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KEY MANAGEMENT

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 penalt y 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 Advance Synergy Berhad. She was 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

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud

  • Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 7 March 2013.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours from University of Malaya majoring in International Relations and Diploma in Casualty Insurance from the Insurance School of Japan

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti started his insurance career with an insurance company in 1974 and in 1979, he moved to an insurance broking company and became the General Manager and Director from 1982 to 1986. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Chief Executive Officer/Principal Officer of UMBC Insurans, and thereafter, served as Executive Chairman of Talasco Insurance from 1993 to 1994. He was also a Founder Director of Pernas Reinsurance Brokers Sdn Bhd from 1986 to 1993. From 1996 to 2005, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Inchcape Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd (now known as Transnational Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd) and subsequently moved to AAO Global Insurance Brokers to assume the position of Regional Director until April 2013. Presently, he is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Advancetc Group Sdn Bhd, a smart phone producer under the MAGIC brand.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti has been conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.) by Tuan Yang Terutama (T.Y.T.) Tun Dato' Seri Utama Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang on 28 August 2013.

Through the years, Dato' Ahmad Ghiti contributed immensely towards the insurance industry and was responsible for developing and spearheading the Oil and Gas business and Owner-Controlled Insurance Programme for major construction risks in Malaysia.

He was the President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Malaysia (IBAM) from 1982 to 1987 and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pusat Latihan Insurans Malaysia from 1982 to 1986. In 1996, he was elected Deputy Chairman and in 2001, Chairman of IBAM for two (2) terms. He represented IBAM on the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) from 2001 to 2005 and as a member of MII's Audit Committee. In 2002, he was appointed to the Board of Advance Synergy Capital Berhad (now known as Advance Synerg y Capital Sdn Bhd) ("ASCAP") and subsequently resigned from the Board in 2010. In 2004, he was elected as Chairman of The Council of International 2004/2005 term.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management 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 had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalt y imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Rali bin Mohd Nor

  • Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Rali bin Mohd Nor is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 10 March 2016.

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 Holdings Berhad since 2003 until 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 Management 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 conf lict 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.

Ms Ho Tsae Feng

  • Company Secretary and Group Secretarial Manager

Ms Ho Tsae Feng, is the Company Secretary and Group Secretarial Manager of Advance Synergy Berhad . She joined Advance Synergy Berhad on 2 September 2003 as the Group Secretarial Manager and assumed an additional position as Company Secretary on 28 October 2003. Tsae Feng is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Prior to joining Advance Synergy Berhad, she was with The Malayan United Industries Berhad Group as an Assistant Company Secretary from March 2000 until August 2003. From April 1997 to March 2000, she was a Senior Secretarial Assistant with Corporatehouse Services Sdn Bhd, an affiliate to PricewaterhouseCoopers providing corporate secretarial services. From September 1995 to April 1997, she was attached to Ekovest Berhad, a public listed company, as Assistant Company Secretary. She has more than 20 years' experience in corporate secretarial services.

Tsae Feng does not hold any directorship in public company

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 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.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron

  • Chairman of Alangka-Suka Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron is the cofounder of Holiday Villa hotels and resorts and presently, the Chairman of AlangkaSuka Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd which owns and manages the Holiday Villa hotel chain operating in Malaysia and abroad. He was appointed the Chairman on 26 August 1996.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman was educated in Japan and Australia and has received extensive training in general hotel management in the United States of America.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman has held various senior appointments in major hotels. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and shareholder of Central Holdings Berhad, the company which owns and manages the three Holiday Inn hotels in the Klang Valley, namely Holiday Inn On The Park Kuala Lumpur, Holiday Inn City Centre Kuala Lumpur and Holiday Inn Shah Alam over two decades. His excellent leadership brought the three Holiday Inn hotels to great heights. During his tenure, he received numerous awards and accolades, among them were Holiday Inn International Torchbearer's Award (The Holiday Inn Systems Worldwide Performance Award for the Top 50 hotels), Gold Award for Inter-Hotel Performance and Productivity, Tourism Gold Award for Hotel Performance and Service - 1st Class Category by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism.

