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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Asmat bin Kamaludin

71 2001 Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Akira Nishimura

50 2013 Managing Director, Executive Director

Toru Okano

57 2016 Executive Director

Pui Ling Siew

50 2014 Executive Director

Takayuki Tadano

50 2012 Executive Director

Takao Uchiyama

46 2014 Executive Director

Oi Wah Leong

2008 Company Secretary

Chee Chung Cheng

48 2015 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Toshikazu Kudo

52 2014 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Koji Takatori

51 2016 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim

61 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hasmah binti Abdullah

64 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Supperamaniam Manickam

71 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Asmat bin Kamaludin

Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk Asmat bin Kamaludin serves as Chairman of the Board and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd. He was appointed on August 29, 2001. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Malaya in 1966 and subsequently obtained a Diploma in European Economic Integration from the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam) in 1970. He has worked with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI) for 35 years until his retirement as Secretary-General in January 2001. He also had exposure in both domestic and international trade sectors whilst at MITI. He had served as Economic Counselor for Malaysia in Brussels and worked with international bodies such as ASEAN, WTO and APEC and was actively involved in national organizations, such as Johor Corporation, SMIDEC and MATRADE. Currently, he is the Group Chairman of UMW Holdings Berhad, Scomi Group Berhad, Scomi Marine Berhad, Symphony House Berhad, TASCO Berhad (formerly Trans-Asia Shipping Corporation Berhad) and Compugates Holdings Berhad and is a Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of YTL Cement Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Lion Industries Corporation Berhad, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad and JACTIM Foundation. In 2008, he was appointed by MITI to represent Malaysia as Governor on the Governing Board of The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Akira Nishimura

Mr. Akira Nishimura is Managing Director, Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd. He graduated from Oita University (Faculty of Economics) in March 1986, with a Bachelor's degree. Mr Akira Nishimura joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now known as Panasonic Corporation)("MEI")in April 1986 upon his graduation and after being exposed to the extensive corporate training program to learn all aspects of the entire Matsushita/ Panasonic organization, he was assigned to the Personnel Section, Personnel Department, Precision Motor Division, MEI. In July 1991, he was then assigned to the Personnel Department of National Micro Motor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of MEI and in October 1994, he was promoted as Coordinator of Precision Motor Division Support Team, Personnel Support Group , H.Q. of MEI. He became a Senior Coordinator of the Corporate Personnel Department, H.Q. of MEI in April 1996. Two years later, he was assigned to the Human Resources Strategy Promotion Office, H.Q. of MEI, as an Assistant Councilor. In December 2005, Mr Nishimura was made the Manager to Human Resources Strategy Promotion Team, Human Resources Development Office, H.Q. of MEI. He was then promoted to the position of General Manager of the Human Resources Group, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, MEI, in July 2008. With his strong involvement in the human resource matters within the Panasonic Corporation Group, he was promoted to the position of Director in April 2012, taking charge of the Human Resource & General Affairs Center, Appliances Company of Panasonic Corporation. He held this position until his appointment to Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad.

Toru Okano

Mr. Toru Okano has been Executive Director at PANASONIC MANUFACTURING MALAYSIA BERHAD since January 1, 2016. He graduated from Osaka Institute of Technology (Faculty of Engineering) Osaka, Japan in March 1981, with Bachelors degree. Mr Okano joined Matsushita Seiko Co., Ltd in Japan in 1981 and has served in various department of the company. in 1997 he was promoted to General Manager and in 2003 he was transferred to Matsushita Eco Systems, HQ Supplier Centre. He served 11 years there and rose to the position of Chief of Procurement Group, Global Manufacturing Centre in Japan. On 1 April 2015 he was joined Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad as Business Head of Fan Division.

Pui Ling Siew

Ms. Siew Pui Ling serves as Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad since August 4, 2014. She graduated from University of Tokyo, Japan in 1991, with a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration. Ms Siew Pui Ling joined Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad ("the Company") in 1991 and has more than 22 years experience in Sales and Marketing. Prior to this, she was assigned to the Logistic, Product Planning and Industrial Design Department. She established the Voice of Customer Research' team ("VOCR") to further strengthen the Product Planning Operation. In 2012, she was promoted to Assistant Director and currently, she is responsible for the Sales & Marketing, Logistic and Product Planning functions of the Company.

