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Board of Directors

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, industrial and 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.

He sits on Board of various companies and organisations including Asia Logistics Council Sdn. Bhd., River of Life Hospital & Healthcare Sdn. Bhd., Eastern Steel Sdn. Bhd., Ocean Might Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. and Prisma Galeri Sdn. Bhd. including serving as Chairman of Malaysia Industrial Development Finance Berhad, and also Chairman in other Listed Companies namely HiapTeck Venture Berhad, BioAlpha Holdings Bhd, Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad and MCE Holdings Berhad.

Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof

Acting Group Managing Director

Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof

Acting Managing Director

Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof is Acting Group Managing Director for Dagang NeXchange Berhad effective 29 June 2020.

 

Prior to his current position, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2019 and thereafter named and redesignated as Executive Director on 1 February 2020.

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”). 

Mohd Azhar was previously 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 had 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 recommendation 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 had 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 Malaysia. Mohd Azhar started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in early 2000 before he joined the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2004. 

 

 
 

Zainal 'Abidin Abd Jalil

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil was the Group Managing Director of the Company from 19 June 2014 to 21 January 2019. He retired at the age of 60 years on 22 January 2019 and subsequently re-employed as Executive Director of Energy division at DNeX for a period of 1 year from 11 February 2019 to 10 February 2020.

Zainal graduated from University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor’s Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering.

He was previously the Group Managing Director of the Company a position which he served from 19 June 2014 until his retirement on 22 January 2019 at the age of 60 years. Subsequently, he was re-employed as Executive Director, Energy of DNeX for a period of 1 year from 11 February 2019 to 10 February 2020. On 11 February 2020, Zainal has been re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company upon his completion of service contract as Executive Director, Energy of DNeX on 10 February 2020.

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.

Zainal also sits on the Board of Skills Development Fund Corporation and Ping Petroleum Limited.

 

Rosli Abdullah

Senior Independent
Non-Executive Director

Rosli Abdullah

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 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.

Rosli also sits on the Board of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn. Bhd. (the Manager of CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust which is listed on Main Market of Bursa Malaysia).

 

Ang Hsin Hsien

Non-Independent
Non-Executive Director

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 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.

She 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 where she serves as the Executive Director with a focus on customer support and developing new market opportunities for 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 digitalisation Industry 4.0 as the way forward for the country.

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. Ang is actively involved in empowering children with artistic expression using emergent technology with Antz World, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a sustainable ‘arts with technology’ ecosystem to benefit our underserved children

within our community.

She also sits on the Board of Censof Holdings Berhad.

Datuk Johar Che Mat

Independent Non-Executive Director

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 is also a member of the Nomination and Renumeration Committee effective 11 February 2020.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Economics from University Malaya, Malaysia.

He 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.

He also serves as Chairman of MNRB Holdings Berhad, and Malaysia Re (Dubai) Ltd (Company) and Board of MBSB Bank Berhad.

Satria Ahmad

Independent Non-Executive Director

Satria Ahmad

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 as 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' Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 1 July 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland, United States of America.

Prior to this appointment, he was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Petronas Dagangan Bhd, a position he retired from on 10 June 2020.

Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal began his career as a Project Engineer with Petronas Gas Sdn Bhd in 1987, before joining Petroliam Nasional Berhad in 1992 as the Senior Executive of the company’s Corporate Planning & International Business Development unit. He then left to join HICOM Holdings Berhad in 1995, where he assumed various senior positions in the company. Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal lent his expertise to PERODUA when he was appointed Senior General Manager in 1999. Subsequently, he was appointed Executive Director of PERODUA Auto Corporation Sdn. Bhd. in 2002, and later promoted to Deputy Managing Director of PERODUA in October 2005.

Thereafter, Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal also held various key positions in established corporation including Proton Holdings Berhad as Group Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad and RHB Islamic Bank Berhad as Independent Non-Executive Director and Petronas Dagangan Bhd as Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director to name a few.