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Dato' Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi

Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi, a Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed as a Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 16 July 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Company.

He graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and is a Barrister at Law, Gray's Inn, London.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994 and was formerly an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya practicing with Azman Davidson & Co and Zaid Ibrahim & Co early in his career before becoming a partner in an investment advisory firm called BinaFikir Sdn Bhd which was eventually acquired by Maybank Berhad. He was then invited to join the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), an independent regulatory body set up by a Malaysian Act of Parliament to develop, oversee and regulate the communications and multimedia sector in Malaysia as its Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and was subsequently appointed to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the MCMC from 16 October 2011 to 31 December 2014. MCMC was also the regulator for the postal and courier industry pursuant to the Postal Services Act 2012.

In the international arena, Dato’ Sharil was also a Board Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global Internet domain name coordinating body and Chairman of ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) from 2004 to 2007. Dato' Sharil has worked closely with international organizations such as ICANN, Internet Society (ISOC), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Pacific Islands Telecoms Association (PITA), Commonwealth Telecoms Organisation (CTO), International Institute of Communications (IIC), Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNICEF, particularly in the area of training and capacity building and remains in an advisory capacity to some of them. In recognition of his contribution to the global internet community, his alma matter, Aberystwyth University conferred an Honorary Fellowship to him in 2017.

He is presently a Senior Advisor with Quantephi Sdn Bhd, a boutique investment advisory firm licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia and a Senior Advisor to Asean Advisory Pte Ltd, a specialist advisory and consulting firm based in Singapore. He also serves on the Board of Directors of LotusCars UK.

In March 2019, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS). He is also an independent director of PrivAsia Technology Berhad. 

 
Chhoa Kwang Hua, Eric

Executive Director

Chhoa Kwang Hua, a Male Malaysian, aged 54, co-founded the Company with Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir in 1994. He is the Executive Director of the Company.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance (Honours) from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.

As part of the leadership team of the Group, Eric works closely and guide the business unit heads on both day-to-day business operations as well as the long-term business growth initiatives of the Group. 

 
Lt. Jen (B) Dato' Seri Panglima Zaini bin Hj Mohd Said

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lt. Jen (B) Dato’ Seri Panglima Zaini Bin Hj. Mohd Said, a Malaysian, aged 72, was appointed as a Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 12 September 2003. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating & Remuneration Committee.

He was a career soldier, having served in the Malaysian Army for over 36 years beginning in 1965. His early military training was mainly in Infantry and Special Forces Skills. He is also a graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and General Staff College, the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College and the Pakistan National Defence College courses.

He held various command and staff appointments in the Army, notably as the Brigade Commander of 10 Parachute Brigade, General Officer Commanding 3rd Infantry Division and finally the General Officer Commanding Army Field Command. On 2 June 2001, he was awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SPGP), the nation’s highest award for gallantry.

 
Abdul Jabbar bin Abdul Majid

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Abdul Jabbar Bin Abdul Majid, a Malaysian, aged 74, was appointed as a Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 11 November 2003. He serves as the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He has more than 40 years experience in accounting, audit, receivership, liquidation, financial advisory and consultancy. He is also a director of public listed companies such as Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad. He is an active contributor to the profession of accountancy and the financial industry. He was a member of the Exchange Committee of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc and was the Executive Chairman of Bursa Derivatives Berhad for three (3) years from 2001. 

 
Sven Janne Sjöden

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Sven Janne Sjöden, a Swedish, aged 74, was appointed as a Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 11 November 2003. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden. He joined Ericsson Network Technologies AB, Sweden ("ENT")  in 1966 and has acquired extensive experience in the production of a wide range of telecom equipment.

He had held various senior positions within production both at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden and ENT. During the period 1988 to 1992, he served as Divisional Manager within the Telecom and Power Cables Divisions as well as Vice President for ENT.

Between 1992 and 2008, he was responsible for the Business Unit Cable and was at the same time appointed the President of ENT.

He is the Chairman of Hoverline Group, Sweden and is a director of several companies in Sweden and abroad.

 
Chan Bee Lean

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Chan Bee Lean, a Malaysian, aged 46, was appointed as a Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 7 January 2010. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree (Honours) from University Utara Malaysia. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

She has been in internal auditing for over twenty (20) years. She is currently the Group Internal Audit Manager of Merge Housing Sdn. Bhd. and its related companies.

 
Magnus Kreuger

Independent Non-Executive Director

Magnus Kreuger, aged 63, Male Swedish National, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Opcom Holdings Berhad on 19 October 2018. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business Management and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden. Prior to that, he received his Degree of Systems Design and Analysis in Data Processing and System Analysis from New York University, USA. 

He has over 30 years of financial, management and leadership experience in the global telecommunication industry. Prior to his retirement, he was the President of Cable & Interconnect Business of Ericsson AB.

 

 

Notes:

(i) All directors do not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.

(ii) All directors have no conflict of interest with the Company and have not been convicted for any offence within the past five (5) years. 

(iii) All directors have no public sanctions and/or penalties imposed by any relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 March 2018.

(iv) All directors, except for Dato' Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi as disclosed, do not have any directorship in public companies and listed              issuers.