DATO’ ABDUL HAMID BIN MUSTAPHA CHAIRMAN (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Dato’ Abdul Hamid Bin Mustapha, aged 77, male, Malaysian, Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of Talam Transform Berhad (“the Company”) on 30 May 2023. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Abdul Hamid graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Malaya in 1971. He has served in the Royal Malaysian Police Force in various capacities since 1971 until his retirement as the Commissioner of Police, Director of Public & Internal Security in 2002. He was appointed as a member of the Police Force Commission in Malaysia from May 2003 to May 2005.
He was the former Chairman of WCE Holdings Berhad and has also sat on the Board of Edaran Berhad as an Independent Director until his retirement on 31 May 2023.
TAN SRI DATO’ (DR) IR CHAN AH CHYE @ CHAN CHONG YOON (NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ir Chan Ah Chye @ Chan Chong Yoon, aged 76, male, Malaysian, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 6 November 1990. He was formerly the Executive Chairman of the Company prior to his re-designation as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 January 2009. He is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.
He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaya in 1970 and is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia since 1974 and was subsequently made a Fellow in 1984. He has over 51 years of experience in the property and construction industry since he started his career with Messrs Binnie & Partners (M) Sdn Bhd and later joined Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor in 1971 as a Project Manager handling project designs, management and property development. He was formerly the Executive Director (President/Chief Executive) and former Major Shareholder of Kumpulan Europlus Berhad (now known as WCE Holdings berhad).
Tan Sri Chan was awarded the prestigious “Property Man of the Year 1998” by the Federation Internationale Des Professions Immobilieres (“FIABCI”) in recognition of his achievements in property development. Tan Sri Chan was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Science (Engineering) by the University Malaya on 11 August 2003.
His son, Chan Tet Eu who is an Executive Director and Major Shareholder of the Company. His spouse, Puan Sri Datin Thong Nyok Choo and daughter, Ms Chan Siu Wei are Major Shareholders of the Company.
CHUA KIM LAN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Chua Kim Lan, aged 58, female, Malaysian, Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 1 October 2007.
Ms Chua Kim Lan graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Building Technology in 1984 and holds a Master of Business Administration from Honolulu University, Hawaii in 2000. She was previously attached to Brisdale (M) Sdn Bhd for five (5) years from 1984 to 1989 and the Company for one (1) year prior to joining Europlus Berhad as a Quantity Surveyor in 1991. She was transferred back to the Company subsequent to the merger exercise in 2003 and was formerly the Deputy President of the Company before her appointment to the Board.
YAW CHUN SOON (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Yaw Chun Soon, aged 60, male, Malaysian, Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 24 July 2014.
Mr Yaw Chun Soon was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand in 1986 and he was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1987. He practiced law as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines in 1995.
Mr Yaw has over 36 years of experience in the legal, financial services, broadcasting and property development industry. He joined TA Securities Berhad in November 1993. In May 1996, he was the General Manager-Operations of Botly Securities Sdn Bhd (“Botly”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TA Enterprise Berhad and subsequently as the Executive Director of Botly. From May 1998 till October 1998, he was the Corporate Finance Director of TA Bank of the Philippines Inc. and the Director of TA Securities Philippines and TA Properties Development, Philippines Inc. On 19 November 1999, he was appointed to the Board of TA Securities Berhad and subsequently the Executive Director-Operations of TA Securities Holdings Berhad from 14 August 2004 until 30 November 2011. He was also appointed as Executive Director of TA Enterprise Berhad, a public listed company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad from 7 October 2009 to 30 November 2011. He was appointed as Director of TA Global from 30 September 2020 to 18 February 2021. He is also a director of Asian Outreach (Malaysia) Bhd.
CHAN TET EU (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Chan Tet Eu, aged 37, male, Malaysian, Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 24 July 2014. He was formely a Non-Independent Non Executive Director of the Company prior to his re-designation as Executive Director (Business Development) on 1 May 2019.
Mr Chan Tet Eu holds a Bachelor of Arts and Media (with Hons) from Lim Kok Wing University and a Certificate of Excellence in mechanical engineering and a Diploma in accounting.
Mr Chan worked in a media outlet and production house, prior to joining a property development company.
His father, Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ir Chan Ah Chye @ Chan Chong Yoon is also a Director and Major Shareholder of the Company. His mother, Puan Sri Datin Thong Nyok Choo and sister, Ms Chan Siu Wei are Major Shareholders of the Company.
TAI KEAT CHAI (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Tai Keat Chai, aged 68, male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 30 May 2023. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Mr Tai Keat Chai passed the examinations of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1976 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr Tai began his career with KPMG in London for a year and later in 1978, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur for 3 years, auditing the accounts of a wide range of companies, both big and small/medium. In 1981, he joined Alliance Investment Bank Berhad and worked all his way up for 7 years to become a Senior Manager in Corporate Finance department by providing advisory services to companies ranging from capital market exercises (IPOs), fund raising exercises (rights issues) and merger and acquisition activities.
Thereafter, he spent a year in PwC Consulting Sdn Bhd as a Manager by providing management consultancy services to companies before joining Berjaya Group Berhad as a General Manager of Investment to evaluate potential investment proposals. He was subsequently seconded to SJ Securities Sdn Bhd as a Manager where he was involved in its revival from suspension of stockbroking operations.
In 1991, he was an Executive Director of A.A. Anthony Securities Sdn Bhd for 6 years prior to him selling off his equity interest to a listed company. Subsequent thereto, he worked as a dealers representative in Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. Currently, he is a Director of Fiscal Corporate Services Sdn Bhd. He also currently sits on the Board of Marine & General Berhad, Microlink Solutions Berhad, Rex Industry Berhad, MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad and HSS Engineers Berhad.
LING CHEE MIN (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Ling Chee Min, aged 65, male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Company on 30 May 2023. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
Mr Ling Chee Min is an accountant by profession and he graduated with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from the United Kingdom. He is a fellow member of the ACCA, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).
Mr Ling started his career in 1978 as Audit Semi-Senior with a firm of Chartered Accountants in London. In 1983, he joined an audit firm in Kuala Lumpur as Audit Senior and moved on to Aetna Universal Insurance Berhad as Accounts Supervisor in 1985. Thereafter, he joined Fraser & Neave (M) Sdn Bhd as Internal Auditor for 2 years. He was with TA Enterprise Berhad as Financial Controller from 1991 to 1996. He then joined 2 stockbroking companies in Malaysia as Remisier for 4 years. He sat in the Board of Kumpulan Jetson Bhd from 2017 to 2019 as Independent Non-Executive Director. He is currently in public practice as an audit partner in TC & Associates PLT, Chartered Accountants and also since the year 2000, in his own firm, CM Ling & Co.. He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Eduspec Holdings Berhad and Grand Central Enterprises Bhd.