People: GHL Systems Bhd (GHLS.KL)

GHLS.KL on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

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4 Sep 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kamaruddin Bin Taib

57 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Kanagaraj Lorenz

57 2011 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Wee Hian Loh

52 2012 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Chih Ming Yap

2012 Chief Financial Officer

Poh Yen Lim

2012 Company Secretary

Wai Foong Wong

2012 Company Secretary

Sze Mei Lim

39 2014 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

King Kau Ng

65 2015 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Brahmal Vasudevan

47 2014 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Seow Kee Fong

57 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kamaruddin Bin Taib

Datuk Kamaruddin Bin Taib serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of GHL Systems Berhad since September 1, 2012. He served as Independent Non-Executive Director from April 26, 2012 until September 1, 2012. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Germanischer Lloyd GLM Sdn. Bhd. A leading technical service provider for the Oil and Gas Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He started his career in 1980 with a leading Merchant Bank in Malaysia. Subsequently, he served as a Director of several private Companies and Companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. Apart from his vast experience of serving on the Board of Companies Listed on Bursa Malaysia, his experience also included serving on the Board of Companies listed on the Stock Exchange of India, as well as those listed on the Nasdaq (U.S.A.). Throughout his tenure on the Board of Companies, he has had significant experience in merchant banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. He is an Independent and Non-Executive Director of IRIS Corporation Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia. Currently, he is as an Independent & Non-Executive Chairman of Alkhair International Islamic Bank Berhad, an Independent & Non- Executive Director of Great Eastern Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, as well as an Independent & Non-Executive Chairman of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad.

Kanagaraj Lorenz

Mr. Kanagaraj (Raj) Lorenz serves as Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of GHL Systems Berhad since November 4, 2011. He entered the payment solutions industry in 2001 when he joined DBS Bank Limited to create the first direct debit, online real time payment gateway in Singapore. In 2002, the business was sold to NETS Pte Ltd (“NETS”), a company owned by the Singapore Banks, which operates the national EFTPOS, Cashcard and ATM networks in Singapore. Raj was the Managing Director of NETS’s Online Payment subsidiary, eNETS Pte Ltd’s (“eNETS”) and was instrumental in growing the business from inception to its present dominant position in Singapore, serving banks in Singapore and regionally. Concurrent to this role, Raj also managed (until 2007) the International Markets Business of NETS, a business group responsible for expanding NETS overseas through acquisitions, partnerships and alliances with overseas payment operators. While in this role, NETS acquired a subsidiary in China as well as entered into agreements with China UnionPay and MEPS that enable Malaysians and Chinese consumers to use their Bank cards on NETS’s network. Prior to NETS, Raj was employed for more than 12 years with Citibank Australia and Malaysia. He covered several functions during his career with the bank, including; Marketing Head for a Corporate Banking business unit, Financial Controller and Risk Manager. An accountant by training, Raj is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Wee Hian Loh

Mr. Loh Wee Hian serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at GHL Systems Berhad since September 1, 2012. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board from March 3, 2011 to September 1, 2012, Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from January 18, 2011 to March 3, 2011, and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director from December 28, 2010 to January 18, 2011. He has a strong background in the telecommunications industry where he formed Telemas Corporation Sdn Bhd in 1989, a mobile phone retailer and master distributor for Ericsson. He then co-founded e-pay (M) Sdn Bhd in 1999 and was the Managing Director responsible for strategic planning and financial performance of the company. Under his leadership, e-pay (M) Sdn Bhd became one of the leading electronic top-up processors in the South East Asia region and the leading processor in Malaysia. He listed e-pay Asia Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in 2006, where he is also the Executive Chairman. He is one of the founding members of Young Entrepreneurs Organization Malaysia Chapter, a global, non-profit educational organization for business owners. In 2006, he was selected as the winner for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Malaysia 2006 Award under the Technology Category.

Chih Ming Yap

Mr. Yap Chih Ming serves as Chief Financial Officer of GHL Systems Berhad. Mr. Yap Chih Ming is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. Mr. Yap Chih Ming joined e-pay (M) Sdn Bhd in 1999 as Head of the Finance Department. He was made Director of Finance in 2006 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of e-pay Asia Limited in July 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant with considerable experience in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture transactions both in Malaysia and offshore as well as in depth knowledge of South-East Asian accounting practices. He was previously Head of Accounts at Telemas Corporation Sdn. Bhd., a mobile phone distributor based in Malaysia.

Poh Yen Lim

Ms. Lim Poh Yen serves as Company Secretary of GHL Systems Berhad. She was appointed on February 15, 2012.

