Datuk Tiah Thee Kian
Yg Bhg Datuk Tiah Thee Kian holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Malaya and a Master in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. He started his career as a manager of Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Bhd from 1972 to 1978, and later joined Credit Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director from 1978 to 1987. He joined TA Securities Berhad in September 1987 and was appointed the Managing Director in September 1988 and thereafter, Executive Chairman in July 1995.
In 1990, he initiated the public listing of TA Enterprise Berhad and was appointed its Executive Chairman and Managing Director of TA Enterprise Berhad in October 1990. As the Executive Chairman, he is primarily responsible for the overall strategic direction of TA Enterprise Berhad. He is the visionary leader of TA Group. Armed with a vision in developing a Malaysian “one-stop supermarket” of financial products and services, he propelled TA Enterprise Berhad’s extraordinary growth in retail broking and shaped TA Enterprise Berhad to be one of the largest retail broker in Malaysia.
Datuk Tiah Thee Kian was the one who embarked the TA Group into property development. He was instrumental in amassing the strategic land banks and investment properties of TA Global Berhad. In 2009, he initiated the demerger of the financial services and property business of TA Enterprise Berhad to improve the execution capacity of the property business in pursuing its strategies in a more focused way. Pursuant to the listing of TA Global Berhad, he took the helm as its Executive Chairman and spent a major portion of his time in nurturing, developing and transforming the property development and property investments activities of TA Global Berhad. He is the substantial shareholder and co-founder of TA Global Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of a number of companies within the TA Global Berhad Group.
Under the stewardship and leadership of Datuk Tiah Thee Kian, both TA Enterprise Berhad and TA Global Berhad became a dynamic and diversified conglomerate with businesses in stockbroking, asset and unit trust management, futures & derivatives trading, credit lending, hotel operations, property development, property management and property investments spread over Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Thailand.
He is the Chairman of the Company’s Property Management Committee, Group Investment Committee and Treasury Investment Committee.
Datin Tan Kuay Fong
NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yg Bhg Datin Tan Kuay Fong holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Malaya.
She started her profession as stockbroking in 1975. In 1983, she was one of the pioneer founders of A.T Securities Sdn Bhd, the first stockbroking company to be established in Shah Alam. In December 1987, she joined TA Securities Sdn Bhd and was appointed the Managing Director of TA Securities Berhad in July 1995.
Pursuant to the listing of TA Enterprise Berhad, she was appointed as Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad in March 1990 and subsequently in May 2002, she was appointed as its Executive Chairman. She was re-designated as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of TA Enterprise Berhad in August 2007.
She was instrumental in the growth and development of TA Enterprise Berhad’s financial services businesses during its formation years. In the l990s, Datin Tan Kuay Fong revolutionised the stockbroking business of TA Enterprise Berhad by taking the bold step to build up its IT infrastructure and employed IT programmers and system analysts to design and tailor specific back office IT systems and controls to provide its remisiers and clients with a more efficient platform to trade with greater accuracy and efficiency. She was also instrumental in developing the proprietary trading activates of TA Enterprise Berhad, expanding its retail market, building up its remisiers/ dealers base to enlarge its retail clientele and to expand its business. She has over 25 years of senior management experiences in stockbroking, derivatives and property management. Her experience and expertise incorporates strategic planning, initial business set-up, operations planning and implementation, international business expansion and overall business management. Her financial services career track record has been charted through the years, made possible through her in-depth exposure to the stockbroking industry and financial markets. She now continues to impart her business acumen and skills to the growth and development of TA Enterprise Berhad’s financial services business.
She was appointed as Director of TA Global Berhad on 8 August 2008 but was re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 October 2009 and held the position to-date. She is the co-founder of TA Global Berhad. She also sits on the Boards of a number of companies within the TA Global Berhad Group.
Dato’ Sri Mohamed Bin Abid
Yg Bhg Dato’ Sri Mohamed Bin Abid studied Business Management at The MARA Institute of Technology and was admitted as a Member of the British Institute of Management. He was conferred the award of “Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang” by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang in October 2008, that carries the title of Dato’ Sri.
He started his career as a Shipping Executive and was later promoted to Manager in P & O Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, Singapore & London from 1964 to 1973. In 1974, he joined MISC Coastal Services Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MISC Berhad as Marketing Manager and was promoted to Director/Chief Executive Officer in 1980, a position he held till 1983.
