Board of Directors

TAN SRI DATO’ SURIN UPATKOON
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Surin Upatkoon, a Thai national, Male, aged 67, was appointed Executive Director of Magnum Berhad (“Magnum”) on 4 August 2000 and subsequently, on 28 August 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Magnum where he played a major role in formulating the business strategies and direction of Magnum Group and was actively involved in the policy making aspects of the operations of Magnum Group. On 26 June 2013, he relinquished his executive position and was re-designated to Non-Executive Chairman of Magnum. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Magnum.

Tan Sri Surin completed his secondary education in Han Chiang High School, Penang in 1970. He began his career with MWE Weaving Mills Sdn Bhd in 1971 as a manager and he was appointed as the Managing Director of MWE Spinning Mills Sdn Bhd in 1974 where he was in charge of its daily operations. Subsequently, he was appointed the Managing Director of MWE Weaving Mills Sdn Bhd and a Director of MWE Holdings Berhad. Tan Sri Surin has vast working experience and has played a key role in the expansion and development of the MWE Group of Companies.

Currently, he also sits on the Board of MPHB Capital Berhad, Magnum 4D Berhad and several private limited companies in Malaysia. He is also a Trustee of Chang Ming Thien Foundation and Magnum Foundation.

DATO’ LAWRENCE LIM SWEE LIN
Executive Director

Dato' Lawrence Lim Swee Lin, a Malaysian, Male, aged 59, was appointed to the Board of Magnum on 28 June 2013 as a Non-Executive Director and was re-designated to Executive Director on 25 February 2014. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of Magnum.

Dato' Lim started his career with a leading merchant bank in Malaysia where he was principally involved in syndications, debt securitization and project financing. He was appointed to the Board of MWE Holdings Berhad in August 1989 and was actively involved in the management and operation of MWE Holdings Berhad Group of Companies until he relinquished the executive position in MWE Holdings Berhad in August 2002.

In August 2000 and October 2002, he was appointed to the Boards of Magnum 4D Berhad and Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd respectively. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd and Executive Director of Magnum 4D Berhad. He also holds directorships in various subsidiary companies in the Magnum Group and a number of other private and public limited companies, both in Malaysia and overseas. He is an Executive Committee member and Chairman of Asia Pacific Lottery Association (“APLA”). He also sits in the World Lottery Executive Committee representing APLA and a director of Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad.

Dato' Lim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

DATUK VIJEYARATNAM A/L V. THAMOTHARAM PILLAY
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Vijeyaratnam a/l V. Thamotharam Pillay, a Malaysian, Male, aged 64, was appointed to the Board of Magnum on 16 November 1999. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Management Committee of Magnum.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Datuk Vijeyaratnam has considerable experience in the fields of auditing, financial planning, general management and corporate advisory in various business environments. He is currently the Managing Director of his own corporate advisory and consultancy company.

Presently, Datuk Vijeyaratnam also sits on the Board of Eastern & Oriental Berhad and several other private limited companies in Malaysia. He is also a Trustee of Magnum Foundation.

DATO’ WONG PUAN WAH
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Wong Puan Wah, a Malaysian, Male, aged 68, was appointed to the Board of Magnum on 25 January 2007. He is the Chairman of the Group Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of the Group Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Magnum.

Dato’ Wong has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of London. He has over 40 years experience in journalism and had worked with the Straits Times, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Financial Times of London and The Star. Between 1989 and 1996, he was the business correspondent for Radio Australia in Sydney. He was a Business Editor of the Star in 1996 and was The Star’s Group Chief Editor from January 2004 to December 2006. He is also author of the best selling book, “Notes to the Prime Minister: The Untold Story of How Malaysia Beat the Currency Speculators” published in 2011.

Dato’ Wong was on the Board of Bursa Malaysia Berhad from December 2006 to March 2013. He was also on the Board of Assunta Hospital, a private limited company, for 7 years up to January 2014.

SIGIT PRASETYA
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Sigit Prasetya, an Indonesian, Male, aged 47, was appointed to the Board of Magnum on 12 July 2011. Sigit does not sit on any Board Committee of Magnum.

Sigit is a Managing Partner at CVC Asia Pacific and a member of CVC Asia Pacific Investment Committee. Previously, Sigit worked for Henderson Private Capital as head of South East Asia and Morgan Stanley as head of its Indonesian investment banking business. Prior to that, Sigit also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Citibank. He holds a MBA (Distinction) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Sigit also sits on the Board of Amtek Engineering Ltd, Singapore; PT Matahari Departmental Stores Tbk, Indonesia; Asia 4D Holdings Limited, a substantial shareholder of Magnum; and several private limited companies in overseas.

DR DAVID CHARLES IAN HARDING
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr David Charles Ian Harding, a British, Male, aged 60, was appointed to the Board of Magnum on 22 August 2013. He is the Chairman of the Group Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee and Group Risk Management Committee of Magnum.

Dr Harding was the Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Plc, a public company listed in United Kingdom, from year 2000 to 2007. Currently, he is a director and investor in various private companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Lanchester Polytechnic (now known as Coventry University), United Kingdom and Master Degree in Business Administration from Warwick University, United Kingdom. He received a doctorate award from his alma mater (Coventry University) in November 2014.