Madam Wong Poh Loon
Madam Wong Poh Loon @ Mrs Teo, aged 65 was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 2nd April 2019 after approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for a three year term. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Honours degree from University of Malaya and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland. She was a career civil servant and served the State Government of Sabah for 36 years from 1976-2012 in various senior positions in State Ministry of Finance and Chief Minister’s Department before her retirement as Deputy Director, State Economic Planning Unit. In the past she had also sat in many Board of Directors of various companies. She is eminently qualified to lead the Board as Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director based on her qualifications, skills and experience in diversified fields and industries particularly in areas of finance, economics and management. Apart from Chairman of the Board she is also a member of the Risk Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Tuan Haji Mohamed Rifai Bin Mohd Razi
Tuan Haji Mohamed Rifai Bin Mohd Razi was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board in May 2014. He holds Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University Tun Abdul Razak Malaysia. He is an Associate of Risk Management from American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter in USA. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. He formerly was the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of IIB Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd.
Tuan Haji Pg Mahmuddin bin Pg Md Tahir Nasruddin
Graduated with LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Buckingham, England in 1980. Admitted into the Honourable Society of Lincon’s Inn and was called to the Degree of Utter Barrister in 1981. Admitted as Advocate in the High Court in Borneo at Kota Kinabalu in 1982. Hold several key management positions in various Sabah state government-owned companies between 1982 until 2008, with the last position before retirement as Deputy General Manager (Corporate Affair) in Sabah Urban Development Corporation Sdn Bhd. Appointed to the Board of PIB in July 2015.
Mr. Paul Chong Thian Soo
Mr. Paul Chong Thian Soo, aged 53, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 13th March 2019 upon the approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for a three-year term. He has wide and diversified skills, knowledge and experience as a Chartered Accountant having served previously with Messrs. Ernst & Young for 15 years, three years in the investment arm of the Sabah Foundation and more than eight years as a freelance Corporate Advisor. His wide experience and exposure enhance the collective capabilities of the Board especially in the areas of corporate and financial matters.
Paul Chong holds an MBA degree from Charles Sturt University, Australia and is a professional member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) and The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM). He is also a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
In line with his areas of expertise, Paul Chong has assumed the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee (AC) and appointed as a member of the Risk Management and Compliance Committee, and Nominating Committee of the Company.