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Date : 04 October 2010

Change in Boardroom


Date of change

Type of changeDemised
DesignationDirector & Chief Exec. Officer
NameJustin Tan Seng Kooi
QualificationsBSc (Hon) Electronics and Computer Science from University of London
Working experience and occupation Mr Justin Tan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Extol MSC Berhad in 2004.Mr Justin Tan had been with the Company since 1995 and worked his way up as a systems engineer, technical manager, technical director to the Chief Executive Director of the Company.

Under his visionary leadership, the Company was granted MSC status in 2004 and successfully listed on the ACE (formerly known as MESDAQ) Market of Bursa Malaysia Berhad on 2006.Under his helm, the Company has moved towards focusing on its core competency, ICT Security. With his background in forensics management and information security standards, Justin has led the Company towards being a leading ICT Security provider with the Managed Security Services.

Besides, Mr Justin Tan had also chaired various local technical working groups such as WG3 (Working Group 3) and was an active force in reviewing, developing and adopting national and international security standards through SIRIM's participation with ISO and IEC international organisations. He was the Chairman of the WG3 under the technical committee (TC5), commissioned by SIRIM to oversee information security in 2003-2004.

Mr Justin Tan had also participated as a key speaker in many international conferences where he presented profound and interesting ideas about ICT Security, threat profiling and forensic techniques.

He was awarded the key industry leader by PIKOM & Technopreneur of the year 2007 in PIKOM National ICT award. Mr Justin Tan was also short listed as one of the top nominee for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2007, under the category Technology Entrepreneur. With his leadership, the Company was awarded the Deloittee Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific award, ranked 53 which had topped all participated Malaysian technology companies.

His passion for learning and for advancing excellence had led to the establishment of two critical research facilities in Extol MSC Berhad, the Centre for Threat Research and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

A man with strong sense of social responsibility, Mr Justin Tan also incorporates various social concerns to his staff and company. He had helped in promoting the local artists and illustrators, and the use of art in children's books by having the Company to sponsor a charity art exhibition and host it at Extol's Kerinchi Foyer.

In pursuit of excellence, Mr Justin Tan guided the Company to achieve the ISO 27001:2005 Certification in December 2006, and ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System Certification in December 2007, branding the Company as one of the better companies in ICT Security. In 2008, the Company is proud to receive two other certifications of achievement from MDeC; the MSC Malaysia Capability Development Programme - Quality Management System (CDP QMS) and Software Testing (CDP Software Testing).

Mr Justin Tan was appointed to the board of Extol MSC Berhad on 20 December 2005 and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Directorship of public companies (if any)Nil
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuerMr Justin Tan is the son of Mr Tan Chin Eng, Madam Lee Choon Kee and brother of Mr Alex Tan Seng Keng, the major shareholders and Executive Directors of Extol MSC Berhad respectively
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuerNil
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries1) 16,659,800 ordinary shares of RM0.10 each in Extol MSC Berhad
2) Deemed interested via his father, Mr Tan Chin Eng of 12,710,700 ordinary shares of RM0.10 each in Extol
3) Deemed interested via his mother, Madam Lee Choon Kee of 11,679,500 ordinary shares of RM0.10 each in Extol MSC Berhad
4) Deemed interested via his brother, Mr Alex Tan Seng Keng of 11,379,600 ordinary shares of RM0.10 each in Extol MSC Berhad

Announcement Info

Company NameEXTOL MSC BERHAD (ACE Market) 
Stock Name EXTOL    
Date Announced4 Oct 2010  
CategoryChange in Boardroom
Reference NoCU-101004-38214


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