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Directors

Datuk Ali bin Abdul Kadir - Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Teo Koon Hong - Independent Non-Executive Director
Cindy Eunbyol Ko - Independent Non-Executive Director
Lim Chao Li - Non-Independent Non-Executive Director



Founder

Chang Mun Kee - Director, Greenfield Japan Kabushiki Kaish



Management Team

Liong Wei Li - Acting Chief Executive Officer
Gregory Charles Poarch - Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Wong Siew Hui - Chief Technology Officer




Profile of Directors
Datuk Ali bin Abdul Kadir
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian, 71 years of age, Male
Datuk Ali bin Abdul Kadir was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 October 2004 and served as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman until 27 June 2019 when he was redesignated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. As a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, Datuk Ali continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (”ICAEW”), member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also Honorary Advisor to ICAEW-KL City Chapter and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).

Datuk Ali is Chairman of Enra Group Berhad. He is also a Board Member of Glomac Berhad, Citibank Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad and other private companies and foundations

Datuk Ali was appointed as Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia on 1 March 1999 and served in that capacity until 29 February 2004. He also served on a number of national-level committees including the Foreign Investment Committee, the Oversight Committee of National Asset Management Company (Danaharta). Prior to his appointment to the Securities Commission, he was the Executive Chairman and Partner of Ernst & Young and its related firms. He was also the former President of the MICPA, chairing both its Executive Committee and Insolvency Practices Committee and co-chairing the Company Law Forum. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor in the Accounting and Business Faculty, University of Malaya (2008 till 2011) and was then appointed to the Advisory Board of the same Faculty. Datuk Ali was also previously the chairman of Milux Corporation Berhad, Microlink Solutions Berhad and the Financial Reporting Foundation and a board member of Labuan Financial Services Authority.

On the international front, Datuk Ali was a member of the Exco Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO), chairman of their Asia Pacific Region Committee and the Islamic Capital Market Working Group. In addition, he was trustee of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, Force of Nature Aid Foundation; and also the Advisor to the Sri Lanka Securities and Exchange Commission.

Datuk Ali was awarded the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2001. In 2012, he was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award by ICAEW and the President’s Award by MICPA.

Datuk Ali has attended all six (6) Board Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
 


Teo Koon Hong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Singaporean, 70 years of age, Male
Mr. Teo Koon Hong is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and was appointed to the Board of Directors on 25 June 2015. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee, and a member of the Remuneration and Investment Committees.

Mr. Teo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, United Kingdom and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Mr. Teo commenced his career in 1975 as a Cost Accountant of Beecham Pharmaceutical Pte. Ltd. (now part of Glaxo Smithkline). Subsequently, from 1977 to 1984, he joined Carrier Corporation (now part of United Technologies Corporation) and served in various positions including as the Regional Finance Director, Asia Pacific; Director of Strategic Planning based in New York; Managing Director of Carrier Singapore and President of Carrier Thailand.

From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Teo invested into Price Asia Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.. In 1996, he sold his stake in Price Asia Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. to Johnson Controls and as part of the terms of the sale, he joined Johnson Controls as their Vice President of Asia Pacific. In 2000, Mr. Teo left Johnson Controls to pursue opportunities in private equity and served in a non-executive capacity on the board of JobStreet.com Pte. Ltd.. In 2004, he was a director and shareholder in Enerpro Pte. Ltd. until 2008. He does not hold any other directorship of public companies.

Mr. Teo Koon Hong has attended all six (6) Board Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
 


Cindy Eunbyol Ko
Independent Non-Executive Director
American, 43 years of age, Female
Ms. Cindy Eunbyol Ko is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and was appointed to the Board of Directors on 27 June 2019. She is also a member of the Audit and Risk, Nomination, Remuneration and Investment Committees. Ms. Cindy Ko obtained her Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations from Wellesley College, USA in 1998, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, USA in 2005 and is also a Fulbright Fellow. She commenced her career in 1999 as an analyst with Goldman Sachs. Subsequently, from 2002 to 2003, she joined World Relief serving as the Managing Director of the Zavet Business Center based in Pristina, Kosovo. From 2005 to 2016, Ms Cindy Ko was with Endeavour, a not-for-profit organisation in the entrepreneurship space that connects high-growth start-ups with networks, new markets and capital, as the Vice President of International Expansion, based in New York and subsequently as the Head of Asia, based in Singapore. In the latter role, she was in charge of launching new country offices in Asia for Endeavor and was instrumental in growing the organisation’s footprint from 6 country offices to 25 during her tenure. After her time in Endeavour, she had shorter stints as a Venture Partner managing investments for a prominent Southeast Asian family and subsequently, for Quinoa Capital.

