Board of Directors
DATO’ SERI ABDUL AZIM BIN MOHD ZABIDI
Malaysian, 62 years old
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim Bin Mohd Zabidi (“Dato’ Seri Azim”) is an Independent Non-Executive Director/Chairman of FINTEC appointed on 2 December 2015.
Dato’ Seri Azim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom and holds a Master of Arts in Business Law from London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He was Chairman of Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”), Malaysia’s National Savings Bank for the period from July 1999 until June 2009.
Growing from his work with BSN, Dato’ Seri Azim was also active in the work undertaken by the Brussels based World Savings Banks institute (“WSBI”). In year 2000, he was appointed as President (Asia Pacific) for WSBI and in year 2003, he was elevated to its Board of Directors. In addition, he was elected as Vice President and Treasurer of WSBI from September 2006 until April 2009.
A long association with the unit trusts/mutual funds and fund management industry culminated in his election as President of the Federation of Malaysian Unit Trust Managers, a post held from year 1998 to year 2003. During this period, he was appointed as Member of the Steering Committee of the International Investment Funds Association (“IIFA”), Montreal, Canada, a post held by him until 2008. From year 2007 to year 2008, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of IIFA.
He was also a member of the National Economic Consultative Council II, where he served on the Islamic Banking and Finance Committee. He was also selected by the Securities Commission to be a member of its Capital Market Advisory Council. He was invited by Bursa Malaysia Berhad to be a member of its Index Committee and Deputy Chairman of its Board of Advisors for the Malaysian Central Depository.
His long involvement in sports led to his appointment as Chairman of the National Sports Institute in May 2017 until July 2018 and subsequent to that, appointed as Malaysia’s Chef-de-Mission to the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. On 5 May 2018, Dato’ Seri Azim was elected as Deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, a position he held until 4 September 2021.
Dato’ Seri Azim is also a Director of XOX Berhad and Group, Anzo Holdings Berhad, LYC Healthcare Berhad, Seacera Group Berhad and several private limited companies.
Dato’ Seri Azim does not hold any shares in FINTEC. He does not have any family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and has no conflict of interest with FINTEC.
ONG TEE KEIN
Malaysian, 64 years old
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ong Tee Kein (“Mr Ong”) is an Independent Non-Executive Director of FINTEC appointed on 26 February 2016. Mr Ong holds a MBA degree from the University of Miami and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA). He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom (CIMA) as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Mr Ong has several years of experience in industry and consultancy practice. After qualifying as an accountant in the United Kingdom, he joined a management consultancy practice specializing in providing advisory services to governments and international funding agencies. From 1994 until 2011, he was a principal consultant in the corporate advisory division of an international accounting firm.
Besides FINTEC, Mr Ong also holds directorships in Sanichi Technology Berhad, DGB Asia Berhad, Mlabs Systems Berhad and Metronic Global Berhad.
Mr Ong does not hold any shares in FINTEC. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Option Committee respectively. He does not have any family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences and has no conflict of interest with FINTEC.
CHEW SHIN YONG, MARK
Malaysian, 53 years old
Independent Non-Executive Director
In 1997, Mr. Chew joined Malahon Group of Companies in their stock-broking division, Malahon Securities Limited, and was appointed as a Director in 2002, having been a registered dealer with the Hong Kong Exchanges and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.
He currently sits on the Board of Malahon Credit Company Limited, which invests primarily in property. Mr Chew co-founded Mejority Capital Limited in 2012 and as a Principal, is actively involved in the firm's public equity business via Mejority Securities Limited, a participant of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
He was also responsible for setting up Messaging Technologies (H.K.) Limited which is a subsidiary of XOX Technology Berhad [f.k.a. M3 Technologies (Asia) Berhad] and is involved in its daily operations. On 27 February 2008, he was appointed as the Executive Chairman of XOX Technology Berhad [f.k.a. M3 Technologies (Asia) Berhad]. He also has interests in various private limited companies in countries outside Malaysia which are involved in various businesses.
Apart from that, Mr. Chew was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Permaju Industries Berhad and Meridian Berhad on 4 October 2017 and 17 December 2020 respectively.
CHU CHEE PENG
Malaysian, 50 years old
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chu Chee Peng (“Mr Chu”) is appointed by FINTEC as an Independent Non-Executive Director since 21 August 2015. He graduated from the Coventry University in Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.
Mr Chu was formerly the Vice President of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), a statutory body set up by the Malaysian government, since 2012. Prior to joining AIM, he was heading the Properties Division at a public listed company in Malaysia.
He has extensive experiences in the investment sector, covering activities such as identification of new business opportunities, development and execution of investment that will significantly contribute to the company and Nation’s income, development of new funding structure/ecosystem and creation of high value jobs. He is an entrepreneur with an inclination towards innovation and high technology commercial industries.
He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee, and also a member of the Audit Committee and Option Committee of FINTEC. He does not have any family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company and has not been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years other than traffic offences and has no conflict of interest with FINTEC. He does not hold any shares in FINTEC.
Apart from FINTEC, Mr. Chu also holds directorships in NetX Holdings Berhad and Joe Holding Berhad (f.k.a. GPA Holdings Berhad).
TAN SIK EEK
Malaysian, 45 years old
Tan Sik Eek is an Executive Director of FINTEC appointed on 20 June 2013. He has been redesignated from Executive Director to Managing Director of the Company with effect from 31 March 2021. He majored in Economics and Political Science from University of Sydney, Australia.
He has more than a decade of experience ranging from corporate finance advisory to private equity investments. He was previously a partner in a private equity firm focused on investing in companies seeking growth funding and pre-IPO capital. Prior to that, he was specialising in securing funding from a series of established North America global opportunity fund, for companies listed on the regional capital markets.
Since 2013, he has been engaged as the Director of a number of public companies to provide management strategy, day to day operational oversight, fund raising and business development planning of the various companies.
He holds six hundred sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty six (666,666) shares in FINTEC. He is also a Director of DGB Asia Berhad Group, Mlabs Systems Berhad Group, NetX Holdings Berhad Group and XOX Berhad Group. He is the Chairman of the Option Committee of FINTEC. He does not have any family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences and has no conflict of interest with FINTEC.