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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at Tropicana Corporation Berhad (formerly known as Dijaya Corporation Berhad) (“the Company” or “Tropicana”) possess a rich and diverse range of experiences in both public and private sectors. The unifying factor in these experiences is the quality that each individual contributes to the Group’s strategic and future accomplishments.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Rastam Bin Mohd Isa

Tan Sri Rastam Bin Mohd Isa, a Malaysian aged 63, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“the Company” or “Tropicana”) on 25 April 2014.

Tan Sri Rastam holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Lancaster and a Certificate of Diplomacy from the University of Oxford.

Tan Sri Rastam began his career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1974. He was appointed as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan in October 1994. In November 1996, he became the first Malaysian Ambassador to Bosnia Herzegovina, resident in Sarajevo. He was posted back to New York as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in May 1998. From September 1999 to March 2003, Tan Sri Rastam assumed the post of Malaysian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia. He returned to New York and served as Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from March 2003 to August 2005. He served as Deputy Secretary General before being appointed as Secretary General of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia on 8 January 2006. He retired on the 2 September 2010 after serving for more than 36 years with the Government of Malaysia. He served as an advisor to the Chief Minister’s Department, Sarawak from November 2010 to December 2013. With more than 36 years of working experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, Tan Sri Rastam gained vast experience in administration, management, diplomacy and international relations.

Tan Sri Rastam was appointed Chief Executive of The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia on 1 January 2014. He is also currently an independent and non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Eversendai Corporation Berhad and Sime Darby Energy Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Rastam does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Group Executive Vice Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Danny Tan Chee Sing

Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, a Malaysian aged 59, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 5 July 1995. On 7 January 2013, he relinquished from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer and was re-designated as Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Option Committee of Tropicana.

Tan Sri Dato’ Tan is a businessman and entrepreneur having a wide spectrum of businesses with extensive experience in property development, resort management, restaurants, leisure and entertainment operations through his investments in public and private limited corporations.

He is also the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana), the Chairman of Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd and a trustee of Tropicana Foundation (formerly known as Dijaya Tropicana Foundation).

His sons, Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, Mr Dillon Tan Yong Chin and his daughter, Ms Diana Tan Sheik Ni are also members of the Board. Save as disclosed, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature which are necessary for the day-to-day operations of Tropicana Group.

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Yau Kok Seng

Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, a Malaysian aged 55, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 7 January 2013 and is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee, a member of the Risk Management Committee, Option Committee and Pricing Committee.

Dato’ Yau is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has more than 30 years of experience in auditing, corporate finance and general management in which he has held various positions including senior management positions in various companies in the Sunway Group. Dato’ Yau started his career with Ernst & Young from 1980 to 1992 before joining the Sunway Group as Head of Corporate Finance in 1992. He was promoted as Group Finance Director in 1995 and subsequently as the Managing Director of Sunway Holdings Berhad in April 2001. Dato’ Yau was the Group Managing Director of Hong Leong Industries Berhad from September 2011 to December 2012. He joined Tropicana as Group Chief Executive Officer on 7 January 2013.

He is also a Director and an Executive Committee member of the Federation of Public Listed Companies Berhad. Dato’ Yau is also the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and a trustee of Tropicana Foundation (formerly known as Dijaya Tropicana Foundation).

Dato’ Yau does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Dickson Tan Yong Loong

Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, a Malaysian aged 33, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 20 May 2009 and was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director of Tropicana on 1 April 2010. He was designated as Deputy Managing Director of Tropicana on 8 October 2010 and promoted to the position of Group Managing Director of Tropicana on 7 January 2013. On 14 March 2014, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the Executive Committee, Option Committee, Risk Management Committee, Pricing Committee and Remuneration Committee of Tropicana.

Dato’ Dickson Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2002. He obtained a Master of Science in Internal Auditing and Management from Cass Business School, City University, United Kingdom in 2003.

He started his career with CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd as an Equities Analyst in 2004 and joined Tropicana as Business Development Manager in 2005. He presently oversees group corporate strategy, marketing, planning and risk management as the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana.

He currently serves on the board of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad, Berjaya Land Berhad, Berjaya Assets Berhad, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana), TT Resources Berhad and several other local and international private limited companies involving manufacturing, services, media, leisure, retail, property development and property investment.

