Profile of Directors

Andrew Khoo Boo Yeow
Age 51. Male. Australian. Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 1 January 2018 and was subsequently re-designated to Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on 26 April 2019. He is currently also the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Malayan United Industries Berhad, an Executive Director of Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad and Network Foods International Ltd, Chairman of Metrojaya Berhad and West Synergy Sdn Bhd, and a Director of Laura Ashley Inc., Laura Ashley (North America) Inc., Regent Corporation, Corus Hotels Limited and The Benjamin Barker Group Pte Ltd. In 2019, he was appointed as the President of the Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore). He is a Barrister-at-law from Lincolns Inn, United Kingdom and also holds a Degree in Law and Master of Arts from Cambridge University, United Kingdom and Master of Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University, United States of America as well as Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada. He has also held senior management positions in a number of diverse industries including food, retailing, and the hospitality sector. He is the son of Tan Sri Dato’ Khoo Kay Peng, the deemed major shareholder of MUI Properties Berhad.

Yoong Swie Leong
Age 45. Male. Singaporean. Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 23 May 2023. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at NetLink NBN Trust, a mainboard publicly-listed company on the Singapore Exchange in the infrastructure-telecoms space with market capitalisation of over $3 billion. He joined Arthur Andersen in 2000 after graduating from University of Malaya (MICPA scholar). He trained and qualified with the U.K. firm of Ernst & Young LLP where he focused primarily on transaction advisory assignments across Europe, eventually moving back from London to Singapore in 2011 as Executive Director. Other positions he subsequently held include Director of Kroll, a leading international professional services firm, CEO of Intraco Ltd, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange and Chief Global Business Officer of NR Instant Produce PCL, which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Nicholas also obtained a Masters in International Relations from University of Cambridge and an MBA from University of Warwick (Chevening scholar).

Datuk Goh Lee Yen
Age 62. Female. Malaysian. Independent Non-Executive Director. She was appointed to the Board on 23 May 2023. She is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. A graduate of the University of Malaya, she built her career in the Star Media Group and became the Editor-in-Chief in 2015. In her 34 years at the Star Media Group, she held many key roles, including Education Editor and Sunday Star Editor, each contributing to the success of the company which went for public listing when she was in middle management. Before her early retirement in 2018, she sat on the board of Leaderonomics (2014-2018), a social enterprise that aims to transform nations through leadership development. She was also a member of Monash University Malaysia’s School of Arts and Social Sciences External Stakeholders Committee from 2016 to 2018. She was elected chairperson of the Asia News Network for the period 2017/2018 by the Executive Board of ANN, an alliance of 22 media companies from 21 countries. Datuk Goh also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalistic Excellence and Media Editorship from the World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES), organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli), on 16 November 2016. Currently, Datuk Goh has a consultancy company providing content development, branding and marketing services as well as strategic planning for education and other clients.

Abdul Rashid bin Ismail
Age 52. Male. Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 3 January 2007 and was subsequently re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 May 2023. He is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Currently, he is a partner of the law firm, Messrs Rashid Zulkifli. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from University of Exeter, England. He was admitted as a Barrister at Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, England in 1994. He was also admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1995.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yeoh Oon Kheng
Age 70. Male. Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 October 2011 and was subsequently re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 May 2023. He is a member of the Audit Committee. He also sits on the Boards of Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad. Kashtec Holdings Pte Ltd, All Asia Agro Berhad, Asia Platinum Capital Berhad and Eramas Trustee Berhad. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur and General Committee member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a Trustee of the OSK Foundation and Yayasan Wesley. He holds a degree in Economics from Monash University and Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Nottingham. He has also attended senior management courses at Wharton School and Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management and the British Institute of Directors. He has authored 5 books and has spoken at forums organised by the World Economic Forum, Confederation of Indian Industry, Centre for China and Globalization, the Asia Society, the China Development Institute, World Policy Conference and Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He has over 35 years of senior corporate management, consulting and boardroom experience. He was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). He was a former Director of Star Media Group, the National Heart Institute, Sunway University, SBB Asset Management Sdn Bhd and SB Venture Capital Corporation. He has served the Government as Malaysia’s Representative (Ambassador rank) to the ASEAN High Level Task Force on Connectivity, Commissioner in the Royal Commission of Police, member of the Malaysia Competition Commission, member Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM). He was also a member of the National Unity Consultative Council. He was recently appointed to the Executive Council of the United Nations ESCAP Business Sustainable Network (ESBN) and was elected Chairman of PROHAM (the Society for Promotion of Human Rights, Malaysia).

Wong Nyen Faat
Age 66. Male. Malaysian. Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2020. He sits on the Boards of Malayan United Industries Berhad, Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad, Pan Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Pan Malaysia Capital Berhad. He had served as Chief Operating Officer of The MUI Group, Executive Director of Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad and Executive Director of Morning Star Resources Limited in Hong Kong. He holds a First Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Mathematics) with Education from the University of Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.