Members

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih

Chairman

Dato' Zainal Abidin Putih, aged 72, qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Dato' Zainal has extensive experience in audit, having worked as a practicing accountant throughout his career covering many principal industries including banks, insurance, energy, transport, manufacturing, government agencies, plantations, properties, hotels, investment companies and unit trusts. He also has a good working knowledge of taxation matters and management consultancy, especially in the areas of acquisitions, takeovers, amalgamations, restructuring and public listing of companies.

Dato’Zainal plays an active role in the community and the corporate world being a Past President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB).  He was a member of the Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission, a body set up by the Malaysian Government to oversee the orderly development of the multimedia and telecommunication industry in Malaysia and also was Chairman of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad.

Dato’ Zainal is currently Chairman of CIMB Bank Berhad, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad, Land & General Berhad and Touch n’ Go Sdn Bhd.  He also sits on the boards of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad and several private limited companies and acts as a Trustee of the National Heart Institute Foundation.

Yeoh Chong Keng

Yeoh Chong Keng

Independent Director

Mr Yeah Chong Keng is a lawyer by profession. He was admitted in 1980 as an Utter Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, Bar of England and Wales. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1981. Prior to studying law, he served as a senior officer in the Royal Malaysia Police Force.

Since 1992, he has been the Managing Partner of a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur. He has also represented corporations and financial institutions in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Apart from that, he has also acted as counsel for the Government of Hong Kong in several cases.

He has sat on the board of directors, audit, remuneration, nomination and risk committees of public listed companies and foreign owned companies in Malaysia.

He is a Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, a qualified mediator and an appointed member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Disciplinary Board, Bar Council of Malaysia.

Yip Jian Lee

Yip Jian Lee

Independent Director

Yip Jian Lee has been the Company Director since March 2013. She is currently the Chairman for the Audit and Remuneration Committees and also a member of the Nominating & Risk Management Committees. 

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales in 1981, and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1984.  She completed her articleship with Hays Allan, United Kingdom between 1977 and 1982.  Miss Yip has worked with PricewaterHouse Tax Services Sdn Bhd and Hong Leong Assurance Berhad in the areas of taxation, accounting and administration.  She subsequently joined the Institute of Bankers Malaysia in 1985 as its Director where she served for 15 years.

Currently, she serves on the boards of Asia General Asset Bhd, Carimin Petroleum Berhad and Professional Golf of Malaysia. She had served as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of World Wide Life Fund Malaysia for the maximum term of 12 years, from 1996 to 2009.  Between 1986 and 1996, she was also the Honorary Secretary to the Malaysian-British Society.

Ichiro Maeda

Ichiro Maeda

Non-Independent Non–Executive Director

Mr. Ichiro Maeda was seconded from Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. in 2016 to serve as the Managing Director of Tokio Marine Asia Pte. Ltd. (TMA). In his role, he is responsible for the Japanese Business Development in Asia-Pacific region.

On 24 May 2016, he was appointed a board member of TMIM and is also a Member of the Nominating, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees.  Mr Maeda holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from the Waseda University, Japan.