People: Advance Synergy Bhd (ADVA.KL)

ADVA.KL on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ahmad Sebi Bakar

64 1991 Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board

Ngiap Koon Sng

65 2013 Chief Operating Officer-Asset Development

Joon Hian Wong

62 Chief Operating Officer-Financial Services

Su Nie Lee

52 2013 Group Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director

Syazi Ahmad Sebi

General Manager - Corporate Development

Kian Heoi Chan

2013 General Manager - Group Risk Management

Chee Kong Yap

2013 General Manager-Corporate Services

Norzurin Binti Fathel

Manager - Human Resource

Foong Leng Chen

42 2013 Manager-Finance

Zuhaida Zainuddin

Manager - Internal Audit

Tsae Feng Ho

Secretary

Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah

59 1995 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Aryati Sasya binti Ahmad Sebi

38 2013 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Al' Azmy bin Ahmad

60 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ahmad Ghiti bin Haji Mohd Daud

63 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Teck Ming Yong

58 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ahmad Sebi Bakar

Dato’ Ahmad Sebi Bakar serves as Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board of Advance Synergy Bhd. He was appointed to the Board on April 9, 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, a Diploma in Journalism from the Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom and a Master of Arts from Michigan State University, United States of America. He was the Editor of the Malay Mail, a member of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1976 to 1982 and subsequently the Group Editor of Berita Harian from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was the Managing Director of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd and a director of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1988 to 1989. He was also the Non-Executive Chairman of Unified Communications Holdings Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, from December 2003 to June 2006. He was conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.) by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, DYMM Tuanku Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar in 1983, the Justice of Peace (J.P.) by DYMM Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusoff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullah, Sultan of Perak, in 1986 and the Dato’ Setia Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) by DYMM Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah, in 1988. Currently, he sits on the Board of various companies including Kumpulan Powernet Berhad, in which he holds both the positions as Executive Chairman and Managing Director. He is actively involved in social and charitable work and is the Chairman of several non-profit organisations, namely, the privately funded Orphanage Foundation of Malaysia (YATIM) and in the past the Bosnia Action Front, Malaysia. He was also the President of the Malaysian National Writers Association (PENA) from 1992 to 2008.

Ngiap Koon Sng

Mr. Sng Ngiap Koon is Chief Operating Officer-Asset Development at Advance Synergy Berhad. He used to serve as an Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 28 October 2003. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Prior to 1984, he was working in London, England. Between 1984 to 1985, he was the Group Accountant of Innovest Berhad. He joined Advance Synergy Berhad in 1986 as the Group Accountant. In 1987, he was appointed the Group Financial Controller of Advance Synergy Berhad and assumed an additional position as Company Secretary in 1989. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad, he held the positions of Senior Group General Manager and Company Secretary. He was also a Director of Advance Synergy Berhad from 1988 until early 1991. He currently sits on the Board of various subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad including Alangka-Suka Hotels & Resorts Berhad and Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which are non-listed public companies.

Joon Hian Wong

Su Nie Lee

Ms. Lee Su Nie serves as Group Managing Director and Non-Independent Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. She was appointed to the Board on July 9, 2007. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (1983), and a Master of Science (Business Administration) degree from the University of Bath, United Kingdom (1984). She is a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. In 1985, she joined Kassim Chan Management Consultants Sdn Bhd, where she provided management consultancy services. She joined the Corporate Finance Department of Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1989. In 1991, she left Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad to join Perdana Merchant Bankers Berhad. She subsequently left her position as First Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Bank to join Advance Synergy Berhad in 1995 as Assistant General Manager of Corporate Planning & Finance. She was subsequently appointed the Group General Manager, Operations, of Advance Synergy Berhad prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer on April 22, 2004. She is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Unified Communications Holdings Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

