Standing From Left To Right :
Lee Kah Hin, Lim Chee Seong, Teong Teck Lean (Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer), Tan Sri Muhammad Bin Ibrahim (Chairman), Adi Arman bin Abu Osman, Chua Put Moy, Low Ngai Yuen, Lai Tak Loi, Shuji Yamauchi.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian, Male, aged 60
Tan Sri Muhammad bin Ibrahim, 60, is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2020. He is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Tan Sri was the Governor of the Malaysian Central Bank from 2016 to 2018. His career at the Central Bank spanned over a period of 34 years. He was also the Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Committee. He was active at the regional and international community on issues of central banking, economics and finance. He was a former Commissioner of the Securities Commission of Malaysia and Independent Director of Petronas.
Tan Sri Muhammad holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University and the International Islamic University. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow Chartered Banker of Asia Institute of Chartered Bankers.
Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian, Male, aged 60
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 also a director of GDEX Foundation, a company limited by guarantee.
Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer
Malaysian, Male, aged 54
Mr Lim was appointed to the Board on 10 April 2015. Mr Lim 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 GDEX as General Manager, Finance in May 2011 and was promoted as Chief Financial Officer in February 2014 and involved in the strategic planning of the Group. Mr. Lim obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom in July 2020, and he is also the member of the following professional bodies:
He is also a director of GDEX Foundation, a company limited by guarantee.
Executive Director / Chief Investment Officer
Malaysian, Male, aged 34
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 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 and spearheading regional expansion.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Female, aged 65
Ms Chua Put Moy was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2019. She is currently the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is an Independent Director of Guocoland Bhd. and HPMT Bhd. She began her career at Ernst & Young in United Kingdom from October 1978 to September 1982 as an Audit Executive, before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Malaysia as a Qualified Accountant from October 1982 to July 1983.
In August 1983, she joined Genting Berhad as the Group Management Accountant and Head Office Personnel & Administration Manager. She also served as a member of the Remuneration & Compensation Board Committees of Genting Berhad, Resorts World Berhad (now known as Genting Malaysia Berhad) and Asiatic Development Berhad (now known as Genting Plantation Berhad), all of which are part of Genting Group. She left Genting Group in 1993 and took a career break until 1995.
In January 1995, she was appointed as a Regional Project Advisor with Organisation Renewal Inc. Sdn Bhd until September 2002. She subsequently re-joined Genting Group as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Information Technology of Genting Sanyen Industrial Paper Sdn Bhd. She left Genting Sanyen Industrial Paper Sdn Bhd in June 2004.
She then joined VXL Management Sdn Bhd, an international investment house, from July 2004 to September 2005 as the Executive Director of the Finance, Investment & Human Resources Division.
She joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Beijing, China in January 2006 as the Associate Director of Tax and Advisory Business Development. She left PricewaterhouseCoopers in September 2009.
From October 2009 to May 2010, she served as the Asia Pacific Human Resources Director at Avery Dennison Hong Kong BV.
She subsequently joined Paramount Corporation Berhad in June 2010 as Special Project Director/Director of Business Services and Group Corporate Planner/Human Resource Director until July 2013. She was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of KDU University College Sdn Bhd in September 2011 until her retirement in July 2013.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, aged 46
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 and Risk Management 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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Female, aged 44
Ms Low was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2018. She is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Known to the public as an acclaimed film producer, director and TV veteran, she started her career as part of the inception team of the radio station, WOWfm; 97.6 in 1999 and went on to host an issue based television program titled 3R, an award-winning women empowerment program on TV3 from the year 2000. She subsequently became an Executive Producer that created, wrote, produced and directed numerous of the highest rated TV programmes in Malaysia and the regional countries.
From 2008 to 2012, Ms Low joined the French multinational retailer Carrefour Malaysia & Singapore as its Marketing and Communications Director to revitalize its worldwide and local markets of the retail business brand. While she was there, she also championed the TUKAR program (Program Transformasi Kedai Runcit) as an entry point project for the Economic Transformation Program both at the blueprint and execution phases to modernise traditional mom and pop shops throughout Malaysia by modernising traditional premises, upgrading existing premises, encouraging the participation of cooperatives in retailing and creating local distribution centres. On an average, local retailers have reported an increase in sales by 30%.
