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DATO’ NOORDIN BIN SULAIMAN

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 16 April 2019 Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Diploma in Science Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)
• Master in Environment from Universiti Putra Malaysia
• Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Universiti Malaya
• Post Graduate Research Study from University of Toyama, Japan

Working Experience :
Dato’ Noordin bin Sulaiman was a State Financial Officer of Selangor and has over 32 years of working experience in the government sector, in the areas of land as well as development and administration. He began his career as an Assistant Director in the Prime Minister’s Department and thereafter held various positions with the Federal, State and local government.

He has been on the Board of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) from August 2018 until August 2020 and re-appointed as the board of TH in November 2020.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies
• 8 April 2019 – Putrajaya Perdana Berhad
• 1 November 2018 – Ecobuilt Holdings Berhad
• 15 March 2016 – Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Berhad
• 1 February 2013 – Worldwide Holdings Berhad

Board Committee :
• None

Declaration :
• A representative of TH, a major shareholder of the Company
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest other than disclosed under Additional Compliance Information Disclosure (Recurrent Related Party Transactions) in the Annual Report
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

A. SHUKOR BIN S.A. KARIM

Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Date of Appointment :
• 15 June 2010 - Independent Non-Executive Director
• 1 April 2012 - Re-designated to Executive Director
• 1 December 2012 - Re-designated to Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Qualification :
• BSc. (Honours) in Computation from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Working Experience :
A. Shukor bin S.A. Karim began his career with the Government of Malaysia, Statistics Department in 1979. He later joined Sapura Group in 1982 where he was one of the founding members of Sapura Information Technology (IT) and developed Sapura’s IT business to be one of Malaysia’s biggest IT company with more than 1,000 employees in ASEAN and revenues exceeding RM600 million per annum in the late 1990s with more than 20 subsidiaries involved in various aspects of the IT industry, from sales and distribution, systems integration to software development and IT education.

He was involved in many high profile IT projects in Malaysia and abroad. Amongst others, he was the Managing Director of STH Consortium which implemented the Total Airport Management System in KLIA. He was also involved in the Design and Implementation of the Cable plant for KLCC and in E- Government projects for the implementation of Generic Office Environment for the Government of Malaysia.

He was an Executive Director in Telecom Smart School Sdn Bhd, which implemented the Smart School Project for the Ministry of Education in Malaysia. He was directly involved in the setting up of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIT) [now known as Asia Pacific University (APU)] which is today one of Malaysia’s biggest IT education institute. He also was highly involved in the development of the IT Industry in Malaysia and served as Chairman of Persatuan Industri Komputer Dan Multimedia, Malaysia (PIKOM) from 1993 to 1995. He also served as Director in the Multimedia Development Corporation (now MDEC) for 2 years in the mid 1990s.

He was the Chairman of Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, [now known as Webe Digital Sdn Bhd (“Webe”)], a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Packet from 2011 to 2014.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• 21 May 2008 - Green Packet Berhad

Board Committee :
• None

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

ABDUL HALIM BIN JANTAN

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 8 August 2014 - Independent Non-Executive Director
• 21 September 2020 – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Higher School Certificate
• Fellow Member of the Malaysian Insurance Institute

Working Experience :
Abdul Halim bin Jantan sits on the board of various private companies. As a 40 year old veteran in the practice of Risk Management and Risk Transfer, the art and science of developing an insurance solution has always been a passionate and enjoyable part of his life. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Insurance Brokers (Sterling), an Insurance Broking and Consulting company which he established in year 2000.

Prior to embarking his broking journey, he spent 14 years at American Malaysian Insurance Berhad (AMI), being his last position as the CEO of AMI. At AMI, he led the Underwriting and Claims Team responsible for the underwriting and claims administration for the construction and erection of the STAR and Putra Light Rail Transit Insurance Programme, led the growth of the company from a gross premium level of RM80 million to RM150 million with consistent profitability over 6 years period, led the establishment of a subsidiary company, Asia Pacific Risk Management Centre (APRMC) and strategically established new divisions to create synergy and niche market to position the company in a specialised engineering, corporate space.

At Sterling Insurance Broking Company, he had developed and pioneered the insurances for power plant and large industrialized risks particularly in mega construction projects, with the likes of Malakoff Corporation, Sarawak Power Generation Sdn Bhd, Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, C.T. Power Limited (Mauritius), Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium, Puncak Niaga Bhd and Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd.

