Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad


Board of Directors

Y. Bhg Dato’ Seri Syed Hussien Bin Abd Kadir
Chairman and Independent & Non-Executive Director

Dato' Seri Syed Hussien, age 64, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 15 January 2008. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Dato' Syed Hussien graduated from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, is also a respected product of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of Tufts USA where he obtained his M.A in International Relation. Dato' Syed Hussein has been conferred with many awards and titles in recognition of his remarkable achievements especially in his tenure as the first Malaysia Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Such awards and titles include Darjah Paduka Mahkota Johor (DPMJ), Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP), Johor Setia Di Raja (JSD), Setia Di Raja Kedah (SDK), Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN), among others.

Dato' Syed Hussein was appointed to the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of Malaysia in 1997 and has served as an Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From there, his credentials grew by leaps and bounds. He has added to his repertoire a host of other posts such as Principal Assistant Secretary (Organisation of Islamic Conference) Ministry of Foreign Affairs; First Secretary, Embassy of Malaysia in Rabat, Morocco; Counselor, Embassy of Malaysia in Moscow; Consul General of Malaysia, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia A the same time also holding the post as Deputy Permanent Representative of the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah.

He is also presently the Secretary-General of the National Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia; Group Chairman Axisjaya Group; Chairman Malaysia/Gulf Business Council; Director Dagang Net, Advisor Yasmin Holding; Chairman Flexoffice; Director of H2O Sports and Advisor M Pol Precison Rubber products.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or Major Shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years.

 

Y. Bhg Datin Kong Yuk Chu
Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Datin Kong Yuk Chu, age 65, a Hong Kong SAR National, is permanent resident of Malaysia, was appointed to the Board on 15 November 2007. She became an Executive Director of the Company on 1 October 2008 by virtue of her substantial share ownership of Seacrest Land Limited and Top Lander Offshore Inc., jointly with her spouse, Dato' Bill C.P.Ch'ng which jointly have substantial controlling shares in the Company. She was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Company on 18 February 2011.

Datin Kong has many years of executive experience as a director and chairperson of public listed and private companies in Hong Kong. She was a Non-Executive Director of IHD Holdings Limited (1986-1993) and Chairperson (1992-1993), Non-Executive Director - IHD Pacific Limited (1993-1996) and an Executive Director in Emporium Department Store and Supermarket (HK) Limited, Hong Kong (1989-1996). She is Chairman & Director of Seacrest Land Limited and Top Lander Offshore Inc.

Datin Kong has extensive experience in the design, manufacturing and retail in jade jewellery in Hong Kong and Malaysia and Chairman & Director of Jacmoli Jewelry Sdn Bhd and Jacmoli Jewelry Limited, Hong Kong.

She has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years.

 

Encik Norsyahrin Bin Hamidon
Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Norsyahrin Bin Hamidon, age 39, a Chartered Accountant by qualification and an active member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has started his professional accountancy practice with the Kumpulan FIMA Berhad, responsible for the internal audit of the group both domestic and FIMA's international subsidiary in Papua New Guinea. Commencing his own private practice in 2003, Syahrin & Co (Chartered Accountants) and Syahmas Management (Company Secretarial Advisors) today has a wide spectrum of clienteles from various industries with a portfolio of small to multi million ringgit companies.

His wide spectrum comprehension of accounting and financial matters, has acclaimed his appointments as Director of a few Cooperatives, private companies and NGOs. He was invited to become one of the Panelist to the National Tax Conference organized by LHDN and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia in 2011.

He has set the record straight by being the youngest appointed Treasurer General for the Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (MCCM), Finance Committee member of National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM), Board Trustee of Yayasan Kajian Dan Pembangunan DPMM and also one of the committee member of Innovation Committee for SMEs of SME Corporation.

He is also serving as the Finance Committee member of Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu Bersatu Berhad (MTEM), a Council that has a representation to Majlis Tindakan Agenda Bumiputra (MTAB) directly under the stewardedship of the Yang Amat Berhormat Prime Minister of Malaysia.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or Major Shareholder of the Company, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving the Company.

He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years.

 

Mr. Da Cruz Sean Nicholas
Non-Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Da Cruz Sean Nicholas, aged 29, a Singaporean, was appointed to the board on 5 November 2012. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Mr. Da Cruz holds a degree in International Business Management (Hons) from the European Business School London. He completed his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces in 2005, and has gained exposure and knowledge of corporate banking, investment and trading through work placements at Goldman Sachs, UBS and Nittan Capital in Hong Kong.

Mr. Da Cruz is a shareholder and director of several private companies including RedRock Financial Investment Co. Ltd. a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands specializing in investment and consulting in China.

He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 10 years.

 

Dato' Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman
SIMP, DPMP, DIMP
Independent Non-executive Director

Dato' Syed Norulzaman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya.

Upon graduation from the University of Malaya, Dato' Syed Norulzaman joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of the Malaysian Government in 1973 and was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served in different capacities in the Ministry's Political and Administration divisions as well as in Malaysia's diplomatic missions in Geneva, Bahgdad, Ottawa and Jakarta.

In September 1994, Dato' Syed Norulzaman was appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to Spain where he served for three years. On returning to Kuala Lumpur in November 1997, he assumed the post of Undersecretary for East Asia and South-Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to his appointment to head the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Prime Minister's Department, as its Director General in June 1999. He returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 2001 before his appointment as Malaysia's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, a position he held until January 2005. He was subsequently appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, based in Beijing where he served for 5 years till December 2009 before returning to Malaysia to retire from government service.

Upon his return to Malaysia, Dato' Syed Norulzaman was appointed as Public Interest Director at the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia(FIMM), a position he held until August 2012. He was also Advisor(China Business) at IJM Corporation Bhd from January 2011 to December 2012. Presently, Dato' Syed Norulzaman is Chairman of OCK Group Bhd. He is also a Director at the Malaysia-China Business Council(MCBC).

He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the company, respectively.

 

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