Syazi Ahmad Sebi

Kian Heoi Chan

Chee Kong Yap

Norzurin Binti Fathel

Foong Leng Chen

Zuhaida Zainuddin

Tsae Feng Ho

Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah

Datin Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. She was appointed on January 6, 1995. Datin Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah was one of the first Asians to complete the General Manager’s Programme at the Holiday Inn University in Memphis, USA in 1976. In 1982, she completed a summer course on Hotel Development & Design at Cornell University, USA and had undergone Hotel training in Singapore and Canada. Datin Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah played a role when Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd garnered several awards namely, the Special Award for Quality Management in the Industry Excellence Award 1997 (organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and received this prestigious award from the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on December 18, 1997), the National HR Excellence Award 2004 and the Industry Excellence Award 2005 - Export Excellence (Services). Her experience in the hotel industry dates back to 1969 and she has since contributed to the development of new hotels. She initiated the Holiday Villa chain in 1987 with the opening of Holiday Villa Cherating. She is presently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd and Holiday Villas International Limited, subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad. She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad, including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company. Datin Masri Khaw Binti Abdullah is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Aryati Sasya binti Ahmad Sebi

Ms. Aryati Sasya binti Ahmad Sebi is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. She has Master of Finance from RMIT University, Melbourne, Graduate Diploma in Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne and Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University, Australia. She worked at SJ Securities Sdn Bhd, Malaysia as a Research Analyst before joining the retailing industry in 2002. From late 2002 to 2005, she entered the retail industry and undertook a consulting position with a local specialised men’s retailer in Melbourne where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the company as well as preparing sales and market forecasting for the board of directors. Within the same period, she was appointed as a Director of Tantalum Australia, now known as ABM Resources Limited, a public listed company in Australia. During her time at ABM Resources Limited, she gained considerable knowledge of the mining sector as well as expanded her financial analysis skills to include some technical analysis of the commodities sector. She resigned from the Board in 2006. Presently, she continues to be involved in the corporate industry in a consulting capacity. She has over nine years’ experience in corporate management and finance in various companies ranging from hospitality, mining to manufacturing. She also sits on the board of various Malaysian companies and Australian incorporated companies.

Al' Azmy bin Ahmad

Ir. Al’ Azmy bin Ahmad is Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. He is a Member of the Audit Committee. His qualifications include Green Building Index Facilitator, Malaysia; Certified Professional Trainer of Malaysian Institute of Management; Certified Project Management Professional of The Project Management Institute @ United States of America; Member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia; and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Malaya. From 1977 to 1997, he was the Maintenance Engineer in Motorola Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He joined Malaysian Airline System Berhad in 1997 as Facilities Planning Engineer And Superintendent, and thereafter joined Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd as Inspection Engineer in 1982. From 1983 to 1987, he joined Antara Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd, which is also his current employer as Senior Mechanical Engineer. Subsequently, he joined Permint Hitachi Zosen/Engineering Sdn Bhd as Plant Manager and Cabot (M) Sdn Bhd as Engineering Facilities Superintendent in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Presently, he is the Mechanical Director of Antara Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd which is responsible for the design, documentation and management of all mechanical engineering building services.

Ahmad Ghiti bin Haji Mohd Daud

Dr. Haji Ahmad Ghiti bin Haji Mohd Daud is Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. He has Bachelor of Arts, Honours from University of Malaya. and Diploma in Casualty Insurance from Insurance School of Japan and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Management (PhD). He started his insurance career with an insurance company in 1974 and in 1979, he moved to an insurance broking company and became the General Manager and Director from 1982 to 1986. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Chief Executive Officer/Principal Officer of UMBC Insurans, and thereafter, served as Chairman of Talasco Insurance for a year. Through the years, he contributed immensely towards the insurance industry and was responsible for developing and spearheading the Oil and Gas business and Owner-Controlled Insurance Programme for construction risks in Malaysia. Presently, he is the Regional Director of AAO Pana Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd and was the Chairman of the Insurance Brokers Association of Malaysia (IBAM) for two (2) terms. He represented IBAM on the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (Institute) from 2001 to 2005 and as a member of the Institute’s Audit Committee. In 2002, he was appointed to the Board of Advance Synergy Capital Berhad and subsequently resigned from the Board in 2010. In 2004, he was elected as Chairman of The Council of International Insurance Brokers Association for the 2004/2005 term.

Teck Ming Yong

Mr. Yong Teck Ming serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Bhd. He was appointed on July 9, 2007. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom. Mr. Yong Teck Ming started his career in New Zealand in 1973 and worked in several accounting positions before returning to Malaysia in February 1979. From March 1979 to January 1995, he served in various positions in the Berjaya Group of Companies including as Group Executive Director from February 1988 until January 1995. He currently sits on the Boards of several private limited companies.
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