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INVESTOR RELATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DATO' DR. AWANG DAUD BIN AWANG PUTERA, Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato' Dr. Awang Daud Bin Awang Putera was born in1964. He is the Chairman of i-Stone Group Berhad.

Dato’ Awang Daud obtained an intermediate certificate for Mechanical Fitter/General Mechanic in 1980 from the Institut Kemahiran MARA, Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from the University of the East, Philippines. He subsequently obtained a Master in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from the Universitas Pancasila, Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2018, Dato’ Awang Daud was conferred the highest professional qualification of CHARTERED FELLOW which carries the post nominal FCILT from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia (CILTM). In 2020, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Geomatika University College.

Dato' Dr. Awang Daud Bin Awang Putera has over 40 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering. Dato’ Dr. Awang began his career with Syarikat Jengka Pahang Sdn Bhd as an apprentice in 1978 where he was trained in overhauls and repairs of rotating equipment such as electric motor, multi centrifugal pumps, rotary pumps boiler and driers. Subsequently in 1983, he joined Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. and was eventually promoted to Supervisor. He was a part of the pioneer group which set up the mechanical workshop for the first product of LNG and maintenance of Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. . He received an undergraduate degree from the University of the East and a graduate degree from Pancasila University.

He was appointed to be our Chairman on 19 August 2020. He was also the Co Founder of Serba Dinamik Sdn. Bhd. and is currently the Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director, of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad. Dato’ Dr. Awang is also the Executive Chairman in Minetech Resources Berhad.

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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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LO LING, Executive Director

Lo Ling, a Malaysian, was born in 1955, is our Executive Director. He is responsible for establishing our Group’s internal policies and also be in charge of leading all the various departments in i-Stone Group Berhad.

In 1979, Lo Ling graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in the University of Malaya. He subsequently furthered his studies there and by 1985 obtained a Master in Business Administration. He is a seasoned financial markets professional with over 30 years of experience in structuring public and private company transactions on behalf of his clients.

He first began his career as a Geologist for Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in 1979. After obtaining his Master in Business Administration, he went on to become an Account Manager for NCR in 1986. By 1991, he have the experience he needed in the financial markets to take the role of Commissioned Dealer’s Representative of Omega Securities Sdn. Bhd. and in 1992 went to Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. to further his illustrious career. In 2007, he was appointed as AmInvestment Bank Bhd. Commissioned Dealer’s Representative, a position he held until 2020 when he was appointed as ADAP Capital Sdn. Bhd Managing Director. Equipped with years of experience in the industry, he was tasked to source, evaluate and invest in attractive opportunities that meet the Fund’s investment criteria and objectives. Additionally, he also oversee the Fund’s public and private equity investment strategies.

He was appointed to our Board on 17 November 2020.

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EMMA YAZMEEN YIP, Alternate Director to Dato' Dr. Awang Daud Bin Awang Putera

Emma Yazmeen Yip, a Malaysian, was born in 1994. She is our current Alternate Director, which is also known as the Substitute Director. She has the responsibility to step in and act as a substitute in the place of the Director in case he/she is unable to carry out the duties assigned or due to an unforeseen event.

In 2013, she completed her Monash University Foundation Year (Pre-U Course) in Sunway University. Then she continued to excel in Sunway University by completing her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Finance in 2017.

She kicked start her career by taking the position of a Financial Advisor for Kenanga Investors Berhad in 2018. Her responsibility included conducting extensive research on local and international market outlook to advise the clients accordingly and as a front liner in the largest independent investment bank in Malaysia, she was able to outperform personal and company targets. Then in 2019, she was appointed as the Finance Manager and Special Officer to the Executive Chairman of ADAP Capital Sdn Bhd. She was tasked to manage and oversee the groups of companies under the lead of the Executive Chairman. She managed the company’s equity investment funds and maintaining good relationship with the clients and dealers.

She was appointed to the Board in 17 November 2020. She is the youngest member among the Board of Directors in i-Stone Group Berhad.

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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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PUAN SITI ZALEHA, Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairperson of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Puan Siti Zaleha, a Malaysian was born in 1964. She is our current Chairman for Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

She completed both her Bachelors and Masters degree in the United States of America in State University of New York New Paltz and University of Miami Coral Gables respectively. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Corporate industry.

She started her career in 1989 as the Administration Officer of Bank Negara where she provide information systems and technology (IS/IT) audit to all financial institutions under the purview of Bank Negara Malaysia. Then, she continue her rise in Bursa Malaysia Berhad in January 1995 as the Head of IS/IT Audit Department. She achieved success as Project Manager for her successful review of IT services and facilities for Bursa Malaysia toward an assessment of the current state of Bursa Malaysia’s IT environment and the enhancement of its efficiency, cost effectiveness and future applications.

In January 2011, she was the Head of Corporate Risk Management & Acting Head of Group Internal Audit to manage both the Corporate Risk Management and Group Internal Audit divisions of Bursa Malaysia and also identify, establish and control the risk exposure that Bursa Malaysia faced. She eventually became Head of Compliance, Risk & Compliance in April 2016 with responsibility to manage the Compliance Department by identifying legal and regulatory requirements for Bursa Malaysia and to provide guidance, establishing operating procedures and instilling awareness on risk and compliance related matters throughout the company.

She was appointed to our Board of Directors on 2 October 2020.

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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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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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