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INVESTOR RELATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DATO' AZMAN BIN MAHMOOD, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Azman bin Mahmood, a Malaysian, born in 1951, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of i-Stone Group Berhad. He began pursuing his professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales on a part time basis from 1971. He was then admitted as an Associate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in July 1981 and as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 1987.

In February 1971, he joined Safferys & Co as an Articled Clerk and subsequently joined Lim, Ali & Co in 1975 as a Branch Manager where he was involved in performing various financial audit assignments for companies. In 1979, he joined RD Neville & Co in Essex, England as an Audit Manager, where he was responsible in planning and conducting internal control and audit. In 1981, he joined MMC Services Limited in London, England as a Tin Trading Operations Manager, where he was responsible for overseeing the overall tin trading operations of the company covering Europe.

In February 1983, he left MMC Services Limited and returned to Malaysia to join MUI Bank Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Bank Berhad) in February 1983 as its Senior Manager, where he was mainly involved in the planning and setting up of new branches for the bank. He left MUI Bank Berhad and joined Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad in July 1983 as its Finance Controller to lead the Finance Division, where he was responsible for the overall financial and accounting affairs of the company up until his departure in 1990.

In 1991, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Worldwide Holdings Berhad, where he was responsible for the overall corporate direction and business strategies as well as overseeing the day-to-day operation of the company.

In 1994, he was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Fine Access Sdn Bhd, which was then a family investment holding company with interest in investment of quoted securities/property holding. In 1996, he left Worldwide Holdings Berhad and in 1997, he was appointed as a Corporate Advisor to Crystalville Sdn Bhd, a property development company.

He was appointed to our Board on 1 October 2018. Currently, he is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Jaks Resources Berhad and Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Cocoaland Holdings Berhad. He also sits on the boards of several other private limited companies.  

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REBECCA TEE SOOK SING, Managing Director

Rebecca Tee Sook Sing, a Malaysian, born in 1981, is our Managing Director. She joined our Group in January 2008 as one of our pioneer members and has been instrumental to the business growth and development of our Group since then. She is principally responsible for the implementation of our Board’s decisions, strategies and corporate directions, keeping our Board fully informed of all important aspects of our Group’s operations as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations and implementation of the overall strategies and corporate direction of our Group.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Electronics) and a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) in 2003 and 2008, respectively from UTM. Since 2014, she has been certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional. She has more than 15 years of working experience in the E&E industry, specialising in the design and manufacturing of specialised automation machines.

She started her career in Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 2003 as a Test Development Engineer, where she was responsible for undertaking the development of functional test machines. In 2004, she was promoted as a Senior Test Development Engineer, where she was responsible for managing a team of engineers and monitoring the progress of development projects for functional test machines. She left Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in January 2006 and joined Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd as a Senior Electronics Development Engineer in its R&D department. However, she left Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in March 2006 and re-joined Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as its Assistant Test Development Manager.

In December 2007, she left Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and joined i-Stone Technology in January 2008 as a Project Manager, where she was responsible for overseeing its manufacturing automation business segment. In 2010, she was re-assigned as the Sales Manager of i-Stone Technology where she was responsible for handling key customer accounts and implementing overall business development plans and strategies. She assumed her current position as our Managing Director in February 2018.

She was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018. She currently serves as director of various subsidiaries of the Group. 

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CHAN KOK SAN, Executive Director

Chan Kok San, a Malaysian, born in 1978, is our Executive Director. He is one of the co-founders of our Group and has been responsible in spearheading the business growth of our Group since its inception in 2007. As our Executive Director, he is primarily responsible for establishing our Group’s internal policies as well as setting and monitoring key performance indicators for various departments. As our Head of Administration, he is responsible for overseeing the overall administrative and finance functions of our Group. As our Head of Distribution, he is responsible for overseeing the overall distribution of manufacturing automation hardware and software business segment.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Instrumentation and Control) and Master of Engineering (Electrical) in 2001 and 2003, respectively from UTM. In 2017, he obtained the Professional Diploma in Corporate Management from Southern University College, Johor. He has more than 16 years of experience in the E&E industry, specialising in specialised automation machines.

He began his career in Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 2002 as a Test Development Engineer, where he was responsible for the development of test machines. In March 2004, he was promoted to Senior Test Engineer, where he was responsible of overseeing the development and production operations of test and process machines. He left Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in October 2004 and joined Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in November 2004 as its Senior Electronics Engineer, where he was involved in the D&D of electronic circuits and PCBAs.


In 2006, he left Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd to pursue his own business venture and co-founded Univeztron Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore with Chin Chung Lek and Chan Sai Kong to undertake the provision of electronics design and firmware design business. He was mainly responsible for overseeing the electronics / firmware design of various electrical products and hardware in Univeztron Technology Pte Ltd. In 2007, he co-founded i-Stone Technology together with Chin Chung Lek and Chan Sai Kong to undertake the provision of design and manufacturing of specialised automation machines. He was mainly involved in the marketing, administrative and business expansion activities of i-Stone Technology.

He was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018. He currently serves as director of various subsidiaries in the Group and also as director of several other private limited companies.

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CHIN CHUNG LEK, Executive Director

Chin Chung Lek, a Malaysian, born 1969. He is one of the co-founders of our Group and is currently our Executive Director and Head of Procurement, Manufacturing Automation, where he is primarily responsible for the procurement functions of our manufacturing automation segment.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1995. He has more than 22 years of working experience in the E&E industry with in-depth knowledge on the procurement functions and business development operations.

In 1996, he started his career with V.S. Industry Berhad as its Sourcing Executive, where he was involved in the purchasing and production planning functions of the company. In April 2000, he left V.S. Industry Berhad and joined Champion Tools (Johor) Sdn Bhd as its Sales Executive, where he was responsible for developing new customer accounts. In February 2001, he left Champion Tools (Johor) Sdn Bhd and joined Farnell Components (M) Sdn Bhd in the same month as its Senior Field Sales Engineer, where he was responsible for developing new customer accounts as well as maintaining existing customer accounts in Johor.