Dato’ Dickson Tan is affiliated with certain non-profit organisations, including as a trustee of Tropicana Foundation (formerly known as Dijaya Tropicana Foundation), a member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management.

His father, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Tropicana. His brother, Mr Dillon Tan Yong Chin and his sister, Ms Diana Tan Sheik Ni are Executive Directors of Tropicana. Save as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature which are necessary for the day-to-day operations of Tropicana Group by virtue of him being a son of Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing.

Group Managing Director

Mr Kong Woon Jun

Mr Kong Woon Jun, a Malaysian aged 51, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana as Executive Director on 1 March 2011. He was promoted to Deputy Group Managing Director on 1 March 2013 and subsequently promoted to the position of Group Managing Director of Tropicana on 14 March 2014. He is a member of the Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee and Pricing Committee.

Mr Kong graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), Wales, United Kingdom in 1989. He is a member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in United Kingdom and a corporate member of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM).

Mr Kong has more than 25 years of experience in property development and construction industry. He started his career as a Senior Architect in BEP Arkitek Sdn Bhd in-charge of high-end property developments in 1994. He served as the Director of Project and Product Planning of Perdana Parkcity Sdn Bhd from year 2003 to 2008, where he played a major role in the planning and designing of the township called Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining Tropicana, he joined TA Global Berhad in April 2008 as the Director of Planning & Design and was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer in August 2008. With his experience in township master planning, he was actively involved in concept master plan and product design for the projects under his supervision.

He is also the Group Managing Director of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana).

Mr Kong does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Group Managing Director

Mr Kok Kong Chin

Mr Kok Kong Chin, a Malaysian aged 49, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana as Group Managing Director on 14 March 2014. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

Mr Kok graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from National University of Malaysia. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and has completed the Cambridge Advanced Leadership Programme at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Mr Kok has over 23 years of experience in the Asean banking and financial services industry, particularly in the areas of investment banking, corporate banking, leveraged buyout & financing, loan syndication and capital markets.

Prior to joining Tropicana, Mr Kok was with CIMB Group for over 10 years. He has held several positions including Head of Regional Banking, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Equity Markets & Derivatives during his tenure at CIMB. He was Chairman of CIMB Futures Sdn Bhd, and held directorships in several subsidiaries of CIMB Group including CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Prior to joining CIMB, he was the Country Head of an affiliate of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Mr Kok started his career in the industry with AmInvestment Bank Group.

He does not hold any directorships in other public companies.

Mr Kok does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Executive Directors

Dillon Tan Yong Chin

Mr Dillon Tan Yong Chin, a Malaysian aged 31, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana as an Executive Director on 21 May 2013. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

Mr Dillon Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2004. He obtained a Master of Science in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom in 2005.

Mr Dillon Tan has been involved in the property and hospitality sector since 2006 and has been based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam since 2009.

He sits on the Board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and TT Resources Berhad as well as several private limited companies locally and in Vietnam.

His father, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Tropicana. His brother, Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, is the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and his sister, Ms Diana Tan Sheik Ni is an Executive Director of Tropicana. Save as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature which are necessary for the day-to-day operations of Tropicana Group by virtue of him being a son of Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing.


Ms Diana Tan Sheik Ni

Ms Diana Tan Sheik Ni, a Malaysian aged 28, was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director on 28 February 2012 and was re- designated as Executive Director of Tropicana on 13 August 2013. She is a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms Diana Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2007.

She is a Director of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana), TT Resources Berhad and other private limited companies. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of Tropicana Foundation (formerly known as Dijaya Tropicana Foundation), a non-profit organisation.

Her father, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, is the Group Executive Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Tropicana. Her brother, Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong, is the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer whilst another brother, Mr Dillon Tan Yong Chin, is an Executive Director of Tropicana. Save as disclosed, she does not have any family relationship with any other Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature which are necessary for the day-to-day operations of Tropicana Group by virtue of her being a daughter of Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Dato’ Ng Tian Sang @ Ng Kek Chuan
(Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dato’ Ng Tian Sang @ Ng Kek Chuan, a Malaysian aged 67, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 29 March 2011. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee as well as a member of the Remuneration Committee, Risk Management Committee and Option Committee.

