Directors' Profile

Dato’ Nik Mod Amin Bin Nik Abd Majid, a Malaysian, male, aged 65, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2009 as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He attended all five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.

Dato’ Nik Mod Amin obtained his Degree in Economics from Universiti Malaya in 1976.

Dato’ Nik Mod Amin is the Managing Director and founder of Fask Capital Sdn. Bhd. The Company’s activities include the provision of services in the area of microcredit, micropayments, retail investments, debt management and financial consultancy. He is also the Chairman of FCA Capital Sdn. Bhd. (providing corporate advisory services) and the Chairman of Capital Investment Bank (Labuan) Ltd. (providing investment bank and corporate finance services in Labuan).

He also has more than 26 years of banking experience with various financial institutions including Malayan Banking Berhad and Affin Bank Berhad. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer for BSN Commercial Bank Berhad, a post that he held for 8 years.

His other previous posts include General Manager of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, General Manager of Perwira Affin Bank Berhad and Vice President of Malaysian Franchise Association where he was appointed as part of the panel of consultants for Perbadanan Nasional Berhad in the Franchise Development Programme.

He was previously a Board Member of Universiti Utara Malaysia, a position he stepped down from in year 2015.

Dato’ Ahmad Kabeer Bin Mohamed Nagoor, a Malaysian, male, aged 61 was appointed to the Board as a Non- Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 February 2005. On 22 June 2007, he was re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Company and subsequently as the Executive Deputy Chairman on 1 March 2012. On 29 May 2013, Dato’ Ahmad Kabeer assumed the position of Managing Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. On 1 December 2017, he assumed the position of Group Chief Executive Officer/ President. He is also the Chairman of the Employee’s Share Option Scheme (“ESOS”) Committee of the Company. He is a major shareholder of the Company. He attended all five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.

Dato’ Ahmad Kabeer graduated with a Master’s Degree in Finance from University of St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1986. He started his career with the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1986 in the Foreign Exchange Division before becoming a lecturer at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia from 1988 to 1994.

Sureson A/ L Krisnasamy, a Malaysian, male, aged 43, was appointed to the Board on 12 April 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Employee’s Share Option Scheme Committee of the Company. He attended four (4) out of five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.

Mr. Sureson graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1999. He is currently registered as a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, since 2002.

He started his career with Telekom Malaysia Bhd in 1999 as an Accountant, where he was involved with finance, sales, corporate finance and investor relations. He joined CLSA Securities as an investment analyst in 2005, covering the telecoms and automobile sectors. He later joined Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2007, as senior manager focusing on strategy, issuers development, cross border listings and capital market promotion.

Mr. Sureson joined CIMB Investment Bank in 2010 as Acting Chief Representative for India. He was responsible for initiating and spear heading cross-border South East Asia, India and Sri Lanka business opportunities for CIMB.

He later joined RHB Investment Bank in 2012 as Team Head, Malaysia Large Caps, focusing on corporate and investment banking relationships with clients. He was responsible in leading RHB’s team for deal pitches and winning and thereafter executing mandates for clients.

Since 2015, he is the Finance Director of Bioven Ltd., a global immuno-oncology R&D company.

He later joined Perbadanan Tabungan Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional as a Director in 2018. He is also a Director of Universiti Putra Malaysia, since 1 October 2018.

YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati, a Malaysian, female, aged 51, was appointed to the Board on 12 April 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She attended four (4) out of five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.

YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Law, LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom in 1991. Later, she pursued a Diploma in Psychology Counselling from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2006. In 2013, she obtained her Master’s in Philosophy (MPhil) from Universiti Malaya.

YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati started her career with legal advisory work before joining Berjaya Corporation Berhad (Construction) and Dunham Bush (Malaysia Manufacturing) as an Executive Director from 2007 until 2008.

YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati was later appointed as an Executive Director of East Coast Terminal Sdn. Bhd. from 2013 to 2014, a private limited company managing port activities in Tok Bali, Kelantan.

As of 2014, YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati holds the position as Executive Chairman of Selenggara Timur Sdn. Bhd., a road maintenance company.

Actively involved in social welfare activities, YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati is one of the four Deputy President of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) Kebangsaan, having been appointed in 2013. She was also elected as the Head of Women Division, PERKIM Kebangsaan, a position she has held since 2010.

In 2014, YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati founded a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Yayasan Noor Al Syakur (YANAS) which is involved in various social welfare activities including the provision of aid to those in need and the revival of arts and culture in Kelantan.

YM Tunku Puan Sri Dato’ Hajjah Noor Hayati was also instrumental in developing Behaviour Intervention Modules in Development and Training, between Universiti Malaya, School of Medicine, Centre of Excellence in Research of Infectious Disease and Addiction (CERIA), with the collaboration of University of Yale and University of Connecticut, United States of America (2010 until 2012).

Dato’ Ahri Bin Hashim, a Malaysian, male, aged 51, was appointed to the Board on 12 April 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also the Chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Diploma in Investment Analysis from Universiti Teknologi Mara in 1989. He attended all five (5) Board Meetings held in the financial year.

He thereafter obtained a Bachelor of Science Marketing and Computer Science from Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana in 1997 and subsequently a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University, New York, United States of America in 2001.

He started his career in 1989, as an Equity Analyst with Baring Securities Pte. Ltd. He left in 1993 to join K&N Kenanga Sdn. Bhd. as an Institutional Securities Dealer, for a year until 1994. The following year he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, New York as an Institutional Dealer in charge of Far East Equity Sales.

Dato’ Ahri co-founded and acted as a director of AWZ Computer LLC, Angola, Indiana in 1996-1997. He was a co-founder and then appointed as the Managing Partner in Globex LLC, New York, which focused on high technology investment, between 1998 and 2002.

In 2007, he co-founded and became a partner of The Datestone Group LLC, Palm Beach Florida, which is a Shariah’ compliant private equity investment and financial advisory firm with global exposure including in Liberia, Africa as well as Chile, South America.

He was appointed as a Board Member of Ministry of Finance Incorporated’s Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) in 2013. In May 2015 he was appointed as Chairman of SPNB Aspirasi Sdn. Bhd. as well as director of SPNB Edar Sdn. Bhd. and SPNB Dana Sdn. Bhd., positions which he holds to date.