Wai Foong Wong

Ms. Wong (Annie) Wai Foong is Company Secretary of GHL Systems Berhad. She was appointed on February 15, 2012.

Sze Mei Lim

Ms. Lim Sze Mei serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of GHL Systems Berhad since April 16, 2014. She received Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business with summa cum laude honors from University of Bridgeport, U.S.A. She is a Director at Creador. Prior to joining Creador in 2011, Sze Mei spent 4 years at Parkway Holdings, a leading healthcare group in Singapore, where as Vice-President, she was responsible for various corporate development functions, including acquisition of new assets and the IPO of Parkway Life REIT. She was previously Vice-President, Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund where she was involved in several large transactions. Sze Mei also led the IPO process for Air Asia, a leading low-cost carrier in South East Asia and was previously at JP Morgan where she held roles in investment banking and corporate lending. She started her career in equity research at SG Securities Asia.

King Kau Ng

Mr. Ng King Kau serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of GHL Systems Berhad since January 1, 2015. He served as Independent Non-Executive Director from April 29, 2011 to November 4, 2011, and as Executive Director from November 4, 2011 until January 1, 2015. He holds a B.Sc. (Engineering) degree from University of London and M.Sc. (Administrative Sciences) from City University Graduate Business School, London. Mr. Ng began his career as a manager in an electrical chain store in Malaysia between 1975 and 1978 before joining American Express as Country Manager – Malaysia & Brunei. He was the Vice President – General Manager for American Express in Malaysia and Brunei before promoted to Vice President – Business Development for American Express Asia Pacific Australia Division based in Hong Kong. He was instrumental in building and making the American Express Card the leading payment card in Malaysia. He left American Express in 1986 and joined MBf Group of Malaysia where he organized and built MBf‘s Card business and led it to become the largest card company in Malaysia and the largest MasterCard issuer in ASEAN region in 1993. He left MBf as President – Card and Payment Services in 1995 and founded InterPay International Group which has investments in payment and loyalty card businesses. In 1993 – 1995, he was a Director of Maestro International Inc., a subsidiary of MasterCard International Inc. In 2003 – 2005, he was an independent consultant in MasterCard Advisors, a division of MasterCard International Inc. In 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ng was the Chief Executive Officer of Cardtrend International Inc., a public listed holding company in the US which was involved in the payment and loyalty card businesses in China and other Asian countries. Prior to his resignation on March 1, 2011, Mr. Ng was the Managing Director of Payment Business Solutions Bhd. which was spun off from Cardtrend International Inc. and is the holding company for a group of payment and loyalty related business.

Brahmal Vasudevan

Mr. Brahmal Vasudevan serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of GHL Systems Berhad since April 16, 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London and received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Creador, a Non-Executive Director of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd, Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited and PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk and Founder of Pacific Straits Foundation. Brahmal previously spent 11 years at General Partner and Managing Director of ChrysCapital, a leading private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in India. Prior to ChrysCapital, Brahmal was a Director of Marketing at ASTRO Malaysia Holdings Berhad where he was involved in strategy, marketing and expansion into neighboring countries. Brahmal started his career as British American Tobacco and also worked at the Boston Consulting Group.

Seow Kee Fong

Mr. Fong Seow Kee serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at GHL Systems Berhad since September 1, 2012. He served as Independent Non-Executive Director from December 28, 2010 to September 1, 2012. He holds a BA (Hons) Economics & Social Studies from University of Manchester, England, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has over 30 years experience in the finance industry, primarily in investment banking and private equity. After completing his articleship with Ernst & Young, UK in 1983, he worked with several leading investment banks in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore where he advised companies on a variety of corporate finance transactions including M&A, Fund Raising and Corporate Restructuring. In 1992, he joined a US venture capital firm in Singapore where he managed a pan-Asian venture capital fund investing in the US and across Asia. In 2000, he co-founded iSpring Capital Group, a Malaysia based advisory and venture capital fund manager. Since returning to Malaysia in 1996, he has been active in the development of the venture capital and private equity in Malaysia. During that time, he has been involved in the Malaysia Venture Capital & Private Equity Association in various capacities and was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. He has also been invited to sit on various government working committees to provide Industry Feedback on regulatory policies.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kamaruddin Bin Taib

120,000

Kanagaraj Lorenz

583,020

Wee Hian Loh

728,620

Chih Ming Yap

--

Poh Yen Lim

--

Wai Foong Wong

--

Sze Mei Lim

--

King Kau Ng

582,400

Brahmal Vasudevan

--

Seow Kee Fong

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As Of  30 Dec 2013
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