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.
Lim Kek Siang
Group Chief Financial Officer
Lim is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and has a Certificate of Investor Relations from the Investor Relations Society, United Kingdom.
Responsible for the Group Corporate Finance, accounting and Group financial reporting, Lim leads the Group’s controllership team comprising certified public and chartered accountants who ensure financial statement integrity, controllership, compliance and best practices throughout DNeX and its group of companies.
In this capacity, Lim has advised the Group’s leadership on numerous project-financing arrangements, structured corporate debts and schemes of arrangements and represented the Company in several listing exercises. He was also involved in the asset-backed Sukuk Musyarakah Issuance Programme of up to Nominal value of RM2,500 million, recognised as the first rated Sukuk Musyarakah in the world.
Lim has been with DNeX since December 1995.
Zahid Mohammad Sham
Group Chief People Officer
Zahid graduated from MARA Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications (major in Public Relations). He also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Responsible for DNeX Group’s entire workforce nationwide, Zahid leads the Group Human Resource Division, and is key driver on various strategic talent management initiatives namely organisational development, reward management and employee relations.
Zahid’s experience in talent management spans more than 20 years, in which he has served various big cap companies including reporting to foreign headquarters and regional centres of operations for multinational companies with unionised workforce in Malaysia. He is well versed in providing leadership on development and promotion of organisational values and performance oriented culture through robust organisational development programmes, amongst others include open communication on employees’ development plan, employees’ career development, onboarding programmes, and performance management processes.
Zahid has been with DNeX since January 2012.
Chief Technology Officer
Jasbendarjit graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom. She also holds an Executive Master's in Management, Asia e-University.
As Chief Technology Officer of DNeX and its Group of Companies, Jasbendarjit drives the Group’s IT strategy, services and operations, and aggressively delivering transformational eServices solutions for DNeX, its customers and employees.
Jasbendarjit has been instrumental in leading the Group’s technical team towards technology excellence and enhancing user experience within the trade facilitation landscape. Her technical leadership includes designing, deployment and implementation of hardware and software infrastructure for the Group as well as managing disaster recovery and development sites with different operating systems and applications. She has also played a key role as chief architect on enterprise-wide architecture aligning business to technology thus enabling holistic and structured strategic planning, coordination, execution and deployment of identified initiatives and components within the enterprise architecture.
Jasbendarjit has been with DNeX since June 2008.
Keh Ching Tyng
Keh Ching Tyng holds a Master's Degree in Business Law from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is an Associate Member of The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
She is the company secretary of DNeX as well as several subsidiaries of DNeX. Her responsibilities include advising the Board on matters relating to the constitution of the Company, facilitating compliance with the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia and maintenance of statutory records.
She has more than 10 years working experience in corporate secretarial practice. Prior to working in DNeX, she was with Taliworks Corporation Berhad. She was previously the Joint Company Secretary of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad and several of its subsidiaries from 2006 to 2011.
Keh has been with DNeX since October 2012.
Wan Ahmad Syatibi Wan Abd Manan
Chief Executive Officer
Dagang Net Technologies Sdn. Bhd.
Wan Ahmad graduated from Coventry University, United Kingdom with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.
He leads Dagang Net Technologies Sdn. Bhd., the pioneer in the development of eServices of the Malaysian National Single Window in Trade Facilitation.
He has led assignments in trade strategies and improvement, information systems planning and large scale project management. Part of his impressive credentials include being involved in the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) for Trade Facilitation, a unique regional initiative that connects and integrates National Single Windows of ASEAN member states to expedite cargo clearance within the context of increased economic integration in the ASEAN region.
Wan Ahmad is well-versed in identifying and assessing the requirements of permit agencies, and putting up recommendations for business re-engineering processes for Permit Issuing Agencies. He effectively managed the roll out of all six core services of the National Single Window.
Wan Ahmad has been with DNeX since 1997 when he joined Dagang Net as Systems Executive in Security & Quality Management.
Chong Yoke Ching
Chief Executive Officer
Sealnet Sdn. Bhd.
Chong Yoke Ching holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
Chong drives DNeX’s growth and market innovation initiatives on platforms which harness business efficiency within the trade facilitation sector. In her current role, Chong leads a team of experienced staff to venture into the B2B eCommerce initiative to complement and leverage on the Group’s current trade facilitation business.