Takayuki Tadano

Mr. Takayuki Tadano serves as Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd since June 5, 2012. He graduated from Kitakyushu University (Faculty of Commerce) in March 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He joined the Panasonic Group since 1987 and has more than 20 years in accounting management. Prior to this, he was assigned to Corporate Accounting Department, Accounting Department, Panasonic Corporation's Taiwanese subsidiary (TAMACO) as a Coordinator of Finance Section, Panasonic Corporation's Malaysian subsidiary (MAHARAD) as the General Manager of Finance Department, and Panasonic Corporation's Chinese subsidiary (MWIC) as the Financial Director. He also has been assigned as Senior Coordinator in Accounting Section for the year 1996 and 2000. Prior to this, he was a Manager of Overseas Accounting Team, Accounting Group, Corporate Accounting Center, Appliances Company, of Panasonic Corporation.

Takao Uchiyama

Mr. Takao Uchiyama serves as Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad since August 4, 2014. He graduated from Kumamoto Prefectual Kumamoto Technical High School, Japan in March, 1986, with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics. Mr Takao Uchiyama joined Panasonic Corporation (“PC”) in April 1986 as a Technician. In May 1988, he entered the Panasonic Corporation’s Corporate Technical Institute, Matsushita Technical College to study Mechanics and Electronics. He was assigned to the Microwave Oven Factory, Microwave Oven Division of Panasonic Corporation as a Technician in April 1990 before he was posted to Panasonic Corporation’s American subsidiary as an Engineer of Production Department in February 1996. After three years there, he was transferred back to Japan and was assigned to the Microwave Oven Factory, Microwave Oven Division as an Engineer. In January 2001, he was assigned to the Corporate Overseas Planning Team, Nara Business Unit, Home Appliances Company as an Engineer before was promoted in September 2004 to the position of Manager in the Corporate Planning Team. In March 2006, he was assigned to Corporate Planning Group, Head Office, Home Appliances Company as a Councilor. In April 2008, he was assigned to Corporate Planning Team, Microwave Oven Division Unit, Home Appliances Company as the Manager. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Company,he was a Manager in Corporate Planning Team, Corporate Planning Group, Kitchen Appliances Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic Corporation from September 2010.

Oi Wah Leong

Ms. Leong Oi Wah serves as Company Secretary of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd. She was appointed on April 1, 2008.

Chee Chung Cheng

Mr. Cheng Chee Chung serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad since April 1, 2015. Mr Cheng Chee Chung joined Matsushita Industrial Corporation Sdn Bhd ("MAICO")(now known as Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning (M) Sdn Bhd ("PAPAMY")), in November 1989 under the Personnel Section. In October 1994, he was transferred to Domestic Sales Department, before promoted to Assistant Manager of Domestic Sales in July, 1995. In June 1998, he was promoted to Manager, International Marketing of Global Customer Satisfaction Matsushita Air Conditioning Corp. Sdn Bhd (now known as PAPAMY). He was the transferred to Domestic Sales Department of MAICO in March 2000 before promoted to Assistant General Manager, Domestic Sales Department in June, 2001. He was transferred to Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd ("PM") under Aircond Division in October 2004. In December 2006, he was transferred to Home Appliances ("HA") division of PM before was promoted as General Manager, HA Division in April 2007. In April 2009, he then promoted to Associate Director, Consumer Product Marketing. After one year, he promoted to Director, Consumer Product Sales & Aircond before assigned to Deputy Managing Director in April 2013. He is promoted as Managing Director of PM on 1 April 2015.

Toshikazu Kudo

Mr. Toshikazu Kudo serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad since July 1, 2014. He holds Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Chuo University in 1987 and Master of Legal Letters (Master of Law) from George Washington University, USA in May 1997. Mr Toshikazu Kudo joined Nitto Denko Corporation ("Nitto Denko") in April 1987 as a Legal Staff in the Domestic Legal Affairs Section and he was assigned to the International Legal Affairs Section, Tokyo Branch as a Chief in July 1993. He joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now known as Panasonic Corporation)("MEI") in March 2002 as the Manager in the New Business Team, Business Development & Contracts Group, Corporate Legal Affairs Division, MEI. Three years later, he was assigned to Alliance Team, Legal Affairs Group, Corporate Legal Affairs Division, MEI, as the Manager. In July 2008, he was then assigned to Legal Affairs Team, Legal Affairs Group, Corporate Legal Affairs Division, MEI, as the Manager. In October 2012, he was promoted to the position of Director, Legal & Risk Management Group, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Koji Takatori

