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Non-Executive ChairmanDato’ Sri Adam Sani Abdullah
Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Services)Mr Lee Sze Siang
Lead Independent DirectorGeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed (Retired)
Independent DirectorDato’ Megat Hisham bin Megat Mahmud
Independent DirectorMr Chew Soo Lin







Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Sri Adam Sani Abdullah, a Malaysian citizen, is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. He is a self-made entrepreneur for more than 39 years. In 2000, he acquired a controlling stake in Atlan Holdings Bhd (“Atlan”), and was subsequently appointed as chairman and non-executive director of Atlan in June 2000. Atlan is listed on Bursa Malaysia and its subsidiaries are involved in a wide array of businesses in duty-free trading and retailing, property development, investment and hospitality as well as manufacturing of automotive component parts.

 

Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Services)

Mr Lee Sze Siang, a Malaysian citizen, is the Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Services) of the Company and is responsible for the Group’s financial management and corporate services function. He is presently the finance director and an executive director of Atlan. He was appointed as the executive director of Atlan on 16 June 2000, re-designated as a non-executive director on 27 December 2004 and subsequently re-designated as an executive director of Atlan on 8 October 2008. He holds a professional qualification from the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Previously, he was with KPMG, a public accounting firm. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University in 1994.

 

Lead Independent Director

General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed (Retired), a Malaysian citizen, joined the Board as an Independent Director and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director on 7 January 2011 and 28 May 2014 respectively. He holds a Master of Science in National Resource and Strategy from the Dwight D Eishenhower School for National Security and Resource National Defense University Washington DC. He is the current Chairman of Cyber Security Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Multimedia and Communications Malaysia. He is also the Advisor to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Computer Emergency Response Team and its Past Chairman. He also sits on several private companies in the Construction, Food Industry and Event Management.

 

Independent Director

Dato’ Megat Hisham Bin Megat Mahmud, a Malaysian citizen, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 July 2013. Dato’ Megat holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Hons) from University of Malaya and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial and banking sector.

He started his career in Treasury Department of a large local bank in 1980 before moving on to PROTON as the deputy manager of international finance. In 1989 he joined the Amanah Capital Group and spent a decade in Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad, finally holding the position of Deputy General Manager of the Treasury Department. He was transferred within the Group and appointed as the Executive Director of Malaysia Discounts Berhad (Discount House) and subsequently to Amanah Short Deposits Berhad (Discount House). To fulfil the Group’s aspiration of establishing a foothold in investment banking, he was tasked to lead the formation and thereafter helmed MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad as it’s first Chief Executive Officer in 2005. He served the investment bank for 6 years until his early retirement in 2011. He currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Alkhair International Islamic Bank Berhad (formerly known as Unicorn International Islamic Bank Malaysia Berhad) and is also the Bank’s Audit Committee Chairman.

 

Independent Director

Mr Chew Soo Lin, a Singapore citizen, joined the Board as an Independent Director on 26 August 2011. He qualified as an UK Chartered Accountant in 1971 and worked for international audit firms in England and Singapore till 1978. Then he joined the Khong Guan group of companies and gained experience managing various food manufacturing and trading companies located all over Asia. Mr Chew is currently the executive chairman of Khong Guan Limited and is also an independent director and audit committee member of China Real Estate Grp Ltd and MTQ Corporation Limited.