Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Liew Kee Sin - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Liew Kee Sin

Executive Vice Chairman

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Liew was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Vice Chairman.

  • Tan Sri Liew’s other directorships in public companies include Eco World Development Group Berhad.

  • Tan Sri Liew started his career as a banker in a local merchant bank in 1981. After gaining five years of experience in the banking industry, he ventured into property development. Following a reverse takeover of S P Setia Berhad, he was appointed as its Group Managing Director in May 1996 and continued to helm S P Setia Berhad as its President & Chief Executive Officer for the next 18 years until 30 April 2014.

  • In mid-2012, Tan Sri Liew led the Malaysian consortium of S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund in successfully bidding for the Battersea Power Station site in London, United Kingdom and was appointed as the first Chairman of the Battersea Project Holding Company in 2012, a position he held until September 2015.

  • Tan Sri Liew has won numerous corporate and industry awards for entrepreneurship, philanthropy and for showing exemplary leadership in building businesses and creating value.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Business Administration) from University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Azlan was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee.

  • Tan Sri Azlan’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Bank Berhad (Chairman), RHB Investment Bank Berhad (Chairman), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Grand-Flo Berhad (Chairman), RHB Capital Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Liquidation) and Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Liquidation).  Tan Sri Azlan is also the Chairman of Financial Reporting Foundation, Chairman/Trustee of Yayasan Astro Kasih and a Trustee of OSK Foundation.

  • Tan Sri Azlan was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Board until his retirement in April 2013.  Tan Sri Azlan has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector, having served as the Managing Director of AmBank Berhad and prior to that, as the Managing Director of AmFinance Berhad.

  • Tan Sri Azlan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow Chartered Bankers of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Azlan Bin Mohd Zainol

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Azlan was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee.

  • Tan Sri Azlan’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Bank Berhad (Chairman), RHB Investment Bank Berhad (Chairman), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Grand-Flo Berhad (Chairman), RHB Capital Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Liquidation) and Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Liquidation).  Tan Sri Azlan is also the Chairman of Financial Reporting Foundation, Chairman/Trustee of Yayasan Astro Kasih and a Trustee of OSK Foundation.

  • Tan Sri Azlan was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Board until his retirement in April 2013.  Tan Sri Azlan has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector, having served as the Managing Director of AmBank Berhad and prior to that, as the Managing Director of AmFinance Berhad.

  • Tan Sri Azlan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow Chartered Bankers of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Liew Kee Sin - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Liew Kee Sin

Executive Vice Chairman

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Liew was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Vice Chairman.

  • Tan Sri Liew’s other directorships in public companies include Eco World Development Group Berhad.

  • Tan Sri Liew started his career as a banker in a local merchant bank in 1981. After gaining five years of experience in the banking industry, he ventured into property development. Following a reverse takeover of S P Setia Berhad, he was appointed as its Group Managing Director in May 1996 and continued to helm S P Setia Berhad as its President & Chief Executive Officer for the next 18 years until 30 April 2014.

  • In mid-2012, Tan Sri Liew led the Malaysian consortium of S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund in successfully bidding for the Battersea Power Station site in London, United Kingdom and was appointed as the first Chairman of the Battersea Project Holding Company in 2012, a position he held until September 2015.

  • Tan Sri Liew has won numerous corporate and industry awards for entrepreneurship, philanthropy and for showing exemplary leadership in building businesses and creating value.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Business Administration) from University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Pauline Wong Wan Voon - Board of Directors

Pauline Wong Wan Voon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Pauline was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 2 April 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, she does not hold any directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Currently, Pauline is the Executive Director of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association (“MIBA”). She is instrumental in driving the development and implementation of key initiatives and strategies that ensures the steady growth of MIBA in its role of promoting the development and growth of the Malaysian capital market. She has been representing MIBA on the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) Steering Committee since 2016, and between 2003 and 2007, she represented MIBA on the Bursa Malaysia Continuing Education Programme (CEP) Accreditation Committee.

  • She began her career with Messrs Suhaimi Khor Zulkifli & Chang, Advocates & Solicitors in September 1992 as a Legal Counsel. In June 1993, she joined TA Securities Berhad as an Assistant Manager, where she was tasked with setting up a new business unit.

