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Profile of The Board of Directors

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong (Malaysian/Male, 82 years)

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Company on 21 April 2006. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the Taiwan National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate degree in Science by the same university in 2017 in recognition of his extensive contribution to the Malaysian Chinese community. He also received the Honorary Professor title from the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics in the year 2008.

As the founder and Executive Chairman, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Group and is responsible for its overall strategic business direction. He brings with him more than 50 years of experience in the jewellery industry including precious metals and gemstones and is a respected authority in gold, silver, platinum and their alloys as well as other precious stones.

In his dedication to assure products of the highest quality, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng assisted the establishment of the Fedmas Assay Office Sdn. Bhd. in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru for the sole purpose of testing the precious metal content of jewellery and ensuring compliance with national and international standards. He was the President of the Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association for six years since 1996 and continues to serve as an advisor till now. He is also currently serving several other associations in various capacities. Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng received the recognition of a Lifetime Achievement presented by the Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2013 in recognition to his extensive contribution to the business and society. In year 2016, he has won the Malaysia’s highest book award for his work on an encyclopedia titled A Journey Through History: The Chinese and Nation-Building in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng does not have directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. His sons, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng and Mr Ng Yih Chen, daughters, Ms Ng Sheau Chyn and Ms Ng Sheau Yuen and daughter-in-law, Datin Choong Chow Mooi are also members of the Board.

 

Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Aman Bin Raja Haji Ahmad (Malaysian/Male, 74 years)

Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Aman was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), a Certified Public Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. He held various positions in Maybank Group from 1974 to 1985 prior to joining Affin Bank Berhad in 1985 as an Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). He left Affin Bank Berhad in 1992 to join Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad as the CEO for one year. He was reappointed as CEO of Affin Bank Berhad in 1995 and retired in 2003.

Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Aman also sits on the board of Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad and Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad as their Chairman. He is a board member of Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad and serves as the Chairman for the Investment Panel of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.


Datuk Ng Yih Pyng (Malaysian/Male, 48 years)

Datuk Ng was appointed as Managing Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1990 from Iowa State University in the United States of America (“USA”) and received a Master in Business Administration in Corporate Finance in 1991 from Iowa State University in the USA. Upon graduation, he joined the Group as a Director and is responsible for the overall management and business development of the Group.

Datuk Ng is currently the Advisor for the Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association of Malaysia. He is the council member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor and holds the position of Deputy Secretary General I. In addition, he is elected the national council member of The Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia and serves as its Deputy Secretary General II. His portfolio in the chamber includes being the Chairman of its Branding Strategy and Membership Drive Consultative Committee and the advisor to the Young Entrepreneurs Committee. Datuk Ng is also currently the treasurer for the Young President Organization.

Datuk Ng does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He is the son to Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong. His siblings, Mr Ng Yih Chen, Ms Ng Sheau Chyn and Ms Ng Sheau Yuen and spouse Datin Choong Chow Mooi are also members of the Board.


Datin Nonadiah Binti Abdullah (Malaysian/Female, 62 years)

Datin Nonadiah was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Administration) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia in 1981 and thereafter obtained a Diploma in Montessori Method of Education, St. Nicholas, London, United Kingdom. She began her career in 1980 with the Public Works Department, Melbourne, Australia as an Accounts Executive. She has also served Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad from 1982 to 1989 and her last position was Manager in Corporate Banking Division. In 1991, she became a licensed Dealer’s Representative and was attached to a stockbroking firm until 1997.

Datin Nonadiah does not have directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. She also does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.


Datuk M Chareon Sae Tang @ Tan Whye Aun (Malaysian/Male, 81 years)

Datuk Tang was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from King’s College, University of London and is a Barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple London. He has been in the legal practice since 1968, first as a Legal Assistant in Messrs Shearn & Delamore and later as a Partner at Messrs Chye, Chow, Chung & Tang until 1976. At present, he manages his own legal practice, Messrs C.S. Tang & Co.

