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Meet The Directors

Edmond Cheah Swee Leng

Chairman, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng, aged 64, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Adventa Berhad on presently the Chairman of the Company. His last re-election as a director was on 28 March 2017. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
 

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Association of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales. He is also a Certified Financial Planner. His professional experience has been in the fields of audit, merchant banking, corporate & financial advising, portfolio & investment management, unit trust management and financial planning.
 

His career started with a professional accounting firm in London where he was an Audit Manager. He was the manager in charge of Portfolio Investment in a merchant bank in Malaysia and subsequently in charge of the corporate and planning division in a public listed company. Mr. Cheah was the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and a member of the Investment Committee of Public Mutual Fund Berhad, the largest private unit trust management company in Malaysia.
 

He was also a council member and Chairman of the Secretariat of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), and is a former Task Force Member on Islamic Finance for Labuan International Offshore Financial Centre (LOFSA), and a former member on the Securities Market Consultation Panel in Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
 

He attended all seven (7) Board Meetings held during the financial period ended 31 December 2018.
 

Mr. Cheah sits on the Board of Nylex Malaysia Berhad and Ancom Berhad, all of which are listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also an Investment Committee Member and Director of MAAKL Mutual Berhad.

Low Chin Guan

Managing Director, Key Senior Management

Mr. Low Chin Guan, aged 59, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Adventa Berhad on 12 April 2004 and is
presently the Managing Director of the Company. His last reelection as a director was on 29 March 2016. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

He graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom.
 

Mr. Low founded the initial subsidiary of the Group in 1988. He has years of experience in project management, operations of manufacturing and assembly plants, financial control, strategic planning and marketing. In 2004, he
formed Adventa Berhad to hold the various companies and manufacturing facilities under a single group management.

 

He now leads the Group in the areas of strategic planning, business development, investments, acquisitions and key personnel recruitment. He is also actively involved in product development, particularly in technological directions.
 

He attended all seven (7) Board Meetings held during the financial period ended 31 December 2018.
 

Mr. Low is the brother of Ms. Low Lea Kwan, who is substantial shareholder of the Company. He does not have any family relationship with any other director nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company, except as disclosed in the Financial Statements.

Kwek Siew Leng

Executive Director, Key Senior Management

Ms. Kwek Siew Leng, aged 52, was appointed to the Board of Adventa Berhad on 12 April 2004 and is Executive Director of the Company. Her last re-election as a director was on 28 March 2017.
 

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Chartered Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She has senior operations experience in audit and accounting prior to joining the Adventa Bhd group. Her prior employment in public practice includes stints in statutory and regulatory reporting, financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, taxation, managerial skills as well as system development in various fields.
 

She joined one of the Company’s subsidiaries as Finance Manager in 2002 and assumed the position of Group
Finance Manager of Adventa Berhad in 2003. She was subsequently promoted to Finance Director in 2004. She is
now responsible for the overall management and operations of the accounts and finance departments.

 

She attended six (6) out of seven (7) Board Meetings held during the financial period ended 31 December 2018.

Toh Seng Thong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Toh Seng Thong, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Adventa Berhad on 10 May 2004. His last re-election as a director was on 29 March 2018. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1981. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation and an Associate member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia.
 

Mr Toh has over 30 years’ experience in auditing, taxation and corporate and financial advisory. He is also a practicing Chartered Accountant of Malaysia. He started his own practice under Messrs S T Toh & Co in 1997.
 

He attended all six (6) out of seven (7) Board Meetings held during the financial period ended 31 December 2018.
 

He sits on the Board of Latitude Tree Holdings Berhad and Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad, companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

DATO’ DR. NORRAESAH BINTI HAJI MOHAMAD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Binti Haji Mohamad, aged 70, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Adventa November 2005 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Her last re-election as a director was on 29 March 2018. She is also a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Dato’ Dr. Norraesah is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economics from University of Malaya, a Masters in International Economics Relations from International Institute of Public Administration, France and Masters in International Economics and Finance from University of Paris I, Pantheon- Sorbonne, France.

 

She further obtained a PhD (Economics Science) International Economics and International Finance from University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France.

 

She has over forty-five (45) years of working experience in the field of banking, consultancy, telecommunication, international trade and commerce.

 

She served the Government of Malaysia from 1972 to 1988 for a total of 16 years before leaving the public sector to join the private sector.

In the private sector, she assumed diverse roles between 1989- 2003. She was a Managing Director with a consulting firm which provides financial and consulting services appointed as the Chief Representative of Credit Lyonnais Bank in Malaysia and later was appointed as the Chairman of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia.

 

She was appointed as a Senator from October 2005 to February 2008. She is a recipient of several state awards and was conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur from French Government in 2004.

 

She sits on the Board of Directors of Excel Force MSC Berhad, MY E.G. Services Berhad and Latitude Tree Holdings Berhad all of which are public companies. She also sits on the Board of Directors of several private limited companies. She attended six (6) out of seven (7) Board Meetings held during the financial period ended 31 December 2018.

 

She is currently the Chairman of the World Islamic Businesswomen Network of the World Islamic Economic Forum (“WIEF”) and sits on its Board of Trustees and is a member of the International Advisory Panel. She does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company.