Standing From Left To Right :
Lee Kah Hin, Lim Chee Seong, Teong Teck Lean (Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer), Dato' Capt. Ahmad Sufian @ Qurnain Bin Abdul Rashid (Chairman), Ho Swee Fong, Lie Heng Heng, Adi Arman Bin Abu Osman, Wong Keng Leong, Chua Khing Seng.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian, Male, aged 68
Dato' Capt. Ahmad Sufian was appointed to the Board on 8 February 2005. He is currently a member of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, and an Independent Director of PPB Group Berhad. He is a qualified Master Mariner with a Master Foreign-Going Certificate of Competency from the United Kingdom in 1975 and a Diploma in Applied International Management from the Swedish Institute of Management in 1984. He attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard in 1993. Dato' Capt. Ahmad Sufian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Malaysian Maritime Institute. He has over 45 years of experience in the international maritime industry.
Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian, Male, aged 57
Mr Teong was appointed to the Board on 8 February 2005. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1983. Mr Teong started his career as an engineer with Texas Instruments in 1984. He later joined Lembaga Letrik Negara where he served as a Consumer Engineer for four (4) years. He then joined the stock broking industry and became a dealer with OSK Securities Berhad in 1990. During this stint in the broking industry, he developed extensive contacts and the skills pertinent to managing a service centric business. In year 2000, he acquired a controlling stake in GD Express Sdn Bhd. He was instrumental in turning around the Group by putting in place corporate policies and best practices which cumulated in the listing of GDEX on the MESDAQ Market (currently known as ACE Market) on Bursa Securities in 2005. Currently, Mr Teong is responsible for business development, setting strategic direction and the overall management of the Group as well as overseeing operations of the entire organisation.
Mr Teong is a director of GDEX Foundation, a company limited by guarantee.
Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer
Malaysian, Male, aged 51
Mr Lim was appointed to the Board on 10 April 2015. He holds a Certificate and Diploma in Taxation from HELP Institute (currently known as HELP University) and obtained his Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK in 1998. At present, he is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and joined as associate member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) in November 2014. He has a total of more than 25 years working experience in accounting, auditing, taxation, risks management, administrative and human resource management. He started his career as audit assistant with a small-sized accounting firm in 1988 and then joined Messrs. HALS & Associates as Audit Supervisor in 1992 before joining the commercial sector in 1996. He was the Senior Manager, Group Accounts of NV Multi Corporation Berhad (NV Multi) from 1996 to 2005. Upon leaving NV Multi, he assumed various management positions including Finance & Administration Manager in a travel agency company, and Group Finance Manager in trading & manufacturing company. Prior to joining GDEX, he was a General Manager, Finance in Turiya Berhad and Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd. Mr Lim joined GD Express as General Manager, Finance in May 2011 and is in charge of the overall accounting and financial management related matters of the Group. He was promoted as Chief Financial Officer in February 2014 and is involved in the strategic planning of the Group.
Mr Lim is a director of GDEX Foundation, a company limited by guarantee.
Malaysian, Male, aged 31
Mr Lee was appointed to the Board on 23 May 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Statistics from University of Malaya. He is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Mr Lee started his career in RHB Capital with attachment to Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) as a trainee in 2009. He was then assigned to work in RHB Group Finance department upon completion of the one year training. In 2011, he joined OSK Research as an Equity Analyst to look at the steel sector. Upon the RHBOSK merger, he was assigned to cover logistics, airlines, media, rubber products and steel sector under RHB Research Institute. In 2014, he was ranked No.1 in the Starmine AsiaTop Stock Pickers under the transportation category. He joined GD Express in December 2014 and is involved in strategic planning, business development and investment. He is in-charge of the Group's strategic investments.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Female, aged 55
Ms Ho was appointed to the Board on 26 May 2016. She is currently a member of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She holds a Bachelor's degree (Honors) in Analytical Economics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was the Head of Investor Relations at Digi.Com Berhad ("Digi") from 2005 to 2012 and later as Head of Investor Relations at Maxis Berhad from 2013 to August 2017. Her expertise includes shareholder communications, stakeholder management, corporate disclosures, corporate governance and financial reporting. She was also a founding board member of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association and was the Chairperson from 2010 to 2012. Prior to her position in Digi, she has worked extensively in the stock broking industry, first as a research analyst and later a Head of Research. Her stint in the stock broking industry includes positions with Ong & Co, Asia Equity and OSK Securities Berhad.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Female, aged 60
Ms Liew was appointed to the Board on 8 February 2005. She is currently the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She graduated from Systematic Institute Kuala Lumpur in 1993 and holds a certificate from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1993. She started her career as an Accounts Assistant with the New Straits Times Berhad in 1981. She then joined several other companies holding positions of Accounts Supervisor, Audit Assistant and Assistant Accountant. She completed her CIMA Certification in 1993 and joined Niramas Sdn Bhd as Accountant. From 1997 to 2002, she joined Southim (M) Sdn Bhd as Accountant before assuming the role of a Senior Finance and Administration Manager in Bison Stores Sdn Bhd where she is currently based.In 2012, she was redesignated as Senior Manager, Business Analyst. At present, she is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) since 1994.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, aged 43
Encik Adi was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2013. He is currently the chairman of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated in 1997 with a BSc (Economics) degree with Honours in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Encik Adi has a wide range of experience in private equity investment. He was attached to BIMB Venture Capital Sdn Bhd in Malaysia in 2001, and later at Private Equity Division of Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund in 2005 and CMS Opus Private Equity Sdn Bhd in 2006. He is currently an Executive Director at Benua Ekuiti Sdn Bhd.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Singaporean, Male, aged 62
Mr Woo was appointed to the Board on 12 February 2015. He is the Chief Executive Officer (Postal Services) of Singapore Post and is focused on the quality of postal services, as well as the sustainability of the mail business, which is the backbone of eCommerce Logistics services. He is also responsible for SingPost's international postal relationships.
