Board of Directors

Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Encik Shahman Azman, a Malaysian, male, aged 48, was appointed to the Board on 2 June 2008 and was later redesignated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 1 April 2015.

After graduating from Chapman University, U.S.A. with a Bachelor of Communications, Encik Shahman joined Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”) in 1996. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager spearheading the Corporate Planning and Strategy portfolio. In 2001, he joined MCM Technologies Berhad, a former subsidiary of Amcorp, as General Manager of Corporate Planning and Strategy. His last held position in MCM Technologies Berhad was Chief Investment Officer.

Encik Shahman later joined the Company as Director of Corporate Affairs on 1 April 2004 and was promoted to Director of Strategic Business Unit on 1 January 2006.

His directorships in other public companies include Amcorp and Amcorp Global Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Amcorp Properties Berhad.

Independent Director

Tan Sri Mazlan bin Mansor, a Malaysian, male, aged 62, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2020.

He holds a LLB (Hons) from University of Wales, Aberystwyth and obtained a Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP).

He had served in the Royal Malaysia Police for almost 41 years until his retirement as the Deputy Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police in August 2020, having joined as a Senior Police Officer in 1979.

Throughout his policing career, Tan Sri Mazlan had held various senior positions within the Royal Malaysia Police, including Director of Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Chief Police Officer of Selangor, Commissioner of Police Sarawak, Chief Police Officer of Melaka and he has vast experience in investigation work. He has received numerous state and federal awards for his invaluable contribution towards the public service, particularly in the area of public security.

Tan Sri Mazlan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan and a Board Member of the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also a member of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council.

Independent Director

Datuk Mohamed Azmi bin Mahmood, a Malaysian, male, aged 69, was appointed to the Board on 15 March 2017.

He is a Fellow Chartered Banker from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Datuk Azmi has 37 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined Arab-Malaysian Finance Berhad (“AMFB”) in 1981 as an accountant. In 1989, he was seconded by Bank Negara Malaysia to First Malaysia Finance Berhad as the Chief Executive Officer in a rescue scheme for the finance company. In January 1991, he re-joined AMFB and was promoted to Managing Director on 1 August 1994, a position he held until 14 June 2002 to assume the office of Managing Director, Retail Banking in AmBank (M) Berhad. Datuk Azmi was the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of AMMB Holdings Berhad from April 2012 to January 2017.

Datuk Azmi also sits on the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Sejahtera and Yayasan Min Qalby.

Independent Director

Mr. Thein Kim Mon, a Malaysian, male, aged 68, was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2019.

Mr. Thein is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (FCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (FCA). He is also a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the Chartered Banker Institute in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Thein was the Group Chief Internal Auditor of AmBank Group from July 2010 to September 2017. He was responsible in providing independent audit and value-added assurance and consulting services to assist AmBank Group in realising its strategic objectives.

Mr. Thein has over 42 years of experience in audit and risk management. Prior to joining AmBank Group, Mr. Thein spent 21 years with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (“ANZ”) where he held several key roles such as Chief Auditor of ANZ in New Zealand and Regional Head of Audit, UK/Europe & Americas in London. Mr. Thein began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London.

Independent Director

Puan Azura binti Azman, a Malaysian, female, aged 60, was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2023.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Puan Azura has over 30 years of broad-based experience in the banking industry and her expertise includes stockbroking, corporate banking, credit, business development and private equity. Over the course of her career, Puan Azura helmed senior positions in various firms including RHB Investment Bank Berhad (“RHB Investment”), Bank of Commerce Bhd, Southern Bank Bhd, Ke-Zan Securities Sdn Bhd, Crosby Securities Pte Ltd (London), Amsteel Securities Sdn Bhd, CAV Private Equity Management Sdn Bhd and HLG Securities Sdn Bhd.

Puan Azura joined RHB Investment in 2007 and has since worked in various capacities within the Retail and Institutional Equity Broking as well as Coverage departments. She was the Head of Group Institutional Equities at RHB Investment.

Puan Azura is an active member of the capital market industry. She has served the Board of Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre from October 2021 to April 2022. She was also the Chairman of the Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia (ASCM) in 2011 and 2013. She is a member of Bursa Malaysia Berhad Market Participants Committee and she was also a member of various capital market associates and committees including the Bumiputera Dealer Representatives Education Fund, the Board of Trustees of the Bumiputera Training Fund of the Securities Industry Development Centre as well as Securities Commission Malaysia's Secondary Market Advisory Group.

Puan Azura also sits on the Board of Titijaya Land Berhad and KJTS Group Berhad.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Soo Kim Wai, a Malaysian, male, aged 62, was appointed to the Board on 11 August 1997.

Mr. Soo is a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountant, Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Mr. Soo is currently the Group Managing Director of Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”). He joined Amcorp in 1989 as Senior Manager, Finance and has since held various positions. He was appointed as a Director of Amcorp on 13 March 1996. Before joining Amcorp, he was in the accounting profession for 5 years with Deloitte KassimChan from 1980 to 1985 and with Plantation Agencies Sdn Bhd from 1985 to 1989.

Apart from Amcorp, his directorships in other public companies include Amcorp Properties Berhad, AMMB Holdings Berhad and AmBank (M) Berhad. He also serves as Chairman of AmREIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the Manager of AmFirst Real Estate Investment Trust, and Amcorp Global Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Stock Exchange.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Shalina Azman, a Malaysian, female, aged 56, was appointed to the Board on 6 January 2000.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Economics from Chapman University in California and in 1993, she obtained her Masters in Business Administration from University of Hull in United Kingdom.

Puan Shalina’s involvement with the Company dates back to 1990 where she first gained invaluable experience in the media industry as a Business Development Officer. Prior to re-joining the Company, she was with Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”) from 1995 to 1999 as Senior Manager, Corporate Planning. She was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director of the Company on 1 September 2000. On 31 July 2002, Puan Shalina resigned as the Managing Director of the Company to re-join Amcorp and on 1 August 2002, she was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Amcorp.

Apart from Amcorp, she serves as Chairman of Amcorp Properties Berhad. Puan Shalina also sits on the Board of Rockwills International Berhad and Amcorp Global Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Stock Exchange.

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lum Sing Fai, a Malaysian, male, aged 58, was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2019.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) (Business Administration) from University of Malaya.

Mr. Lum has over 30 years of extensive experience in the banking and financial industry. As Managing Director of Capital Markets in Amcorp Group Berhad (“Amcorp”), he has successfully led a broad range of corporate finance, restructuring and funding exercises during his 27 year tenure. Prior to joining Amcorp, Mr. Lum was with Southern Bank Berhad from 1987 to 1994 working in various capacities from operations to corporate banking.

He was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of ECM Libra Group Berhad and Director of ECM Libra Investment Bank Berhad from 2008 till 2013 and 2012 respectively.

Mr. Lum also sits on the Board of Amcorp Properties Berhad, AmInvestment Bank Berhad and MTrustee Berhad.


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Loh Kam Chuin, a Malaysian, male, aged 56, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2010.

Mr. Loh holds a Bachelor of Business-Banking and Finance from the University of South Australia. Upon graduation in 1989, he joined Southern Bank Berhad in the Personal Banking Division. In 1995, he joined Fulcrum Capital Sdn Bhd (“FCSB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amcorp Group Berhad, as Manager and was promoted to Senior Manager and later Associate Director of FCSB prior to joining RCE Group. In 2001, he was appointed Director of RCE Marketing Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and has since 2006, held the post of Executive Director, Corporate Affairs prior to his current appointment.

He does not hold any directorship in public or public listed companies.