The Company

Board of Directors

Dato' Maznah Abdul Jalil
Independent Non-Executive Chairman


DATO ' MAZNAH BINTI ABDUL JALIL
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Date of Appointment
28 February 2019

Membership of Board Committees

  • Nil

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Northern Illinois University, USA and the Central Michigan University, USA respectively.

Membership of Associations

  • Trustee of Malaysian Aids Foundation.
  • Life Member of the Women's Institute of Management.
  • Member of Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Member of Corporate Malaysian Roundtable, ASLI.
  • Member of the Board of Governors, University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering.

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 1979-1992 : Joined Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad and served as the Manager of Corporate Finance & Advisory.
  • 1992-1995 : Appointed as Executive Director of Corporate Affairs at Master Carriage (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • 1997           : Joined HICOM Holdings Berhad as Vice President and was elected to the board of DRB-HICOM Berhad.                      She was also appointed to the boards of the various subsidiaries and associated companies of                      DRB-HICOM till 2006.
  • 2006-2007 : Appointed to the board of United Overseas Bank Berhad.
  • 2007-2008 : Appointed as Head, Corporate Finance and Principal Investment at Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad.
  • 2009-2011 : Appointed as Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance Advisory at Kenanga Investment Bank                      Berhad.
  • 2011-Present : Chairman of SCS Global Advisory (M) Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Moore Stephens AC Advisory Sdn.                         Bhd.).
  • 2012-Present : Director, Sona Petroleum Berhad.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Pavillion Real Estate Investment Trust, Sona Petroleum Berhad and Malaysia Aids Foundation.

Dr Abu Hasan Ismail
Non-Independent Executive Director,
President / Group Chief Executive Officer,
Prestariang Berhad


DR ABU HASAN ISMAIL
Non-Independent Executive Director, President / Group Chief Executive Officer, Prestariang Berhad

Date of Appointment
18 November 2010

Membership of Board Committees

Member of the Remuneration Committee, Risk Management Committee and Finance and Investment Committee.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Membership of Associations

  • International Advisory Board of Computer Trade Industry Association (CompTIA) based in the USA.
  • Council member at Taylor's University.
  • Advisory Panel for International Business School (IBS) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
  • Adjunct Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.
  • Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi MARA.
  • Member of the Board of Governors, University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy).

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 1997-2000    : One of the founders of the Multimedia University. Appointed as the Professor and Dean at the newly                         created Faculty of Creative Multimedia.
  • 2000-2002    : Joined FSBM Holdings Bhd. Appointed as Executive Director.
  • 2003-Present : Since the inception of Prestariang in 2003, he has overseen the financial and strategic growth of the                         Company and has formed successful partnerships with global ICT organisations, which include                         Microsoft, Autodesk, IBM, Oracle, CompTIA, Certiport, Prometric, ASIC and others.
                          : Listed the Company on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 27 July 2011.
  • 2015-Present : Appointed into the CEO faculty program by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia under the Malaysian                        Higher Education Blueprint.
  • Founder and President/Group CEO of Prestariang Berhad.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Institute Sultan Iskandar of Urban Habitat and High Rise, Yayasan Universiti Malaysia


   

Paul W Chan
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director


PAUL CHAN WAN SIEW
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment
28 February 2019

Membership of Board Committees

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee.
  • Chairman of Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee, Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
  • Chartered Certified Accountant, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).
  • Chartered Secretary, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
  • Certified Practising Accountant, CPA Australia.
  • Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant (USA).

Membership of Associations

  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
  • Fellow Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).
  • Fellow Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
  • Fellow Member, CPA Australia.
  • Founding Board Member and President, Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD).
  • NACD Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors, USA.
  • NACD Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors, USA.
  • Vice President II, Federation of Public Listed Companies (FPLC).
  • Founding & Executive Committee Member, Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).
  • IIRC Ambassador, International Integrated Reporting Council, UK.

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 1975-Present : Professional and business experience spans four decades in accounting, auditing, corporate,                         financial and business advisory services.
  • 2004-2012    : Appointed to the Board of Mycron Steel Berhad; Chairman of Risk Management Committee.
  • 2007-Present : President of Business Transitions Asia Sdn. Bhd.
  • 2008-Present : Appointed to the Board of Luxchem Corporation Berhad; Senior Independent Director, Chairman of                         Nomination Committee.
  • 2011-2015    : Appointed to the Board of Integrax Berhad; Senior Independent Director, Chairman of Audit                         Committee.
  • 2012-2013    : Appointed to the Board of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad; Chairman of Risk Management                         Committee.
  • 2013-2016    : Appointed to the Board of Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Luxchem Corporation Berhad, Federation of Public Listed Companies Berhad and Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors.