Mr. Koji Takatori has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director at Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad since April 1, 2016. He graduated from Doshisha University, Japan with Bachelors Degree in Management. He joined Matsushita Electronics Corporation (Japan) in 1988 and has served in the accounting department of the company. In 1995, he was promoted to Accounting Supervisor in Utsunomiya Accounting Section, CRT Business Division and in 1998 he was transferred to Matsushita Electronics Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd as the Financial General Manager. In 2002, he was the Financial Director in Matsushita Display Devices Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd for 2 years and was appointed a manager in the administration group of Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd. (Japan). In 2007, he was appointed a Councilor in Accounting Group, Headquarter Panasonic Corporation (Japan) and was made the Financial Director in Panasonic AVC Networks Company America, Panasonic Corporation of North America (USA) in 2010. In 2015 he was appointed an Executive Director in Panasonic Appliances Asia Pacific, a division of Panasonic Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim

Mr. Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad. He was appointed on June 21, 2004. He is Chairman of Audit Committee, and member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He graduated with a Joint-Honors Degree in Economics and Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from University College, Cardiff, University of Wales. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has more than 35 years experience in the fields of auditing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and management consulting. He has worked with chartered accountancy firms in the United Kingdom and Malaysia and was the Partner-in-charge of the Management Consulting Practice of Price Waterhouse, Malaysia (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). In 1994, he established Norush Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and business advisory firm where he is the Chairman. He is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mithril Berhad and holds independent directorships in several public companies, namely Malaysian Oxygen Berhad, eBworx Berhad, Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad.

Hasmah binti Abdullah

Tan Sri Hasmah Binti Abdullah is Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd. She had a distinguished career spanning over 37 years and was the former Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Chief Executive Officer and Director General from 19 October 2006 to 7 January 2011. Tan Sri Hasmah was instrumental in the drafting of the Promotion of Investment Act 1986 and amendments to the Income Tax Act 1967, leading the Malaysian delegation to several international conferences such as the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators Conference, the Study Group on Asian Tax Administrators and Research (SGATAR) Conference, the Association of Tax Administrators of Islamic Countries (ATAIC) Conference, International Tax Dialogue (ITD) and Reference Group of Commissioners Conference. During her leadership at IRB, vast improvements and policy changes to the service delivery system were introduced in the IRB, in particular, refunds, which were made faster with the use of electronic filing. She was instrumental in the extensive implementation of Malaysia’s electronic tax assessment and payment system and was involved in the ongoing planning and implementation of the IRB’s electronic revenue accounting system. For the improvements and innovations that had impacted positively on the taxpaying public, the IRB was awarded the inaugural Prime Minister's Innovation Award in 2009. Tan Sri Hasmah is also a Commission Member of Securities Commission since 10 March 2011, a trustee of Malaysian Tax Research Foundation since 6 April 2011, a trustee of Dana Amal Jariah since 28 June 2012 and was a Tax Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia for the period 1 July 2011 to 30 September 2013.

Supperamaniam Manickam

Y. Bhg. Datuk Supperamaniam Manickam serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on January 1, 2008. He is also a member of Audit Committee and Chairman of Nomination Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics from University of Malaya in 1970. He joined the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in October 1970 and was posted to the MITI as Assistant Director. He served in the civil service for 33 years in various capacities and held position as Deputy Secretary-General of MITI from 1997 until his official retirement in March 2000. In May 2000, he was appointed by the Government of Malaysia to be the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and held the position until September 2003. Since his retirement from public service, he now serves as a consultant/resource person for United Nations agencies, regional and international organizations and foreign governments. He is a member of the National Trade Advisory Council and sits in as a member of several government related to trade and investment policy issues and negotiations. Currently, he is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Berhad and also Distinguished Fellow of Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Besides the aforesaid, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor to the International Islamic University of Malaysia and Science and Management University, Kuala Lumpur. He is also a Visiting Professor of Macau University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Law).