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), where for the past 20 years she has been instrumental in driving organisational change as well as 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 FINCO (Financial Industry Collective Outreach) Steering Committee since 2016, and between 2003 and 2007, she represented MIBA on the Bursa Malaysia Continuing Education Programme 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, before being transferred to the Legal Affairs Department in April 1994 to undertake in-house legal work.

  • 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. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation.

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’ KONG SOOI LIN - Board of Directors

DATO’ KONG SOOI LIN

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Kong was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 1 April 2019 as Independent Non-Executive Director. She serves as a Member of Audit Committee.

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

  • She has over 27 years of investment banking experience and has extensive equity and debt transaction expertise, having advised on numerous highly profiled and industry-shaping corporate exercises in Malaysia and Asia Pacific.

  • Dato’ Kong began her career at Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) and Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1989, she joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad where she set up fixed income desk under Corporate Banking to originate and sell debt securities.

  • In 1994, she joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (“CIMB Investment Bank”) and has been with CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“CIMB Group”) for 25 years until her retirement from CIMB Investment Bank as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. Throughout her tenure with CIMB Group, Dato’ Kong has contributed significantly to entrenching CIMB as one of the top investment banking houses domestically and across ASEAN.

  • Dato’ Kong has held various capacities within CIMB Group. Her roles include: Group Head of Investment Banking Division for the Asia Pacific region; Group Head of Private Banking; Head of Senior Bankers Group; Chairperson of CIMB Private Limited Sri Lanka and Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of CIMB Securities Indonesia.

  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, a Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

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 and Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad. He is also a board member of non-profit organisations - Yayasan Bursa Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Art.

  • 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 has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director twice in 1994 and 2002.

  • 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.

  • Mr Cheah was previously on the Board of Employees Provident Fund from June 1996 to May 2007 and serve in its Investment Panel from June 2007 to May 2009. He was also a member of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)’s Investment Panel 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 Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Whistleblowing Committee.

  • Dato’ Siow’s other directorships in public companies include Eita Resources Berhad, Sunway Construction Group Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Radiant Globaltech Berhad.

  • 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 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.

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.

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.

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’ 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’ 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, Sunway Construction Group Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Radiant Globaltech Berhad.

  • 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 and Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad. He is also a board member of non-profit organisations - Yayasan Bursa Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Art.

  • 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 has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director twice in 1994 and 2002.

  • 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.

  • Mr Cheah was previously on the Board of Employees Provident Fund from June 1996 to May 2007 and serve in its Investment Panel from June 2007 to May 2009. He was also a member of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)’s Investment Panel from 2007 to February 2016.

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

DATO’ KONG SOOI LIN - Board of Directors

DATO’ KONG SOOI LIN

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian

  • Dato’ Kong was appointed to the Board of Eco World International Berhad on 1 April 2019 as Independent Non-Executive Director. She serves as a Member of Audit Committee.

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

  • She has over 27 years of investment banking experience and has extensive equity and debt transaction expertise, having advised on numerous highly profiled and industry-shaping corporate exercises in Malaysia and Asia Pacific.

  • Dato’ Kong began her career at Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) and Arthur Andersen & Co. In 1989, she joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad where she set up fixed income desk under Corporate Banking to originate and sell debt securities.

  • In 1994, she joined CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (“CIMB Investment Bank”) and has been with CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“CIMB Group”) for 25 years until her retirement from CIMB Investment Bank as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. Throughout her tenure with CIMB Group, Dato’ Kong has contributed significantly to entrenching CIMB as one of the top investment banking houses domestically and across ASEAN.

  • Dato’ Kong has held various capacities within CIMB Group. Her roles include: Group Head of Investment Banking Division for the Asia Pacific region; Group Head of Private Banking; Head of Senior Bankers Group; Chairperson of CIMB Private Limited Sri Lanka and Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of CIMB Securities Indonesia.

  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, a Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

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), where for the past 20 years she has been instrumental in driving organisational change as well as 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 FINCO (Financial Industry Collective Outreach) Steering Committee since 2016, and between 2003 and 2007, she represented MIBA on the Bursa Malaysia Continuing Education Programme 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, before being transferred to the Legal Affairs Department in April 1994 to undertake in-house legal work.

  • 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. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation.

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