Ramanathan A/L Sathiamutty
Independent Non-Executive Director


RAMANATHAN A/L SATHIAMUTTY
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment
16 April 2014

Membership of Board Committees

  • Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee.
  • Member of the Audit Committee.
  • Member of Nomination Committee.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Executive Management Program from the Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Membership of Associations

  • Member of the advisory boards at INTI College, Universiti Putra Malaysia's Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty and University Tenaga Nasional's International Advisory Council.
  • Member of the Board of Governors, University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Adjunct professor at Taylor's University.
  • Non Executive Director at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 1988-2013    : Began his career as a system engineer at IBM Corporation Malaysia and was subsequently appointed                         as the Managing Director for IBM Malaysia in January 2010. His career at IBM spanned 24 years and                         he was involved in the telecommunications, utilities, media and entertainment sectors.
                            Throughout his tenure at IBM, he managed the venture capital portfolio, where he was based in                         Japan. He also led a team to develop strategies on software acquisitions in the USA and served as the                         project executive for delivery at one of the largest telecommunications companies in India.
                            He subsequently took on assignments in Korea as part of IBM Korea's senior leadership team after                         which he went to Singapore to be part of the ASEAN leadership team.
                            He is a sought after speaker and was engaged to speak at the ASEAN Leadership Exchange, 9th ASLI                         Leadership Forum and the 16th Malaysian Banking Summit.
  • 2014-Present : He is currently the Chief Transformation Officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers
None


   

Ginny Yeow Mei Ying
Independent Non-Executive Director


GINNY YEOW MEI YING
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment
28 February 2019

Membership of Board Committees

  • Member of Audit Committee
  • Member of Risk Committee
  • Member of Nomination Committee

Qualifications

  • English Literature (BA) Hons degree (American and Spanish literature) from University of Warwick, Coventry, England.
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Marketing Institute of Singapore.

Membership of Associations

  • Nil.

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 2003-2005 : Joined ZenithMedia Malaysia and served as a Media Planner.
  • 2005-2007 : Joined F3 Strategies (Foundation for the Future) and served as the Corporate Communications Executive.
  • 2007 : Joined Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) as Senior Marketing Executive.
  • 2011-2017 : Joined Kencana Capital Sdn Bhd as an Investment Manager.
  • 2009-Present : Director of Kaginic Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Nil.

Baldesh Singh a/l Manmohan Singh
Non-Independent Executive Director,
Chief Operating Officer


BALDESH SINGH A/L MANMOHAN SINGH
Non-Independent Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

Date of Appointment
28 February 2019

Membership of Board Committees

  • Member of Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Finance and Investment Committee

Qualifications

  • Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA).

Membership of Associations

  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA).

Working Experience and Occupation

  • 1991-1992 : Joined Sunrise Berhad as Management Trainee.
  • 1992-1994 : Joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad as Officer Corporate Banking.
  • 1994-1995 : Joined Rofia Group as an Accountant.
  • 1995-1998 : Joined Melewar Equities as Vice President Small & Medium Industries.
  • 1998-2001 : Joined Tajo Berhad as Group Financial Controller, Turnaround Management Team following the 97/98 financial crisis.
  • 2002-2007 : Joined The Works Partnership Pte Ltd (HKG) based in Hong Kong as Chief Financial Officer.
  • 2008-2011 : Joined Richfield Brands & Services Pte Ltd (SG) as Executive Director of Finance.
  • 2011-2014 : Joined Sapura Kencana Petroleum Bhd as Vice President, Office of the Executive Vice Chairman.
  • 2014-2016 : Joined Kencana Capital Sdn Bhd as Head of Strategy.
  • 2016-2019 : Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy at Liannex Corporation Pte Ltd, later appointed as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Eduspec Holdings Berhad until May 2018.
  • 2019-Present : Joined Prestariang Berhad as the Executive Director on 28 February 2019 and later appointed as the Chief Operating Officer effective 1 March 2019.

Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Nil.


   


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