Board of Directors
Mr. Farhash Wafa Salvador
Group Executive Chairman
Mr. Farhash Wafa Salvador was appointed to the Board on 27 December 2022 as Group Executive Chairman.
Mr. Farhash brings with him over more than a decade’s worth of experience in the field of business, consultancy and advisory. In the business front, his illustrious career spans across a broad range of sectors which includes construction, technology, hotel, food & beverage. He is also a staunch advocate to promoting the development of the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) industry in the country. Moreover, Mr. Farhash is a multi-talented innovator with five award-winning patents held across the world including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China.
As testament to Mr. Farhash talents and invaluable contribution to the industry, he was named, amongst the many, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020 by the Global Business Leadership Awards, Enterprising Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 and Technopreneur of the Year in 2018 by SEBA, Malaysia Outstanding National Entrepreneur Bumiputra in Business in 2018, 100th most influential young entrepreneur in 2017 and Bumiputera Entrepreneur Startup Scheme Award by the Bumiputera Agenda Leadership Unit (TERAJU) in 2016.
Mr. Farhash is or had been a director and/or shareholder in at least ten private companies which includes Swag Technologies Sdn Bhd, Salvador & Sons Sdn Bhd and Pacific Samudera Sdn Bhd. He was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bluemont Group Limited (now known as Southern Archipelago Limited) from 2014 to 2016, a Public Listed Company listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
He presently also sits in the Board of Advisory of Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia, a non-government organisation that thrives on the frontier of gathering, creating and developing sustainable companies with strong entrepreneurship traits.
Mr. Farhash graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administrator and subsequently a Master of Science degree in Finance from the renowned University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. He is also an alumnus of Harvard University in the United States, one of the most prestigious schools in the world, having attained the Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School.
YBhg. Dato’ Leong Wai Leng, Celine
Group Executive Director
YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2022 as Group Deputy Managing Director and subsequently redesignated as Group Executive Director on 27 December 2022.
YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong commenced her career at PriceWaterhouse Malaysia in 1993 where she gained invaluable experience in the field of audit.
Subsequently, YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong served more than 22 years at the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) where she gained extensive experience in the field of auditing, accounting and securities market regulations, having held various key positions as Head of Corporate Surveillance and Head of Inspection in the Audit Oversight Board (“AOB”). She last held the position of Deputy Director Head of Investigation prior to her retirement in 2020.
During her tenure at the SC, YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong was instrumental in restructuring key processes and functions within the organisation as well as implementing measures to enhance the SC's regulatory function. She was also a pioneer member during the inception of AOB and was entrusted to set up the building blocks of AOB's fundamental processes. In addition to that, YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong was also tasked with spearheading several working groups to coordinate enforcement actions and strengthening market regulations with extremely successful results.
In executing the various roles entrusted to her, YBhg. Dato’ Celine Leong has also established strong working relationships with various international regulators such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Finance of the Peoples Republic of China and ASEAN Audit Regulators Group. YBhg. Celine Leong represented the SC as an elected council member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants from October 2015 to October 2019 where she provided recommendations on a broad range of matters affecting the Malaysian Capital Market.
In recognition for her services to the nation, YBhg. Dato’ Celine was conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.) by the 8th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang TYT Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak in year 2021.
Lim Kok Eng
Group Executive Director
Mr. Lim Kok Eng was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2022 as Group Executive Director.
Mr. Lim graduated from the Monash University Australia with an Honours in Economics and Computing. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).
Mr. Lim has more than 30 years of experience in audit and data analytics. He first commenced his career at Arthur Andersen (“AA”) & Co. (now known as Ernst & Young Malaysia) as a consultant in the field of audit and computer risk management before joining various private and public listed companies covering the areas of Internal Audit, Finance and Sales Division. Aside the corporate field, Mr. Lim has more than 15 years experiences working in various statutory bodies. He joined Bank Negara Malaysia in the Special Investigation Unit and led the Computer Forensics team in the Investigation Department. Subsequently, Mr. Lim joined Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Head of the Exchange Market Data Information Services, primarily in charge of managing data analytics, index operation and distribution of market data. Mr. Lim later joined the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and subsequently be appointed as the head the Analytics Department where he was instrumental in setting up key processes to discover, interpret, and communicate significant patterns from raw capital market data which allowed various stakeholders to make informed decision in an expedient and expeditious manner.
