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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar
Group Chairman

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar is a NonIndependent Non-Executive Director and the Group Chairman of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 9 April 1991 and redesignated from Executive Chairman to Group Executive Chairman on 28 September 2012. On 1 September 2017, he was redesignated to Non-Executive Group Chairman.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, a Diploma in Journalism from the Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom and a Master of Arts from Michigan State University, United States of America.

He was the Editor of the Malay Mail, a member of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1976 to 1982 and subsequently the Group Editor of Berita Harian from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was the Managing Director of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd and a director of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1988 to 1989.

He was also the Non-Executive Chairman of Unified Communications Holdings Limited (now known as Captii Limited), an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, from December 2003 to June 2006. Besides, he had held both the positions as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Kumpulan Powernet Berhad from 12 January 2002 to 28 August 2015.

He was conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.) by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, DYMM Tuanku Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar in 1983, the Justice of Peace (J.P.) by DYMM Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusoff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullah, Sultan of Perak, in 1986 and the Dato' Setia Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) by DYMM Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah, in 1988.

He is actively involved in social and charitable work and is the Chairman of several non-profit organisations, namely, the privately funded Orphanage Foundation of Malaysia (YATIM) and in the past the Bosnia Action Front, Malaysia. He was also the President of the Malaysian National Writers Association (PENA) from 1992 to 2008.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi is a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. He is also a substantial shareholder and a director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd and Bright Existence Sdn Bhd, companies that are also substantial shareholders of Advance Synergy Berhad.

Except for his daughter, Sasya who is a NonIndependent Non-Executive Director and his son, Anton, who is the Group Executive Deputy Chairman, Dato' Ahmad Sebi does not have any family relationship with any other director or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. And he has no conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi has not been convicted for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty has been imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi
Group Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, was appointed to the Board on 27 February 2017 and was subsequently redesignated as Executive Deputy Chairman on 1 September 2017.

Anton graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He has a Master of Arts in Finance and holds an Investment Management Certificate awarded by the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Anton is also Group Executive Director of Captii Limited ("Captii"), a 58.3%-owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad and Chairman of Captii Ventures Pte Ltd, a Captii subsidiary. He has been a member of the Captii Board since 22 June 2006 and was previously Group Chief Executive Officer of Captii from 10 August 2010 to 31 August 2017 and Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer from December 2005 to 9 August 2010.

Anton sits on the Board of various other subsidiary, associate and joint venture companies of the Group and has been a NonExecutive Director of SJ Securities Sdn Bhd since 20 September 2005.

Prior to joining Advance Synergy Berhad in June 2001, Anton was with the South East Asia Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except that his father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is the Group Chairman and substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Anton is a director of Bright Existence Sdn Bhd and Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd,substantial shareholders of Advance Synergy Berhad. His father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is also a substantial shareholder and director of Bright Existence Sdn Bhd and Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. His sister, Sasya, is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. Anton has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year


Lee Su Nie
Group Managing Director

Ms Lee Su Nie is a Non-Independent Director and the Group Managing Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 9 July 2007 and redesignated from Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer to Group Managing Director on 28 September 2012.

Su Nie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and a Master of Science (Business Administration) from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She is also a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

In 1985, she joined Kassim Chan Management Consultants Sdn Bhd, where she provided management consultancy services. She joined the Corporate Finance Department of Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1989. In 1991, she left Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad to join Perdana Merchant Bankers Berhad. She subsequently left her position as First Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Bank to join Advance Synergy Berhad in 1995 as Assistant General Manager, Corporate Planning & Finance. She was subsequently appointed the Group General Manager, Operations of Advance Synergy Berhad prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer on 22 April 2004.

She is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Captii Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries and associate companies of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Adv a nce Sy ner g y Berhad . She wa s appointed to the Board on 6 January 1995.

Puan Sri Datin Masri was one of the first Asians to complete the General Manager's Programme at the Holiday Inn University in Memphis, USA in 1976. In 1982, she completed a summer course on Hotel Development & Design at Cornell University, USA and had undergone Hotel training in Singapore and Canada.