  • Pauline graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She completed her Certificate in Legal Practice and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Malaysian Bar in 1991.

DATO’ TEOW LEONG SENG - Board of Directors

DATO’ TEOW LEONG SENG

President & Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Teow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Director. He was then appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer on 13 October 2014. He serves as a Member of the Risk Management Committee and Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Dato’ Teow has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development, corporate finance, accounting, financial management and real-estate finance. He began his career in 1981 with the Hong Leong Group and has since then held various senior finance and accounting positions in several public companies and headed the Real Estate Finance business at Citibank Malaysia.

  • Prior to joining Eco World International Berhad, he was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of S P Setia Berhad, where he was in charge of the group’s Corporate and Finance Division while overseeing the Business Development Division and overseas expansion plans. Dato’ Teow led S P Setia Berhad’s foray overseas to Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom and played a key role in further expansion to China.

  • A notable achievement for Dato’ Teow would be his role in securing the iconic Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in the United Kingdom. He led the team which conducted the extensive due diligence exercise that gave the Malaysian consortium, comprising S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund the confidence to submit an unconditional bid for the site. He was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the United Kingdom-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited to oversee the development management of the project.

  • He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun - Board of Directors

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Siow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Dato’ Siow’s other directorships in public companies include Eita Resources Berhad, Citibank Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad, Sunway Construction Group Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad, Radiant Globaltech Berhad and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan).

  • Dato’ Siow started his career in 1981 with the Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad) and later with Permata Chartered Merchant Bank Berhad (now known as Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad) and subsequently the Securities Commission Malaysia.

  • He was with the Securities Commission Malaysia from April 1993 until his retirement in December 2006. During his tenure with the Securities Commission Malaysia, he has served as the Director of its Issues & Investment Division and Market Supervision Division.

  • Dato’ Siow graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School, United States.

Mr Cheah Tek Kuang - Board of Directors

Mr Cheah Tek Kuang

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Mr Cheah was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 April 2017. He serves as Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Mr Cheah’s other directorships in public companies include IOI Corporation Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Director) and UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Director). He is also a member of the Board of Yayasan Bursa Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Art, of which both are non-profit organisations.

  • Mr Cheah started his career in Federal Industrial Development Authority (now known as Malaysian Industrial Development Authority) in 1970 as Economist in Planning and Research Division and later promoted as Deputy Director. In 1978, he joined the Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (now known as AmInvestment Bank Berhad and subsequently was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of the AmInvestment Bank Berhad in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

  • In 2005, he was appointed as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMMB Holdings Berhad. He retired in March 2012 after serving AmBank Group for more than 33 years.

  • He was also a director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the holding company of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad for nine years. Currently he sits on the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia, which looks into appeals by listed companies and market participants on violations of the Listing Requirements.

  • He sat on the Board of Employees Provident Fund from June 1996 to May 2007 and its Investment Panel from June 2007 to May 2009. He also served on Investment Panel of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) from 2007 to February 2016.

  • Mr Cheah graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan Bin Mohammad Raslan - Board of Directors

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan Bin Mohammad Raslan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as the Chairman of Audit Committee.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan’s other directorships in public companies include Sime Darby Property Berhad and the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

  • During his career, he was involved mainly in the provision of audit and advisory services to clients. He began his career with Robson Rhodes, a firm of chartered accountants in London, United Kingdom in 1981 and joined Price Waterhouse London, United Kingdom in 1990 as a Manager.

  • In 1992, he returned to Malaysia and joined Price Waterhouse in Kuala Lumpur as an Executive Director. He was admitted as a Partner of the firm in 1993.

  • In 2004, he was elected as the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and in 2008, he became the Joint Executive Chairman for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Southeast Asia Peninsular Region. He served as Executive Chairman until his retirement from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2012.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan was appointed as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Foundation from 2003 to 2009, a Board member of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) from 2010 to 2012 and a Board member as well as Audit Committee Chairman of Putrajaya Corporation from 2005 to 2012.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan is a member of the Financial Institutions Directors Education faculty of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, an institution created by the Central Bank of Malaysia. He provides Financial Institutions Directors Education training courses to directors of licensed financial institutions in Malaysia.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Economics and Accountancy from University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dato’ Voon Tin Yow - Board of Directors

Dato’ Voon Tin Yow

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Voon was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 14 September 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Dato’ Voon’s other directorships in public companies include Eco World Development Group Berhad.