Chong’s depth of experience in the trade facilitation arena spans 20 years. She is the subject matter expert in trade facilitation and was instrumental in the setup of Malaysia’s National Trade Facilitation Resource Centre. Equally important, she successfully managed the implementation of National Single Window services for the Government of Malaysia, and was key in the systems roll out for the logistics community in Port Klang, Subang Airport, Free Trade Zone for Malaysia Airports Berhad (Sepang) and Electronic Fund Transfer. Chong had earlier rolled out MyPorts, a service providing free content and information services for the port communities; and an electronic platform for Electronic and Communication Products for SIRIM Berhad.
Chong has been with DNeX since 1991 and has held a succession of product development and business creation roles within the Group.
Chief Executive Officer
DNeX Solutions Sdn. Bhd.
Zaridan Ridzuan graduated from University of Western Australia with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance. He also holds a Certificate of Investor Relations from Investor Relations Society, United Kingdom.
Zaridan drives the Company’s business development strategy to deliver solutions that encompass conceptualisation of enterprise network, including WAN & LAN implementation, and designing and deploying highly reliable wireless solutions to keep people and businesses seamlessly connected. With business development experience spanning the region, particularly tapping on opportunities in the Indo-China region, Zaridan also oversees the Company’s operations and management including business processes, operations and manpower planning.
Earlier, he was DNeX’s Head of Corporate Development responsible in the strategic development of DNeX Group’s annual targets and business plans, monitoring of corporate performance and adding value via cross-business initiatives by providing assurance through independent and objective review of internal controls, governance and risk management activities.
In the same role, Zaridan also led the Group’s investor relations efforts. Zaridan has been with DNeX since 2004.
Mohd Ismail Khan Wazir Khan
Chief Executive Officer
DNeX Telco Services Sdn. Bhd.
Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with Multimedia from Multimedia University, Malaysia.
As Chief Executive Officer of DNeX Telco Services Sdn. Bhd., Ismail oversees the development and effective implementation of overall business strategies within the Company. He is instrumental in the business setup of DNeX Telco and its successful marine telecommunication cable installation project implementation in the Southeast Asian region.
Ismail started his business ventures in 2008 with ZKZ Technologies Sdn. Bhd., an Information Technology company specialising in network security, software development, and advanced SMART solutions, where he is the Executive Director until today. The company has won contracts in New Zealand and Singapore, prior to shifting its focus onto the local market.
His success in the IT field led Ismail to venture into marine services industry in 2012, where he founded ZKZ Euphoria Sdn. Bhd., a ship brokering and marine spread services company. He serves the company as its Managing Director and has since won contracts with PETRONAS, Exxon, Shell and Sapura Kencana, to name a few. In 2015, Ismail further diversified his portfolio by delving into the agriculture industry through ZKZ Agrotani Sdn. Bhd., a company he founded that is focused on research and development of agricultural based products and businesses.
Rodney Lee Yat Nam
Chief Executive Officer
DNeX Technology Sdn. Bhd.
Rodney holds merits from Cisco Sales Specialist. He is also an accreditated ISO27001 Lead Auditor and has been a practitioner of the standard since 2009.
Rodney drives the DNeX Group’s delivery of cyber security strategy, services and operations, and to aggressively bring innovative solutions for DNeX, its clients and employees.
With cumulative IT experience spanning over 25 years, of which 15 years spent in IT Security, his key roles were always in the development and building of Security Operation Centres, leading and training sales team and creating new pipelines. He has advised and collaborated with multiple government agencies and mid-tier financial institutions on information systems security, policy review, policy implementation assurance, penetration testing, technical configuration evaluation, and security procedures.
Rodney joined DNeX in June 2016 to strengthen its team of IT security specialists and the delivery of key solutions ranging from security monitoring services, security risk assessment, audit and compliance execution, as well as planning, strategising and rolling out enterprise-wide security infrastructure programmes.
Mohd Hasery Abu Bakar
Chief Executive Officer
OGPC Sdn. Bhd.
Hasery holds an MBA in International Business from the University of East London and had earlier graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
In his current role, Hasery is responsible for the business expansion and operational enhancements within the OGPC Group.
