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.

Dato’ T. Jasudasen retired from full-time diplomacy in September 2014 after 37 years of government service. He currently serves as Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union. In addition, he is an Honorary Steward and a member Management Committee of the Singapore Turf Club, which is a non-profit organisation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Nanyang Business School’s Centre for African Studies.

Dato’ T. Jasudasen was previously 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.

The Singapore government awarded Dato’ T. Jasudasen a Gold Medal PPA (E) in 2011 and a Silver Public Administration Medal PPA(P) in 1990, and a long service medal (PBS) in 2002. He has two French government awards including the Legion D’Honneur. He also received a Dato’ship from HRH the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia.

Dato’ T. Jasudasen 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 the Group.

Mr Chew is also the Chairman of the ZICO Law network, a network of independent law firms in the ASEAN region which is associated with the Group.

Mr Chew graduated with a LLB (Honours) in 1984 and obtained a LLM (First Class Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1989. Mr Chew started practice in Malaysia in 1985, was Chapman Tripp in Wellington, New Zealand, and Baker & McKenzie, Singapore. In 1991, he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co. where he rose up the ranks to become its managing partner in 2004. He assumed the role of regional managing partner of the ZICO Law network in 2011. In November 2014, Mr Chew left his managing role in Zaid Ibrahim & Co. to take up a full time role as the Managing Director of ZICO and as the Chairman of the ZICO Law network.

Mr Chew is very active in supporting the public and private sectors on promoting trade and investments in the ASEAN region. He is a director of the ASEAN Business Club (“ABC”), an association of the chief executives of the region’s leading business enterprises. The ABC provides a forum for its members to network, collaborate, and play an active role in the process of ASEAN economic integration. Mr Chew was given an award by the New Zealand government in August 2015 in recognition of his significant contribution in building strong ties between New Zealand and Malaysia and within ASEAN.

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 of the Group.

Mr Liew has been part of the ZICO family for over 20 years, beginning in 1997 when he joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co., the precursor to the ZICO Law network. He became a partner in 2002 and subsequently set-up and oversaw the ZICO Law office in Singapore as resident partner, kicking off the network’s regional expansion in 2003. He was part of the management team that restructured the businesses of the network into ZICO Holdings Inc., and on its successful listing on the Singapore Exchange in 2014.

Mr Liew graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Warwick in 1992 and is a lawyer by training, having qualified to practise in England and Wales, and in Malaysia. He received a Chevening Scholarship to pursue and obtain his 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 the Licensing Services segment for the 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 is an independent non-executive director of Ecofirst Consolidated Bhd., a public listed company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. On 5 November 2017, he was conferred the honorific title “Datuk” by the TYT Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca, Malaysia.

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 at ZICO Law and senior advisor at Jincheng, Tongda & Neal. Before this, Mr Maloy was General Electric (”GE”)’s General Counsel for the Asia-Pacific Region and served in that role from 1983 to 2012, residing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Shanghai during the period.

Mr Maloy also served as Vice Chairman of GE China Limited and 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. He currently serves as Chairman of Magritek, Ltd, a manufacturer of benchtop magnetic resonance equipment based in New Zealand and Germany.

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.

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.

Mr Chew was a commission member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission between 2013 to 2015 and served 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 Sdn. Bhd. and executive director and the chief executive officer of Dataprep Holdings Berhad from 2003 to 2008. Mr Chew was the former worldwide partner of Arthur Andersen from 1990 to 2002.

Mr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 1980. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. 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. 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 four 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.