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Board of Directors
LIM KIAN ONN
Chairman, Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim Kian Onn is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He served his articleship with KMG Thomson McLintock in London and was a consultant with Andersen Consulting from 1981 to 1984. Between 1984 and 1993, Mr Lim was with Hong Leong Group, Malaysia, as an executive director in the stockbroking arm responsible for corporate finance, research and institutional sales.
Mr Lim founded the Libra Capital Group in 1994 and co-founded the ECM Libra Group in 2002, whose holding company ECM Libra Group Berhad (formerly known as ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad) (“ECMLG”), is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”). Mr Lim is the Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of ECMLG. Mr Lim is also a non-executive director of Air Asia X Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia and a trustee of ECM Libra Foundation.
MICHAEL KAN YUET YUN PBM
Mr Michael Kan Yuet Yun was the Finance Director of BAT (Singapore) Ltd and Singapore Tobacco Co (Private) Ltd ("BAT group") from 1969 to 1999. Prior to joining the BAT group, Mr Kan was a practising accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (now KPMG) in Singapore from 1967. Mr Kan had been an independent director of Singapore Exchange-listed Vibropower Corporation Ltd and OSIM International Ltd before he resigned in 2015 and 2010 respectively.
Mr Kan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Mr Kan is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Kan has been actively involved in community and charity work. He served as Chairman of the Management Committee of Tanjong Pagar Community Club from 1996 to 2004 and as the Chairman of The Children’s Aid Society (Melrose), a home for disadvantaged children from 2003 to 2014. In recognition of his contributions to the community, Mr Kan was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM – Public Service Medal) in the 1998 National Day Awards.
CHONG HUAI SENG
Mr Chong Huai Seng is a director of The Artling Pte Ltd, an online art advisory and e-commerce company specialising in Asian contemporary art. Mr Chong is also the co-founder and director of The Culture Story Private Limited, an art advisory and management company for artists and collectors.
Mr Chong previously served as senior investment officer with the Economic Development Board of Singapore for two years, before joining the financial services sector in 1979. Mr Chong was the Managing Director of Vickers Da Costa Securities and John Govett Asia from 1984 to 1994. Between 1994 and 1997, he was the Managing Director of Sesdaq-listed Pan Pacific Public Company Ltd, and was the Vice Chairman and substantial shareholder of Panpac Media Limited from 1998 to 2003.
Mr Chong graduated from the University of Manchester with a Degree in Polymer Physics (First Class Honours).
GARETH LIM TZE XIANG
Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn & Chief Executive Director
Mr Gareth Lim Tze Xiang joined the Group in September 2009 as Head of Investments, responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Group’s overall investment strategy. Mr Lim became the Chief Executive Officer of the Group in November 2010. He is also the Alternate Director to Mr Lim Kian Onn and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ormond Group which houses the Group’s hospitality assets.
Mr Lim began his career as part of Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions practice in Singapore. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Lim was a pioneer member of the management teams at Tune Hotels, Southeast Asia’s leading chain of limited service hotels, and AirAsia X, the world’s then only low cost, long haul carrier, where he was responsible for the establishment and development of each company.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge.
LIM KAM CHOY
Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director
Mr Lim Kam Choy is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He holds a professional qualification in accounting (MICPA) and an MBA from University of South Australia.
He served his CPA articleship with PriceWaterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) and has over 30 years of working experience, the first 12 years with two Big 4 audit firms - PriceWaterhouse and Ernst & Young, followed by another 19 years in public listed companies holding senior management positions. He is currently the chief financial officer and company secretary of ECM Libra Group Berhad (formerly known as ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.