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  TIONG Choon TIONG Choon, aged 51, was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 1st December 2017 and appointed as the Chairman of the Company on 1st April 2018. She is an executive director of Media Chinese, the holding company of the Company which is listed on The Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Ms. TIONG has started her career with Rimbunan Hijau Group since 1991 and served in various managerial and senior positions in plantation and hospitality sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Monash University, Australia.

She is currently a non-independent non-executive director of Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, a listed company in Malaysia.

Ms. TIONG is a daughter of Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King, a niece of Dato Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King and a distant relative of Mr. TIONG Kiew Chiong. Both Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King and Dato Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King are substantial Shareholders of the Company, Mr. TIONG Kiew Chiong is the Deputy Chairman and an executive Director of the Company.
   

 

Executive Directors

TIONG Kiew Chiong

TIONG Kiew Chiong, aged 61, was appointed as an executive Director in March 2005 and is the Deputy Chairman of the Company. Mr. TIONG is also the Chairman of the executive committee of the Company (the “Executive Committee”) and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. He has been an executive director of Media Chinese since May 1998 and is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Group Executive Committee of Media Chinese. Media Chinese is the holding company of the Company which is listed on the Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia. Mr. TIONG has extensive experience in the media and publishing business. He is one of the founders of “The National”, an English newspaper in Papua New Guinea launched in 1993. Mr. TIONG obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from York University, Toronto, Canada in 1982. Mr. TIONG currently sits on the board of various subsidiaries of the Company.

He is a distant relative of Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King, Dato’ Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King and Ms. TIONG Choon. Both Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King and Dato’ Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King are substantial Shareholders of the Company. Ms. TIONG Choon is the Chairman and a non-executive Director of the Company.

   
LAM Pak Cheong LAM Pak Cheong, aged 52, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and an executive Director of the Company in April 2011, in charge of overseeing all the operations of the Group. He is also the Editorial Director and Publisher of the Group, managing editorial matters of all publications and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. LAM is also the Head of Finance and a member of the Hong Kong Executive Committee of Media Chinese, the holding company of the Company which is listed on the Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia. Mr. LAM has extensive experience in corporate development, media operations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He is an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Mr. LAM obtained his Master of Business Administration in Financial Services jointly from the University of Manchester and the University of Wales, Bangor in the United Kingdom and Master of Corporate Governance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. LAM currently holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

YU Hon To, David YU Hon To, David,aged 73, has been an independent non-executive Director of the Company since June 2005. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. YU is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was formerly a partner of an international accounting firm with extensive experience in corporate finance, auditing and corporate management.

Mr. YU is currently an independent non-executive director of Media Chinese, the holding company of the Company which is listed on the Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia. He has resigned as an independent non-executive director of Media Chinese with effect from 1st July 2021. Mr. YU also serves as an independent non-executive director of China Renewable Energy Investment Limited, China Resources Gas Group Limited, Keck Seng Investments (Hong Kong) Limited, MS Group Holdings Limited and New Century Asset Management Limited (the manager of New Century Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on the Stock Exchange), which are listed companies in Hong Kong. On 5th March 2021, Mr. Yu was appointed as a non-executive director of Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. On 21st May 2021, Mr. Yu retired from Playmates Holdings Limited as an independent non-executive director and on the same date was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Playmates Toys Limited which is listed company in Hong Kong. In the past three years preceding 31st March 2021, Mr. YU had been an independent non-executive director of Haier Electronics Group Co., Limited. Haier Electronics Group Co., Limited was privatised and the shares of which were delisted from the Stock Exchange on 23rd December 2020.

   
CHAU Cheuk Wah

Mr. CHAU Cheuk Wah, aged 66, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company in September 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. CHAU graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Mr. CHAU has extensive experience in the banking and finance industry in Hong Kong and Mainland China with various global financial institutes. He is currently a non-executive director of Universal Technologies Holdings Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He served as a non-executive director of Universal Technologies Holdings Limited (Stock code:1026), which is a listed company on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange from 3rd June 2019 to 29th May 2020.

   
LAU Chi Wah, Alex

LAU Chi Wah, Alex, aged 57, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company in September 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. LAU has over 30 years of experience in the field of corporate finance and accounting in managing initial public offerings and fund-raising exercises and advising listed companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, buyouts and other corporate transactions. Mr. LAU is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since June 1988 and an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1990. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree. He also obtained an Advance Diploma in Corporate Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2006.

Mr. LAU is currently an independent non-executive director of China Conch Venture Holdings Limited which is a listed company in Hong Kong.

(Last update in July 2021)

 

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