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Country Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB.KL)

CHHB.KL on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kim Tiong Lee

61 2016 Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Cheng Wen Lee

29 2011 Group Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director

Mun Wah Chan

42 General Manager - Group Finance

Cheng Ni Lee

2014 General Manager - Branding and Communications

Eusebius Samm

2013 Senior General Manager - Hospitality Division

Sow Lin Lee

56 2016 Executive Director, Chief Investor Relations

Soon Thim Har

56 2016 Executive Director

Thai Young Lee

25 2016 Executive Director

Chun Mun Yip

53 2016 Chief Sales Officer - Membership and Tourism Division, Executive Director

Ai Wen Chong

General Manager - Group Human Resources

Fatimah Abd Wahab

2014 Chief Executive Officer - Property Division

Sook Ping Wong

2013 Company Secretary

Hassan bin Nik Mohd Amin

66 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chong Eu Chew

54 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hee Boon Chua

43 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kim Tiong Lee

Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong @ Lee Kim Yew has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 1, 2016. He was first appointed to the Board on October 1, 1986. He is a businessman and an entrepreneur in the properties industry. He has over 30 years of experience in residential, industrial park, hotel and leisure, commercial and recreation projects. His business acumen and visionary leadership are the key ingredients which led to the Group’s completion of several acclaimed projects. In recognition of his immeasurable contribution to the property development and hospitality industry in Malaysia, Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong @ Lee Kim Yew has been bestowed with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in the 2008 Technology Business Review ASEAN Awards. In 2014, Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong @ Lee Kim Yew was appointed as Advisor to Country Heights Holdings Berhad and its Group of Companies to provide advisory service on the Group’s strategic business development, specifically in overseas expansion. He also sits on the Board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad, Mines Excellence Golf Resort Berhad, Mines Resort Berhad and several other private companies.

Cheng Wen Lee

Ms. Lee Cheng Wen is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Non-Independent Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on October 1, 2009. She officially joined Country Heights Holdings Berhad on July 7, 2008. She was attached with the Managing Director’s office prior to her post in managing Country Heights Damansara. During her tenure there, she managed to elevate sales and improve the overall financial stability of the division. In June 2009, she was appointed as the General Manager of Palace of the Golden Horses. She turned around the profitability of a few divisions in Palace of the Golden Horses and her portfolio organically grew to oversee the hospitality and health division. She was then re-designated to Chief Executive Officer of Country Heights Hospitality and Health Division. Ms. Lee Cheng Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Organisational Management from the University of Southern California, United States. She also holds a Diploma in Advance Technology from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Country Heights, Ms. Lee Cheng Wen interned at Goldman Sachs and various non-profit organisations. Her analytical skills and leadership talent also made her the sole delegate for Malaysia in the Global Young Leaders Summit for 2004 and 2005 in the US and Europe. She also sits on the Board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad, Borneo Highlands Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club Berhad, Mines Excellent Golf Resort Berhad and Country Heights Timeshare Berhad.

Mun Wah Chan

Mr. Chan (Chris) Mun Wah serves as General Manager - Group Finance of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. He joined the Country Heights Group in 2011. Chan Mun Wah has over 25 years of experience in financial and operational management in the financial services, corporate finance, distribution and services, education, public accounting and property development industries having served in various senior managerial positions in several public listing companies in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Chan Mun Wah obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom in 1990 and Bachelor of Law from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom in 1995. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants since 1994 and a Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation, both since 1995.

Cheng Ni Lee

Ms. Lee (Diani) Cheng Ni serves as General Manager - Branding and Communications of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. On 18 January 2013, she was appointed to the position General Manager of Corporate Group Marketing and Communications (now known as Branding and Communications) for Country Heights Group. Day-to-day, she oversees and coordinates communication outputs for the Company, ensuring all company messaging strategies efficiently deliver core messages of the Brands under Country Heights Group. Her forte in managing communication relations as well as keeping up with the market trends in marketing and communications will lead initiatives to align with Country Heights’ corporate image, maximise its exposure to the public and continue to raise awareness. Lee Cheng Ni Diani obtained her Bachelor of Science with honors in International Relations and Global Business from the University of Southern California, United States. She is also an accomplished national athlete for Malaysia, competing in Equestrian Dressage, with medals from international competitions such as Asian Games and SEA Games.

