The Star, 17 March 2014 - Changes at the top in Tropicana

The Star, 17 March 2014

PETALING JAYA: Tropicana Corporation Bhd has promoted two key members of its senior management team and appointed a second group managing director, as the company seek to boost its transformation into becoming one of the top developer in the country.

Former group managing director Datuk Dickson Tan was promoted to deputy group chief executive officer. His deputy, Edmund Kong Woon Jun, has been appointed group managing director.

The group has also appointed Kok Kong Chin, who was previously a banker at CIMB Group, the other group managing director effective March 14.

Better known as KC Kok in investment banking circles, Kok was responsible for bringing the private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners, to Malaysia during the privatisation if Magnum Corp Bhd in 2007.

Then Kok was a senior member of CIMB Investment Bank.

“The promotion of Dickson Tan and Edmund Kong to positions of greater responsibility is timely as it coincides with our strategic transformation plan for accelerated growth and unlocking of value of the Group’s substantial asset base and landbank,’’ Tan Sri Danny Tan Chee Sing, founder and group executive vice chairman said in a statement. “I trust that with the capabilities of both Dickson Tan and Edmund Kong, together with Datuk Yau Kok Seng who joined us in January last year as group CEO.”