Mr. Lim was the co-founder of DIBots IT Solutions Sdn Bhd (DIBots), one of the first local platform which provides global intelligence data to create data intelligent solutions to help customers gain better insights into their business, competitors, and investment.
Lee Siow Hong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lee Siow Hong was appointed to the Board and as the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee on 11 April 2022. He was subsequently appointed as a member of Audit Committee and Group Board Risk Committee.
Mr. Lee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“FCMA”) United Kingdom (“UK”), Fellow of the Chartered Global Management Accountants (“CGMA”) UK and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).
He started his career as an accountant with professional accountancy firms in Malaysia and England. Upon returning to Malaysia in year 1991, Mr. Lee worked as an accountant in Sunway Group’s subsidiary involved in construction and building material industries for 10 years. During his employment with Sunway Group, Mr. Lee gradually progressed to be the Group Financial Controller of one main board public listed company for 2 years and his job duties involved financial accounting, financial management, corporate finance, corporate turn-around and company restructuring.
Mr. Lee was formerly the General Manager of Kenneison Brothers Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Kejora Harta Berhad and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in charge of finance, civil and building construction, asphalt and stone aggregates quarry operations for 3 years. He was also involved in civil and building construction for both private and government projects. After leaving Kenneison Brothers Sdn Bhd, he became an independent consultant and advisor for several construction companies for 3 years before he joined Hap Seng Building Materials Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad as General Manager in charge of stone aggregate quarry operations and business development. He was later promoted to Director of Operations taking charge of all stone aggregate’s quarries, clay brick operations and ball clay mines both in Sabah and West Malaysia. His job functions involved in sales and marketing, production, manufacturing and business development.
Mr. Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Gelang Semarak Sdn. Bhd., in charge of sand mining operations, sand and mineral trading, land improvement, civil, infrastructure and building construction.
Mr. Lee does not hold any directorship in any other public company or listed issuer.
Woon Wai En
Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Woon Wai En was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2022. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Group Board Risk Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Woon is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
He started his career as an Accounts Executive with Mechmar Berhad in 1989. From 1990 to 1993, he was with Welcome Pharmaceutical (M) Sdn Bhd as an Accounts Manager. He then joined VADS Berhad from 1993 to 2005 where his last held position was the General Manager for Business Support Services. He subsequently joined Moccis Trading Sdn Bhd as its Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2009.
From 2012 to 2016, he joined Kris Sakti Holdings Sdn Bhd , an Investment Holding company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Woon was the Group Chief Operating Officer for Sarawak Cable Berhad , a position he held since joining the company in 2017 until his retirement in January 2022.
All in all, Mr. Woon is an accomplished and result driven financial and accounting professional with 30 years of experience in finance and operations management.
Mr. Woon does not hold any directorship in any other public company or listed issuer.
Independent Non Executive Director
Pn. Rozana Shamsuddin was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2022. She was also appointed as Chairman of Group Board Risk Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Pn. Rozana graduated from ITM, Shah Alam (now known as UiTM) in 1989 after having completed the Advanced Diploma in Law course (which is now the LLB Hons).
She was called to the Malaysia bar in 1990 and has been practicing actively for the past 32 years. Pn. Rozana started her legal practice with Messrs E. Ramasamy & Co in Muar and was handling criminal matters and litigation work until she joined Messrs Abdul Raman Saad & Associates, at one of its branch office in Melaka in 1997, where she started handling conveyancing work for retail and corporate matters and also began providing non contentious legal advice to retail and corporate clients.
Pn. Rozana then moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2010 when she was invited to join Messrs Kamal Hisham & Associates. During her practice with the firm, Pn. Rozana was one of the partners in charge of its business and legal consultancy office in Dubai. Thereafter she continued her legal practice in Messrs Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong before setting up Messrs Rozana Segran & Co with her other 3 partners in 2018.
During the first Movement Control Order (“MCO”), Pn. Rozana started her post graduate programs in Law at UiTM Shah Alam and successfully obtained her Masters in Law in 2022.
Pn. Rozana does not hold any directorship in any other public company or listed issuer.