She was awarded the Best Marketing Person of the Year for Holiday Inn Hotels Asia Pacific in 1985. Puan Sri Datin Masri played a key role when Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd garnered several awards namely, the Special Award for Quality Management in the Industry Excellence Award 1997 (organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industr y and received this prestigious award from the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 18 December 1997), the National HR Excellence Award 2004 and the Industry Excellence Award 2005 - Export Excellence (Services). Her experience in the hotel industry dates back to 1969 and she has since contributed significantly to the development of new hotels. She was the co-founder of Holiday Villa chain in 1987 with the opening of the 1st Holiday Villa Cherating.

She is presently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd and Holiday Villas International Limited, subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad. She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries and an associate company of Advance Synerg y Berhad, including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

Puan Sri Datin Masri is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conf lict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Yong Teck Ming
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Yong Teck Ming was appointed to the Board on 9 July 2007. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia, New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom.

Teck Ming started his career in New Zealand in 1973 and worked in several accounting positions before returning to Malaysia in February 1979. From March 1979 to January 1995, he served in various positions in the Berjaya Group of Companies including as Group Executive Director from February 1988 until January 1995. He currently sits on the Boards of several private limited companies.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year


Rali bin Mohd Nor
Independent Non-Executive Director

Rali holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Brunel Universit y, United Kingdom, Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom, Diploma in Management (Merit) from Malaysian Institute of Management, Kuala Lumpur and Diploma in Syariah (Merit) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

He was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Parts Centre Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PROTON Hold ing s Berhad since 2003 u nt i l his retirement in February 2015. Prior to that, he was the Chief Finance Officer of Proton Parts Centre Sdn Bhd for more than 10 years. He joined PROTON in 1985 as a Production Planning Manager and progressed to serve in International Business Division as a Senior Manager of Parts Business for 6 years. He started his career in Dunlop Malaysian Industries Berhad in 1977 as a Management Trainee and later on served as Planning Superintendent in the Planning Department. He has worked in Dunlop for 8 years before joining PROTON.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, the Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysia and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia. He has attended Senior Ma nagement Development Program at Havard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia and Advance Management Program at Henley Business School.

Rali is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi is a NonIndependent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synerg y Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 7 March 2013.

Sasya holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University, Australia, a Diploma in Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne and a Master of Finance from RMIT University, Melbourne.

She worked at SJ Securities Sdn Bhd, Malaysia as a Research Analyst before joining the retailing industry in 2002. Fromlate 2002 to 2005, she entered the retail industry and undertook a consulting position with a local specialised men's retailer in Melbourne where she was responsible for the day-today management of the company as well as preparing sales and market forecasting for the board of directors. Within the same period, she was appointed as a Director of Tantalum Australia NL, now known as ABM Resources NL, a public listed company in Australia. During her time at ABM Resources NL, she gained considerable knowledge of the mining sector as well as expanded her financial analysis skills to include some technical analysis of the commodities sector. She resigned from the Board in 2006.

Presently, she continues to be involved in the corporate industry in a consulting capacity. She has over 9 years' experience in corporate management and finance in various companies ranging from hospitality, mining to manufacturing. She also sits on the board of various Malaysian companies and Australian incorporated companies.

Sasya is a member of the Risk Management Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conf lict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except that her father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is the Group Chairman and substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Her brother, Anton, is the Group Executive Deputy Chairman and also a director of Bright Existence Sdn Bhd and Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd, both companies are substantial shareholders of Advance Synergy Berhad. Her father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is also a substantial shareholder and director of Bright Existence Sdn Bhd and Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Kam Kin Foong
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Kam Kin Foong, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 12 July 2018.

Ms Kam Kin Foong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Central Missouri State University, United States of America.

From 1991 to 1995, she was the Assistant Manager in NJ Metal Stamping Sdn Bhd. She joined Powernet Industries Sdn Bhd in 1995 as a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director and was subsequently promoted to the post of Export Manager in 1997. In 1999, she was appointed as the Executive Director of Powernet Industries Sdn Bhd. Ms Kam was appointed as an Executive Director of Kumpulan Powernet Berhad ("KPB") on 12 January 2002. She left KPB in October 2005 and since then she has been self-employed in investment and management of properties and financial assets.

Ms Kam Kin Foong is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.