From 2010 until present, Ms Low actively contributed and stayed involved with community building and social purpose organisations. She is currently the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Global Entrepreneurship Movement Association, President of Persatuan Kakiseni, Founder and President of WOMENgirls, Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kendiri Wanita Dan Gadis. Consecutively from 2015 to 2018, Ms Low was appointed to sit on the National Women Advisory And Council Board for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to address gender equality and inclusivity especially for career opportunities and decision-making positions.
Ms Low also serves as an Executive Director of WCIT2020 Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PIKOM which is the National Tech Association that is leading the agenda of digital inclusivity as the preparation for the Olympics of tech conference, World Congress On Information Tech, WCIT Malaysia - with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC as key strategic partner and is chaired by the Honorable Penang's Chief Minister. She currently also sits on the Consultative Board of Malaysia Productivity Council for Productivity Blueprint as well as the ICT Nexus.
In 2019, Ms Low released the acclaimed social film on humanity called Orang Itu that scored a 10/10 from film critic, Tan Sri Johan Jaafar in The Star and is named the top 5 must watch Malaysian film of the year.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Japanese, Male, aged 50
Mr Yamauchi was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2020.
Mr Yamauchi is currently the Managing Director of Yamato Asia Pte. Ltd and Yamato Transport (S) Pte Ltd and Chairman of Yamato Logistics Vietnam Company Limited.
Mr Yamauchi began his career in Yamato Transport Co., Ltd in 1989 and has held positions of increasing responsibility over the years. He served the role of Branch Manager in 1999 and later as Section Chief in 2003 in the Saitama Area Branch, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
In 2009, Mr Yamauchi was appointed Manager of the Kanto District Branch, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd, and later as Hub Base Manager of the Saitama Area Branch in 2010. The following year, he was appointed Manager of Head Quarters Business Development/Global Sales, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
When TA-Q-BIN stepped foot in Malaysia in August 2011, Mr Yamauchi was appointed as Director of TA-Q-BIN, Yamato Transport (M) Sdn. Bhd. and was later appointed as Managing Director of Yamato Transport (M) Sdn. Bhd. in 2013.
In 2018, Mr Yamauchi returned to Japan, where he was appointed General Manager of Retail Sales, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd then as Regional Branch Manager of Kobe, Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. up till February 2020.
Throughout his working life in Yamato, he has gained invaluable experiences, mainly in the operational sector, where he has been able to be together with other colleagues on the actual field, meeting and better understanding the consumer market and customers. Being assigned with more responsible positions have helped advance him in his professional career.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, Male, aged 50
Mr Lai was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2019. He joined SingPost in August 2018 and currently is the Group Chief Financial Officer ("Group CFO") of SingPost. He is responsible for overseeing all financial and strategic matters including financial reporting, taxation, risk management and treasury and investor relations functions of the SingPost Group. He is also in charge of the Property portfolio, driving the direction and profitability of this business segment.
Before assuming his current role, he served as Group CFO for almost four years at GuocoLand Limited, part of the Hong Leong Group Malaysia. Prior to that, Mr Lai served as CFO for other SGX-listed entities in engineering, real estate and infrastructure industries. He had also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and subsequently, was appointed CEO of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management before leaving to start his own real estate capital management firm, LABRO Capital. Mr Lai was also previously a banker in various capacities with various banks and financial institutions including Standard Chartered Bank, Schroders and Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank (now known as AmInvestment Bank Berhad).
Mr Lai has more than 28 years of experience in the financial, property and banking industries; holding key roles in finance, banking, asset management, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and logistics.
Mr Lai holds a Bachelor in Economics (Honours) with a major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Mr Lai is a member of Malaysian Mensa Society.
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 2020.
4. Attendance at Board Meetings
Details of the Directors' attendance at the Board Meetings are disclosed in the Corporate Governance Overview Statement on page 56 of this Annual Report.