Ding JianPing (丁建萍)
Chinese (Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
|Qualifications||:||He graduated from secondary school in 1975.|
|Working experience||:||He is primarily responsible for the business strategy and development, management of the financial affairs, overall administrative management and operations of our Group. He joined the Group since its inception in 1992 and has been instrumental in the expansion of our Group's business to its current status. He has more than 30 years of experience in the shoe manufacturing industry in 1981, he started his career as a sales supervisor under the employment with Fujian Jinjiang Jiangtou Leather Factory No. 10 (福建省晋江市江头皮革十厂). From 1984 to 1987, he worked as a sales director in Jiangtou Leather and Fabric Shoes Factory (江头皮革布鞋厂). From 1988 to 1992, he worked as a factory manager in Jiangtou Nanfang Leather and Plastics Factory (江头南 方皮朔厂). His vast experience in the shoe manufacturing industry is integral to our Group's success and growth in the industry. He has been the Deputy President of Russia China Minnan Commerce Association (俄罗斯中国闽南 商会) since 2006.|
|Date appointed to the Board||:||3 November 2008|
Ding Zidi (丁梓迪)
Chinese (Executive Director)
|Qualifications||:||He graduated from Xiamen University (夏门大学) with an associate degree in e-business (电子商务) in 2006.|
|Working experience||:||He is responsible for managing the design and development department, and human resource and administration department of our Group. He joined the Group as a management associate upon his graduation and was subsequently appointed as a Manager of the research and development department in June 2007. He is the committee member of Jinjiang City Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Committee (晋江市政协) since 2011.|
|Date appointed to the Board||:||16 September 2009|
Mr Hong Cheong Liang
Non Executive Director
|Qualifications||:||Masters of Business University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Management (Hons) Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Working experience||:||He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and CPA Australia. He is also an associate member of Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He commenced his career as an audit assistant with Russell Bedford LC & Company ("RBLC") in 2004. He is well exposed in the area of internal audits of Public Listed Companies ("PLCs"), external financial audits, tax, liquidation, financial modeling and corporate advisory. Some of his significant assignments include performing internal audits for various PLCs, conducting various financial due diligences for merger and acquisition exercise and developing a financial model for a national level High Impact Project. He left RBLC to join a boutique investment advisory firm as Assistant Vice President in 2008, where he obtained his corporate finance and management experiences. He was involved in various assignments in advising clients who seek corporate finance advice locally and abroad. He was also assigned to assist the management of a leading shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. After his stint in the investment advisory firm, he moved on to provide corporate and management advisory services as well as internal audit and risk management services to small medium enterprises and PLCs. Since then he has also acted as Group Accountant of a PLC, took on the role as Financial Controller of an AIMS listed company, and acted as Finance Manager of a large manufacturing corporation based in P.R. China.|
|Date appointed to the Board||:||3 August 2016|
|Board Committee(s)||:||Member of Audit Committee and Member of Nomination Committee|
Xiao Luxi (肖璐茜)
Singaporean (Independent Non-Executive Director)
|Qualifications||:||She graduated from Quanzhou HuaQiao University, PRC.|
|Working experience||:||She was a national badminton player of Singapore (ladies' doubles top 10 world ranking in 2001) from 1996 to 2004. In 2004, she started her career as a General Manager in tea industry. From 2009 to present, she is a manager of a trading company and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the company.|
|Date appointed to the Board||:||23 May 2011|
|Board Committee(s)||:||Chairperson of Nomination Committee and member of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.|
Lee Yew Weng
Malaysian (Independent Non-Executive Director)
|Qualifications||:||He graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia with Bachelor of Commerce in 1999. Mr. Lee is a certified public accountant under the membership of CPA Australia since 2003. Mr. Lee is also a Chartered Accountant under the membership of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.|
|Working experience||:||Upon graduation from the University of Adelaide in 1999, Mr. Lee started his career in auditing with Horwath and KPMG in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He joined Jotech Holdings Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as its Group Accountant in 2002 handling accounting, finance, treasury, corporate finance and tax matters. In 2003, he joined the Corporate Finance Department of AmInvestment Bank Berhad. He rose to the rank of Associate Director in 2008 and was subsequently transferred to the Investment Banking Department of AmInvestment Bank Berhad in 2008. During his tenure in AmInvestment Bank Berhad, he was involved in a wide range of corporate finance advisory services, including corporate restructuring, reverse take-overs, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising in equity and debt, initial public offerings and business valuation. Mr. Lee left AmInvestment Bank Berhad in 2010 and is currently involved in business advisory and F&B businesses.|
|Date appointed to the Board||:||24 March 2014|
|Board Committee(s)||:||Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.|
- Directorship in Public Companies.
None of the Directors hold any directorship in any public companies incorporated in Malaysia or companies which are the subsidiaries of public companies incorporated in Malaysia.
- Family Relationship
Save for the relationship between Ding Jianping and Ding Zidi as father and son, none of the other Directors are related to each other nor has any family relationship with the substantial shareholder of the Company. In addition, other than as disclosed, they each do not have any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.
- Directors' Shareholdings
Details of Directors' shareholdings in the Company can be found in the "Analysis of Shareholdings" section of this Annual Report.
- Non-Conviction of Offences
None of the Directors has been convicted of any offences, other than traffic offences, within the past ten (10) years.
- No Conflict of Interest
None of the Directors has any conflict of interest with the Company.
- Attendances at Board Meetings
The details of the Directors' attendance at the Board Meetings are set out in the Corporate Governance Statement of this Annual Report