved in setting direction for the investment division and develops a strong portfolio management capability for the division. She has spearheaded some teams in managing funds and property investment. She is responsible for the yield of investment in properties and monitor performance of an outsource party, the property manager for Takaful Malaysia. She is also involved in Takaful product development and marketing.

Ng Wai Luen, Malaysian, male, aged 48, was appointed to the Board on 25 August 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with distinction from RMIT University, Australia, in 1992. In 1994, he completed the Certified Public Accountant Australia (“CPA Australia”) examinations. Subsequently, in 1995, he completed The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant (“MICPA”) examinations. He is a member of CPA Australia, MICPA and a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ng Wai Luen began his career with KPMG Malaysia in 1993 where he was responsible for statutory audits. His role involved the audit of public listed companies, due diligence reviews for corporate exercises and special audits for mergers and acquisitions. He was leading a team of audit staff for statutory audits. In 1996, he joined OKA Corporation Berhad as a Finance Manager. In 1997, he was appointed as joint company secretary. In 1998, he led a team to achieve ISO 9002 accreditation for the company. Subsequently, in 2002, he was promoted to General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for the restructuring and the listing of OKA Corporation Berhad on the Second Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in 2002. He was appointed as head of the risk management committee from 2003 to 2011, head of the strategic business management team, member of a remunerations committee and member of the Employee Share Option Scheme (“ESOS”) committee from 2004 to 2011 in OKA Corporation Berhad. He left OKA Corporation Berhad in November 2011.

He joined Starken AAC Sdn Bhd and G-Cast Concrete Sdn Bhd in 2012 as an executive director to head the business activities, where he is responsible for the operations of both companies including the initiation of the planning and setting up of the respective companies’ factories. In 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors as the Executive Director and subsequently as the Chief Executive Officer of Starken AAC Sdn Bhd and G-Cast Concrete Sdn Bhd.

Ng Wai Luen does not hold any shares in the company or its subsidiaries, and has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years and has not been imposed any penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the FYE 2016. He does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.