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Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi Bin Haji Zainuddin (R)

Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi bin Hj Zainuddin (R) (Malaysian, aged 71, 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 nearly 40 years, 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.

In international duties, he served as a Military Observer under the United Nations International Monitoring Group in Iraq after the Iran-Iraq War Ceasefire in 1988/1989.

Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) is presently the Chairman of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera. He is also a director of Genting Malaysia Berhad, Bintang Capital Partners Berhad, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Affin Holdings Berhad and Sogo (K.L.) Department Store Sdn Bhd.

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 Trustees 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. On 19 April 2014, he was bestowed with the Perak’s highest award for commoners, the ‘Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Amat Dimulia’ (S.P.S.A), which carries the title “Dato’ Seri DiRaja”.

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.

In June 2015, Asia Metropolitan University elected Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi (R) as the Chancellor of the University. In October 2016, Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi was conferred with an honorary doctorate in Management of Defense and Strategic Studies from National Defence University of Malaysia, also known as Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia.

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay

Deputy Chairman and Executive Director / Non-Independent Executive Director

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Malaysian, aged 68, 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 degree 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.

He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Berhad and Genting Malaysia Berhad; Chairman 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 and Executive Chairman of Genting Singapore Limited and Genting UK Plc. He is also a Director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., a company listed on the Main Board of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. and an associate of GENHK until its voluntary delisting in October 2019. He joined the Genting Group in 1976 and has since served in various positions within the Group. He is a Founding Member and a Permanent Trustee 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.

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

Chief Executive and Executive Director / Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Tan Kong Han (Malaysian, aged 54, 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 as 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 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 degree 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 group. 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, GB Services Berhad and Genting RMTN Berhad, all of which are public listed companies as well as the Managing Director of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd.

Mr Lim Keong Hui

Deputy Chief Executive and Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Lim Keong Hui (Malaysian, aged 35, 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 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 was 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 NonIndependent 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.

Prior to his appointment as the SVP – Business Development of GENT, he was the SVP - Business Development of Genting Hong Kong Limited (“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 was the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office and CIO of GENHK after taking up additional role of CIO of GENHK on 1 December 2014. On 28 March 2019, Mr Lim was redesignated as the 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.

Lt. Gen. Dato’ Abdul Ghani bin Abdullah (R)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lt. Gen. Dato' Abdul Ghani bin Abdullah (R) (Malaysian, aged 78, male), appointed on 14 February 1996, was redesignated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 May 2007.

Dato’ Abdul Ghani retired as a Director of the Company pursuant to Section 129 of the Companies Act, 1965 at the conclusion of the Company’s 39th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 30 May 2017. On the same day, Dato’ Abdul Ghani was appointed as an Independent NonExecutive Director of the Company pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company dated 30 May 2017.

Dato’ Abdul Ghani has had a distinguished career with the Malaysian Armed Forces for 36 years. He was Field Army Commander before his retirement as a three star general. Prior to that, Dato’ Abdul Ghani served in Kuching, Sarawak as Commander of the First Division for East Malaysia and earlier between 1990 and 1993 commanded the Armed Forces’ Strategic Division with the rank of Major General. His long army career also saw Dato’ Abdul Ghani doing planning and logistics at the Ministry of Defence and attending training programs at the US Army Intelligence School, Defence Services Staff College in India, the Joint Services Staff College in Canberra and the National Defence College in Pakistan. Dato’ Abdul Ghani holds a Masters of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.

Mr Quah Chek Tin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Quah Chek Ti (Malaysian, aged 68, male), appointed on 19 October 2001, was redesignated as an Independent 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 Economics 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 Ching Yew Chye

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ching Yew Chye (Malaysian, aged 66, 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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Yong Chee Kong (Malaysian, aged 65, male), appointed on 1 January 2018 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, was redesignated as an Independent NonExecutive 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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zaleha binti Zahari (Malaysian, aged 71, female), appointed on 26 February 2018, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. Having qualified as a Barrister-atLaw, 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.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Mr Quah Chek Tin

    Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi Bin Haji Zainuddin (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Lt. Gen. Dato’ Abdul Ghani bin Abdullah (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Ching Yew Chye

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

  • Mr Quah Chek Tin

    Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi Bin Haji Zainuddin (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Lt. Gen. Dato’ Abdul Ghani bin Abdullah (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Ching Yew Chye

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director

NOMINATION COMMITTEE

  • Mr Quah Chek Tin

    Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi Bin Haji Zainuddin (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Lt. Gen. Dato’ Abdul Ghani bin Abdullah (R)

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

  • Gen. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Zahidi Bin Haji Zainuddin (R)

    Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Quah Chek Tin

    Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Ching Yew Chye

    Member/Independent Non-Executive Director

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay

Deputy Chairman & Executive Director

Mr Tan Kong Han

Chief Executive

Mr Lim Keong Hui

Deputy Chief Executive

Mr Tan Wee Kok

President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr Lee Ser Wor

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Tan Cheng Huat

Executive Vice President - Plantation

Mr Choo Huan Boon

Senior Vice President - Processing (Malaysia) & Downstream Manufacturing

Mr Lee Weng Wah

Vice President - Biotechnology

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