He was the President of the Malaysian Association of Hotels for over a decade and a member of the Malaysia Tourism Board for over 12 years. He was also the President and board member of ASEANTA (Asean Tourism Association) and Asean Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) and contributed a lot in the promotion and expansion of tourism activities in the ASEAN region. He was the Past President of International Organisation of Employers (IOE) Geneva. He retired as a Director of ACE Synergy Insurance Berhad on 22 March 2011 and Director of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) in 2015.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman is currently the President of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), and Chairman of the Consultative Panel for the Hospitality Industry at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE), Asean Confederation of Employers (ACE), Industrial Advisory Committee, Department of Poly technic, Higher Education Department, as well as a Board Member of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

Currently, he also serves as member of the Task Force (PEMUDAH) and Co-Chairman of the Working Group Efficiency Issues (WGEI), as Alternate Member of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)/ Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Malaysia, as Substantive Member on National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), as Council Member of the National Wages Consultative Committee (NWCC), Ministry of Human Resources and as Member of the Public Services Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA)) and Yayasan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Selangor (Rumah Bakti Ulu Kelang) and as Treasurer of Rumah Bakti Dato' Harun Idris, Ulu Klang, Selangor (Orphanage).

In recognition of his immense contribution and excellent service, Tan Sri Dato' Azman received awards of Ahli Mahkota Selangor (AMS) Award by His Highness, The Sultan of Selangor, Datuk Paduka Tuanku Jaafar (DPTJ) Award by His Highness, The Yang Di Pertuan Negeri Sembilan and Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) Award by His Majesty, The Yang Di Pertuan Agong XIV Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman also sits on the Board of various subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad, including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

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, save for his spouse, Puan Sri Datin Masri, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad.

He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Sng Ngiap Koon

  • Chief Operating Officer - Asset Development of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Advance Synergy Realty Sdn Bhd

Mr Sng Ngiap Koon was appointed the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Advance Synergy Realty Sdn Bhd on 14 July 2007 and the Chief Operating Officer - Asset Development of Advance Synergy Berhad on 28 September 2012.

Ngiap Koon is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Prior to 1984, he was working in London, England. Between 1984 to 1985, he was the Group Accountant of Innovest Berhad. He joined Advance Synergy Berhad in 1986 as the Group Accountant. In 1987, he was appointed the Group Financial Controller of Advance Synergy Berhad. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad in 2003 till 2006, he held the positions of Senior Group General Manager and Company Secretary. He was also a Director of Advance Synergy Berhad from 1988 to early 1991.

Ngiap Koon currently sits on the Board of various subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad includ ing C her at ing Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

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 on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Wong Joon Hian

  • Chief Operating Officer - Financial Services of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Managing Director of Advance Synergy Capital Sdn Bhd
  • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Cards Sdn Bhd

Mr Wong Joon Hian was appointed the Chief Operating Officer - Financial Services of Advance Synergy Berhad on 28 September 2012. Joon Hian was appointed to the Board of ASCAP on 3 August 1995 and appointed as the Managing Director on 22 September 1995. He was appointed the Managing Director of Synergy Cards Sdn Bhd on 15 March 2010 and assumed additional role as the Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Cards Sdn Bhd on 16 March 2012.

Joon Hian is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

He has accumulated over 30 years of working experience in the areas of audit, accountancy, financial services and corporate management. He commenced his career in 1973 when he joined Price Waterhouse & Co. in Birmingham, England after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He returned to Malaysia in 1975 to work for Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers), Malaysia until 1985. He then served as the Technical Manager of The Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants from 1986 until he was appointed as the General Manager - Operations of Supreme Finance (Malaysia) Berhad in December 1987. After Mayban Finance Berhad had completed the acquisition of Supreme Finance (Malaysia) Berhad in 1991, he joined BDO Binder where he stayed until 1994 when he left to work for Advance Synergy Berhad.

During the period from 1995 to 2006, he served as a director in several financial institutions viz Southern Finance Bhd, Ban Hin Lee Bank Bhd and Perdana Merchant Bankers Bhd. He was the Independent NonExecutive Director of Integrax Berhad from 2008 to 2009.

Currently, he is a director in several nonlisted public companies namely, SIBB Berhad (formerly known as Southern Investment Bank Berhad), SFB Auto Berhad, CIMB - Principal Asset Management Berhad and CIMB Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd. Joon Hian also sits on the Board of various subsidiaries 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 on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Wong Tze Leng

  • Group Executive Chairman of Captii Limited

Mr Wong Tze Leng was appointed the Group Executive Chairman of Captii Limited, a 58.3% - owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 10 August 2010. He previously served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Captii Limited, a position he held since 22 December 2002 until his appointment as Executive Chairman.

