Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi bin Hj Zainuddin (R) (Malaysian, aged 73, male), appointed on 1 July 2005, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Company on 1 October 2011. He had a distinguished career in the Malaysian Armed Forces for 38 years 11 months, before retiring from the Force on 30 April 2005. During the period as a professional military officer, he served 6 years 4 months as the Malaysian Chief of Defence Forces from 1 January 1999 and as the Chief of the Malaysian Army for one year from 1 January 1998.
Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) is presently the Group Chairman of Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd. He is a director of Genting Malaysia Berhad, Only World Group Holdings Berhad and Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad. He also sits on the board of several private limited companies in Malaysia.
Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) was made a Member of Dewan Negara Perak by DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak on 25 November 2006 and is a Director/Trustee for the Board of Trustee of Yayasan Sultan Azlan Shah. On 23 April 2013, Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) was appointed as Orang Kaya Bendahara Seri Maharaja Perak Darul Ridzuan by DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak and the Dewan Negara Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) holds a Masters of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan and had attended the Senior Executive Programme in Harvard University, United States of America, Command and General Staff College Philippines, Joint Services Staff College Australia and National Defence College Pakistan.
Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) is the Chancellor of Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) since June 2015, and also the Pro-Chancellor of University Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS) since December 2018. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Management of Defense and Strategic Studies from National Defence University of Malaysia, also known as Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) in 2016.
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Malaysian, aged 70, male), appointed on 29 September 1977, was the Chief Executive and Director until he relinquished his position as Chief Executive and assumed the position of Deputy Chairman and Executive Director on 1 January 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of London. He attended the Programme for Management Development of Harvard Business School, Harvard University in 1979. He is a Honorary Professor of Xiamen University, China.
Tan Sri Lim is also the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Berhad; the Executive Chairman of Genting Singapore Limited; the Chairman of Genting UK Plc; and a Director of Celularity Inc. (formerly known as GX Acquisition Corp.), a company listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia Berhad (“GENM”) until he was redesignated as the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of GENM on 27 August 2020. He joined the Genting Group in 1976 and has since served in various positions within the Group. He is a Founding Member, a Permanent Trustee and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Community Chest, Malaysia. He also sits on the Boards of other Malaysian and foreign companies as well as the Boards of Trustees of several charitable organisations in Malaysia.
Tan Sri Lim was the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong Limited (“GENHK”), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited until his resignation on 21 January 2022. He was also a Director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (“Travellers”) until his resignation on 21 February 2022. Travellers is an associate of GENHK and was listed on the Main Board of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. until its voluntary delisting in October 2019.
For his leadership excellence and significant contributions to the leisure and travel industry, he was named the “Travel Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” by Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Asia, “The Most Influential Person in Asian Gaming 2009” by Inside Asian Gaming, “Asian Leader for Global Leisure and Entertainment Tourism 2011” by Seagull Philippines Inc., and “Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Philanthropy 2013” by World Chinese Economic Forum.
Mr Tan Kong Han (Malaysian, aged 56, male), the Deputy Chief Executive since 1 December 2010, was appointed as the Chief Executive and Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2019. He is also the President and Chief Operating Officer of Genting Berhad (“GENT”), the holding company and was appointed an Executive Director on 1 January 2020 and redesignated as President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of GENT, on the same day.
He has more than 13 years of working experience in investment banking prior to joining Tanjong Public Limited Company as the Group Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He left Tanjong Public Limited Company in 2007 to join Genting Berhad. He read economics and law and has been conferred a Master of Arts by the University of Cambridge. Mr Tan was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1989 and the Malaysian Bar in 1990.
He serves as a director of a variety of subsidiary companies within the Genting Berhad and Genting Plantations Berhad groups. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Genting and Yayasan Kebajikan Komuniti Malaysia, the Administrator of The Community Chest, Malaysia, a director of Asian Centre for Genomics Technology Berhad and Genting RMTN Berhad, all of which are public companies as well as the Managing Director of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd.
