Board of Directors

Independent Chairman

THA_5231 - Dato Jasu (resized)Dato’ T. Jasudasen, our Independent Chairman, was appointed to the Board of Directors on 16 February 2015.

He retired from full-time diplomacy in September 2014 after 37 years of government service. He was the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2014, High Commissioner to Malaysia from 2006 to 2011, Ambassador to Myanmar from 2004 to 2006 and the Ambassador to France from 1997 to 2004. He has worked in all ten ASEAN countries and with international organisations including the United Nations; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; and the Commonwealth Organisation.

He currently serves as Singapore’s Non Resident Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union.

Dato’ T. Jasudasen was awarded a Silver Public Administration Medal (PPA(P) in 1990, a Gold Medal PPA(E) in 2011 and a long service medal (PBS) in 2002 by the Singapore government. He also received a Dato’ship from HRH the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia.

He graduated with an honours degree in Law from the University of Singapore and studied Public Administration at the Ecole Nationale D’Administration in France.

Managing Director

Mr_Chew_Seng_KokMr Chew Seng Kok, our Managing Director, was appointed to the Board on 9 December 2010 and is primarily responsible for the business development and overall strategy and management of our Group. He started his career in 1985 as a legal assistant in Presgrave & Matthews before joining Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young in Wellington, New Zealand and subsequently joined Baker & McKenzie, Singapore in 1989. In 1991, he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co as a partner where he rose up the ranks to become its managing partner in 2004. He assumed the role of regional managing partner of ZICOlaw in 2011.

Mr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 1984 and obtained a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington in 1990. Mr Chew has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the Chambers Global Guide and acknowledged as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the Asia Law Leading Lawyers and was shortlisted for the Most Innovative Lawyer award at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards 2014. He is the director of the ASEAN Business Club and is also a member of the Executive Council of the International Centre for Law & Legal Studies, which is a body under the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia.

Executive Director

Robert_LiewMr Liew Foong Yuen, our Executive Director, was appointed to the Board on 7 August 2014 and is primarily responsible for the overall management of the Advisory and Transactional Services Segment for our Group. Mr Liew joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co in 1997 and became a partner in 2002. He also assumed the position of resident partner of ZICOlaw Singapore Pte. Ltd. and was a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Warwick in 1992 and obtained a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from City University, London in 2003.

Executive Director

Kelvin_NgDatuk Ng Hock Heng, our Executive Director, was appointed to the Board on 9 December 2010 and is primarily responsible for the overall management of the Management and Support Services Segment as well as Licensing Services Segment for our Group. Datuk Ng started his career in KPMG (Australia) as a Tax Consultant before joining Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Australia & Hong Kong) as a Senior Tax Consultant in 1993. In 1995, Datuk Ng joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co and became a partner in 1999.

Datuk Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Double Major in Banking & Accountancy) in 1990, a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Laws (Distinctions) from Monash University in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He is also an associate of Certified Practising Accountants, Australia. Datuk Ng was an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and was a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia.

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Stephen_MaloyMr Stephen Arthur Maloy, our Non-Executive Non-Independent Director, was appointed to the Board on 7 August 2014 and is currently a senior advisor of ZICOlaw and senior advisor of Jincheng, Tongda & Neal. Prior to this, Mr Maloy was General Electric (“GE”)’s General Counsel for the Asia-Pacific Region and served in that role from 1983 to 2012, and had resided in various countries such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Shanghai during the period. Mr Maloy was responsible for the establishment of GE Pacific Pte. Ltd. (“GE Pacific”) in Singapore, the holding company for most GE investments in Asia, and continued to serve as a non-executive director in GE Pacific until 2012.

Mr Maloy graduated with an A.B. (cum laude) in Economics and History from Colgate University in 1973 and obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from Cornell University in 1976. He is a council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and a director at the American University of Mongolia.

Independent Director

Chew_Liong_KimMr Chew Liong Kim, our Independent Director, was appointed to the Board on 7 August 2014 and is currently the executive chairman of CLK Advisors, Malaysia, which provides business advisory and business analytics services in the ASEAN region. He is also currently the senior advisor at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Southeast Asia and SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd.

Mr Chew is a commission member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and serves as Chairman of the audit committee.

Mr Chew was the managing director of Maybank Investment Bank Bhd’s strategic advisory division and the managing director of Bina Fikir Sdn. Bhd. from November 2008 to October 2010. He was also executive chairman of HRM Business Consulting and executive director and the chief executive officer of Malaysia’s oldest listed IT services provider, Dataprep Holdings Berhad, from 2003 to 2008. Mr Chew is the former worldwide partner of Arthur Andersen.

Mr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 1980. He is a Chartered Accountant of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr Chew is also a Public Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Mr John Lim Yew Kong
Independent Director

John_LimMr John Lim Yew Kong, our Independent Director, was appointed to the Board on 7 August 2014 and is currently a director of Point Hope Pte. Ltd., a private equity fund management company. He is also a lead independent director and chairman of the audit and risk committee of Global Invacom Group Limited and an independent director and chairman of the audit and risk management committee of Karin Technology Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST.

Mr Lim was a director of Axia Equity Pte. Ltd., a business advisory company from February 2006 to January 2012 and was the managing director of Enterprise Asean Fund Pte. Ltd. from April 2005 to August 2006. From September 1999 to March 2005, he was also the associate director of ASC Equity Pte Ltd and the executive director of ASC Capital Pte Ltd. Mr Lim spent 4 years with Arthur Andersen & Co., London before joining Dowell Schlumberger in the United Kingdom, from 1988 to 1991 as an internal auditor before assuming the position of United Kingdom controller, Aberdeen.

Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984 and is also a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.