Board of Directors

Profile of Directors

61 years of age – Malaysian, Male
Executive Chairman

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (CVB) as the Executive Chairman on 1 February 2001. He was awarded with a Diploma in Technology from Oxford College of Further Education and later a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom from which he was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree – Doctor of Science.

He is also a Corporate Member of Institute of Engineers (IEM), Malaysia and a professional engineer (PE).

He has served Perak State Development Corporation (PSDC) as a Project Engineer in 1979 and was later appointed as Executive Director of Maju Bangun Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PSDC.

He currently holds various positions in a few listed and non-listed companies, namely as Executive Chairman of Nylex (M) Berhad and Redberry Sdn Bhd, and as Director of Ancom Berhad.

He was appointed Chairman of SME Corporate Malaysia (formally known as Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation), an important government agency in the development and enhancement of small and medium enterprises in Malaysia under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry since October 2006.

In June 2014, he was conferred the “Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM)” award, which carries the title “Tan Sri” by his Majesty Seri Paduka Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

He attended all the five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He has no family relationship with any of the Directors and/or major shareholders of CVB. He has interests in certain companies carrying on similar businesses/trade as the CVB Group. During the financial year up to the date of this Report, he has not been involved in any new businesses which will give rise to competition/conflict with the current business of the Group. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He directly holds 626,200 ordinary shares of the company.

56 years of age – Malaysian Male
Executive Director

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (“CVB”) on 2 June 1986. He also holds directorships in all the subsidiaries of CVB. While he was doing his second year in Civil Engineering at the University of Sunderland (then known as Sunderland Polytechnic) in Sunderland, United Kingdom, he was requested to return to Malaysia to assist in his family’s business.

He has extensive experience in the property development business through his involvement in the industry for the past 30 years.

He is a director of Target Prestige Berhad, a non-listed public company and he also sits in the board of several other private limited companies.

He attended all five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He is the brother of Mr Law Kee Kong, a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and major shareholder of CVB. He has interests in certain companies carrying on similar businesses/trade as the CVB Group. During the financial year up to the date of this Report, he has not been involved in any new businesses which will give rise to competition/conflict with the current business of the Group. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He directly holds 21,157,800 ordinary shares of the Company.

47 years of age – Malaysian, Male
Executive Director

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (“CVB”) on 2 March 1993. He also sits on the Board of all CVB’s subsidiaries. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majoring in International Business Marketing) from the San Francisco State University.

He has over 23 years of experience in the property development industry and is also actively involved in several other business ventures such as oil palm plantations, timber plantations, investment holding and investment in properties. He is currently a director of several other private limited companies. He does not hold directorship in any other public company.

He attended all the five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He is the son of Mdm Hang Ah Jee @ Hung Ah Jee, a major shareholder of CVB, and also the cousin of Mdm Wong Joon Chin, an Executive Director of CVB. He has interests in certain companies carrying on similar business/trade as the CVB Group. During the financial year up to the date of this Report, he has not been involved in any new business which will give rise to competition/conflict with the current business of the Group. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He directly holds 10,608,736 ordinary shares of the Company.

59 years of age – Malaysian, Female
Executive Director

She was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (“CVB”) on 30 May 1986. She has extensive experience in the property development industry and holds directorship in all the subsidiaries of CVB. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Banking and International Finance from the City University in London, United Kingdom. She is presently a member of Risk Management Working Committee of the Company.

She also has extensive experience in business and is a director of Target Prestige Berhad, a non-listed public company. She also sits in the board of several other private limited companies.

She attended all the board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. She is the cousin of Mr Wong Chee Sean @ Wong Sean, an Executive Director and major shareholder of CVB and is the niece of Mdm Hang Ah Jee @ Hung Ah Jee, a major shareholder of CVB. She has interests in certain companies carrying on similar businesses/trade as the CVB Group. During the financial year up to the date of this Report, she has not been involved in any new business which will give rise to competition/conflict with the current business of the Group. She has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. She directly holds 2,150,000 ordinary shares of the Company.

54 years of age – Malaysian, Male
Non Independent Non-Executive Director

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (CVB) on 27 March 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Economics) from University of Manitoba, Canada. He is currently involved and sits on the Board of various family-controlled companies which are mainly engaged in the business of property investment and housing development.

He is presently a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committees of CVB. He is a director of several other private limited companies. He does not hold directorship in any other public company.

He attended all the five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He is the younger brother of Mr Law Kit Tat, an Executive Director and major shareholder of CVB. He has interests in certain companies carrying on similar businesses/trade as the CVB Group. During the financial year up to the date of this Report, he has not been involved in any new businesses which will give rise to competition/conflict with the current business of the Group. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He directly holds 6,250,000 ordinary shares of the Company.

59 years of age – Malaysian, Male
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (“CVB”) on 27 March 2002. He has been a member (Chartered Accountants) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1985. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Taxation Institute of Malaysia. He also gained a Master of Science in Business Finance from Brunei University, London. He is presently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Working Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company.

He qualified as a member of ACCA in England in 1985, and continued to gain further experience and exposure in auditing and tax in England before enrolling for a Master of Science in Business Finance in September 1989. He returned to Malaysia after completing the Master of Science in October 1990, and joined KPMG in Johor Bahru in January 1991. After more than three years in KPMG, he left in 1994 to start his own practice in Johor Bahru until now. Mr Choong is also a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia and his practice include internal audit assignments of listed and non-listed entities.

His experience apart from auditing ranges from involvement in the capacity of reporting accountant for companies seeking listing on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, restructuring, engaging in mergers and takeovers and various aspects of tax and business consultancy. He is currently a director of several other private limited companies. He does not hold directorship in any other public company.

He attended all the five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He has no family relationship with any of the Directors and/or major shareholders of CVB. He does not have any conflict of interest with CVB. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He does not hold any shares of the Company.

54 years of age – Malaysian, Male
Independent Non-Executive Director

He was appointed to the Board of Country View Berhad (“CVB”) on 27 March 2002. He graduated from the University of Malaya with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1986. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of High Court of Malaya on 27 February 1987. In 1990, he obtained his Master of Law degree with merit from King’s College, University of London specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law. He has extensive experience as an Advocate & Solicitor and currently concentrates his practice in litigation matters involving shareholders right and remedies, corporate liquidation and receivership; corporate debts restructuring and building and construction claims.

He is now practising law in Messrs Hisham Sobri and Kadir. He is also a member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Working Committee and also the Chairman of Remuneration Committee of CVB. He does not hold directorship in any other public company.

He attended all the five board meetings held during the financial year ended 30 November 2016. He has no family relationship with any of the Directors and/or major shareholders of CVB. He does not have any conflict of interest with CVB. He has no convictions for offences within the past 5 years. He does not hold any shares of the Company.