Board of Directors
LIM TZE THEAN
He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Management from King’s College, University of London. He also holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Institut Européen d’Aministration des Affaires (INSEAD).
He has over 20 years of experience in operations and management in manufacturing and property development. He has served in all of the group’s subsidiaries during his career including managing the KYM Properties Division and the KYM Manufacturing Division. He also holds a position as an Executive Director of TSM Global Berhad with a long history in the TSM Group’s automotive and investment divisions.
He is the son of Dato’ Lim Kheng Yew, the Executive Director and a substantial shareholder of KYM. Mr Lim Tze Thean is also a substantial shareholder of KYM. He is a cousin of Lee Ji Jin Darren, Executive Director.
LEE JI JIN DARREN
Mr Darren Lee completed his professional accountancy qualification in 2003 conferred by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom (ACCA) and currently is a fellow member of the said Association.
He started his career in early 2003 as an Audit associate with Ernst & Young Malaysia and subsequently extended his international experience with Ernst & Young in the United Kingdom.
End of 2005, he joined the Deloitte office in Bermuda as Manager whereby he managed the entire audit process and advisory services for a portfolio of clients within the financial services industry specialising in investment management and reinsurance companies. He was also actively involved with Deloitte’s internal and external valuation teams in the valuation of investment derivatives.
In 2009, he joined TSM Global Berhad (TSM) as Senior Manager in the Corporate Affairs Division and subsequently promoted to Head of Investment which duties include the assessment and valuation of potential investment, acquisition of companies, M&A synergization studies, relationship maintenance, new business initiatives, investor relations, due diligence, fund raising, capital assessment and strategy initiatives of the TSM group.
He is a nephew of Dato’ Lim Kheng Yew and cousin of Lim Tze Thean. He has not entered into any transaction, whether directly or indirectly, has a conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences.
SHARMAN A/L ARUMUGAM
Sharman is a Chartered Accountant (Malaysia), a fellow of CPA Australia, member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and an ASEAN of the Chartered Professional Accountant. He is also a member of INSOL International, and a Chartered Member of Malaysian Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute of Corporate of the Directors Malaysia.
He was the President of CPA Australia (Malaysia Division) and was a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) for 2019-2020. He was a member of CPA Australia’s Council of Presidents and Public Practice Advisory Committee, both of which are international committees. He was the Chairman of the MIA’s Audit & Risk Management Committee 2019-2020 and also a committee member of MIA’s Investigation Committee.
His career began with Arthur Andersen & Co in the early 1990s where he built his corporate skills in the areas of Business & Process Assurances, Technology Consulting and Corporate Finance. His job exposure includes public institutions/multinationals and public listed companies in various industries such as manufacturing, services, hospitality, transport and in particular, financial institutions. In the late 1990s, he was the Corporate Finance Head of a Bursa Malaysia listed entity where he managed all financial and regulatory submissions to all relevant authorities.
From early to mid-2000s, he was with the SIH Group where he was based in a South Asian country in the initial years as Finance Director of a telecommunication subsidiary. He was subsequently promoted to Group Finance Director and relocated back to Malaysia. His principal function was to assist the Board of Directors in managing a portfolio of investments and companies located in North America, Europe and Asia.
Currently, as Country Partner for SCS Global Consulting, he provides corporate advisory services, which includes corporate valuations, fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organizations and insolvency workouts for a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies. He also sits on the Boards of MNC subsidiaries in Malaysia such as Toshiba Precision, Rakuten Insight, Iwaki Pumps, and Fuyo General Lease amongst many others.
He has no family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not hold any shares in the Company and subsidiary companies. He has not entered into any transaction, whether directly or indirectly, has a conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences.
GAN CHIA HUI
Ms Gan completed her Double Degree in Law and Business from University of Technology, Sydney with First Class Honours. She is a non-practicing UK solicitor and Malaysian Advocate and Solicitor. She also holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD.
She has been in education management for 13 years with Education in Motion (EiM), a family of K-12 international schools. She was a member of the Group Executive Board and Chief Legal Officer, and further launched the corporate venture capital arm EiM Ventures as its Executive Director. During her time at EiM, she was involved in corporate finance, corporate governance, business development, venture capital investment, policy setting, edtech innovation, and ESG initiatives. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, Ms Gan also acted as Board Secretary, managing board meetings and investor relations.
Prior to entering the education industry, Ms Gan was in private legal practice for 7 years, specialising in venture capital/private equity, corporate finance, fund formation, mergers & acquisitions, cross border investment, regulatory advisory, IP protection, litigation.
She has no family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and does not hold any shares in the Company and subsidiary companies. She has not entered into any transaction, whether directly or indirectly, that has a conflict of interest with the Company. She has not been convicted for any offences within the past 10 years other than traffic offences.
LEE LI CHOON
Ms Lee has close to 20 years of experience in Corporate Human Resources, Change Management and Leadership Development where she held various leadership positions within the IT, Telecommunications and Consulting industries. Some of the companies that she worked with were Fujitsu Computer Systems (M) Sdn Bhd, Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, Deloitte Consulting (SEA) Sdn Bhd and Ericsson (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
Most of her jobs come with regional responsibility across the Asia Pacific region overseeing the whole spectrum of Human Resource functions, which helps her appreciate the cultural diversity in the workplace. In addition to providing HR and Leadership Development expertise to organizations, she is experienced in making strategic business decisions as an HR Business Partner which is a Regional Leadership Role.
She founded Talent Faculty Sdn Bhd providing professional coaching services with a focus on business owners and the leadership team of corporations from different industries since 2014.
She also serves on an Executive Committee on a voluntary basis in the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Malaysia Charter Chapter where she practiced peer leadership. She is currently the Immediate Past President of ICF Malaysia Charter Chapter.