Through the years, he has successfully established Sterling as the Premium Independent Power Plant (IPP) broker in the insurance and reinsurance market. He is expanding its portfolio into a more specialised industry i.e. Space, Aviation and Marine Hull continuously.

Today, the Sterling Group comprise of the following subsidiaries; Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd, Sterling Risks Solution Sdn Bhd, Sterling i Tech Sdn Bhd, Sterling Automation Sdn Bhd, Sterling HCR Sdn Bhd, NeuPower Sdn Bhd, Wings Cycle Sdn Bhd, Consilium Engineering Sdn Bhd and TUV-NORD Engineering Services Sdn Bhd.

With the significant influence of Industry 4.0, particularly in the field of IT, he is the owner and director of Ultis Asia Sdn Bhd (Ultis Asia) and Sterling i-Tech, an IT company that operates as an outsource provider offering to the market a comprehensive employee benefits solution comprising from business consultancy to software application and IT Infrastructure. Ultis Asia and Sterling i-Tech is a collaboration with Scion Global Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Patimas Computer Berhad comprises of IT experts with wide and varied experience from Multi-National Insurance Corporations as well as software Research & Development, bringing expertise in software application development and IT infrastructure.

It introduces a sophisticated and comprehensive integrated business solution for insuring group employee benefits that would allow Underwriters, Corporations and SMEs to effectively and efficiently improve their overall processes and more importantly, cost of doing business through digitalize transformation and advance analytics.

After years of focusing on the growth of his Group business, he is now keen to give back to the industry and society, hence he participates regularly as panel speaker at industry seminars and conferences as well as occasional guest lecturer at universities, both locally and internationally.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• 2 November 2020 – Ipmuda Berhad

Board Committee :
• Chairman of Nomination Committee
• Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Member of Remuneration Committee

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

DATO’ RICHARD GEORGE AZLAN BIN ABAS

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 15 June 2010 Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
• 1 April 2012 -Re-designated to Executive Director
• 20 May 2014 -Re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
• 1 June 2016 -Re-designated to Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Australia
• Fellow Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
• Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Working Experience :
Dato’ Richard George Azlan bin Abas articled with Arthur Andersen from 1984 to 1989 and served the Arab-Malaysian Group from 1990 to 1996. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of YPJ (Johor Education Foundation) Holdings Sdn Bhd from 1997 to 2002. He is presently a Founder Partner of GAA PLT, Chartered Accountants and Founder of jurukira.com.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• None

Board Committee :
• Chairman of Remuneration Committee
• Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company
• Details of shareholdings held in the Company are disclosed on page 170 of the Annual Report
• No equity interest in the subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

MOHAMED RIDZA BIN MOHAMED ABDULLA

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 7 November 2007 - Independent Non-Executive Director
• 20 May 2014 - Re-designated to Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
• 11 August 2020 – Re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours) from the International Islamic University, Malaysia
• Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London) (FCIS)
• Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators

Working Experience :
Mohamed Ridza bin Mohamed Abdulla began his career as an advocate and solicitor at the firm of Rashid & Lee in Malaysia. He later joined Arab Malaysian Corporation Berhad (AMCB) as the group legal adviser. Being the group legal adviser, he was instrumental in setting up the legal department of the Amcorp Group of Companies. He left AMCB to become the General Legal Counsel of Technip Asia Pacific based in Kuala Lumpur and was previously attached at Technip headquarters in Paris, France. He is now the Managing Partner of Mohamed Ridza & Co. Prior to opening the firm, he was a partner and was head of his division at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• 1 July 2020 – Sime Darby Property Berhad
• 1 April 2020 – KPJ Healthcare Berhad
• 26 September 2019 – BIMB Investment Management Berhad
• 1 December 2010 – Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Board Committee :
• Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Member of Remuneration Committee

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

DATO’ ISKANDAR MIZAL BIN MAHMOOD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment
• 8 November 2017 - Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
• 16 April 2019 - Re-designated to Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• BSc. in Business Administration majoring in Accountancy, Boston University, USA

Working Experience :
Dato’ Iskandar Mizal bin Mahmood has 30 years of experience in a multitude of companies ranging from multinationals to Government linked companies and spanning from investment banking to technology sectors at all levels from hands-on operations to leadership.

He started his career with an international audit firm Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989. He moved into merchant and investment banking serving Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad and Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Group). He joined Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) in 1999 to undertake the Initial Public Offering and Listing of MAHB on Bursa Malaysia and assumed other responsibilities such as Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Business Development and Investor Relations.