He had previously served Shell and Baker Hughes and was the pioneer employee of a privately held start-up Oil and Gas company that was involved in the Upstream and Downstream projects predominantly located in the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he served as the company’s first representative in Tehran. Prior to joining DNeX, he founded and established Hevilift (M) Sdn. Bhd., an Offshore Helicopter Services company, where he led the company in securing its first contract with Murphy Oil for the “Provision of Helicopter Services” for a five-year plus five-year commitment.
Hasery joined DNeX in July 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development prior to taking up the role as Chief Executive Officer of DNeX Energy Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as DNeX Petroleum Sdn. Bhd.) in which role he was instrumental in the development and shaping of the Group’s businesses in the upstream oil and gas segment, including intensely involved in the share acquisition of Ping Petroleum. In January 2019, he was reassigned to lead OGPC Sdn. Bhd. as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Wan Azryn Wan Ab Rashid
Chief Executive Officer
DNeX Drilling Tech and Oilfield Services Sdn. Bhd.
Azryn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Azryn is primarily responsible in driving and expanding the oilfield service offerings within the Group’s energy business line. He works on propelling revenue, profitability and enterprise success across diverse markets via strategic management, business development, employee training, operational standardisation and planning.
Azryn established his engineering career at Schlumberger, and thereafter held business development positions in Transocean Drilling, MaxEnergy Group, and Baker Hughes Drilling Services, where he became the first Malaysian to be appointed as the Product Line Manager/Operations Manager for South East Asia, in which role he successfully turned around the Product Line division into a profitable business within the region.
Prior to joining DNeX in February 2015, Azryn was Baker Hughes’ Executive Global Account Director, where he was also named as its top 100 high potential leader worldwide.
Mohamed Hazli Mohamed Hussain
Global Market eCommerce Sdn. Bhd.
Mohamed Hazli Mohamed Hussain graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (Optics) from University of Michigan, USA.
Hazli is instrumental in developing and expanding the company’s digital global halal services. He has more than 27 years of experience in the IT industry with a strong focus in designing and deploying large information technology systems for public and private organisations with multiple stakeholder involvement.
Prior to his current role, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of DagangHalal Berhad and spearheaded its successful listing exercise in London’s NEX Exchange Growth Market in 2016. In the same role, he expanded DagangHalal Group’s capabilities including the implementation of Halal Verified Engine, the world’s first online repository system comprising Halal certificates from various international certification bodies designed to expedited the Halal certification application and renewal process for applicants.
Other career achievements include the launch and expansion of two financial portals, IslamiQ.com and IslamiQfinance.com; IslamiQfinance.com is the first portal in the world that enabled Muslims to make decisions to invest in permissible stocks from more than 8,000 counters in the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange.
Hazli also sat on various advisory boards during his career such as MDeC’s Pre-Seed Fund Approval Committee, Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd. Pre-seed Fund Approval Committee and Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation Fund Approval Committee.
Nuraslina Zainal Abidin
Chief Executive Officer
Genaxis Group Sdn. Bhd.
Nuraslina graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Food and Science Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also a certified Six Sigma and Lean Sigma certification provider from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC). In addition, Nuraslina is also a certified Lead Assessor for ISO 9001, 14001 and 1800; as well as a certified HACC Implementer and Assessor.
Nuralina’s experience spans 15 years in transforming and optimising business process performances of major organisations and conglomerates, such as UEM Sunrise, PLUS, UEM Group, and CIMB Berhad. She also redesigned new best practices and processes that helped MNCs such as Volvo Cars Malaysia and British American Tobacco to become ISO-certified organisations.
Notably, she led numerous government’s strategic transformational initiatives, including redesigning and reengineering over 200 processes of Royal Malaysian Customs Department in the implementation of the uCustoms system. She has also advised the project sponsors to the Integrated Government Financial and Accounting Management System (“iGFMAS”), the Government’s largest transformation initiative thus far, on its implementation approach, strategy and change request management.
Nuraslina is also Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Associates Consulting Sdn. Bhd., in which role she is currently responsible to manage and oversee the implementation of the iGFMAS project.
Her contributions and achievements have garnered several recognitions, including the Women Exporters Development Program 2009 – 2017 (MATRADE), Recognition for Contribution to Malaysia’s 5th Position for Trade Across Border 2014 and SME Award for Technology Adoption 2013 (SME).