Tan Sri Muhammad bin Ibrahim, 61, is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2020. 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.
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 2000, he acquired a controlling stake in GD Express Sdn Bhd. He was instrumental in turning the Group around by putting corporate policies and best practices in place, 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.
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 holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and he is also the member of the following professional bodies:
Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom
Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
Member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Associate member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM)
Member of the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants (ACPA)
He is also a director of GDEX Foundation, a company limited by guarantee.
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.
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 also an Independent Director of Guocoland (Malaysia) Berhad and HPMT Holdings Berhad. 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.
Ms Chua graduated with First Class Honours in Computational and Statistical Sciences from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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.
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. She is an independent director of OCK Group Berhad and is also the Group Chief Merchandise and Marketing Officer at AEON Co (M) Berhad.
Ms Low received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Campbell University, North Carolina, United States of America. She also completed a course in filmmaking at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
A passionate activist, she is the President of the 22 years old Persatuan Kakiseni that champions the arts and its advocacy; and in 2013 founded Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kendiri Wanita Dan Gadis, WOMENgirls; an NGO dedicated to program interventions to remind women as role models to younger girls to achieve their potentials. Additionally, Ms Low is the founding member who then led as the Executive Director from 2016 to 2021 of Global Entrepreneurship Movement Association, GEMA that is about enabling tech transfer, bridging the technology gap to overlooked communities for market access as well as building online resources for cross-border entrepreneurship.
Known to the public as a multiple award-winning content producer, director and TV veteran, in October 2021, Ms Low’s acclaimed social film on humanity called Orang Itu was released on Netflix. The film scored a 10/10 from film critic, Tan Sri Johan Jaafar in The Star and is named the top 5 must watch Malaysian films.
In 2021, Ms Low served on the Health and Sciences Covid-19 Advisory Group of Experts (EAG) for community engagement and subsequently for the Greater Klang Valley Special COVID-19 Taskforce (GKV STF). Ms Low is also appointed consecutively from 2019 to sit on the Committee To Culturalise Productivity for Malaysia Productivity Corporation, MPC
Mr Hiroshi Etani was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2021.
Started business career at Itochu and worked for various management roles such as Manager at PT. Itochu Indonesia, General Manager at Itochu Logistics Jakarta, General Manager at Itochu Logistics Shanghai and Managing Director at Itochu Logistics Singapore.
Subsequently, worked as Global Customer Director at DHL Global Customer Solutions, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Director at TNT Express Japan, CEO and President Director at Rakuten Logistics, Director, Executive Officer and Assistant CEO at Mitsui Soko Logistics, then President and Representative Director at CMA CGM Japan.
Joined Yamato group in November 2020 as Director and Managing Executive Officer at Yamato Logistics then moved to Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. as Managing Executive Officer & Head of Global SCM Business Division at Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. in April 2021. Has been working as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Sales & Global Strategy at Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. since February 2022.
Outside Director at Eco-hai from June 2013 till May 2014.
Non-executive director at Japan Material Flow Institute from June 2016 till February 2018.
Graduated from Kobe University; Maritime Sciences in 1987
Received post graduate award at Warwick University;
Dato’ Azman Bin Mahmud was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2021. An Agricultural Engineering alumnus from University Putra Malaysia, Dato’ Azman is the illustrious former Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (“MIDA”) where he served for over three decades with his final years donning the hat of CEO. Having served MIDA since 1989 until his retirement on 1 April 2021, Dato’ Azman has held various responsibilities and was also posted overseas for his vast industry know-how. As the CEO, he led MIDA in driving the investment agenda of Malaysia to achieve national investment targets from 2014 till 2021. He also led the transformation of MIDA towards being a world-class Investment Promotion Agency.
Dato’ Azman who has held various Board positions, has been a member of various government agencies and special task force related to development of businesses and investments and is known for his collaborative leadership within the corporate ecosystem.
Besides the Independent Non-Executive Director of GDEX Berhad, Dato’ Azman also chairs the Board of Directors for the following organisations: Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd, Privasia Technology Bhd, Cnergenz Bhd, UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd, SME Aerospace (SMEA) Sdn Bhd and EXIM Bank of Malaysia Berhad. He also holds various other Board in Kulim Technology Park Corp, in addition to being a member of several organisations related to the development of businesses and investments, such as Invest Sabah Bhd and Penjana Kapital. For Penjana Kapital, Dato’ Azman sits on its Investment Panel to offer his guidance and expertise. Early 2022, Dato’ Azman also joined the Board of the charitable organisation Akademi Transformasi Asnaf MAIPs Sdn Bhd, which performs functions and duties towards transforming Asnaf for the betterment of all.
Noteworthy, Dato’ Azman was recently invited to be an Adviser to the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia or ACCCIM as the association looked up to him for his profound experience and knowledge to guide it to encourage more foreign direct investments into the country.
His past leadership repertoire includes directorship in Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), Collaborative Research in Science, Engineering & Technology (CREST) (Chairman), Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) (Director and Member of Audit Committee), InvestKL, Johor Corporation (JCorp), Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) (Permanent Member), Cyberjaya Implementation Council (Permanent Member) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) (Member of Approvals and Implementation Committee (AIC)).
Dato’ Azman has also attended several leadership and professional development courses from renowned training institutes such as ‘A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking’, Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA; ‘Leading Change & Organisation Renewal’, Harvard Business School, USA; Strategy Execution Programme, INSEAD France; APAC Government Leadership Programme (AGLP) in Crotonville, New York, USA; and Temasek Foundation International Asia Leader’s Connect, Singapore.
Puan Nuraini Binti Ismail was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2022. She is currently the Chairperson of the Combined Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. Puan Nuraini is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with more than 35 years working experience. Her working experience includes in the areas of finance, treasury, corporate finance, debt capital markets, trade finance, banking, financial, credit and trading risks, audit & governance, corporate planning, logistics and operations. Being a Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) scholar, she started her career at the Accountant General Office in 1985 and thereafter joined an audit firm to secure her professional working experience.
Prior to her appointment to the Board of GDEX Berhad, Puan Nuraini was with PETRONAS for 29 years, since 1992 and the last position held prior to her retirement in 2021 was the Vice-President of Treasury. Prior to assuming this role, she had held various senior positions in PETRONAS Group including Senior General Manager, Group Treasury of PETRONAS, General Manager, Finance & Accounts Services and General Manager, Commercial Services of Malaysian International Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd. She was also appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Petronas Dagangan Berhad from 11 November 2011 till 31 May 2021 and a member of Audit Committee from 1 December 2013 till 31 May 2021.
Prior to joining PETRONAS, she had served in various organisations including Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad, Bumiputra Merchant Bankers and Mayban Finance Berhad.
Mr Vincent Yik was appointed to the Board on 11 February 2022. He joined SingPost in December 2021 and is the Group Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overall financial matters of the Group, including financial and management reporting, taxation, investment management, risk management, treasury and other corporate matters. Vincent has more than 20 years of Finance related experience and before assuming the current role, he served as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) at OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited. Prior to that, Vincent also previously held key executive roles, including as CFO of Far East Orchard Limited (a member of Far East Organization), Chief Operating Officer, Australia Properties of Far East Organization, Sydney, as well as CFO, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, Singapore Branch. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, Australia. Vincent is also a member of CPA Australia as well as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.