In 2003, Ministry of Finance Malaysia and Khazanah Nasional Berhad appointed him to helm the leadership of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd. He was later appointed in 2005 to helm the leadership of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn Bhd, one of the Government of Malaysia’s key technology initiatives at that time. He then ventured into the private education sector in 2011 by partnering with Manipal Education Global of India to set up Manipal International University in Malaysia. He also served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad in 2013 before taking on the role of Managing Partner and Director of a renowned local consulting firm, Ethos Consulting. He was on the Investment Panel Committee of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) from 2016 until 2018.

He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Granatum Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned company of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from July 2017 to January 2019. He has been with Globetronics Technology Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director from May 2012 until May 2021 and with Media Prima Berhad as Group Managing Director from October 2019 until May 2021.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies:
• None

Board Committee :
• Member of Audit & Risk Management Committee
• Member of Nomination Committee

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

MUHAMMAD FAWWAZ BIN AMINUDDIN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 21 September 2020 – Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting & Finance (First Class) from The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) of the CFA Institute
• Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

Working Experience :
Muhammad Fawwaz Bin Aminuddin has extensive experience in investment management with specialisation in strategic planning, organisational development, transaction structuring, corporate finance, project management, investment evaluation, fundraising, and business development.

He served as an auditor at Deloitte United Kingdom before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia as a corporate finance consultant. He was also a general manager of UMW Group and a top management executive of several companies in the Middle East.

His career has given him exposures to a broad range of industries including financial services, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, automotive, communication, logistics, F&B, and public sector.

He is currently the General Manager of Strategic Investments at Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH).

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies:
• None

Board Committee :
• Member of Audit & Risk Management Committee
• Member of Nomination Committee

Declaration :
• A representative of TH, a major shareholder of the Company
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest other than disclosed under Additional Compliance Information Disclosure (Recurrent Related Party Transactions) in the Annual Report
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

ZAINAL ‘ABIDIN BIN ABD JALIL

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 10 May 2021 – Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• Bachelor’ Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia

Working Experience :

Zainal Abidin bin Abd Jalil is currently the Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”). He has served about five years as the Group Managing Director of the Company till his retirement in February 2019 and subsequently assumed the role of an Executive Director. He was redesignated as Executive Director for the Energy Division in December 2020.

As an accomplished industry leader with a wealth of experience in managing large multi-national businesses in IT and capital-intensive energy industry, he is well-experienced in business turnaround, organizational transformation, M&As and building sustainable enterprise to compete in international markets. As the Group Managing Director of DNeX, he turned around the Company, which was formerly Time Engineering (a GLC) with a market cap of RM180 million into a RM2 billion company with global footprint and a diverse line of businesses in the three core segments of IT/e-Services, Technology and Energy.

He had a long career at ExxonMobil spanning 28 years in various leadership roles at the IOC business units worldwide He has significant leadership experience in managing upstream exploration and production businesses including offshore operations, and joint–ventures with global IOCs. He has a track record working on oilfield assets in major hydrocarbon producing basins in West Africa, North America and Asia Pacific.

Serving as Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, he successfully spearheaded the Company’s transformation into a major international Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) with core businesses in power generation, renewable energy, water desalination and operations and maintenance services. He was instrumental in leading Malakoff into international market as well as building renewable energy business in the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and Australia. He was with Malakoff for three years prior to joining DNeX in June 2014.

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• 19 June 2014 - Dagang NeXchange Berhad

Board Committee :
• None

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company
• Details of shareholdings held in the Company are disclosed on page 170 of the Annual Report
• No equity interest in the subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

ROZAHAN BIN OSMAN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment :
• 10 May 2021 – Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualification :
• The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
• Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Working Experience :
Rozahan Bin Osman has more than 30 years working experience in areas including financial management, corporate finance, corporate planning and corporate services. Throughout his career he has serviced various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas engineering, property development and services sector.

His latest employment was as Group Chief Financial Officer for Perak SEDC Group from 2013 to 2019 and Cement Industries of Malaysia as Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2012. Prior to the above employment stints, has served several companies including Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Berhad, Magna Prima Berhad, Malakoff Berhad, Zalik Securities Berhad and Ernst and Young .

Directorship of Listed Issuers and Public Companies :
• 8 June 2021 - Signature International Berhad

Board Committee :
• None

Declaration :
• No family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not have any equity interest in the Company and its subsidiaries
• No conflict of interest with the Company
• No convictions of offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five years
• No public sanction or penalties imposed by any regulatory bodies during the financial year

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