Subsequently, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MISC Agencies Sdn Bhd until 1986. In 1987, he was appointed as Managing Director of East & West Maritime Sdn Bhd. In 1989, he founded and established JB Distripark Sdn Bhd and held the position of Executive Director. On 1 July 1995, he joined the Board of TA Enterprise Berhad, a public listed company as Executive Director. He was re-designated as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad on 5 October 2009 and holds the position to-date.
On 5 October 2009, he was appointed as Executive Director of TA Global Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of a number of companies within the TA Global Berhad Group.
He is also the Chairman of Advisory Board of Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd since 2006.
He has extensive experience in the shipping industry and has held various senior positions, both locally and overseas. Over the years, his established network of local and international business contacts have been invaluable to the development and growth of the TA Group. In addition, he has also actively been involved in building the corporate as well as public image of the TA Group of Companies.
Kimmy Khoo Poh Kim
Ms Kimmy Khoo Poh Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya in 1986 and was admitted as an Affiliate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in 1997. She also holds a Company Secretary License issued by the Companies Commission of Malaysia since 1997.
She started her career in stockbroking in 1986 with A.T Securities Sdn Bhd and joined TA Securities Sdn Bhd in 1987. In her 12 years with TA Securities, she gained vast and extensive experience in securities operations, business development and management. She was one of the pioneer key management staff charged to spearhead the various operational and system reengineering of the TA Securities Berhad in its formation years. In August 1999, she was seconded to TA Enterprise Berhad as Group General Manager and oversees the group’s risk management, corporate development and management of TA Enterprise Berhad. She was actively involved in the establishment of various operation and management systems, controls and policies for the subsidiaries of TA Enterprise Berhad.
In 2004, she was appointed as Executive Director of TA Properties Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TA Global Berhad and is primarily responsible for the corporate planning, hospitality, property acquisition and systems control and management functions of TA Properties Sdn Bhd. In 2009, she spearheaded the public listing of TA Global Berhad and was appointed its Executive Director on 5 October 2009. As its Executive Director, she currently manages the day-to-day operations, systems control and management functions of TA Global Group and oversees the Group’s property development and offshore properties located in Canada, Australia, Singapore, China and Thailand. With her knowledge and experience with cross-border investments and hotel property acquisitions, she is personally involved in the negotiation, due diligence, structuring and financing process in the acquisition of properties for TA Global Berhad, both locally and overseas.
She also sits on the Boards of a number of companies within TA Global Berhad Group.
She is the Chairperson of the Company’s Risk Management Committee. She is also a member of the Company’s Property Management Committee, Tender Committee and Group Investment Committee.
Puan Zainab Binti Ahmad
NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Puan Zainab Binti Ahmad holds a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree from the Institut Teknologi Mara/University of Ohio.
She started her career in June 1983 with A.T. Securities Sdn Bhd as the General Manager. She then joined TA Securities Sdn Bhd as Director in December 1987 till October 1990.
She was then appointed as Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad in March 1990, a position she holds to-date. Thereafter, she was appointed to the Board of TA Global Berhad as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 October 2009.
She also sits on the Boards of TA Centre Berhad, a public company which is wholly-owned subsidiary of TA Enterprise Berhad, the Company’s holding company and a number of companies within the TA Enterprise Berhad Group
Mr Peter U Chin Wei
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Peter U Chin Wei is the Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Global Berhad. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Before returning to Malaysia, he worked in the London office of Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). Upon his return to Malaysia in 1977, he worked for Inchcape Malaysia Sdn Bhd, YTL Group and he joined the MUI Group in 1980 until 1989 as General Manager. He joined the Board of AsiaPac Bhd (formerly known as Pegi Malaysia Berhad) as an Executive Director in 1989 till 1990. Thereafter, he joined TA Enterprise Berhad as an Executive Director in October 1990 till October 1998. Subsequently, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad, a public listed company in July 1999, a position he holds to-date. He was then appointed to the Board of TA Global Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 October 2009.
He also sits on the Boards of Kumpulan Europlus Berhad, a public listed company and Asian Outreach (M) Berhad, a public company.
He is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Jory Leong Kam Weng
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Jory Leong Kam Weng graduated with a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Monash University, Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a certified mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre.