Tze Leng has over 20 years' experience in the information technology industry, with specific expertise in the telecommunications sector. He started his career in 1988 as an Engineer in the Singapore Institute of Standards & Industrial Research's design and development centre. He gained specialised expertise in computer telephony technology when he joined Federal Computer Services Pte Ltd in 1990 as a Software Engineer and later progressed to the position of Software Manager.

In 1993, he joined Dialogic as an Applications Engineer and was later promoted to the position of Business Development Director for the Asia Pacific region. During his career with Dialogic, he established a close rapport and working relationship with numerous IT companies and telcos in the Asia Pacific region. In 1998, he left Dialogic and founded the Captii Limited Group.

Tze Leng graduated from Monash University, Victoria, Australia, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 1985 and subsequently obtained a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1987 from the same university. Tze Leng also sits on the Board of various private limited companies including subsidiaries and associated companies of Advance Synergy Berhad. He does not hold any directorship in other public 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, save for his substantial shareholding in Captii Limited. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Yap Chee Kong

  • Financial Controller of Advance Synergy Capital Sdn Bhd
  • General Manager - Corporate Services of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Managing Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd

Mr Yap Chee Kong was appointed as a Financial Controller of Advance Synergy Capital Sdn Bhd on October 2001 and General Manager - Corporate Services of Advance Synergy Berhad on 28 September 2012. He was appointed as the Managing Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd on 27 March 2017.

He is a qualified accountant by training and prior to joining Advance Synergy Capital Sdn Bhd, he was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his time with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he gained extensive experience in auditing where he held a portfolio of public listed companies involved in diverse range of industries, which included financial institutions and stock broking companies. He also has experience in financial advisory work and was actively involved in due diligence review, technical research, training and recruitment. He was also involved in special audit and special business approval certification of stock broking companies.

He also sits on the Board of various subsidiaries and an associate company of Advance Synergy Berhad. He does not hold any directorship in public companies.

Chee Kong is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, England.

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 on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Frank Michael Turrisi

  • Production & Technical Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd

Mr Frank Michael Turrisi was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd on 1 June 2003 and subsequently redesignated as the Production & Technical Director on 27 March 2017.

Frank has over 34 years' working experience in the areas of bus manufacturing and bus repairs. He commenced his career in the bus industry in 1983 when he joined Watts Bus & Coach Works Pty Ltd in Brisbane as a Manager, overseeing all aspects of bus management, repairs, scheduling and employee training and supervision until 1995, and moved on to start his own company in the bus industry in Australia in 1995. In 2002, he set-up Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd, a local production facility. Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd became a subsidiary of ASCAP in 2003.

Frank also sits on the Board of subsidiaries of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd. He does not hold any directorship in public 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 no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Cheah Ping Huey

  • Executive Director of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd
  • Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Tours Sdn Bhd
  • Registrar of The Language House

Ms Cheah Ping Huey joined the Travel and Tours Division of Advance Synergy Berhad in 2004 and was appointed the Executive Director of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd on 12 April 2007. Since joining the Group, she has held several positions in the Group including the current position.

With over 20 years' working experience, Ping Huey has served at management level in various international hotels including Guoman Hotels Group and Nikko Hotel.

Upon graduating from Stamford College with a Diploma in Business Administration in early 90's, she began her career as a Banquet Sales Secretary in Istana Hotel. She accumulated her experience in sales as a Sales Executive and worked her way up the corporate ladder while studying Hotel Management Diploma Course. She was awarded the Youngest Director of Sales, Corporate Division by Nikko Hotel in 2000 and Most Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2001. Her ot her accomplishments include spearheading the hotels preopening Sales & Marketing Team of Guoman Hotels Group in Port Dickson and Hanoi.

In 2002, Ping Huey took on a new challenge and joined the travel industry. She was appointed as General Manager in a Japanese - owned travel agency, Intersect Travel and Tour Sdn Bhd. Her acute insight and quick execution was quickly noted and in 2004, she was appointed the General Manager of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad and has since grown the company into one of the leading travel agency in Malaysia. In 2007, she was promoted to her current position as the Executive Director of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd.

Ping Huey does not hold any directorship in public companies.

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 other than traffic offence (if any) and no public sanction or penalty imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.