Directors' Profile

Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 64 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 5 February 2015

Luk is the founder of Mynews. He has been actively managing the company since its inception. Lastly, on 30 September 2023, he was appointed to the position of Executive Chairman.

He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science in Canada. He began his career as an information technology professional that spanned across Malaysia, Singapore and Canada. Afterwards, in 1996, he took the entrepreneurial plunge, working with his family to open a small newsstand by the car park in a shopping mall. That small newsstand has now grown into Mynews group owns and operates over 600 retail outlets domestically, including myNEWS, Korea’s CU, the UK’s WH Smith, SUPERVALUE minimart and MARU Coffee. Mynews group has also diversified into large scale fresh food production and partnered with renowned Japanese businesses to establish the first state-of-the-art food processing centre of its kind in Malaysia.

Luk, the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, grew up in a family of rubber tappers in a small village in Perak and attributes his success to his parents' tenacity and their insistence on education. Like his parents, he is passionate about changing lives through education. The CSR program he founded, "Allowances That Allow (ATA)," supports underprivileged students with a monthly allowance in the years leading up to major examinations.

Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 50 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 30 September 2023

Wen was first appointed to the Board of Mynews Holdings Berhad (“Mynews”) on 25 April 2013. He was the then Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mynews and, subsequently, re-designated as Chief Executive Officer-Retail and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2019 and 1 November 2020 respectively.

Wen resigned as Mynews Director on 1 June 2022 to adhere to a recommended best practice of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance as to at least half of the Board comprises independent Directors. However, Wen remains as a senior management holding the position of Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer until on 30 September 2023, he rejoined the Board as an Executive Director and assumed the position of Group Chief Executive Officer .

He has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Wen began his retail career with Mynews after working from ground up with many retailers such as Macs CVS and McDonalds in Canada. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the retail and convenience sector.

Apart from overseeing the entire outlets operations, he is instrumental for Mynews branding, store concept and business development.

Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 66 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 25 April 2013

Hock was appointed to the Board on 25 April 2013. He was an Executive Director from January 2014 to 31 October 2016. Hock was re-appointed Executive Director on 1 August 2019 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Mynews Kineya Sdn Bhd and Mynews Ryoyupan Sdn Bhd. He is also the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee.

Hock graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Manitoba, Canada. He started his career with Rank Xerox Malaysia Sdn Bhd and subsequently joined Nationwide Express Sdn Bhd (now known as Nationwide Bhd) followed with Federal Express Services (M) Sdn Bhd (“FedEx”) in 1988. Hock left FedEx in 1990 to set up his own business venture.

Currently, Hock sits on the board of Upayapadu Plantation Berhad which is involved in the cultivation of rubber and oil palm.

Gender : Female
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 63 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 1 June 2022

Latifah was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2022 and is also a member of the Audit, Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.

Latifah graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (majoring in Finance) from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA and a Diploma in Accountancy from UiTM.

Latifah has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of commercial & investment banking, development finance and insurance. Throughout much of her banking career, she was involved in lending activities with key focus on corporate loans and serviced many Malaysian corporations both large and medium sized.

In 2009, Latifah was hired to be part of the pioneer team to set up Danajamin Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s first financial guarantee insurer, where she spearheaded the only business division of the company. As a member of the senior management team, she served on various management committees responsible for reviewing and deliberating business proposals, risk management initiatives and processes, audit and compliance as well as overall management of the organization. She was attached with Danajamin Nasional Berhad for five (5) years.

Her last employment was Senior Vice President 1 / Head, Business Banking II of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, a key government-owned development financial institution, where she served a period of two years from February 2016 to February 2018.

Latifah is also an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of South Malaysia Industries Berhad and MK Land Holdings Berhad.

Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 56 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 1 June 2022

Chris was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2022 and is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a Chairman of the Audit Committee; a member of Risk Management Committee and Nominating Committee.

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Malaya and ACCA postgraduate diploma in Accounting and Finance from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Chris was with established law firms as well as attached with an inhouse counsel of TA Enterprise Berhad. He cofounded Messrs. Chris Koh & Chew in 2004. He specialises in corporate, commercial and finance matters including merger and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate finance, listing of companies in Malaysia and overseas stock exchange(s), private equity acquisition and acquisition of overseas and local hotels/resorts and as well as negotiations of management agreements with international hospitality brands.

He was the Independent Non-Executive Director in the Boards of TA Enterprise Berhad and TA Global Berhad up to their eventual delisting. He served as a member of both entities Audit & Risk Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He was also appointed by the Chief Judge of the High Court of Malaya upon consultation with the Bar Council as member of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board for two (2) full terms up to August 2021. He currently sits on the investment committee of Mizuho ASEAN Investment Fund LLP.

Chris also sits on the Board of Glostrext Berhad and MBf Corporation Berhad.

Gender : Male
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 64 Years
Date appointed to the Board: 1 April 2024

Mr Ding was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2024 and he is also a member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Ding holds a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and has been a member since March 1992.

Mr Ding was first appointed to the Board of Mynews on 10 July 2015 and he took up the position of Independent Non-Executive Chairman. Subsequently, on 1 March 2022, he was re-designated as Executive Chairman to assist the management in strategizing and executing the post pandemic recovery plans. He resigned from the Board on 30 September 2024 and his service was retained by the Company as advisor to the management, until the end of February 2024.

Mr Ding was previously attached to MBf Holdings Berhad Group, OSK Holdings Berhad Group and in January 2011, he took up the position as President of MBf Corporation Berhad with subsidiaries involved in the promotion and sale of timeshare memberships, resort management services and investment properties.

Mr Ding has extensive experience in corporate affairs, finance and accounting and operation in various industries.

Currently, he also sits on the Board of Glostrext Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He also holds 1,370,200 ordinary shares in Mynews Holdings Berhad.