Board Of Directors


 

PROFILE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Tan Hon Kiat @ Tan Hoon Siong, Malaysian, was appointed as a Non-Executive Chairman of Gromutual on 7 February 2005. He graduated from the Nanyang University, Singapore with Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting in 1971 and subsequently pursued further study in United Kingdom to qualify himself as Chartered Accountant in 1974. Currently, he is a fellow member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He set up his own public accounting practice in 1980 and has vast experience in the field of auditing, accounting, taxation, financial planning and management. Currently he also oversees his family businesses which involved in investment holding, plantation and property development.

 

Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee, Malaysian, is one of the founders of Gromutual Group and was appointed as the Managing Director of Gromutual on 23 November 2004 and re-designated as Executive Director on 1 June 2017. He graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry in 1974. Upon graduation, he joined his family company which was involved in timber logging and sawmilling for both export and domestic markets. He together with his brother had successfully set up many companies including property development, trading and manufacturing companies. He is responsible for the overall operations, business development and strategic direction of Gromutual Group. Currently, he is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Dominant Enterprise Berhad.

 

Chew Kwee Hiok, Malaysian, was appointed as an Executive Director of Gromutual on 23 November 2004. She was appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Gromutual on 1 January 2010 and was re-designated as Deputy Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer on 25 May 2015. She completed her Diploma in Building from Tunku Abdul Rahman College in 1988. Upon graduation, she joined one of the leading developers in Johor Bahru as a marketing executive and later joined Idealbase Sdn. Bhd. in 1995 as a Director. Currently, she oversees the business operations and activities of Gromutual Group. She is also a Registered Real Estate Agent since 1997.

 

Teo Yu Hong, Malaysian, was appointed as an Executive Director of Gromutual on 29 November 2010 and re-designated as Managing Director on 1 June 2017. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2001. After graduation, he joined a concrete products company as sales engineer and later joined Gromutual in 2004 as project manager. In 2008, he had been promoted to be the Business Development Manager responsible for exploring business venture and opportunity of the group.

 

Teo Yu Yin, Malaysian, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 25 May 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Latrobe University, Australia in 1993. He joined Jones Lang Wootton in Johor Bahru as a property consultant until 1997. Presently, he is the Managing Director of Securityhub Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

 

Wong Wen Tak, Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 25 May 2015. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Economics and Management in 2001. After graduation, he joined PwC London under Audit and Assurance where he worked for almost 4 years. Following this, he was employed by G4S plc, the largest Security Service company in the world from March 2007 to March 2009 as a Senior Internal Auditor. In April 2009, he joined the family firm, M.S. Wong & Co. and was promoted to Partner in 2013 after obtaining his Audit License. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accounting, Associate Chartered Accountant of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and an approved GST agent.

 

YH Dato’ Chong Keap Thai @ Cheong Keap Tai, Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 23 November 2004 and re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2015. He graduated from the University of Singapore with Bachelor of Accountancy. He is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of Malaysian Institute of Taxation and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is also a licensed tax agent and an approved GST agent. He was the Executive Director and Partner of Coopers & Lybrand and upon its merger with Price Waterhouse, he was the Executive Director and Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chairman of the Governance Board of the Firm until his retirement in December 2003. Currently, he is a Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL e-Solutions Berhad and Tanah Makmur Berhad.

 

Yeoh Beng Sang, Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 23 November 2004. He graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Business Administration in 1974. He is a fellow member of Chartered Tax Institution of Malaysia, a licensed tax agent and a licensed Company Secretary. Upon graduation, he joined the Inland Revenue Board as an Assessment Officer. After accumulated 15 years of experience, he left as an Assistant Director in the Investigation Unit of Johor Bahru in 1989 and joined a local management consultancy firm as partner. He set up his own management consultancy firm and has vast experience in taxation and corporate services.

 

Azahar Bin Baharudin, Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 28 February 2011. He graduated from MARA Institute of Technology in 1984. He has considerable experience in the banking and finance field with his tenure at two Malaysian financial institutions and subsequently as business development head and consultant in the manufacturing and financial sector. He currently sits on the board of Solid Automotive Berhad and Power Root Berhad.

 

Teo Yu Chin (Alternate Director to Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee), Malaysian, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Gromutual on 1 January 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, United States of America in 2002. He started his career with United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as Commercial and Corporate Banker in 2003. He joined Vermi Industries Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager from 2007 to 2012. Presently, he is an Executive Director in Dominant Enterprise Berhad and also acts as Alternate Director to Teo Ah Bah @ Teo Chuang Kwee.