Eusebius Samm

Mr. Eusebius Samm is Senior General Manager - Hospitality Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. Mr. Samm joined Palace of the Golden Horses in 2008 as the Food & Beverage Director. He was then appointed as the Resident Manager of Mines Wellness Hotel and subsequently promoted to General Manager of Mines Wellness Hotel in 2011 due to his impressive track record. In 2013, he was designated as the Senior General Manager, Hospitality Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad overseeing Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Wellness Hotel, Borneo Highlands Resorts and Country Heights Resort and Leisure. Graduated in Hotel Management by Stamford College and Strategic Hospitality Management by Cornell University, he has worked in the hotel industry for the past 27 years. He has over two decades of experience managing as well as advising on operations of the hospitality industry. Over the years, he received various commendations for handling top dignitary events like the royal wedding and the OIC International Conference. He has also successfully turned a non-profit making hotel into a profitable one within six months of embarking on the role. He first started his career by being a part of a few hotels’ pre-opening team and has grown in experience ever since in both local and international soil having spent a few years in Vietnam.

Sow Lin Lee

Ms. Lee (Michele) Sow Lin serves as Chief Investor Relations of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. She has also been its Executive Director since June 7, 2016. She served as Non-Executive Independent Director (March 1, 2004-April 29, 2008) and Chief Executive Officer of Property Investment Division (April 29, 2008-2014). She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She was previously attached to the Hong Leong group for 15 years holding various senior positions in commercial, corporate banking and branch operations. In Hong Leong Finance, she was spearheading the overall real estate lending in Malaysia where she led and manages project financing and lending to property companies. In Hong Leong Bank, Ms. Lee Sow Lin was part of the core team that led the commercial banking functions after acquiring the MUI Bank. She was also involved in branch operations and corporate banking. She later joined Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong's private arm in December 1999 where she was involved in managing his personal companies´ gearing and funding requirements including overseeing his companies' corporate finance matters. Subsequently in March 2004, she joined the board of CHHB and is also a member of its executive committee. She was responsible in steering the restructuring of certain debts of the group i.e. the Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares (CRPS) which involved the issuance of Redeemable Convertible Secured Loans Stock (RCSLS Series A & B). She was also instrumental in getting CapitaLand Singapore to purchase the Mines Shopping Mall for the settlement of the loan stock RCSLS Series A & B. In her present position as Chief Investor Relations, she is responsible to look for equity investors and drive strategic partnership for the Groups Mines Wellness City project as well as working with existing bankers and stakeholders across Country Heights Group of Companies for all relevant communications materials and international road shows. She is Director at Plentiful Gold-Class Berhad.

Soon Thim Har

Mr. Har Soon Thim (Lawrence) has been Executive Director at Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 7, 2016. He is a holder of Honour Bachelor Degree in Finance & Account from Central State University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Cenmal Commercial Sdn Bhd and all its subsidiaries in early 2015. Prior to joining the private arm, he was the Senior Vice President of Ireka Corporation Bhd, a Contractor cum Developer of I-zen brand lifestyle and wellness-related properties. He spearheaded Irekas flagship development in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, with a Mixed Residential & Commercial Development for 8 years. Subsequently, was posted to Vietnam for 9 years to assist & manage a new Aseana Properties Real Estate, an AIMS listed USD270 million funds (London) for Properties development in Saigon on several Residences Development & Mixed Healthcare Hub Projects. In the earlier years, he was appointed as the General Manager, Property Development Company call Green Water Rock Sdn Bhd that involved with the Mines Resort City Master Development, like Mines Shopping Fair, Mines Business Park, Wellness Hotel, Mines MICC, Wonderland Theme Park, Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, Sapura Hq Building. He has more than 35 years of hands-on working experience gained through various segments in the property development in the regional countries. His expertise covers healthcare & hospitability facilities, lifestyle residential, commercial and industrial development projects as a developer, a consultant and also as a turnkey contractor. Currently, he is spread heading all the CENMALs lands into a viable and high value property development for the next 5 to 7 years. Namely project on going at the MRC like Golden Horses Residence Serviced Suite, Venice Avenue Mall, Wellness Suites, Mines 2 (Retails), Kajang Commercial Hub. Up-coming development is the Kajang Mixed Commercial & Residence Development, The 600 acres Township in Bukit Beruntung, Selangor for the next 10 years.

