Profile of Directors

Dr Wong Hong Meng
Age 74. Male. Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to the Board on 4 October 2011 and subsequently re-designated to Chairman of the Board on 21 February 2017. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. He is an independent non-executive director and member of the Investment Committee of TA Investment Management Berhad and a director of Malayan United Industries Berhad and Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Berhad. He is an economics graduate from the University of Malaya with an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, earned his DBA from the University of South Australia in 2007. Professionally he was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales. Currently he is a Chartered Accountant member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. For more than thirty years Dr Wong had held senior management positions in management consultancy, merchant banking, commercial banking and stock broking. In January 1999 he took early retirement from his employment career as Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad. After retirement he remained active in the business world and had served as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of two companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Chan Choung Yau
Age 58. Male. Malaysian. Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2020 before being re-designated as Executive Director on 17 February 2020. He is currently the Group Executive Director of The MUI Group. He is also sits on the Boards of Malayan United Industries Berhad, MUI Properties Berhad, Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad, Laura Ashley Inc., Laura Ashley (North America) Inc. and Regent Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. Prior to joining The MUI Group, he was the Group Chief Operating Officer of BW Yee Seng Steel Industries Sdn Bhd, a member of the BWYS Group. He has also previously worked in The MUI Group, IOI Oleochemical Industries Berhad, Escoy Holdings Berhad, Plantation Agencies Sdn Bhd and Deloitte, amongst others.

Farizon binti Ibrahim
Age 63. Female. Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board on 25 October 2011. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. She sits on the Boards of Malayan United Industries Berhad, Pan Malaysian Industries Berhad, Pan Malaysia Capital Berhad and Metrojaya Berhad. She is the Advisor for EL Wafa Travel Services Sdn Bhd. She is a graduate in Accountancy and Business Management Studies. She had worked with Tabung Haji Kuala Lumpur from 1980 to 1985 and was subsequently attached to Tabung Haji Saudi Arabia under the auspices of the Embassy of Malaysia from 1986 to 1992. She was appointed as the Councillor in the Haj Welfare Division in Tabung Haji Jeddah to assist pilgrims who need counselling during the Haj period in Saudi Arabia. She was also the Public Relations Manager of the Malaysian Women’s Association Club of Jeddah. She handled the activities of the Club that includes public relations with various Government, Corporate and other associations in Saudi Arabia. She also played an important role in the International Women’s Association of Jeddah in the affairs of Welfare and Charity work. Formerly, she was the Chief Executive Officer of FDI Travel Services Sdn Bhd. Her exposure and experience in trade and travel began while working for the family-owned businesses.

Wong Nyen Faat
Age 63. Male. Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2011. He is a member of the Audit Committee. He also sits on the Boards of Malayan United Industries Berhad, Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad, MUI Properties Berhad and Pan Malaysia Capital Berhad. He had served as Chief Operating Officer of The MUI Group, Executive Director of Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad and Executive Director of Morning Star Resources Limited in Hong Kong. He holds a First Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Mathematics) with Education from the University of Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.