Board Of Directors
Dato’ Cheah Choong Kit is the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been appointed by the Group in 2017. Dato’ Cheah has had a long and illustrious 30-year career, notably in civil service. He has served the Public Service Department as well as The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. He brings to the Group a wide range of experience in human resource management, international business and political relations as well as governmental relations. His career includes serving as Director (Economic) Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre Taipei, Taiwan from 1992-1996. Thereafter, he was appointed as Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of Malaysia Bucharest, Romania from 1996 to 2000.
From 2006 till 2013, Dato’ Cheah served as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Zimbabwe and Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Finland. He was also the Head of the Fact Finding Mission to Sierra Leone under the Framework of the OIC Contact Group on Sierra Leone. His career has also seen him representing Malaysia on the global stage which includes various international meetings in relation to the United Nations, Asia Pacific Economic Community Summit, Asian-African Summit, Asia-Middle East Dialogue, World Economic Forum, Helsinki Process and Group of Friends of Mediation. He was the alternate Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the 65th United Nations General Assembly in 2010.
Mr. Yap Chee Lim is the CEO and Executive Director of the Company. He is principally responsible for the overall management, strategic development and decision-making of the Group. He is also responsible for local and regional business expansion, procurement of finance to support the Group’s capital needs and in developing overall strategies and establishing operational goals. He oversees the Group’s management establishment, system management and other matters that require direct reporting to the Board. His extensive senior management experience includes serving over 15 years in key C-Level positions for various leading companies. These include the Lion Group, Steel Division and Elektrisola, worldwide market leader in the ultra-fine magnet wire industry.
Dato’ Brian Tan is the Executive Director of the Group. He is the founder of Circle Group. He is responsible for corporate strategic development and planning. His responsibility encompasses marketing and business development matters, representing the company to attend or involve in any public relations and corporate affairs activities. He shall be responsible to ensure that the organisation's mission is being properly executed.
With over 20 years of experience in the business world, Dato’ Brian brings extensive experience to the Group and continues inventing and looking into new possibilities in the digital revolution to bring the Group to greater heights. Beyond the business world, Dato’ Brian Tan is an active contributor to societal causes and continues to play an active role in support of the betterment of the community. Serving society remains a growing passion which is reflected through his involvement across all Malaysian communities irrespective of race or religion. He is a Member of the United Nations Global Compact, an Executive Advisor to the United Youth Movement of Malaysia, President of the Chung Hwa Correspondence School Malaysia Alumni Association and an Honorary Fellow of the Selangor Malay Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Helen Hsu is an Independent Director of the Company since September 2017. She has over 20 years’ experience in accounting. Ms. Hsu graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in business administration. Ms. Hsu had been working with Ernst & Young for 18 years and was a partner of Ernst & Young before she retired from the firm in February 2011. Ms. Hsu is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Hsu is currently an independent non-executive director of Perfect Shape Medical Limited (stock code: 1830), Richly Field China Development Limited (Stock code: 313) and China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited (Stock code: 334). All the aforesaid companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.