Thai Young Lee

Mr. Lee Thai Young (Matahari) has been Executive Director at Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 7, 2016. He attended Santa Monica Community College (SMC) and completed his pre requisites to major in economics, philosophy and photography before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He completed his higher education career with a Bachelors Degree in Urban Affairs, majoring in Environmental Studies and a minor in solar and renewable energy. He joined Country Heights International Sdn Bdn in 2015 as a director upon returning to Malaysia after a six year stint in the United States. He involves himself with several different businesses locally and internationally. As of now he is working for Country Heights Holdings Berhad, seeking foreign investment opportunities outside of Malaysia that mainly revolves around the real estate developments and investments sectors. On the other hand, Mr. Lee Thai Young Matahari is also tasked with managing nine properties under Matahari Homes LLC, a Las Vegas based real estate investment company. His portfolio is to ensure property up keeps as well as generating rental income and capital gains. Besides being involved in businesses relating to Tan Sri Lee Kim Tiong @ Lee Kim Yew, Mr. Lee Thai Young Matahari is also an international sales representative for Sprung Structures, Canada. The pioneer creators for stress membrane structures in the world. During his first year of involvement with Sprung in 2012, he has helped managed the construction of a marquee conference hall structure for the Warwick Le Lagon Resort located in Vanuatu. The 11,000 sqft structure has housed several European Union Conferences since its inception and was used as an emergency shelter during the devastating events of Tropical Cyclone Pam early 2015. He is Director at Plentiful Gold Class Berhad.

Chun Mun Yip

Mr. Yip (Ricky) Chun Mun serves as Chief Sales Officer - Membership and Tourism Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. He has also been its Executive Director since June 7, 2016. He is a holder of Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University, Toronto, Canada. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Palace Vacation Club and Mines Global Holidays Sdn Bhd (inbound travel agency). He sits on the Board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad, Mines Marketing Sdn Bhd, Mines Global Holidays Sdn Bhd, Mines Express (MM2H) Sdn Bhd, Wonder Bowl Sdn Bhd, Country Heights Timeshare Berhad, Heritage Lakeside Developments Sdn Bhd, and Heritage Management Services Sdn Bhd. He is responsible for recruitment of membership for timeshare, health screening and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is currently the Chairman of the Malaysian Holiday Timeshare Developers Federation (MHTDF). He has over 28 years of experience in the Malaysian timeshare industry. He started Mines Marketing Sdn Bhd, a marketing agency for Country Heights Group in January 1999 as Director and General Manager and has since marketed a variety of products including Palace Vacation Club, Palace Health Sanctuary, Mines TCM, Mines Golf membership, Hornbill Golf membership, Dignitaries Club and Heritage Serviced Residences. He had previously marketed and led the sales and marketing division of Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Wellness Hotel and Borneo Highlands Resort. On the tourism business, he has developed and marketed tourism products such as medical & golf tourism, education program, property and Malaysia My Second Home program, and tours with hotel packages specifically targeted to the Middle East, China, Korea & Japan, and Indonesia markets.

Ai Wen Chong

Ms. Chong (Adeline) Ai Wen serves as General Manager - Group Human Resources of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. Ms. Adeline joined Country Heights Holdings Berhad in January 2012, bringing over 15 years of experience with her in Malaysia and overseas. Prior to joining Country Heights, Ms. Adeline was attached with Maxis Communications Berhad. Before that, she spent five years in regional role as the Senior Manager, Group Human Resources at Wasco Energy Group of Companies, an oil & gas services company under Wah Seong Corporation Berhad, where she had impressive proven records of streamlining operations, designing and developing effective compensation and benefits model throughout Malaysia and other region inclusive Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Australia and UAE. She has also held senior positions in retail and consulting companies, such as DeGem Berhad, Omni View Consultancy and AIG-Software International JV Sdn Bhd. She studied Bachelor in Business Administration and attended the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, United Kingdom.