Mr Lim Keong Hui (Malaysian, aged 37, male), appointed on 23 November 2011 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, was redesignated as a Non-Independent Executive Director following his appointment as the Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) of the Company on 1 January 2015. On 5 May 2017, Mr Lim was redesignated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company following his resignation as the CIO of the Company. On 1 January 2019, he was redesignated as the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of the Company.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Computer Science from the Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in International Marketing Management from Regent’s Business School London, United Kingdom.
Mr Lim Keong Hui is a son of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Company. Both Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay and Mr Lim Keong Hui are major shareholders of the Company.
On 1 January 2019, he has redesignated as the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Genting Berhad (‘GENT’). He was a Non-Independent Executive Director of GENT following his appointment as the Senior Vice President (“SVP”) – Business Development on 1 March 2013 until he was redesignated as the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office of GENT on 1 June 2013 and assumed additional role as the CIO on 1 January 2015. He was a Non-Independent Executive Director of Genting Malaysia Berhad (“GENM”) following his appointment as the CIO of GENM on 1 January 2015. On 1 January 2019, he was redesignated as the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of GENM. He is also a director of Genting UK Plc and a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Lim Goh Tong.
Mr Lim was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Genting Hong Kong Limited (“GENHK”) until his resignation on 28 August 2020. Prior to his appointment as the SVP – Business Development of GENT, he was the SVP – Business Development of GENHK until he was redesignated as the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office of GENHK following his appointment as an Executive Director of GENHK on 7 June 2013. He had taken up additional role of CIO of GENHK since 1 December 2014. On 28 March 2019, Mr Lim had been appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GENHK and had been redesignated to Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of GENHK. Prior to joining GENHK in 2009, he had embarked on an investment banking career with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.
Mr Quah Chek Tin (Malaysian, aged 70, male), appointed on 19 October 2001, was redesignated as an Independen Non-Executive Director on 8 October 2008.
He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand London before returning to Malaysia. He joined the Genting Group in 1979 and has served in various positions within the Group. He was the Executive Director of Genting Berhad as well as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad prior to his retirement in October 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economic from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
In addition, he sits on the Boards of Genting Malaysia Berhad and Batu Kawan Berhad. Mr Quah is presently the Chairman of Paramount Corporation Berhad.
Mr Ching Yew Chye (Malaysian, aged 68, male), appointed on 23 November 2011, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He holds an Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of London.
He is a seasoned management and information technology professional with more than 25 years of experience. He held various management positions in Accenture until his retirement in 2007 as a senior partner of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.
During his career with Accenture, he worked primarily with clients in the financial services industry in ASEAN. Major client assignments included strategic information planning, design and implementation of major information technology systems, bank reorganisation and operational integration arising from bank mergers. He is also a director of YTL Starhill Global Reit Management Limited, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and the Chairman of AIA Bhd and AIA General Berhad.
Mr Yong Chee Kong (Malaysian, aged 67, male), appointed on 1 January 2018 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2019.
He pursued his accountancy studies in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. In 1999, he attended the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School, Harvard University.
He joined Genting Berhad in 1985 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Genting Plantations Berhad in 1991. In 2006, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and in 2010 as President & Chief Operating Officer of Genting Plantations Berhad, a position he held till his retirement on 1 July 2017. Prior to joining the Genting Group, he was attached to the Inland Revenue Department of Malaysia and two major international accounting firms.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zaleha binti Zahari (Malaysian, aged 73, female), appointed on 26 February 2018, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. Having qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, London in 1971, she joined the Judicial and Legal Service. In the twenty years of her service, she had, inter alia, served as a Magistrate, Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court, Deputy Public Prosecutor as well as a Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Education, the Economic Planning Unit, the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the Department of Inland Revenue. She was the Head of the Civil Division in the Attorney General’s Chambers prior to being appointed as a Judge of the Superior Bench.
She was initially appointed as a Judicial Commissioner and subsequently as Judge of the High Court, then Court of Appeal Judge and thereafter, as a Federal Court Judge.
After her retirement from the Bench, she was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Ombudsman of Financial Services. She was the Chairman of the Operations Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for a period of three years from 15 August 2016 to 14 August 2019.
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