Members

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih

Chairman

Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih, aged 71, qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

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.

Formerly Dato’ Zainal was the Chairman of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, Adviser with Ernst & Young Malaysia, Country Managing Partner of Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad, Past President of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and member of the Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission.

He is the current Chairman of CIMB Bank Berhad, trustee of the National Heart Institute Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation. Also, he sits in the board of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad (fka ESSO Malaysia Berhad) (also Audit Committee Chairman), Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (Non-Executive Chairman), Land & General Berhad (Non-Executive Chairman), Mobile Money International Sdn Bhd (Chairman & Audit Committee Chairman), Touch n’ Go Sdn Bhd. (Non-Executive Chairman) and several private companies. 

Yeoh Chong Keng

Yeoh Chong Keng

Independent Director

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

He is an experienced litigator specializing in land, commercial / corporate and banking litigation and has considerable experience and knowledge in corporate work involving listing, restructuring, takeovers and reverse takeovers, management buy-out, boardroom strategy and company related matters. He is familiar and conversant with corporate, securities as well as banking laws, government related and fiscal policies and approvals.

Also, he is a registered trademark agent with Malaysian Register of Trademarks Agents, a Notary Public, a Commissioner for Oaths, a qualified mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia and that of LEADR, Australia, an appointed member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Disciplinary Board, Bar Council of Malaysia.

Mr Yeoh acts as legal advisor and counsel for numerous local and international companies in Malaysia and sits on the board, audit, remuneration, nomination and risk committee of several public-listed companies and foreign owned companies in Malaysia.  He has also represented corporations and financial institutions in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

He was one of the lawyers who assisted the three member special Committee of Inquiry led by the Auditor General of Malaysia which investigated into the Bumiputera Malaysia Finance scandal in Hong Kong. He also acted as counsel for the Government of Hong Kong in several cases in Malaysia relating to matters of financial impropriety involving Bumiputera Malaysia Finance and Ka Wah Bank.

Yip Jian Lee

Yip Jian Lee

Independent Director

Yip Jian Lee has been the Company Director since March 2013. She is also a member of the Audit Committee.

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 is a nominee director for Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), representing PNB on the boards of NCB Holdings Berhad, Kontena Nasional Berhad and KN Global Transport Sdn Bhd.  She also serves on the boards of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Carimin 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, an association to further promote bilateral relationship between the two countries 

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.