Dato’ Othman Bin Jusoh, age 68, Malaysian, male, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of PUC on 1 January 2014. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. Dato’ Othman obtained his Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in Analytical Economics from the University of Malaya in 1972 and Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from University of Oregon, United States of America, in 1981.
Upon his graduation, Dato’ Othman was with the Malaysian Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) holding various senior positions until his retirement in June 2004.
He has also served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Kuwaiti Investment Co. Sdn Bhd from 1995 to 1998 and acted as an Executive Director of Asian Development Bank from August 2000 to July 2013. He joined the National Higher Education Fund as its Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2006 and was the Chairman of TH Technologies Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Lembaga Tabung Haji, since 2005 and retired in June 2011. Dato’ Othman was also the Non-Executive Director of Asia Media Growth Berhad from 2009 until 2011.
Dato’ Othman also served as a member of the Group Audit Committee of RHB Bank Berhad from 2004 and the director of several companies within the RHB Banking Group until his retirement in 2016.
Dato’ Othman is a director of RHM, OWA, EPP, MESB, MGE2, WP, FQ and AT. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.
Dato’ Othman attended 8 out of the 8 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Cheong Chia Chou, aged 41, Singaporean, male, was appointed as a Non Independent Non-Executive Director on 14 April 2016 and re-designated to Group Managing Director on 1 December 2016. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. He graduated with Masters in Computer Science, National University of Singapore (“NUS”).
Mr. Cheong started his first venture with GeoFoto Pte Ltd in 1999, with aims to commercialise various technologies developed from NUS. Subsequently, he sold an online photo printing solution to Fujifilm in 2001.
He joined [email protected] Pte Ltd (later acquired by WireCard) as the Solution Director which focuses on developing and enhancing mobile application for online payment.
Mr. Cheong is the founder, director and major shareholder of Pictureworks Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary company where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company, which has operations in seven (7) countries and its headquarters in Singapore.
Mr. Cheong Chia Chou is the brother to the late Mr. Cheong Chia Chieh @ Chang Chia Chieh who passed away on 27 February 2016.
Mr. Cheong is a Director of RedHot Media International Limited (“RHIL”), RHM Ltd and Resource Holding Management Limited (“RHML”) since 1 April 2016. He holds a direct shareholding interest of 10,918,479 ordinary shares in RHML. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies in Malaysia.
Mr. Cheong attended 6 out of the 6 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
Mr. Liew Peng Chuen @ Liew Ah Choy, aged 68, Malaysian, male was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014 and is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. He was a founding director of RHMG and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Liew has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the Malaysian media industry. He began his media career in the New Straits Times in 1969 and joined The Star in 1977, where he became Group Chief Editor in 1983. He left The Star in 1986 to pursue his law studies in London. He obtained his Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice in 1988 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1989.
After his call to the Bar, he rejoined The Star as Editorial Consultant in 1989. He left in 1992 to join the Westmont Group, where he was appointed as an Executive Director of Westmont Land (Asia) Berhad. In 1995, he returned to the publishing industry by joining Nanyang Press Holdings Bhd (“NPHB”) as Senior General Manager (later re-designated as Chief Operating Officer).
The following year, he joined the Sin Chew Media Group, where he became Group Chief Executive Officer. In 2001, he was appointed as Group Managing Director of NPHB until he retired in 2006. He has been in legal practice as a partner in Messrs CH Yeoh & Yiew since 2007.
Mr. Liew is a director of RHIL, RHM Ltd, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHML. He currently holds a direct shareholding interest of 30,018 ordinary shares in RHML. He is also a director of the Group’s subsidiaries including WP, RHMG and FE. He is also a director of Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad. He does not hold any directorships in other public companies in Malaysia.
Mr. Liew attended 8 out of the 8 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
Mr. Nathaniel Grant David Sherick, aged 73, British, male, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 June 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the member of Nomination Committee. He has vast experience in both external and internal audit and corporate risk management. He worked in public accounting firms in various positions, including positions of Senior Manager and Partner from 1961 to 1982.
Mr. David served as the Director Group Fraud Control & Revenue Assurance in Cable & Wireless Plc (“C&W”). He served as worldwide Regional Chief of Internal Audit and Security Asia Pacific in C&W and Chief of Group Internal Audit & Security in Hong Kong Telecommunications Ltd from 1981 to 1999. He has extensive experience in general audit and specialised in the audit of computerised systems and more particularly in recent years has further specialised in Telecoms Fraud and Revenue Assurance. He served as Director of Risk Management and Legal Services in Thus Group Plc from 2001 to 2008.
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors where he was the North Pacific Regional Director for four (4) years. He also served on the Advanced Technology Committee and the International Relations Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He was founder and Chairman of the Forum for International Irregular Network Access.
Mr. David held several posts at various academic institutions in United Kingdom and Hong Kong. In the field of law enforcement, he progressed through the ranks to become a Senior Superintendent in the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force. He was also an examiner for various professional bodies for auditing and investigation papers. Mr David has also published various articles and books on Revenue Assurance and Fraud for the telecommunications industry.
Mr. David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a member of the Hong Kong Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security. He was also a fellow of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants and resigned in 1999.
Mr. David is a director of RHIL and also an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHML. He holds a direct shareholding interest of 30,018 ordinary shares in RHML He does not hold any directorships in any other public listed company in Malaysia.
Mr. David attended 8 out of the 8 board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
On 1 October 2017, PUC Berhad (“PUC”) appointed Datuk Oh Chong Peng as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He will be instrumental in the company’s strategy development ensure prudent risk management and optimal resource allocation, as well as monitor company performance, in navigating PUC’s continued growth. In this role, he brings with him a deep understanding of the Malaysian corporate sector and vast experience in the areas of finance and accounting spanning over 50 years.
He started his career in 1964 in London at Bowker Orford & Co and later joined Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1969 where he headed the Audit Assurance practice in 1976. He became the Senior Partner in 1997 before his retirement.
Throughout the years, he played an active industry role having been the Non-Executive Chairman of RHB Management Company Sdn Bhd, RHB Capital Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad and RHB Securities Sdn Bhd between 1987 and September 2017 as well as Chairman and Director for Alliance Financial Group Berhad between 2006 and 2017.
His past appointments also include the Member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Berhad) from 1990 to 1996 and subsequently the Member of the Listing Committee in 2002. He also served in various capacities in respected accounting bodies as the Council Member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 1981 to 2001 and its President from 1994 to 1996.
Datuk Oh held significant positions in a number of public listed companies (“PLCs”) and non-PLCs prior to his appointment at PUC. He currently sits on the board of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, WCE Holdings Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad, Malayan Flour Mills Berhad and Saujana Resort (M) Berhad.
Datuk Oh was admitted as an Associate member and subsequently granted Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales. He is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Public Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.