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TAN SRI (DR) ZULHASNAN BIN RAFIQUE
Executive Chairman
Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique is an Entrepreneur and Businessman. Born in Kuala Lumpur in 1954, Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique completed his education in Kuala Lumpur prior to joining the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in 1973. He began his career as a Commissioned Officer and Fighter Pilot and retired in 1985 with the rank of Major (Air).

Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique ventured into Business in 1986 through the Seri Meraga Group of companies. Throughout his more than 25 years of business experience, Tan Sri Zulhasnan bin Rafique has been involved in various industries including Aviation (AIROD), Civil / Building Construction, Industrial Petroleum and Gas Trading; and Property Investment and Development. He has also served on the board of Malaysian public listed companies, including Island & Peninsular (I&P) Berhad (property development).

Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique Political career commenced in 1999, where he contested and was elected as Member of Parliament in Wangsa Maju in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. He was elected for another two terms in 2004 to 2013, as the Member of Parliament for Setiawangsa Parliamentary constituency; also in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique also served in the Malaysian Cabinet for 5 years; as Deputy Federal Territories (FT) Minister and then FT Minister (2004-2009).

Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique was also appointed as the Chancellor of the Geomatika University College Malaysia, where he served from 2014 to 2018.

Tan Sri (Dr) Zulhasnan bin Rafique was then appointed as the Malaysian Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary with Ministerial status to the United States of America from 2017 to 2018.

TERENCE TAN KOON PING
Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Terence Tan Koon Ping has more than 25 years of experience in areas of auditing, accounting, corporate finance and business operation in various industries locally and internationally. He was appointed as the Group Finance Director of KNM Group Berhad on 11 March 2013 and assumed the position of Group Finance Director/Group Chief Financial Officer on 26 March 2013. He is also the Joint Managing Director of BORSIG Group in Germany as well as the Chairman of FBM Group in Italy. Subsequently on 9 July 2020, he was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the Company.

FLAVIO PORRO
Group General Counsel/Executive Director
Flavio Porro is a registered lawyer and has more than 22 years of experience as a senior corporate lawyer essentially in the oil & gas, renewables and power production sectors focusing on challenging merger and acquisition projects, international bids, compliance and dispute resolution. Prior to his employment with KNM Group Berhad, he was the General Counsel of ERG Supply & Trading and a Senior Counsel in major energy corporations such as ENI Group, Snam S.p.A., ERG Power and Gas S.p.a. and Saipem in Italy and in France.

LIM MUN KEE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Lim Mun Kee started his career with KPMG PLT in 1989. He has more than 30 years of valuable experiences gained through his working career in various fields including auditing, financial, corporate and management level.

DATUK MOHD IRWAN BIN MOHD MUBARAK
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mohd Irwan Bin Mohd Mubarak is a Consummate senior executive, change agent and entrepreneur with over 24 years of cross functional experience across litigation, case briefing, corporate law, contractual / compliance management, company laws, drafting legal notices, contract negotiations, and licensing operations. Recognized for promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, a commitment to quality by upgrading and implementing appropriate systems of policies, internal controls, standards, and procedures.

SAFIA BINTI AHMAD JAHIDI
Independent Non-Executive Director
Safia Binti Ahmad Jahidi began her career as Legal Assistant at Messrs Balendran Chong from 2009 until 2016. She possesses vast experience in diverse legal matters across a broad spectrum of law mainly in Civil Litigation, Corporate, Conveyancing and Arbitration. Currently, she is the Managing Partner of Messrs Nik Safia & Co.

STEVE HO SOO WOON
Independent Non-Executive Director
Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the National University of Singapore in 1985, Mr Ho began his career as a banking executive. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services and capital market industry, he has been actively involved in numerous corporate financial exercises, including IPOs, debt restructuring, strategic planning, financial management reviews and successfully resuscitated various private and public-listed entities.

His latest two assignments were in 2018 where he was appointed as the Commercial Director of Atrium Reit Bhd. During this engagement, he oversaw and was instrumental to the successful acquisition of a new industrial property valued at RM180 million on a sale and leaseback basis with an MNC with a net yield of 8.5% p. a. Upon completion of this engagement in Feb 2019, he left to join Artwright Holdings Bhd to undertake another corporate exercise which ended in Jan 2020.

He is currently the Managing Director of Tesoro Capital Sdn Bhd.

DATUK UWE AHRENS
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Ahrens holds Masters in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. Upon graduation, Datuk Ahrens joined the international engineering and industrial plant supplier, KOCH Transporttechnik GmbH in Germany, now belonging to FLSmidth Group, where he held a senior management position for 12 years, working mainly in Germany, USA and South Africa. In 1997, he was based in Kuala Lumpur as General Manager of KOCH in South East Asia and became its Managing Director in 1999. He joined Melewar Group in 2002 and has since held senior management positions including Chief Executive Officer of Melewar Integrated Engineering Sdn Bhd (now known as MIE Tech Sdn Bhd) ("MIE Tech"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melewar Industrial Group Berhad ("MIG"). On 14 August 2020, MIG had disposed of its shares in MIE Tech to Datuk Ahrens, and therefore MIE Tech ceased to be subsidiary of MIG.