  • He has 33 years of working experience in the construction and property development industry, which includes three years in construction site management and 30 years in management of property development.

  • He began his career in 1984 in Kimali Construction Sdn Bhd as a Site Engineer and went on to become the Development Engineer in Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd in 1986. In 1990, he joined Syarikat Kemajuan Jerai Sdn Bhd as Project Manager and was subsequently appointed as the General Manager in 1994. He was previously an Executive Director at S P Setia Berhad and held the post of Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2014. He was also previously the Acting President & Chief Executive Officer of S P Setia Berhad from 1 May 2014 until 31 December 2014. During his tenure in S P Setia Berhad, he oversaw the development of the entire eco-system to establish the company’s policies and procedures.

  • Dato’ Voon played a key role in leading the Malaysian consortium comprising S P Setia Berhad and Rimbunan Hijau Group to jointly develop the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park in the People’s Republic of China with a Chinese consortium.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, United States and holds a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, United States.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Independent Non-Executive Director. She serves as a Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Sunway Berhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad and Thinktank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca began her career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service. In the course of her civil service career, she was the Chief Administration and Procurement Officer of the ASEAN Plant Quarantine and Training Centre.

  • She was the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the ASEAN Chair for the ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement, Chief Negotiator for the bilateral free trade agreements with India and Turkey, and the European Union.

  • She played a key role in ASEAN economic integration and chaired the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting as well as the ASEAN High Level Task Force for Economic Integration.

  • She is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. She also chairs the European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves the Board of Trustees of MyKasih.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from University of Malaya, Malaysia and holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Universiti of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Georgia in Athens, United States.

Mr Raymond Choong Yee How - Board of Directors

Mr Raymond Choong Yee How

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Raymond was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • His other directorships in public companies include GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad.

  • Raymond is an Executive Director and President & Chief Executive Officer of GuocoLand Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • He has more than 30 years of experience in banking. He started his career with Citibank Malaysia as a Management Associate. Over the course of 24 years with Citigroup, he assumed various senior positions, the last being President & Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Savings Inc. Philippines.

  • Raymond was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad from the end of 2005 to August 2015. In that role, his responsibilities covered the full spectrum of financial services which included commercial banking, Islamic banking, life and general insurance, Takaful insurance, investment banking, asset management and securities trading business with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong and China.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (1st Class Honors) Degree from University of Otago, New Zealand and holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Otago, New Zealand.

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao - Board of Directors

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Singaporean

  • Mr Cheng was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Mr Cheng is the Group Managing Director of GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd and the Country Head of GuocoLand Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • In 2012, he joined as Chief Operating Officer of GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd, before becoming Managing Director, Group Project Office, which oversees project implementation in Singapore, China and Malaysia. He was appointed as Singapore’s Country Head in 2014.

  • Prior to joining GuocoLand, he was with the Singapore public service. There, he held leadership positions at the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. He was involved in projects such as Marina Bay and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

  • He is a member of the Future City Committee, a sub committee of Committee for Future Economy set up by the Singapore Government to review Singapore’s future growth strategy in 2016. He is also a member of Design Advisory Committee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority as well as a Young Urban Leader of the World Cities Summit. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze).

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honors) Degree from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and holds a Master of Design Studies (Distinction) from Harvard University, United States.

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao - Board of Directors

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Singaporean

  • Mr Cheng was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Mr Cheng is the Group Managing Director of GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd and the Country Head of GuocoLand Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • In 2012, he joined as Chief Operating Officer of GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd, before becoming Managing Director, Group Project Office, which oversees project implementation in Singapore, China and Malaysia. He was appointed as Singapore’s Country Head in 2014.

