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Bursa Announcements

Date: 08 January 2018

Change in Boardroom

Date of change 01 Jan 2018
Age 41
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Type of change Redesignation
Previous Position Chief Executive Officer
New Position Managing Director
Directorate Executive
Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Working experience and occupation Ruben started his career as a trainee in Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd ("WMSB") in 1999 before leaving WMSB to set up a Start-up incubator known as The Makmal Group in 2000 until his departure in mid-2005. He was then appointed to the Board of the Company in July 2005 and was designated as an Executive Director in early 2006 before being appointed as the Company's Chief Executive Officer on 15 January 2009 prior to this current redesignation.
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer He is the eldest son of Westports Holdings Berhad's Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Gnanalingam a/l Gunanath Lingam.
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer None
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries Westports Holdings Berhad Indirect Interest - 1,552,100,000 ordinary shares (45.516%)

Remarks :
Ruben Emir Gnanalingam bin Abdullah's designation set out in the General Announcement dated 29 December 2017 pertaining to the Change in Board Composition is Chief Executive Officer and following this, his redesignation is from Chief Executive Officer to Group Managing Director.