Leadership Team

Jeneral Tan Sri (Dr) Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd Ali (B) Independent Non-Executive Chairman
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Nationality/Age: Malaysian/83
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Jeneral Tan Sri (Dr) Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd Ali (B) holds a Diploma in Advance Business Management from Harvard Business School. He was conferred the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford, United Kingdom in 1999 and the Honorary Doctorate by the Malaysian National Defence University in October 2012. He is a member of the Selangor Royal Court (Ahli Dewan DiRaja Selangor) since 1 January 2005.

Prior to his entry into the corporate world, Jeneral Tan Sri (Dr) Mohamed Hashim was the Chief of Defence Forces in the Malaysian Armed Forces where he chalked up 40 years of dedicated service. During his tenure in the Malaysian Armed Forces, he had initiated the re-organisation and modernisation of the Army.

He is the Chairman of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad. He is also the Chairman of Chiyoda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd and Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd.

He is currently the Chairman of The Regional Committee of Glutamate Science Southeast Asia/South Asia (RCGS) whose member countries are Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.

He also sits on the Board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS Malaysia) – a Malaysia Think Tank responsible for formulating policies and conducting research for national and international issues.

Dato' Wan Mohd Safiain bin Wan Hasan Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
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Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of the Audit Committee
Nationality/Age: Malaysian/71
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Dato' Wan Mohd Safiain bin Wan Hasan was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Company on 29 November 2013. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Cambridge International University, United States.

He began his career in 1974 as a Government Security Officer, and held this position till 1986, while working with the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prime Minister's Department. In 1986 he assumed the position of Deputy Chief Government Security Officer of the Prime Minister's Department and was promoted to Chief Government Security Officer in 1996. He was responsible in providing advisory on protective security measures to the Federal Government Ministries and Departments and also at the State level. He retired from civil service in December 2002 and joined PQM Consultancy and Management Services Sdn Bhd as Chief Executive Officer (2003-2006). He was also responsible in overseeing the collaboration of training programmes between the Government of New South Wales, Australia and the Open University of Malaysia. He also held the position of the Honorary Member of the Royal Council of Terengganu (2006-2009) and the Comptroller of the Royal Household, Istana Negara (2006-2008).

In 2010, he was made the Director of Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies.

Datuk Haji Abu Hanifah bin Noordin President and Managing Director
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Nationality/Age: Malaysian/66
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 13 March 2008
Length of Service: 10 years

Datuk Haji Abu Hanifah bin Noordin is the President and Managing Director of the Company. He also serves as CEO for Datasonic Group Berhad, as well as, several of its subsidiaries. He graduated from University Malaya with an Honours Degree in Economics in 1973 and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant in 1976. He was a practising accountant for more than 20 years and was the Chairman and Managing Partner of Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) for 9 years.

He also served as the President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) in 1987 and led the Institute for 13 years until 2000. In that capacity, he also served as a Board member of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC).

He sits on the Board of Datasonic Foundation. He had also served on the boards of several public limited companies and government-linked companies.

Mr. Chew Ben Ben Deputy President and Deputy Managing Director
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Nationality/Age: Malaysian/61
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Mr. Chew Ben Ben served as a teacher between 1980 and 1983. He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons).

He began his career when he joined KL Mutual Fund Berhad as an Investment Officer and a member of the Fund Management Committee in 1989. In 1990, he became a dealer's representative in TA Securities Sdn Bhd and subsequently joined Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd as dealer's representative from 1991 to 2002.

He joined Mentiga Corporation Berhad as a Non-Executive Director in 2003 and was later promoted to Executive Director in 2004. He joined Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd, as a Consultant in 2005, and was later appointed as a Director of Datasonic Corporation Sdn Bhd ("Datasonic Corporation") which was the subsidiary company of the Company, in 2006. Subsequently, he assumed the position of Executive Director in Datasonic Corporation in 2008 and later became its Managing Director in June 2011. He involves in the corporate planning and strategic development and is assisting the Managing Director in the overall management and business development of the Company.