  • Prior to joining GuocoLand, he was with the Singapore public service. There, he held leadership positions at the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. He was involved in projects such as Marina Bay and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

  • He is a member of the Future City Committee, a sub committee of Committee for Future Economy set up by the Singapore Government to review Singapore’s future growth strategy in 2016. He is also a member of Design Advisory Committee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority as well as a Young Urban Leader of the World Cities Summit. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze).

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honors) Degree from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and holds a Master of Design Studies (Distinction) from Harvard University, United States.

Mr Raymond Choong Yee How - Board of Directors

Mr Raymond Choong Yee How

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Raymond was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • His other directorships in public companies include GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad.

  • Raymond is an Executive Director and President & Chief Executive Officer of GuocoLand Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange.

  • He has more than 30 years of experience in banking. He started his career with Citibank Malaysia as a Management Associate. Over the course of 24 years with Citigroup, he assumed various senior positions, the last being President & Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Savings Inc. Philippines.

  • Raymond was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad from the end of 2005 to August 2015. In that role, his responsibilities covered the full spectrum of financial services which included commercial banking, Islamic banking, life and general insurance, Takaful insurance, investment banking, asset management and securities trading business with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong and China.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (1st Class Honors) Degree from University of Otago, New Zealand and holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Otago, New Zealand.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria - Board of Directors

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 27 April 2017 as Independent Non-Executive Director. She serves as a Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Sunway Berhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Lafarge Malaysia Berhad and Thinktank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca began her career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service. In the course of her civil service career, she was the Chief Administration and Procurement Officer of the ASEAN Plant Quarantine and Training Centre.

  • She was the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the ASEAN Chair for the ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement, Chief Negotiator for the bilateral free trade agreements with India and Turkey, and the European Union.

  • She played a key role in ASEAN economic integration and chaired the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting as well as the ASEAN High Level Task Force for Economic Integration.

  • She is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. She also chairs the European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves the Board of Trustees of MyKasih.

  • Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from University of Malaya, Malaysia and holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Universiti of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Georgia in Athens, United States.

Dato’ Voon Tin Yow - Board of Directors

Dato’ Voon Tin Yow

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Voon was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 14 September 2017 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Dato’ Voon’s other directorships in public companies include Eco World Development Group Berhad.

  • He has 33 years of working experience in the construction and property development industry, which includes three years in construction site management and 30 years in management of property development.

  • He began his career in 1984 in Kimali Construction Sdn Bhd as a Site Engineer and went on to become the Development Engineer in Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd in 1986. In 1990, he joined Syarikat Kemajuan Jerai Sdn Bhd as Project Manager and was subsequently appointed as the General Manager in 1994. He was previously an Executive Director at S P Setia Berhad and held the post of Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2014. He was also previously the Acting President & Chief Executive Officer of S P Setia Berhad from 1 May 2014 until 31 December 2014. During his tenure in S P Setia Berhad, he oversaw the development of the entire eco-system to establish the company’s policies and procedures.

  • Dato’ Voon played a key role in leading the Malaysian consortium comprising S P Setia Berhad and Rimbunan Hijau Group to jointly develop the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park in the People’s Republic of China with a Chinese consortium.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, United States and holds a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, United States.

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan Bin Mohammad Raslan - Board of Directors

Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan Bin Mohammad Raslan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as the Chairman of Audit Committee.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan’s other directorships in public companies include Sime Darby Property Berhad and the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

  • During his career, he was involved mainly in the provision of audit and advisory services to clients. He began his career with Robson Rhodes, a firm of chartered accountants in London, United Kingdom in 1981 and joined Price Waterhouse London, United Kingdom in 1990 as a Manager.

  • In 1992, he returned to Malaysia and joined Price Waterhouse in Kuala Lumpur as an Executive Director. He was admitted as a Partner of the firm in 1993.

  • In 2004, he was elected as the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and in 2008, he became the Joint Executive Chairman for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Southeast Asia Peninsular Region. He served as Executive Chairman until his retirement from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2012.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan was appointed as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Foundation from 2003 to 2009, a Board member of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) from 2010 to 2012 and a Board member as well as Audit Committee Chairman of Putrajaya Corporation from 2005 to 2012.

  • Dato’ Seri Ahmad Johan is a member of the Financial Institutions Directors Education faculty of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, an institution created by the Central Bank of Malaysia. He provides Financial Institutions Directors Education training courses to directors of licensed financial institutions in Malaysia.