TUNKU DATO' YAACOB KHYRA
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Tunku Dato’ Yaacob graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Economics and Accounting from City University, London. An accountant by training, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Tunku Dato' Yaacob started his career as an Auditor with Price Waterhouse in London from 1982 to 1985 and subsequently, employed by the same firm in Kuala Lumpur from 1986 to 1987. Tunku Dato' Yaacob joined Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (now known as Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad) in 1987 until October 2006.

Currently, Tunku Dato' Yaacob is a Board Member of MAA Group Berhad, Melewar Industrial Group Berhad, Mycron Steel Berhad, Turiya Berhad, Melewar Group Berhad, Khyra Legacy Berhad, Yayasan Khyra, MAA Bancwell Trustee Berhad, Ithmaar Holding B.S.C., Ithmaar Bank B.S.C. (Closed) and several private limited companies. He also sits on the Board of Altech Chemicals Limited which is listed in Australia as Non-Executive Director.

Tunku Dato' Yaacob is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for MAA-Medicare Charitable Foundation and The Budimas Charitable Foundation.

RAVINDRASINGHAM A/L BALASINGHAM
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Ravindrasingham Balasingham started his career in 1988 with Gilberts Chartered Accountants in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK before joining Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants in 1992. He then joined Kinta Kellas plc where he led the restructuring of the Group, following which he went into investment banking with RHB Investment Bank Bhd as a manager in the corporate finance department. During his tenure there he played a key role in the listing of Petronas Gas Bhd, which was the largest IPO exercise of 1995 in Southeast Asia. Thereafter, he took the role of vice-president of corporate finance in Melewar Group where he managed a diverse portfolio of businesses. Following that, he returned to investment banking with Bank Labouchere NV (subsidiary of Aegon NV) as the Head of Finance for its London operations, a role he maintained when the bank was taken over by Dexia Banking Group. He then worked with the head of London operations and the research division of the Bank to structure and lead an MBO to form a pan-European stockbroking operation based out of London, where he was Finance Director and Group Controller.

After his spell in investment banking, he returned to industry in 2005 to turnaround the VAMA Group. Subsequently he was appointed as the Group CEO to turnaround Malaysian Merchant Marine Bhd in 2007.

Following these successful corporate exercises, he led the restructuring and IPO of Eversendai Bhd. In 2012, he was appointed as the interim CEO of Swee Joo Bhd (Liquidated), to assist the appointed liquidator by enhancing cash recovery and implementing an orderly liquidation to ensure the most beneficial exit prices for the assets.

In the recent years, he has been involved in various consultancy capacities to assist corporations in fundraising, restructuring, IPO exercises and strategies to strengthen their balance sheets to enhance the growth potential of the respective businesses, and advising start-ups.

JAMES BELTRAN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
A qualified lawyer by profession.
Certified Financial Planner. Corporate Roundtable Member of Asian Strategic Leadership Institute.

Currently holds various directorships within the Melewar Group of Companies involved at Group level matters across the spectrum of groups business activities.

Independent Board director of DFNN Inc, a public listed technology company in the Philippines and had served as Chairman of its risk committee.

Former independent Board member at Solidarity Group Holdings, a Bahrain Headquartered Insurance Group with multiple listed operational financial institutional entities across the Middle East and was chairman of the group audit committee for 8 years.

Former independent board member of Arshiya International, an Indian Public listed logistics and integrated supply chain company operating across India.

Former Group Head of MAA International responsible for oversight of Insurance operations in Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand for MAA Group.

DATO' INDERA NARESH MOHAN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Indera Naresh started his career in the family business representing textile mills in Europe for South East Asian markets in year 1986.

In 1994, Dato' Indera Naresh formed a partnership to create a diversified trading company called Glorient Trading Sdn Bhd and the group was sold in 2001. Dato' Indera Naresh currently holds the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality 360 Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Indera Naresh is a member of Malaysian Association of Hotels, Malaysia India Business Council and SKAL International Kuala Lumpur - Club 179. He is also an Advisor to Pahang Tourism for Visit Pahang Year 2017, Vice-Chancelier of Chaine Des Rotisseurs and EXCO member of Kuala Lumpur Tourism Association. He is also panel member of Perunding Wilayah Incorporated.

Dato' Indera Naresh currently sits on the Board of Yayasan Tunku Naquiyuddin and Board of Governors of Budimas Education Charity Fund.