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Find out who are the distinguished personnel who make up the Board of Directors of PDZ Holdings Berhad.

Listed below are the individual board of director and their respective profile for your information.

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DATO' SOHAIMI BIN SHAHADAN
Independent Non-Executive Director/Chairman
Dato’ Sohaimi was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the Company on 28 April 2014.

He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from University Putra Malaysia, a Master in Corporate Communication from West Coast Institute of Technology and Management at Perth, Australia and a Master in Business Administration from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

From 1998 to 2010, he was the Director of Institute of Bumiputra Entrepreneurs and from 2013 to 2015 he was the Chairman of Pelaburan Mara Berhad, an investment entity of Majlis Amanah Rakyat - MARA.  He was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman for KBB Resources Berhad, a public limited company engaged in rice and vermicelli business since 2013.  He is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of BHS Industries Berhad and Director of Damansara Realty Berhad (DBHD) since 2014.

While engaging in his business, Dato' Sohaimi is also passionate in the political arean.  In 2009, he was entrusted as UMNO Youth Exco Member and served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Bureau (BePU).  In 2013, he was elected as a member of UMNO High Supreme Council.

In addition, he also served as Chairman of Asean Young Entrepreneurs Secretarial (AYES), the Chairman of PERDASAMA Muda Malaysia before being appointed as Vice President of PERDASAMA, Committee Member of Selangor Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM), the Patron of Consortium Cartoonist at Work (CaW), the Entrepreneurs Speaker for Institut Keusahawanan Negara (INSKEN) and also the Chairman of Gerakan Prihatin Rakyat Selangor (GPRS).

Despite being engaged in business and politics, Dato' Sohaimi also spares his valuable time for charitable organizations and is the founder of "Teratak Che Dah" an orphanage in Kuang, Selangor.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of PDZ Holdings Berhad (“PDZ”). He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences.

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MR TAN CHOR HOW CHRISTOPHER
Chief Executive Officer cum Executive Director
Mr Christopher was appointed to the Board of the Company on 18 August 2016. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree in 2002 from The University of Adelaide, South Australia & completed his Certified Credit Professional - Business Credit certification from Institute Bank - Bank Malaysia (IBBM) in 2005.

He has more than 11 years banking career with international banks, spanning across Commercial/Consumer Banking Divisions & Branch Management in Malaysia, and across diverse industries.

Currently, he sits on the Board of MNC Wireless Berhad as an Executive Director cum Chief Executive Officer.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of PDZ. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences

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ENCIK AHMAD NAZIM BIN ABD RAHMAN
Non Independent Non Executive Director
Encik Ahmad Nazim was appointed to the board of the Company as Non Independent Non Executive Director on 1st January 2015. He was formerly Managing Director of the Company during 18th July 2014 until 31st December 2014. He is also the Group CEO of Pelaburan Mara Berhad, an investment and asset management firm wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia. He has been involved in investments and fundraising activities across various industries and has undertaken acquisitions of both listed and unlisted commercial entities and real estate assets and projects across the region. He was previously CEO of a regional telecommunication group and had served as President Director of its Indonesian subsidiary, responsible for the group’s telecommunication infrastructure business in the region.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (M) Berhad and serves as its Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the board of UDA Holdings Berhad, a Government-owned urban development company and Singapore-based private equity funds Al Masah Capital (Asia) Pte Ltd and Basil Partners Pte Ltd. Encik Ahmad Nazim started his career in law and corporate finance and had worked with leading firms in Kuala Lumpur and London and with Securities Commission of Malaysia. He had advised financial institutions and corporations on various aspects of corporate finance, cross-border financing, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring activities.

A keen observer of international affairs, he was the 2011 International Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC and a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University where he obtained his Master of Laws.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of PDZ. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences.

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MR DAVID YEAP HOCK LEE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Yeap was appointed to the Board of the Company on 18 August 2016. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He was previously with the Gamuda group of companies as the Senior Financial Officer in India from the year 2007. He also has experience in the Middle East, after which he joined Hewlett Packard in 2010 as a Senior Analyst. Mr Yeap currently serves as the Financial Officer for a private company.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of PDZ. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences.

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MR HO JIEN SHIUNG
Executive Director
Mr Ho was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 February 2017.  He obtained his bachelor Degree of Commerce & Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

He started his career as Foreign Administration with the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand after graduation in 2008.  In 2009 he returned to Malaysia and joined a construction piping company as South East Asia Region Marketing Manager.  In 2010, he left and joined an advance technology printing manufacturer as Business Development Manager principally in charge of the business development of Malaysia central region.

He is also an Executive Director of PNE PCB Berhad and a Director of several private companies.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of PDZ. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences.

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ENCIK RIZVI BIN ABD HALIM
Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Rizvi was appointed to the Board of the Company on 8 March 2017.  He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ideal Jacobs (Malaysia) Corporation Berhad, a company listed on the ACE Market of Burse Malaysia Securities Berhad.  He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ni Hsin Resources Berhad, a company listed on the MAIN Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.  He is the shareholder and Director
of Cascade Crest Sdn Bhd, a company involved in construction and engineering work.  He is primarily responsible on the project initiation and management functions of the company.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Ohio University USA and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University USA.  He also holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).  Whilst at UiTM, he underwent the Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) programme and was commissioned as a second lieutenant army officer.

He has vast experience in corporate banking, corporate finance, capital market and syndication and capital market regulations.  He held the position of Account Manager in the Corporate Banking Department of Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank Berhad) from 1995 to 1996.  From 1997 to 2000, he was the Assistant Manager in the Capital Markets & Syndications Department of Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as MIMB Investment Bank Berhad).  He joined Securities Commission Malaysia in 2000 and held the position of Senior Manager in the Equities-Corporate Finance Department until 2012.

He does not have any family relationship with any Directors and/ or major shareholders of PDZ. He has no conflict of interest in any business arrangements involving PDZ. He has had no convictions for any offences.

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