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PROFILE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Aman Bin Raja Haji Ahmad
(Independent Non-Executive Chairman)

Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Aman was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 April 2006 and was redesignated as the Non-Executive Chairman on 1 April 2016. 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.


Datuk Ng Yih Pyng

(Group Managing Director)

Datuk Ng was appointed as Managing Director of the Company on 21 April 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master in Business Administration in Corporate Finance both from Iowa State University in the United States of America (“USA”) in 1990 and 1991 respectively. Upon graduation, he joined the Group and is currently 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 President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor and the Deputy President of The Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia. He is also the Vice President for The National Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia. 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.


Datin Nonadiah Binti Abdullah

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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.


Datuk M Chareon Sae Tang @ Tan Whye Aun

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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.


Mr Lau Tiang Hua

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

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. Presently, he is the managing partner of the Penang Office of Grant Thornton Malaysia PLT.


Datin Choong Chow Mooi

(Group Executive Director)

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. Upon 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.


Mr Ng Yih Chen

(Group Executive Director)

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.


Ms Ng Sheau Chyn

(Group Executive Director)

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. Upon her return to Malaysia in 1992, she joined the Group and has been responsible for the wholesale and manufacturing operations of the Group.


Ms Ng Sheau Yuen
(Group Executive Director)

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 obtained a Diploma in Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America. She is also a Fellow Member of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. 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 and responsible for 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).

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