He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1989. In February 1992, he joined TA Enterprise Berhad as the Group Legal Manager until July 1995. He was the Vice President of International Division of TA Enterprise Berhad from November 1993 to October 1995.
Between November 1995 to February 1997, he held the position of General Manager / Director of Credit Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd. He also held the post of Executive Director of TA Bank of Philippines, Inc from March 1997 to June 1998. From June 1998 to July 1999, he was the Chief Executive Officer of TA Securities Berhad.
Since July 1999, he has been a Partner of Messrs Iza Ng, Yeoh & Kit as a practising Advocate and Solicitor. He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Global Berhad on 5 October 2009, a position he holds to-date. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad, Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad and Pecca Group Berhad, companies listed on Bursa Malaysia.
He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd, a life insurance company. He also sits on the Board of several private companies and of Asian Outreach (M) Berhad and Pusat Penyayang KSKA, all of which are public limited companies.
He is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Christopher Koh Swee Kiat
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Christopher Koh Swee Kiat graduated from the University of Malaya in 1992 and was called to the High Court of Malaya as an Advocate and Solicitor in March 1993. He also holds an ACCA postgraduate diploma in Accounting and Finance.
He was previously attached with the Corporate Department of an established law firm. Thereafter, he joined TA Securities Berhad as Assistant Manager in November 1995. He was appointed the Head of Legal Affairs Department in November 1995. He has negotiated and prepared the legal documentation for the various overseas ventures of the company including a bank and stockbroking companies in various countries. He was also the Company Secretary of The Chase Manhattan (M) Berhad (now known as JP Morgan Chase).
In 2001, he was the Vice President for MasterCard International in its Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore. He joined Messrs Chris Koh & Chew (formerly known as GH Tee & Co), Advocates & Solicitor in October 2001. He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad, a public listed company in May 2006, a position he holds to-date. Thereafter, on 5 October 2009, he was appointed to the Board of TA Global Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director.
He specialises in corporate, commercial and finance matters including merger and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate finance, listing of companies, private equity acquisition and matters relating to aviation laws. Now also an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, his scope of responsibilities includes extending legal advice and assisting in the acquisition of business interests on behalf of the Company.
He also sits on the Board of TA Investment Management Berhad, a public company which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TA Enterprise Berhad, the Company’s holding company.
He is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He also sits on the investment committee of Mizuho ASEAN Investment Fund LLP.
Yg Bhg Datin Rahmah Binti Mahmood
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yg Bhg Datin Rahmah Binti Mahmood is the Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Global Berhad. She graduated with a double Bachelor of Science degree in both Marketing and Mass Communications from Syracuse University, New York. She also obtained a Master in Journalism (PR) from the University of Southern California (USC).
She started her own automotive spares manufacturing company, Malaysian Automotive Lighting Sdn Bhd (“Malaysian Automotive”) about 20 years ago in Penang with Robert Bosch Gmbh as the initial partners and later with Magnetti Mirelli of Italy. Malaysian Automotive is now a global manufacturing partnership with Automotive Lighting Reutlingen Gmbh, Germany, manufacturing automotive head lamps and rear lamps for companies such as Proton, Perodua, Suzuki, Mazda and other international car manufacturers and currently she is the Director and shareholder of Malaysian Automotive.
She is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Syarikat Mahmood Ambak & Sons Sdn Bhd since 1988, a trading company supplying automotive spares to the Ministry of Defence of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysia Police for the last 20 years.
She was then appointed to the Board of TA Enterprise Berhad, a public listed company in August 2007, a position she holds to-date. Subsequently, she was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of TA Global Berhad on 5 October 2009. She also sits on the Board of Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad, a public listed company.
She has also diversified her business dealings into Independent Environmental Monitoring and sits on the Boards of Spanfield Sdn Bhd and Clearwater Towers Sdn Bhd, an environmental company. Currently, she is looking into being involved in renewable energy such as solar energy and other manufacturing concerns in Malaysia through a company, Solarah Sdn Bhd. She is also a director of Intelligent Power Systems Technology Sdn Bhd, a company involve in solar panel installations and advice.
She has over 25 years of experience in business management, contract negotiations and manufacturing practices. She also has assisted the Malaysian government in bringing in foreign investment into the country especially in the field of manufacturing.