Datuk Tang also sits on the board of ACB Resources Berhad and Lion Corporation Berhad. He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.


Mr Lau Tiang Hua (Malaysian/Male, 67 years)

Mr Lau was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He articled with Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co and later served as an Audit Manager with Arthur Young & Co. Thereafter, Mr Lau joined a major newspaper company as its Accountant and was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager for Finance and Administration. In the year 1985, he established his own accounting practice, JB Lau & Associates, which has since become a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

Mr Lau does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He also does not have any family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholder of the Company.


Datin Choong Chow Mooi (Malaysian/Female, 51 years)

Datin Choong was appointed as Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iowa State University in the USA in 1989 and received a degree in Gemology from the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica California in 1991. Since her return to Malaysia, she joined the Group in 1995 as General Manager. She is a trained gemologist and currently responsible for the jewellery division of the Group. In addition, Datin Choong is also overseeing the general administrative issues of the Group and assists in the management of the Group’s retail operation both local and overseas.

Datin Choong does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. She is the spouse to Datuk Ng Yih Pyng. Her father-in-law, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong, brother-in-law, Mr Ng Yih Chen, and sisters-in-law Ms Ng Sheau Chyn and Ms Ng Sheau Yuen are also members of the Board.


Mr Ng Yih Chen (Malaysian/Male, 53 years)

Mr Ng was appointed as Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Iowa State University in the USA in 1988 and further pursued with Gemology at the Gemological Institute of America in 1990 before receiving a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom in 1996. Upon graduation in 1988, he joined the Group as Director and is currently responsible for specialized sales of the Group.

Mr Ng was the organizing chairman for the AEC+6 Gems & Jewellery Association 4th President Summit. He was the Vice President for the Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association of Malaysia and the President for the Goldsmiths & Jewellers Association of Wilayah Persekutuan, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. Mr Ng is also the Founding President for both the GIA Alumni Association Malaysia and the Gemologist Society of Malaysia. In addition, he also serves several other associations, both local and international in various capacities.

Mr Ng does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. He is the son to Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong. His siblings, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Ms Ng Sheau Chyn and Ms Ng Sheau Yuen and sister-in-law Datin Choong Chow Mooi are also members of the Board.


Ms Ng Sheau Chyn (Malaysian/Female, 49 years)

Ms Ng was appointed as Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering as well as a Master degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University USA in 1990 and 1991 respectively.

She also served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the same university from 1990 to 1991. Since her return to Malaysia in 1992, she joined the Group as Director and has been responsible for the wholesale and manufacturing operations of the Group. Ms Ng does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers.

She is the daughter to Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong. Her siblings, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Mr Ng Yih Chen and Ms Ng Sheau Yuen and sister-in-law Datin Choong Chow Mooi are also members of the Board. Mr Ong Kee Liang, the spouse of Ms Ng is a shareholder of Ong Tiong Yee & Sons Sdn. Bhd. (“OTY”). OTY is involved in retailing of gold and jewelleries.


Ms Ng Sheau Yuen (Malaysian/Female, 46 years)

Ms Ng was appointed as Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. In 1991, she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iowa State University in the USA and subsequently obtained her Master of Business Administration from the same university in 1993. In 2005, she has also obtained a Diploma in Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America. Upon graduation in 1993, she started her career as lecturer in Sunway College. In 1996, she joined textile dyeing and finishing company, PT Safilindo Permata in Bandung, Indonesia as Assistant Manager. In 2003, she joined the Group as Director in the gold division. Since 2011 her portfolio in licensed Brands has extended from Batar Gold (China), Prima Gold (Thailand) and Warner Bros (Australia), to include De Beers Diamond (London).

Ms Ng does not have any directorship in other public companies and listed issuers. She is the daughter to Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ng Teck Fong. Her siblings, Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, Mr Ng Yih Chen and Ms Ng Sheau Chyn and sister-in-law Datin Choong Chow Mooi are also members of the Board.

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