Since her appointment to the Board of Directors on 27 June 2019, Ms. Cindy Ko has attended two (2) Board Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
 


Lim Chao Li
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, 54 years of age, Male
Mr. Lim Chao Li is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 October 2004. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration and Investment Committees and a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Lim graduated with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School. He has worked for Deloitte & Touche and Johnson & Johnson. He is currently with the Hotel Equatorial Group, a family business that is involved in hospitality and property. He is a director of Public Bank Berhad. He is a member of the Executive Board for Asia of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the former Chair of the Council of Governors of the Alice Smith School in Malaysia.

Mr. Lim Chao Li has attended all six (6) Board Meetings of the Company held during the financial year ended 31 December 2019.
 


None of the Directors have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholders of the Company.

None of the Directors have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company, nor have any convictions for offences (other than traffic offence, if any) within the past 5 years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.



Profile of Founder
Chang Mun Kee
Director, Greenfield Japan Kabushiki Kaish
Malaysian, 55 years of age, Male
Mr. Chang Mun Kee is the Founder and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company till December 2020. He was also an Executive Director of the Company since its incorporation until 27 June 2019. He currently sits on the Boards of 104 Corporation, Taiwan, our largest associate company and is a director at our subsidiaries in Singapore and Japan.

Mr. Chang obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, USA in 1988 and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1990. Prior to founding MOL Online Sdn. Bhd. in 1995 and subsequently JobStreet.com Sdn. Bhd. in 1997, he was with Kendall International, a US healthcare company, for 5 years, starting as a process engineer in 1990 before being promoted to manufacturing manager in 1992 and regional director of sales and marketing for Malaysia in 1994. He left Kendall International in 1996 to establish JobStreet.com Sdn. Bhd. which expanded regionally under his direction.
 


Profile of Senior Management Team
Liong Wei Li
Acting CEO
Malaysian, 36 years of age, Male
Liong Wei Li is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in December 2012 as the Special Officer to the CEO and was a Product Owner for the JobStreet.com business, during which he focused on revamping the employer-facing recruitment system for JobStreet.com’s regional user base. Since the sale of the JobStreet.com business, he has been focused on the Company’s investment activities, responsible for establishing and continuously refining the investment processes for the Company, as well as sourcing and analysing potential investment opportunities.

Mr Liong holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Malaya and an MPhil in Economics degree from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and the Certificate of Legal Practice from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia. In addition, Mr. Liong is a holder of the CFA and CAIA charters, as well as the CIPM designation. He commenced his career as a research associate at the Institute of China Studies and the Faculty of Economics & Administration at the University of Malaya. He is currently an Alternate Director at Innity Corporation Berhad.
 


Gregory Charles Poarch
Chief Financial Officer
American, 55 years of age, Male
Gregory Charles Poarch graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA in 1988. He commenced his career in 1988 with Finley & Cook, Certified Public Accounting Firm. Moving on, he joined Occidental Petroleum Corporation in their internal audit division and then in 1996 he joined MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn. Bhd. as a Project Manager. He joined the JobStreet.com group in 2000 and took on the position of Vice President, Finance & Administration. With the listing of the JobStreet.com group in November 2004, he became the Chief Financial Officer of JcbNext Berhad. He currently sits on the Board of Innity Corporation Berhad.
 


Dr. Wong Siew Hui
Chief Technology Officer
Malaysian, 56 years of age, Male
Dr. Wong Siew Hui (“Dr. Albert”) obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Western Australia in 1987, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1991 and a PhD degree in Computer-Aided Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1993. Dr. Albert started his career with Schlumberger Austin Product Center before moving to Genesis Development Corporation, USA in 1998. Dr. Albert joined the JobStreet.com Group in 2000 where he had overall responsibility for JobStreet.com’s technology including product development, website platform, architecture, sales technologies, technical operations and technical support.

He does not hold any directorships in public companies and listed issuers in Malaysia.
 


None of the Senior Management Team have any family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholders of the Company.

None of the Senior Management Team have any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company, nor have any convictions for offences (other than traffic offence, if any) within the past 5 years and has not been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.