Dato’ Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia in 1971. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Australian Association of Certified Practising Accountants. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Dato’ Ng was attached with IBM World Trade Corporation from 1973 to 1979 as a Business Controller. From 1980 to 1992, he ventured as an entrepreneur involved in real estate development and other businesses. Dato’ Ng was the Executive Deputy Chairman of PanGlobal Bhd and the Chairman of PanGlobal Insurance Bhd from 1995 to 1999. From 1996 to 1999, he was the Executive Chairman of Econstate Bhd and the Deputy President of REHDA from 1997 to 1999. He was accorded the International Honorary President of the Western Australia Chinese Chamber of Commerce in 1997. He was appointed as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Datong Bhd and was also a Director of TT Resources Bhd from July 2001 to November 2008. He was the Executive Director of Midwest Corporation Ltd (Midwest) from 2006 to 2009. Midwest is involved in iron ore mining in west Australia.

He does not hold any directorships in other public companies.

Dato’ Ng does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Dato’ Gan Nyap Liou @ Gan Nyap Liow
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dato’ Gan Nyap Liou @ Gan Nyap Liow, a Malaysian aged 59, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 1 August 2013. He is the Chairman of Pricing Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Dato’ Gan is a Certified Management Consultant and Chartered Accountant.

Dato’ Gan was with Accenture, a global management and technology consulting firm for 26 years until his retirement in December 2004. He was a worldwide partner for 16 years and held many global leadership positions including Managing Director of the Global Management Council from 1997 to 2004.

Dato’ Gan served as Chairman of the Association of Computer Industry Malaysia (PIKOM) and was a member of the Ministry of Science and Technology Think Tank, Copyright Tribunal and the Labuan International Financial Exchange Committee.

He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Formis Resources Berhad, Chairman of Cuscapi Berhad and Catcha Media Berhad, and a Board member of AMMB Holdings Berhad, AmBank (M) Berhad, AmIslamic Bank Berhad, Tanjong Public Limited Company and Saujana Resort (M) Berhad. He is also a Director of Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group, and Chairman of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.

Dato’ Gan does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Mr Tang Vee Mun
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr Tang Vee Mun, a Malaysian aged 41, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 13 November 2009. He is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee as well as member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee, Option Committee and Pricing Committee.

He is the principal of Mettiz Capital Limited, an investment and advisory firm with particular focus on private equity and alternative investments.

Mr Tang has significant experience in corporate and financial matters spanning across various asset classes including natural resources, power generation, manufacturing and real estate. He commenced his career as a legal practitioner and was previously a partner of one of the oldest and largest law firm in Malaysia.

He sits on the boards of several companies where he contributes time to their businesses with the objective of achieving strategic and corporate improvements.

Beyond the business sphere, he is a trustee of 1Malaysia Community Alliance Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to crisis relief and community services, an investment committee member of Koperasi Jayadiri Berhad, an education and micro credit loans provider to the underprivileged.

Mr Tang graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Mr Tang does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar Bin Zaini
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar Bin Zaini, a Malaysian aged 63, was appointed to the Board of Tropicana on 27 January 2010. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Datuk Seri Panglima holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Laws & Diplomacy, Tufts University, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Economics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

He began his career in the government service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1977. He served at various ministries and departments in the Malaysian Government and also the Perak State Government until he chose to take an optional retirement from the government service in 1999.

He was the Advisor and Chief Executive of Northern Corridor Implementation Authority from 2007 to 2009 and the Chairman of the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) from February 2004 to January 2010. In February 2004, His Royal Highness The Sultan of Perak consented his appointment as Member of the Council of Elders to His Royal Highness Sultan of Perak. He is a member of the Perak Council of Islamic Religion and Malay Customs and a Director of PKEINPk Sdn Bhd. He is also a Distinguished Fellow to Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Fellow Institute of Public Safety of Malaysia and Adjunct Professor of Northern Corridor Economic Region Research Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He sits on the board of Manulife Holdings Berhad and several private limited companies.

Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of Tropicana, nor any personal interest in any business arrangement involving Tropicana.

 
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