Mr. Chew is a substantial shareholder of the Company. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies.

Dato' Haji Razali bin Mohd Yusof Deputy President and Deputy Managing Director
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Nationality/Age: Malaysian/60
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 13 Dec 2019

Dato' Haji Razali Bin Mohd Yusof graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of Missouri in 1984.

An accomplished professional with over 30 years of corporate experience in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, YBhg. Dato' Razali has garnered a wealth of knowledge and know-how spanning business development, comprehensive engineering project management, as well as, providing advisory and consultancy services to various organisations.

YBhg. Dato' Razali has also held key roles in a number of private and multinational companies in Malaysia, and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Marine & General Berhad, Chairman of Intralink Resources Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of Intralink Properties Sdn Bhd and Urban Terrace Sdn Bhd, as well as, Director of Bagus Tioman Sdn Bhd.

Datuk Dr. Aziz Jamaludin bin Hj Mhd Tahir Independent Non-Executive Director
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Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Nationality/Age: Malaysian/63
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Datuk Dr. Aziz Jamaludin bin Hj Mhd Tahir graduated from Deoband University, India in 1979 with a degree in Islamic Studies and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Syariah Law from the Al Azhar University, Egypt, in 1983. He subsequently obtained a PhD from Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim, Riau, Indonesia, in 2012.

He began his career in 1984 as a Federal Court Judge in the Syariah Court. In 1987, he joined the Prime Minister's Department as an Administration and Diplomatic Officer. During his period, he was the Consulate of the Malaysian Embassy in Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 1995 and Confidential Secretary to the Education Minister from 1995 to 1998. From 1999 to 2008, he has been appointed as a member of the Censorship Board of the Home Ministry of Malaysia.

In 2008, he was appointed the post of Treasurer for The Scouts Association of Malaysia. Subsequently in 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of Koperasi JASA (KOJASA), a government-linked body involved in the provision of credit loan management services for the public. In 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief of The Scouts Associations of Malaysia.

He is a director of Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd, and also director for several private limited companies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies.

Dato' Wan Ibrahim bin Wan Ahmad Independent Non-Executive Director
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Member of the Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee
Nationality/Age: Malaysian/68
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Dato' Wan Ibrahim bin Wan Ahmad graduated from University of Malaya in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

He began his career in the Ministry of Information as an Assistant Secretary in 1972 before assuming the position of Assistant Administrator of Hospital University in University of Malaya in 1976, Principal Assistant Secretary of the Education Service Commission in 1978, Deputy Director of the Public Service Department in 1985 and Deputy Director General of the National Anti-Drug Agency from 1997 to 2001. Between 2002 to 2003, he was appointed as the Director General of National Anti-Drug Agency. In 2003, he was promoted as the Director General of the National Registration Department (NRD). He retired from the civil service in 2005 and was appointed as an Advisor to Cito Holdings Sdn Bhd and Dibena Enterprise Sdn Bhd.

He is also the Director of Datasonic Corporation Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies.

Mr. Yee Kim Shing @ Yew Kim Sing Independent Non-Executive Director
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Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee
Nationality/Age: Malaysian/80
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Mr. Yee Kim Shing graduated from University of Melbourne in 1960 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He was a practising accountant for more than 26 years, retiring as a senior partner in Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young) in 1990.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Pacific & Orient Berhad. He is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad.

Dato' Zaiful Ayu Ibrahim bin Ibrahim Independent Non-Executive Director
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Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Nationality/Age: Malaysian/46
Gender: Male
Date Appointed to the Board: 27 June 2011
Length of Service: 7 years

Dato' Zaiful Ayu Ibrahim bin Ibrahim graduated from University of Missouri in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

He began his career in 1996 with G-Two Holdings Berhad as a Corporate Affair Manager before moving to head the operations of the company's subsidiary, G-Two Technologies Sdn Bhd in 1997. Subsequently, he joined Langkah Teknologi Sdn Bhd in 1999 as CEO until 2009.

He also holds directorships in several private limited companies. He does not hold any directorship in other public companies and listed companies.