Fatimah Abd Wahab

Mrs. Fatimah Abd Wahab is Chief Executive Officer - Property Division of Country Heights Holdings Berhad since April 1, 2014. She served as Chief Operating Officer - Property Development Division until April 1, 2014. Mrs. Fatimah Abd Wahab holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio University, USA and a Bachelor Degree in Science & Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, USA majoring in Accounting. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in audit, risk management, finance, insurance and property development. Prior to joining Country Heights Group in March 2012, Fatimah Abd Wahab served as Chief Operating Officer at both Maju Group and MK Land Holdings Berhad. She is well known throughout the property development community for her broad based networking, marketing strategies and for her ability to secure and close several key transactions for the Group. She enjoys a well-rounded career in finance, audit and risk management that dates back to 1989 when she was an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young. She moved from audit to the insurance industry in 1993; later to resign her insurance career as Vice President of Corporate and Financial Services with MNI Insurance Berhad. In 2005, seeking a greater challenge, Fatimah Abd Wahab ventured into property development with MK Land Holdings Berhad as their Group Internal Auditor. In 2008, she was recognised for her knowledge and abilities within the industry and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Group. Fatimah Abd Wahab was Chief Operating Officer for Maju Group from 2010 to 2012. When the opportunity arose, she resigned from Maju Group to extend her career in Country Heights Group.

Sook Ping Wong

Ms. Wong (Irene) Sook Ping is Company Secretary of Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 25, 2013. She is an Associate Member of the Malaysian Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) since 1983 and has more than 30 years experience in company secretarial practice in Malaysia. She was the Vice President/Senior Manager and the person-in-charge of the secretarial division of the financial institutions, OSK Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, Ms Wong was the Senior Manager of O&M Management Consultants Sdn Bhd, from 2008 to 2011, heading the secretarial arm of the accounting and auditing firm of Ong & Wong in Kuala Lumpur. During the tenure of her career, Ms Wong has experience, as company secretary, in other private companies and public listed companies.

Hassan bin Nik Mohd Amin

Nik Hassan bin Nik Mohd Amin is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on April 29, 2008. He also serves as the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the Board. He is an alumnus of University of Malaya where he graduated with a Bachelor in Economics. In 1971, he started his banking career with a local commercial bank and has spent more than 35 years in the banking and financial services sector. He has worked in various senior capacities with the local commercial bank such as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of BBMB Securities Sdn Bhd, Chief Executive of BBMB Factoring Berhad, Executive Director and Chief Executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad as well as Director of various financial subsidiaries of the Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad. He has gained experience in commercial banking, stock broking, factoring and merchant banking. From 2003 until his retirement, he was the Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking Treasury and International Banking Division of the Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad. He is also a Director of Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK). He also sits on the board of Golden Horse Palace Berhad and Business Leap (M) Berhad.

Chong Eu Chew

Mr. Chew Chong Eu is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Country Heights Holdings Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on April 29, 2008. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Board. Mr. Chew is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Canterbury and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has over 30 years of experience in insolvency and financial rescue in Malaysia and Australia. He is also actively involved in providing professional advice to various Australian companies looking to invest in Asia and vice-versa. He also has experience in audit, tax, and management consultancy services. His industry experience includes hotel and tourism, transportation, printing and manufacturing, retail and property development. He has also acted as Head of Corporate Finance for Schroders Advisory Services and Perdana Merchant Bankers Berhad. Whilst in service, he assisted companies in various industries to restructure for the purpose of initial public offerings, completed equity, debt or equity-linked capital raising exercises, in addition to being involved in several reverse take-over and privatisation exercises, and the valuation of a wide range of assets including infrastructure projects, licenses and other intangibles. In 2000, Mr. Chew Chong Eu entered into a joint venture with BDO Binder and formed BDO Capital Consultants Sdn Bhd (“BDO Capital”), the corporate finance and insolvency division of BDO Binder. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BDO Capital, where he took on appointments in corporate advisory for debt restructuring and turnaround exercises of several public listed and private companies. In 2005 until present, together with a number of his colleagues from BDO Capital, he established Covenant Equity Consulting Sdn Bhd.

Hee Boon Chua

Mr. Chua Hee Boon has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Country Heights Holdings Berhad since June 7, 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and Affiliate of Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). He has combined experience of more than 20 years within the audit, tax, corporate secretarial, corporate finance & advisory, tax advisory, management consultancy services and due diligence including experience with a big four audit firm, Deloitte. His industry experience includes property development, hotel, manufacturing, retails, wholesaler, investment holding, consumer & industry services, construction and event organizer for international golf event. In 2009 until present, Mr Chua established a consultancy company to provide corporate & advisory services, accounting, corporate secretarial, tax advisory, management consultancy services.