  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Economics and Accountancy from University of Hull, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr Cheah Tek Kuang - Board of Directors

Mr Cheah Tek Kuang

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Mr Cheah was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 April 2017. He serves as Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Mr Cheah’s other directorships in public companies include IOI Corporation Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Director) and UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (Independent Non-Executive Director). He is also a member of the Board of Yayasan Bursa Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Art, of which both are non-profit organisations.

  • Mr Cheah started his career in Federal Industrial Development Authority (now known as Malaysian Industrial Development Authority) in 1970 as Economist in Planning and Research Division and later promoted as Deputy Director. In 1978, he joined the Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (now known as AmInvestment Bank Berhad and subsequently was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of the AmInvestment Bank Berhad in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

  • In 2005, he was appointed as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMMB Holdings Berhad. He retired in March 2012 after serving AmBank Group for more than 33 years.

  • He was also a director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the holding company of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad for nine years. Currently he sits on the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia, which looks into appeals by listed companies and market participants on violations of the Listing Requirements.

  • He sat on the Board of Employees Provident Fund from June 1996 to May 2007 and its Investment Panel from June 2007 to May 2009. He also served on Investment Panel of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) from 2007 to February 2016.

  • Mr Cheah graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun - Board of Directors

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Siow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He serves as a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Dato’ Siow’s other directorships in public companies include Eita Resources Berhad, Citibank Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad, Sunway Construction Group Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad, Radiant Globaltech Berhad and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan).

  • Dato’ Siow started his career in 1981 with the Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad) and later with Permata Chartered Merchant Bank Berhad (now known as Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad) and subsequently the Securities Commission Malaysia.

  • He was with the Securities Commission Malaysia from April 1993 until his retirement in December 2006. During his tenure with the Securities Commission Malaysia, he has served as the Director of its Issues & Investment Division and Market Supervision Division.

  • Dato’ Siow graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School, United States.

DATO’ TEOW LEONG SENG - Board of Directors

DATO’ TEOW LEONG SENG

President & Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Teow was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 12 September 2014 as Executive Director. He was then appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer on 13 October 2014. He serves as a Member of the Risk Management Committee and Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, he does not hold any other directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Dato’ Teow has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development, corporate finance, accounting, financial management and real-estate finance. He began his career in 1981 with the Hong Leong Group and has since then held various senior finance and accounting positions in several public companies and headed the Real Estate Finance business at Citibank Malaysia.

  • Prior to joining Eco World International Berhad, he was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of S P Setia Berhad, where he was in charge of the group’s Corporate and Finance Division while overseeing the Business Development Division and overseas expansion plans. Dato’ Teow led S P Setia Berhad’s foray overseas to Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom and played a key role in further expansion to China.

  • A notable achievement for Dato’ Teow would be his role in securing the iconic Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in the United Kingdom. He led the team which conducted the extensive due diligence exercise that gave the Malaysian consortium, comprising S P Setia Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Employees Provident Fund the confidence to submit an unconditional bid for the site. He was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the United Kingdom-based Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited to oversee the development management of the project.

  • He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Pauline Wong Wan Voon - Board of Directors

Pauline Wong Wan Voon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Pauline was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 2 April 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

  • Other than Eco World International Berhad, she does not hold any directorship in public companies in Malaysia.

  • Currently, Pauline is the Executive Director of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association (“MIBA”). She is instrumental in driving the development and implementation of key initiatives and strategies that ensures the steady growth of MIBA in its role of promoting the development and growth of the Malaysian capital market. She has been representing MIBA on the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) Steering Committee since 2016, and between 2003 and 2007, she represented MIBA on the Bursa Malaysia Continuing Education Programme (CEP) Accreditation Committee.

  • She began her career with Messrs Suhaimi Khor Zulkifli & Chang, Advocates & Solicitors in September 1992 as a Legal Counsel. In June 1993, she joined TA Securities Berhad as an Assistant Manager, where she was tasked with setting up a new business unit.

  • Pauline graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She completed her Certificate in Legal Practice and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Malaysian Bar in 1991.

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