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  TIONG Choon TIONG Choon, aged 49, was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2017 and appointed as the Chairman of the Company on 1 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. 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, Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King is a non-executive director of the Company, while Mr. TIONG Kiew Chiong is the deputy chairman and executive director of the Company.
   

 

Executive Directors

TIONG Kiew Chiong TIONG Kiew Chiong, aged 59, 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”, a 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 and Dato¡¦ Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King. Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King is a non-executive Director of the Company and both Tan Sri Datuk Sir TIONG Hiew King and Dato¡¦ Sri Dr. TIONG Ik King are substantial shareholders.
   
LAM Pak Cheong LAM Pak Cheong, aged 49, joined the Group in April 2004 and 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 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 70, 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.

Mr. YU also serves as an independent non-executive director of China Renewable Energy Investment Limited, China Resources Gas Group Limited, Haier Electronics Group Co., Limited, Keck Seng Investments (Hong Kong) Limited, New Century Asset Management Limited (the manager of New Century Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on the Stock Exchange) and Playmates Holdings Limited, which are listed companies in Hong Kong. In the past three years preceding 31st March 2017, Mr. YU had been an independent non-executive director of Bracell Limited (formerly known as Sateri Holdings Limited), Crown International Corporation Limited (formerly known as VXL Capital Limited) and Great China Holdings Limited. Bracell Limited was privatised and the shares of which were withdrawn on the Stock Exchange on 24th October 2016. In addition, Mr. YU resigned as an independent non-executive director of Synergis Holdings Limited with effect from 1 January 2018.
   
Victor YANG Victor YANG, aged 72, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company on 1st April 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. YANG was a founding partner of Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson, Solicitors, Hong Kong, which are practicing under the name Zhong Lun Law Firm with effect from 30th March 2015. Mr. YANG is currently the managing partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm¡¦s Hong Kong office. He is also a qualified lawyer in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. YANG has over 40 years of experience in legal practice primarily in the areas of corporate finance, commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. He is presently a director and a past governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Hong Kong Foundation for UBC Limited and a member of the University of British Columbia, Dean of Law¡¦s Council of Advisors.

Mr. YANG is also an independent non-executive director of Playmates Toys Limited and Singamas Container Holdings Limited, which are listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr. YANG remained as a non-executive director of Lei Shing Hong Limited after the company privatised in March 2008. In the past three years preceding 31st March 2017, Mr. YANG had been an independent non-executive director of China Hanking Holdings Limited and China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited, which are listed in Hong Kong.
   
LAU Chi Wah, Alex LAU Chi Wah, Alex, aged 54, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company on 1st 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 25 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 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. In the past three years preceding 31st March 2017, Mr. LAU has been an independent non-executive director of Man Sang International Limited which is a listed company in Hong Kong.

(Last update in March 2019)

 

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