Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat
Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Tan Sri Abd Rahman Mamat was appointed as the Chairman of the Company on 16 December 2013 following his appointment as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 December 2013.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia and has an Advanced Management Programme qualification from Harvard Business School, Boston, the United States of America.
He was previously Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) a position which he served from September 2006 until his retirement in December 2010. Tan Sri Abd Rahman joined MITI as an Assistant Director on 18 April 1975 and served in various capacities in the ministry for 35 years which included Deputy Trade Commissioner, Malaysian Trade Office, New York, USA; Director of Trade, Malaysian Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan; Economic Counsellor/Trade Commissioner and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP), Malaysian Trade Office, Bangkok, Thailand; Special Assistant to Minister of International Trade and Industry, Tan Sri Rafidah binti Abdul Aziz; Director, Export Promotion Bureau, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE); Director of Industries; Senior Director, Policy and Industry Services Division; and Deputy Secretary-General (Industry).
During his tenure in MITI, he also served as MITI’s representative on the board of various companies and corporations including Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Johor Corporation, Regional Economic Development Authority (RECODA), Sarawak and Small and Medium Corporation Malaysia (SME CORP) and Chairman of MATRADE.
Tan Sri Abd Rahman has represented Malaysia in numerous international meetings, negotiations, conferences and symposiums and has also contributed towards formulating, implementing and monitoring policies and strategies on international trade and industrial as well as entrepreneurship development. He was an honorary member of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations and a Malaysian Leader for the High Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration.
Datuk Samsul Husin
Executive Deputy Chairman
Datuk Samsul Husin was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 12 November 2013.
He was named Acting Group Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer on 28 November 2013 and thereafter redesignated and appointed as Executive Deputy Chairman effective 16 December 2013. He is also member of the Board Procurement and Tender Committee and the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of the Company.
Datuk Samsul graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner.
He has over 28 years of experience in accounting and IT specialising in financial systems, system planning and designing. His areas of specialty also include system computerisation namely simplifying decision support systems, public sector accounting for statutory bodies, change management and project management.
He started his career in 1986 with Selangor State Secretary Housing Division and later served as a lecturer at the Malaysian Entrepreneur Development Centre, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
He then joined the private sector in 2002 to hold positions in financial-cum-portfolio management arena before joining Century Software (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Censof Holdings Berhad, which is involved in the design, development, implementation and marketing of financial management solutions. He led the development and transformation of Censof into a public-listed company in 2011. In 2013, he led Censof Holdings Berhad in acquiring a 45.03 % controlling interest of DNeX (then known as TIME Engineering Berhad) from Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia.
Datuk Samsul has received several awards in recognition of his accomplishments including being named “Ikon Usahawan BCPLC 2014-2015” by Ikon PLC Bumiputera, a Malaysian business publication, based on his achievements in leading two (2) public listed companies namely DNeX and Censof Holdings Berhad.
He also received the Technopreneur Excellence Award 2011 from the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM). The award is presented to an outstanding ICT entrepreneur based on such criteria as revenue growth, leadership in new product introduction and innovation, investments in Research and Development and customer adoption or success of the application or product.
Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil
Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil was appointed as Group Managing Director of the Company on 19 June 2014. He has retired at the age of 60 years on 22 January 2019 and subsequently is re-employed as Executive Director after the retirement period.
Zainal graduated from University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor’s Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering.
He is an accomplished industry leader with a wealth of experience in managing businesses and operations in high-technology and capital-intensive upstream oil and gas industry, and power generation utilities.
He has demonstrated significant leadership experience in upstream exploration and production including offshore operations, and joint–venture management with strong partner relation experience with global players in the oil and gas sector. He also has in depth knowledge of major hydrocarbon producing areas in West Africa, North America and Asia Pacific in addition to leadership experience overseeing power business in the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and Australia.
Serving as Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Zainal successfully spearheaded the company’s transformation into a leading international Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) with core businesses in power generation, renewable energy, water desalination and operations & maintenance services. Prior to Malakoff, Zainal had a long career at ExxonMobil spanning 28 years in various managerial and leadership roles at the multinational company’s business units and operations worldwide.
Dato’ Patrick Wong Kam Yin
Dato' Patrick Wong Kam Yin was appointed as an Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 12 December 2013. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Patrick Wong Kam Yin graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Accounting and Computer Science). He started his career in an international accounting firm in the area of taxation before moving on to investment banking and securities.