Mr Woo joined SingPost in 1980, when it was the Singapore Postal Services Department, on a posting as a Public Service Commission scholar. He has been responsible for transforming SingPost's Postal business into one of the most efficient and admired postal service providers in the world.
Mr Woo sits on the boards of DataPost Pte Ltd, SingPost Distribution Pte Ltd, Singapore Post Enterprise Private Limited, SingPost Investments (Tampines) Pte Ltd, SingPost Investments (eCommerce Logistics) Pte Ltd, SingPost eCommerce Logistics Holdings Pte Ltd, GD Express Carrier Berhad, Famous Holdings Pte Ltd, Lock+Store (Ayer Rajah) Pte Ltd, Lock+Store (Chai Chee) Pte Ltd, Lock+Store (Tanjong Pagar) Pte Ltd, Lock and Store (Glenmarie) Sdn Bhd, L+S Self Storage Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Store Friendly Self Storage Group Private Limited), SingPost Investment Pte Ltd, SingPost Centre (Retail) Pte Ltd and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. He is also a member of Singapore's Stamp Advisory Committee.
Mr Woo obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from Nanyang University in Singapore, and has completed an International Post Office Management course in the UK.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Singaporean, Male, aged 59
Mr Chua was appointed to the Board on 26 May 2016. He obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1982 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan under the Japanese Mombusho and Singapore Government scholarships.
Mr Chua is currently the Managing Director & Group CEO of Yamato Asia Pte Ltd ("Yamato Asia") and an Executive Officer of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Yamato Holdings") in Japan. Yamato Asia is a 100% subsidiary of Yamato Holdings. Yamato Holdings is public listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is the largest parcel delivery service company in Japan with its Ta-Q-Bin having over 40% of the Japanese market.
Before joining Yamato, Mr Chua was the Managing Director of Yusen Logistics Singapore. Yusen Logistics group is a subsidiary group of the NYK Shipping group. Richard started his career with Yusen Logistics in 1999 as the General Manager for Corporate Planning and Marketing. He also oversaw the CIO and Sales responsibilities concurrently in 2001-2002. He was promoted to a board director in 2003 and put in charge of South Asia & Oceania Region. In June 2005, he became the first non-Japanese Managing Director of an overseas company in the Yusen Logistics group worldwide.
During his tenure with Yusen Logistics, he helped set up a Joint Venture ("JV") in Thailand as a spin-off in 2002 and played a pivotal role in the identifying of partners in the Shanghai JV in 2002. In 2004 he set up the JV in Vietnam to tap on the growing markets for logistics and international freight services in Vietnam.
Mr Chua also serves as a member of Temasek Polytechnic Business School Advisory Committee (2007-2017); he is the Immediate Past President of The Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (2008-2012); and also a Council Member of the Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (2009-2017).
1. Family relationship with Directors and/or Major Shareholders
Save for following, none of the Directors have any family relationship with other Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company:
Mr Teong Teck Lean and his spouse, Madam Wang Herng Tsuey are substantial shareholders and directors of GD Express Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd (GDEHM) and GD Holdings International Limited (GDHIL) in which Mr Teong, GDEHM and GDHIL are substantial shareholders of the Company.
2. Conflict of Interest
None of the Directors have any conflict of interest with the Company.
3. Conviction for Offences (other than traffic offences)
None of the Directors had any conviction for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past five (5) years or been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 30 June 2017.
4. Attendance at Board Meetings
Details of the Directors' attendance at the Board Meetings are disclosed in the Corporate Governance Statement on page 66 of this Annual Report.