TSEN KENG YAM – CHAIRMAN (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Tsen Keng Yam, aged 69, male, Malaysian, Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of Talam Transform Berhad (“the Company”) on 30 April 2004 and became the Chairman on 22 January 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In 1978, he joined Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamed as a consultant and was subsequently promoted to Senior Consultant in 1980. He was a principal of Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamed from 1984 to 1987 and was a partner of Arthur Andersen & Co. for more than 14 years from 1988 to 2003. He was formerly a Director of Riverview Rubber Estates Berhad and Narborough Plantations Plc.
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 73, 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 48 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.
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 is also a 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.
DATO’ KAMARUDDIN BIN MAT DESA – (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Dato’ Kamaruddin bin Mat Desa, aged 68, male, Malaysian, Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Board of the Company on 1 October 2007. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from International Islamic University, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (1993).
Dato’ Kamaruddin had extensive experience in the Royal Malaysian Police Force. During his distinguished career, he held positions such as General Duty/Traffic, Platoon Commander, Police Field Force, Officer in-charge of Police Sub-District, Area Inspector, State Traffic Chief Selangor, Deputy OCPD, Staff Officer (Prosecution) Session Court (Selangor), Staff Officer (Admin) CID Selangor, Police Secretary/Special Officer to IGP, Officer in-charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Deputy Chief Police Officer and Deputy Director, Commercial Crime Investigation Department.
DATUK DR NG BEE KEN – (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Datuk Dr Ng Bee Ken, aged 64, male, Malaysian, joined the Board of the Company on 21 May 2010 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a Chairman of the Rumeration Comittee and a member of the Audit Comittee and Nomination Comittee of the Company.
Datuk Ng holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Wales, Cardiff; a Master of Laws from King’s College, University of London; and a Barristerat-Law from Lincoln’s Inn. He is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 1987, and presently is the Managing Partner of the law firm of Azri, Lee Swee Seng & Co where he specializes in corporate law.
Datuk Ng also holds a Master of Science (Corporate Communication) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, an ACEA and is a Certified Mediator at the Malaysian Mediation Centre as accredited by the Malaysian Bar. He was conferred the Doctor of Divinity by Aisa Pacific Seminary in October, 2016.
Besides legal practice, he is also the Chairman and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sinotop Holdings Berhad and an Independent Non- Executive Director of Widetech (Malaysia) Berhad, Yong Tai Berhad and Opensys (M) Berhad.
CHUA KIM LAN – (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Chua Kim Lan, aged 55, 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 56, 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 32 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 is also a director of Asian Outreach (Malaysia) Bhd.
CHAN TET EU – (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Chan Tet Eu, aged 34, 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.