In 2002, seeing vast opportunities in the IT industry, he ventured into the business by becoming a Technopreneur and eventually via a merger, got his company to be part of Main Market-listed Censof Holdings Berhad.
His broad, in-depth and diversified business knowledge has provided him with sound understanding of both large public listed companies and small and medium enterprises. Dato’ Wong also has business ventures in Japan in the area of building maintenance, and consulting/training business in Malaysia. He is a Director and substantial shareholder of SealNet Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as DNeXPORT Sdn. Bhd.)
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Rosli Abdullah was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 12 December 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Economics from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Accountant and member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
He was the Registrar of MIA for 5 years until 2012, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer. He has served in various capacities in the public sector as the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Works, the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Education, the Chief Accountant of the Public Services Department (Pension Division), the Secretary to the Teachers Provident Fund, the Bursar of Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Director of Corporate Services, Accountant General Department, the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
His experience in the private sector, meanwhile, includes his tenure as the Financial Controller/General Manager Finance of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Berhad and the Senior General Manager of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (a company under the Petronas group). He also served as an Adviser to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department upon his retirement in 2008/2009.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Norlila Hassan was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 12 December 2013.
She is the Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of the Company. She is also member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
She has a Master’s Degree in Accounting from St. Louis University, Missouri, and holds a Bachelor’s Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana State University, Indiana, the United States of America.
She has more than 25 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Management and Operations. She has served as Financial Controller with ON Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and ON Semiconductor Thailand Co. Ltd. where she was responsible for Corporate Finance, General Accounting, Financial Analysis and Internal Controls. She was also responsible in managing ON Semiconductor Global Cost Accounting team and the Asian External Manufacturing Finance Team, in charge of the Subcontract houses in Asia.
During her tenure with ON Semiconductor, she served in various positions in the company including the Malaysian Compliance and Ethics Liaison for ON Semiconductor where the major focus was ensuring Compliance Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) Compliance for the Malaysian and Thailand entities. Norlila is also author of several white papers for the company on cost competitiveness: Possibility of setting up GDC in Malaysia vs Singapore, Night Trucking for product shipment to improve cycle time and the study on cost effectiveness through 4Crew3shift vs 3Crew2shifts.
Ang Hsin Hsien
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Ang Hsin Hsien was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 12 December 2013.
She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Procurement and Tender Committee of the Company.
A Bachelor’s Degree holder in Business (Finance & Marketing) from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, Ang has more than 20 years of experience in business and the IT industry. Armed with her training in marketing and finance, and her interest in IT, she has IT-enabled business transformation for clients in both the public and private sectors.
Ang co-founded Century Software Sdn. Bhd. and started distributing accounting software from Australia to Malaysia. Ang was instrumental in pioneering the government accounting systems with the introduction of SAGA (Standard Accounting System for Government Agencies) and coordinated with Central Agencies to ensure successful implementation of SAGA at respective federal and state government agencies.
Currently, she heads the Group Business Development of Censof Holdings Berhad (“Censof”) where she serves as the Executive Director with a focus on customer support and developing new market opportunities for the Censof Group. She is also a technology evangelist and works with partners to get the most out of new technology such as blockchain, cloud, big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and sees that artificial intelligence and immersive experiences as the foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.
Ang has a strong commitment towards social economy, people and believes that an emphasis on sustainable technology is essential to the growth and development of businesses today.
Datuk Johar Che Mat
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Johar Che Mat was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 28 February 2018.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Economics from University Malaya, Malaysia, and carries a career journey spanning more than 30 years in the banking industry. Datuk Johar began his banking career when he joined Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) in 1976, and had served in various capacities within Maybank namely Regional Manager of Selangor/Negeri Sembilan from 1993 to 1995; General Manager, Commercial Banking Division from 1996 to 2000; Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking and Enterprise Banking Division from 2000 to 2002; and Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Financial Services from 2002 to 2006. Following this, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Maybank Group, a position he held until his retirement in 2010.
Datuk Johar was previously a Board Member of Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad, Amanah Raya Group, Proton Holdings Berhad and several other public companies.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Satria Ahmad was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 5 June 2014.
He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board Procurement and Tender Committee of the Company.
He holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology Kuala Lumpur and a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from Akademi Ilmu Pelayaran Jakarta, Indonesia.