In 2005, he left Farnell Components (M) Sdn Bhd and joined 3M Malaysia Sdn Bhd as its Senior Field Sales Executive, where he was responsible for handling and servicing key customer accounts in the southern region of Malaysia as well as undertaking sales and marketing activities. In 2006, while he was still working in 3M Malaysia Sdn Bhd, he co-founded Univeztron Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore with Chan Kok San and Chan Sai Kong to undertake the provision of electronics design and firmware design business. His role in Univeztron Technology Pte Ltd when he was still under employment in 3M Malaysia Sdn Bhd (and subsequent to leaving the company) was only confined to handling the administrative matters of Univeztron Technology Pte Ltd during his personal time.

In 2007, he left 3M Malaysia Sdn Bhd and co-founded i-Stone Technology together with Chan Kok San and Chan Sai Kong to undertake the provision of design and manufacturing of specialised automation machines. He was mainly involved in the procurement activities of i-Stone Technology.

He was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018.He currently serves as director of various subsidiaries in the Group and also as director of several other private limited companies

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PROFESSOR DR. RUZAIRI BIN ABDUL RAHIM, Independent Non-Executive Director

Professor Dr. Ruzairi bin Abdul Rahim, a Malaysian, born in 1967, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of our Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Electronic System & Control Engineering from Sheffield City Polytechnic, UK (now known as Sheffield Hallam University) in 1992. In 1996, he received a Ph.D from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has been awarded as Professional Technologist by Malaysia Board of Technologists in 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of R&D management.

He started his career in UTM in 1992 as a Tutor at the Department of Control & Instrumentation Engineering in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He was subsequently appointed as the Head of Instrumentation Engineering Laboratory in 1997 to manage and operate lectures, tutorials, practical as well as reviewing examination papers. In June 1998, he was appointed as the Head of Department (Control & Instrumentation Engineering), where he was responsible for overseeing the planning, development programme, distribution of academic workload and staff coordination. He was then made Associate Professor of UTM in 1999.

In 2006, he was promoted as the Professor of UTM and also appointed as the Deputy Dean (Corporate) at the Research Management Centre (“RMC”) of UTM. He was then promoted to the position of Director of RMC in 2009, a position which he held until November 2016. RMC is the research arm of UTM which is responsible for managing and facilitating various R&D activities, intellectual property creation and management, technological development, promotion and exploitation of R&D findings. Since December 2016, he has been holding the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, where he is mainly responsible for the management of research, innovation and publication.

He was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018. 

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CHIA GEK LIANG, Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Chia Gek Liang, a Malaysian, born in 1961, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of our Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee as well as a member of our Audit and Risk Management Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and 1993, respectively. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, UK which he obtained in 2010 and a Certificate in Legal Practice in 2011. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2012.

He began his career in 1985 as a Product Engineer with SGS-Thomson Microelectronics Pte Ltd in Singapore, where he was responsible for the product engineering and manufacturing processes of memory products. He left the engineering field in 1991 to pursue his Master of Business Administration. In 1992, he returned to Malaysia and joined the corporate finance division of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB Investment Bank Berhad) as an Executive. He was involved in a wide variety of corporate advisory assignments which includes initial public offerings, debt and equity fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, reverse take-overs, corporate and debt restructuring and privatisation exercises. He left the bank in 2001 and joined Intelligent Edge Technologies Berhad as its Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for the overall financial management of the company up until his departure in 2002.

From 2002 to 2012, he mainly did freelance consulting work through Siri Mesra Sdn Bhd (a company involved in the investment holding and provision of management consultancy services), such as general management, formulating long term organisation plans and performing projects evaluation in Malaysia, while pursuing his professional qualification as a lawyer. He started practising law as an Associate with Deol & Gill in 2013 where he was involved in providing advisory on legal matters. He left Deol & Gill in October 2014 to undertake various general management consulting works on a freelance basis via Siri Mesra Sdn Bhd up until May 2015. From May 2015 to 2018, he was attached with Mai & Co as an Associate, where he was primarily involved in providing corporate legal services. Since January 2019, he has resumed performing general management consulting works through Siri Mesra Sdn Bhd.

He was appointed to our Board on 1 October 2018. Presently, he is the Independent Non-Executive Director of QES Group Berhad as well as director of several other private limited companies

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LAW LEE YEN, Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairperson of Audit and Risk Management Committee

Law Lee Yen, a Malaysian, born in 1985, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. She is also the Chairperson of our Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of our Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

She graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since August 2010 and member of CPA Australia since obtaining her full membership on 15 April 2010. She is also a member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia since October 2012. She has more than 11 years of working experiences in the field of audit, corporate advisory and taxation services.

She started her career in 2007 with KPMG LLP Singapore as an Audit Associate. In 2010, she left KPMG LLP Singapore and joined Terry Law & Co, Malaysia (a non-audit firm in which her brother was Partner) as a Manager, responsible for tax advisory services. She was promoted as Partner of the firm in 2011, where she was responsible for providing tax advisory services. In January 2017, she set up her own firm, LY Law & Associates, as a partner after obtaining her audit practice license from the relevant ministry in Malaysia and with that, she was responsible for providing audit and tax advisory services under her new firm. Her tenure in Terry Law & Co. from January to May 2017 was a transitional arrangement to facilitate the transfer of tax clientele from Terry Law & Co. to LY Law & Associates. In May 2017, she resigned as a partner of Terry Law & Co.

She was appointed to our Board on 1 October 2018. She currently serves as director for several other private limited companies.

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