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KEY MANAGEMENT

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar

  • Group Executive Chairman

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, 69, Male, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Director and the Group Executive 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.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree 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 Bakar 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 for his daughter, Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi who was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad on 7 March 2013 and his son, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, who was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad on 27 February 2017. Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar is a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad.

Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd where Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar is a substantial shareholder and director, is also a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. His son is also a director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar 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

Lee Su Nie, 56, Female, a Malaysian, 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

Ms Lee 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 associated 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.

Sng Ngiap Koon

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

Sng Ngiap Koon, 69, Male, a Malaysian, 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.

Mr Sng 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.

Mr Sng Ngiap Koon currently 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. 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 under Investment Holding Division
  • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Cards Sdn Bhd under Card & Payment Services Division

Wong Joon Hian, 67, Male, a Malaysian, was appointed the Chief Operating Officer - Financial Services of Advance Synergy Berhad on 28 September 2012. Mr Wong 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.

Mr Wong 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 Non-Executive Director of Integrax Berhad from 2008 to 2009.

Currently, he is a director in several non-listed public companies namely, SIBB Berhad (formerly known as Southern Investment Bank Berhad), SFB Auto Berhad, and CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. Mr Wong 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.

Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi

  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • General Manager - Corporate Development of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Group Chief Executive Officer of Captii Limited under Information & Communications Technology Division

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, 39, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 27 February 2017.

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi 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.

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Captii Limited ("Captii"), a 58.3%-owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad and the Captii Group on 10 August 2010. From December 2005 to 9 August 2010, he served as Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Captii and was appointed to the Board of Captii on 22 June 2006.

Prior to joining Advance Synergy Berhad in June 2001 as Assistant General Manager - Business, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi was with the South East Asia Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston. He served as Executive Director of Advansa Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad from 17 July 2001 to 18 March 2016. On 1 July 2005, he was appointed as General Manager - Corporate Development of Advance Synergy Berhad. Currently, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi also sits on the Board of various subsidiaries, associated company and joint venture. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of SJ Securities Sdn Bhd from 20 September 2005.

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 Bakar, is the Group Executive Chairman and major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi is a director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd, a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. His father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is also a substantial shareholder and director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. His sister, Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi 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.

Yap Chee Kong

  • General Manager - Corporate Services of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Managing Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd under Coach Building Division

Yap Chee Kong, 49, Male, a Malaysian, was appointed as a Financial Controller of ASCAP since October 2001. He is a qualified accountant by training and prior to joining ASCAP, 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.

Since joining the Group, Mr Yap Chee Kong has held several positions in the Group including the current positions. Mr Yap Chee Kong was appointed the General Manager - Corporate Services of Advance Synergy Berhad on 28 September 2012. He was also appointed the Managing Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd under Coach Building Division on 27 March 2017 following the reorganisation to streamline the operations of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd.

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

Mr Yap 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.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron

  • Chairman of Alangka-Suka Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd under Hotels & Resorts Division

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron, 67, Male, a Malaysian, is the co-founder of Holiday Villa hotels and resorts and presently, the Chairman of Alangka-Suka 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 Shah Haron was educated in Australia and Japan and has received extensive training in general hotel management in USA.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron has held various senior appointments in major hotels and founded the Holiday Villa chain of 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.

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron 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 Shah Haron 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 Polytechnic, 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 Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (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 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 record, Tan Sri Dato' Azman Shah Haron 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 Shah Haron 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 Khaw binti Abdullah, 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.

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah

  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Alangka-Suka Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd under Hotels & Resorts Division

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah, 63, a Malaysian, 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 Khaw binti Abdullah 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 and 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 Khaw binti Abdullah 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 Industry 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 initiated the Holiday Villa chain in 1987 with the opening of 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 of Advance Synergy Berhad, including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah 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 conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years.

Wong Tze Leng

  • Group Executive Chairman of Captii Limited under Information & Communications Technology Division

Wong Tze Leng, 52, Male, a Malaysian, 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, under the Information & Communications Technology Division of Advance Synergy Berhad 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.

Mr Wong 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. Mr Wong Tze Leng graduated from Monash University, Victoria, Australia, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science in 1985 and subsequently obtained a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1987 from the same university.

Mr Wong 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.

Cheah Ping Huey

  • Managing Director of Metroprime Corporation Sdn Bhd (The Language House) under Education Division
  • Executive Director of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Tours Sdn Bhd under Travel & Tours Division

Cheah Ping Huey, 45, Female, a Malaysian, 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 positions.

With over 20 years' working experience, Ms Cheah Ping Huey has served at the 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 the early 90's, she began her career as a Banquet Sales Secretary with 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 eventually became the Youngest Director of Sales, Corporate Division in Nikko Hotel in year 2000. She was also awarded Most Outstanding Sales Achievement by Nikko Hotel in 2001. Her accomplishments include spearheading the hotels pre-opening Sales & Marketing Team of Guoman Hotels Group in Port Dickson and Hanoi. However, her love for meeting new people and accepting new challenges inspired her to take her career for a different turn.

In 2002, Ms Cheah Ping Huey moved out from the hotel industry and took a role as General Manager for a Japanese owned travel company namely 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 Advance Synergy Berhad's subsidiary, Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd and has since grown the company into one of the leading travel agencies in Malaysia. In 2007, she was promoted to her current position as the Executive Director of Orient Escape Travel Sdn Bhd.

Ms Cheah Ping Huey does not hold any directorship in public companies and Advance Synergy Berhad Group.

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.

Frank Michael Turrisi

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

Frank Michael Turrisi, 63, Male, an Australian, was redesignated as the Production & Technical Director from the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd under Coach Building Division on 27 March 2017 following the reorganisation to streamline the operations of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd.

Mr Frank Michael Turrisi 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. He then started his own company in the bus industry in Australia in 1995. In 2001, after several visits to Malaysia he established a local production facility, Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd, in 2002 where he has stayed to present day. Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd became a subsidiary of ASCAP in 2003. He was appointed as Executive Director of Quality Bus & Coach (M) Sdn Bhd on 1 June 2003.

Mr Frank Michael Turrisi is a member of the Bus Bodybuilders Association of Malaysia. He is also an associate member of The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC), The BusNSW Association and The BusVIC Association.

Mr Frank Michael Turrisi also sits on the Board of the 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.

Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi

  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad
  • Chief Executive Officer of Dama TCM Sdn Bhd under Wellness Division

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi, 41, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 7 March 2013.

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree 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. From late 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-to-day 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 nine 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.

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi is the Chief Executive Officer for DAMA TCM Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad, as well as 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 conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except that her father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is the Group Executive Chairman and substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad and her brother, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad who was appointed on 27 February 2017. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years.