His experience spans more than 30 years in the energy sector, within which he has served numerous oil and gas companies in key areas of project sales and the entire spectrum of project equipment deployment within the industry. In these capacities, he has developed long-term service contracts with major multinational corporations within the oil and gas industry.
He is former Director of Flowco (M) Sdn. Bhd., a downstream oil and gas company servicing and supplying equipment such a fuel dispensers, underground flexible piping, tank gauging, lighting, submersible turbine pumps to petrol stations in Malaysia. He was also Director of PNR Engineering Sdn. Bhd., a company specialising in design, supply and installation of heat exchangers, flare, gauges, and chemicals for petrochemical industries.
He is currently an Executive Director of Hevilift Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Dato' Rosnah Abd Majid
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Rosnah binti Abd Majid was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 1 August 2019.
Dato’ Rosnah holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Universiti Malaya. Being a journalist for 20 years, politician for 10 years, Kedah State Minister for 4 years & 4 months, and the Chief Executive Officer/Country Director of 3 international consulting firms for 13 years, Dato’ Rosnah binti Abd Majid is one of the most sought after business and media advisors in Malaysia.
Dato’ Rosnah distinguished herself as the first female Kedah State Minister (1999-2004). In 1984, she was the first Kajai Award recipient, the Malaysian most outstanding journalist award. She had received the Journalise en Europe, a European Union fellowship for her to study journalism in Paris (1985-1986). She was the first Malaysian female and the first from the vernacular newspaper receiving the Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University (1988-1989), the most distinguished fellowship for journalist in the world.
Prior to joining politics, Dato’ Rosnah was a well known journalist for 2 decades (1977-1997) as a political writer and business editor.
She moved on into the business world from 2004. Joining the Fort Lauderdale, Florida based business consulting firm, EBM, for 2 years, she decided to establish her very own consulting firm, Ramwell Sdn Bhd (“Ramwell”) in 2007, specializing in the government affairs, strategic planning and strategic communications.
Dato’ Rosnah’s great understanding in Malaysia’s politics, economy, media and NGO community prompted the Washington based advisory firm, BrooksBowerAsia to appoint her as their Country Director for Malaysia from 2008 – 2010. Her clients are amongst the largest MNCs.
Dato’ Rosnah is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ramwell. Through her established international network, she is now widening Ramwell’s footprint to the ASEAN region.
Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 1 August 2019.
Mohd Azhar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Malaya and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from MARA University of Technology. He has close to 20 years of experience in the field of capital markets and corporate finance where he was involved in fundraising exercise via equity and debt capital market, debt recovery, corporate restructuring and turn-around, valuation, financial modelling, financial due diligence and merger and acquisitions (“M&A”).
Currently, he is managing his own boutique financial advisory firm based in Kuala Lumpur advising corporations and entrepreneurs in raising capitals and other corporate matters. Prior to that, he served as a Business Development Director of Dagong Malaysia Rating Services Sdn Bhd where he was responsible to manage stakeholders in building up Dagong’s brand, credibility, and visibility in the market.
He was attached to Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank) in August 2014 as Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Banking Department where he was responsible to develop and oversee the Corporate Finance Unit that deals with financing for Bumiputera SMEs to undertake M&A exercise, and Commercial Financing Unit that deals in a range of commercial financing products. He has also served as Senior Manager, Issuers Restructuring at Bursa Malaysia Berhad’s Listing Division in 2010 where he was responsible in monitoring, evaluating and making recommendations on restructuring of PN17 and GN3 public listed companies before he joined Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad in 2013 as Senior Manager, Corporate Finance under the Group Strategy Division.
Prior to that, he served as Senior Analyst in the Merger and Acquisition Department under the Corporate Planning and Development Division of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) where he was responsible for appraising M&A and business development opportunities for the entity. He has also served as Manager, Corporate Finance in BDO Capital Consultants Sdn Bhd in 2007, a corporate finance advisory arm of BDO Malaysia licensed by the Securities Commission, where he was responsible for corporate finance advisory, valuation, financial due diligence, and debt recovery assignments.
Mohd Azhar started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in February 2000 where he was responsible for leading local and overseas audit assignments. He subsequently joined the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2004 where he was responsible for evaluating and making a recommendation on corporate proposals relating to issue, offer and listing of equity and equity-linked securities as well as other corporate exercises in compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the regulatory body.