Board of Directors

Pn Shalina Azman 

SHALINA AZMAN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
 
Puan Shalina Azman, a Malaysian, female, aged 51, was appointed to the Board as Deputy Chairman on 30 July 2007 and was later redesignated Non-Executive Chairman on 31 October 2014.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Economics from Chapman University in California and in 1993, she obtained her Masters in Business Administration from University of Hull in United Kingdom.

Puan Shalina first gained invaluable experience in the media industry when she was a Business Development Officer with RCE Capital Berhad (“RCE”) in 1990. From 1995 to 1999, she was with Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”) as Senior Manager, Corporate Planning. In January 2000, she re-joined RCE as the Executive Director and became the Managing Director on 1 September 2000. She held the position until 31 July 2002, prior to assuming her current appointment as Deputy Managing Director of Amcorp.

Apart from Amcorp, Puan Shalina also sits on the Board of RCE. 
 
 
 
Dato' Che Md Nawawi 

DATO’ CHE MD NAWAWI
BIN ISMAIL

Independent Director
 
Dato’ Che Md Nawawi bin Ismail, a Malaysian, male, aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 30 July 2007.

Dato’ Nawawi holds a Bachelor of Laws from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and practiced as an advocate and solicitor in a legal firm between 1990 and 1991.

Dato’ Nawawi was the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Malaysian Police Force until his retirement in February 2006.

He had held several key positions during his 36 years of service with the Malaysian Police Force including the position of Head of Criminal Investigation Department in the State of Sabah and Perlis, OCPD Cheras, Deputy Director, Commercial Crime Division and Deputy Director, Criminal Investigation Department in Bukit Aman. 
 
 
 
P'ng Soo Theng

P’NG SOO THENG

Independent Director
 
Mr. P’ng Soo Theng, a Malaysian, male, aged 63, was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Valuation and Estate Management from the University of the West of England (formerly known as Bristol Polytechnic). Mr. P’ng is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS). Mr P'ng is a Registered Valuer, Estate Agent and Property Manager with the Board of Valuers Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia (BOVAEP) under the purview of the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.

Mr. P’ng joined Messrs C H Williams Talhar & Wong (now rebranded as CBRE | WTW), one of Malaysia’s leading real estate professional firms in 1981 and had held several senior positions until his redesignation where he currently serves as a Consultant of the firm. He was made Partner and Director of the firm in 1989 and Senior Executive Director in 2004 and his forte included undertaking consulting appointments and business development for the firm. Mr. P’ng was involved in the valuation exercise for the listing of several Real Estate Investment Trust companies as well as the sale, structuring, acquisition and due diligence for several high profile transactions involving hotels, commercial properties and commercial development projects. His prior experience stems from a near three-year stint in the public sector where he rose to the rank of Acting State Director at the Valuation & Property Services Division, Ministry of Finance. 
 
 
 
Tan Bun Poo 

TAN BUN POO
Independent Director
 
Mr. Tan Bun Poo, a Malaysian, male, aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2013.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1973 and obtained his Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia in 1976. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Malaysian Institute of Taxation and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr. Tan, currently a practicing accountant, was a retired Senior Partner with Deloitte. He has more than 40 years of experience in the audits of both private and public companies in varied industries including banking, insurance and other financial services. He was also involved in leading assignments related to outsourced internal audits and risk management services, initial public offerings, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate exercises.

Mr. Tan is a board member of the Auditing & Assurance Standards Board, MIA. He was a council member of MICPA and served as a member in its Accounting & Auditing Technical Committee, Financial Statements Review Committee and Investigation Committee.

Mr. Tan also sits on the Board of UEM Edgenta Berhad, QL Resources Berhad, RCE Capital Berhad, AmMetLife Takaful Berhad and AmInvestment Bank Berhad. 
 
 
 
Kamil Ahmad Merican 

KAMIL AHMAD MERICAN
Independent Director
 
Encik Kamil Ahmad Merican, a Malaysian, male, aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 23 July 2013.

Encik Kamil graduated in architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the Architectural Association in London. After graduating, he worked with Sir Terry Farrell and Sir Nick Grimshaw in London. In 1976, on his return to Malaysia, he taught in the Faculty of Architecture at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Encik Kamil is the founding partner of GDP Architects Malaysia (“GDP”), which has gained a reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading design and architecture firms. As GDP’s principal design partner, he has been involved in all the firm’s major projects, some of which have won a number of awards, including 12 from PAM (the Malaysian Institute of Architects), a RIBA award (jointly with Foster + Partners) and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007 (for Universiti Teknologi Petronas, also with Foster + Partners).

Encik Kamil was a member of the 2013 Master Jury for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and a recipient of the 2007 Award. He has also been appointed as the Steering Committee Member for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

He has also served as a member of the steering committee for the Greater KL Council since 2010. He remains active in architectural education, serving as an external examiner for both Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Malaya. He is also the Adjunct Professor of Faculty of Architecture, Universiti Malaya. In 2017, he served as a guest critic reviewer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).

Encik Kamil also sits on the Board of Eastern & Oriental Berhad and E&O Property Development Berhad. 
 
 
 
Soo Kim Wai 

SOO KIM WAI
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. Soo Kim Wai, a Malaysian, male, aged 57, was appointed to the Board on 30 July 2007.

Mr. Soo is a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountant, Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Mr. Soo is currently the Group Managing Director of Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”). He joined Amcorp in 1989 as Senior Manager, Finance and has since held various positions. He was appointed as a Director of Amcorp on 13 March 1996. Before joining Amcorp, he was in the accounting profession for 5 years with Deloitte KassimChan from 1980 to 1985 and with Plantation Agencies Sdn Bhd from 1985 to 1989.

Apart from Amcorp, his directorships in other public companies include AMMB Holdings Berhad and RCE Capital Berhad. He also serves as Chairman of AmREIT Managers Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Am ARA REIT Managers Sdn Bhd), the Manager of AmFirst Real Estate Investment Trust and sits on the Board of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. 
 
 
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