Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin
Chairman, Non Executive Director
Aimi Aizal bin Nasharuddin, was appointed on Board of Directors of SKALI Group since 1997. He graduated from
Bendigo College of Advanced Education, Victoria, Australia in 1989 with Bachelor of Business degree. He is a
member of Certified Practising Accountants from the Australian Society of Practising Accountants as well as a
member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.He began his career in 1989 in Arthur Andersen & Co ("AA")
as an audit assistant. During his tenure at AA, Aimi Aizal was posted to various divisions of AA including
Consultancy, Financial Audit, Computer Audit Specialty Team and was promoted to Experienced Senior.
He joined CIMB in 1993 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance and Capital Market divisions
and subsequently co-founded ACIF, a company involved in the provision of corporate and business advisory
services in 1996. He co-founded SKALI in 1997 and currently holding
the position of Chairman of SKALI Group.
YM Tengku Farith Rithauddeen
Group CEO and Co-Founder of SKALI Group
Tengku Farith Rithaudeen graduated from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts
(Economics) degree. He began his career in 1993 with CIMB in the Corporate Finance Division and subsequently
joined Road Builder (M) Holdings Berhad in 1994. He was a Member of the Venture Capital Consultative Council,
Presidential Advisor to Malay Chamber of Commerce and the National Information Technology Council (NITC).
He was nominated as one of the World Economic Forum's 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow in 2002, the
first recipient of the Young Entrepreneurs Award by the Malay Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and was
recently awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship by the Eisenhower Foundation, USA in 2007.
Saiful Khairi Zainuddin
Non Executive Director and
Saiful Khairi bin Zainuddin, was appointed as the Senior Vice President, Operations of SKALI in 2004. He graduated
from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Accounting. He is a Public Accountant
with the Malaysian Institute of Accounts.He began his career in 1992 in the Housing Loan and Accounts division of
Public Bank Berhad. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co in 1992 in the Audit and Business Advisory Unit and was
subsequently promoted to Senior Auditor. In 1996 he co-founded ACIF and was holding the position of
Business Manager. In 1997, he joined SKALI as a Senior Vice President, of E-Business Strategies
where he is responsible for the planning, development, execution, sales, operation and customer
service function of the E-Business Strategies. Currently he holds the position of Non Executive Director of
SKALI Group and is also responsible for the running of the training for
the entrepreneurial development programme.
Group CFO, Company Secretary
Maznida started her career with Ernst & Young, London. Maznida graduated from London School of Economics and
Political Science in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree. Subsequently, she embarked on her
career with Ernst & Young, London, where she attained her qualification as a Chartered Accountant from the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Upon coming back to Malaysia, she joined
Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank in Privatisation & Project Advisory Unit for 2 years. She left AmMerchant to
be part of the team of co-founders to set up SKALI in late 1996. Maznida is also a Chartered Accountant
with the Malaysia Institute of Accountants. Maznida holds the position of Group Chief Financial Officer and
Company Secretary of SKALI, and is a member of the Executive Management Committee responsible for the
strategic planning and overall management of the Group.
Tiong Chiong Ie
Mr Tiong Chiong le, is our Non Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 July 2008.
Mr Tiong Chiong le served as the Non Independent Non Executive Chairman of TechnoDex Sdn. Bhd. until
April 1, 2011. Mr. Tiong has been a Director of Rimbunan Sawit Bhd. since February 14, 2006. Upon graduation,
he joined his family business, Rimbunan Hijau Group, which is involved in amongst others, timber processing, and
media and information technology, and has since served in various capacities. He serves as a Director of
Hornbilland Bhd. and several companies within the Rimbunan Hijau Group, namely Rimbunan Hijau Sdn. Bhd.
and Tiong Toh Siong Holdings Sdn. Bhd. He served as a Director of TechnoDex Sdn. Bhd. from December 6, 2004
to April 1, 2011. Mr. Tiong graduated from the Monash University, Australia with a
Bachelor of Business Information System degree in 1994.
Dr Lai Yew Hock
Non Executive Director
Dr. Lai Yew Hock, is our Non Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 1 July 2008.
Dr. Lai Yew Hock, Dominic has been a Commissioner for Oaths since January 1996, a Notary Public since March
2001 and an Accredited Mediator since February 2002. Dr. Lai started his legal career by chambering with Messrs
Presgrave and Mathews Advocates, Penang in May 1985. He started his own legal firm, Messrs Dominic Lai &
Co Advocates in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia in May 1992. Dr. Lai served as Non Independent & Non Executive
Chairman of TechnoDex Sdn Bhd from April 1, 2011 to May 4, 2011. He has been an Independent and Non
Executive Director of Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad since February 24, 2000. He served as a Non Independent
Non Executive Director of TechnoDex Sdn Bhd from April 5, 2005 to May 4, 2011. He was admitted as a Barrister
and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in October 1985. In February 1986, he was admitted as an Advocate
of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia. In October 1986, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor
of the High Court of Malaya, Malaysia. Dr. Lai graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a
Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1985. In 2006, he graduated from the University of South Australia, Adelaide
with a degree of Doctor of Business Administration wherein his dissertation
focuses on corporate governance.
Chia Kah Pheng
Chia Kah Pheng, is a Company Secretary of the Company since July 1, 2008.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accountancy) degree from Victoria University of
Wellington, New Zealand in 1989. He is also a Chartered Accountant, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of
Accountants and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He commenced his career with Messrs Ernst
& Young in 1990. He then joined Bumi Armada Group, an oil and gas shipping specialist, as an accountant in 1992.
From 1994 to 1997, he was the financial controller of the Sealink Group. Later in 1997, he was the finance manager
at Utama Securities Sdn. Bhd., a stock broking firm. In 2000, he joined Vital Focus Transportation Sdn. Bhd. as
the General Manager. Subsequently, Mr. Chia served as an Acting Finance and Administration Director with Curtin
(Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. from 2002 to 2004. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of
VF Capital Sdn. Bhd., a venture capital company.
Faizal Sham Abu Mansor
Faizal Mansor, is our Non Executive Director. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on 27 July 2011.
Faizal joined MAHB in 2006. He is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia since 2003. He is primarily responsible for the financial restructuring of MAHB which was successfully
completed in 2009. In 2013, he was named Best CFO in Malaysia in FinanceAsia's 13th Annual Poll of Asia's top
companies. In 2012, Faizal was awarded Best CFO for Investor Relations (Mid-Cap category) by the Malaysian
Investor Relations Association (MIRA). In 2009, under his leadership, MAHB won the Best Practice Award for
Management Accounting (NAfMA). He has had extensive experience in treasury, corporate finance and investment
banking initially with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and subsequently with the AmInvestment Group. He had also
worked in Australia as a Corporate Accountant in a manufacturing company being involved in its corporate
restructuring and process improvements. Prior to joining MAHB, he was a CFO of a public-listed
construction and wastewater management company. He holds a BSc. in Accounting from
Rutgers University (1993) and an MBA from Ohio University (1994). He also recently obtained
a Diploma in Aviation Studies from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2013).
He sits on the board of Malaysia Airports Niaga Sdn. Bhd.(Eraman) and KL Airports Hotel Sdn. Bhd.
(Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA). He also sits on the board of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in
Turkey where he was involved in the acquisition and subsequently the
funding for the airport's expansion.
Nik Anis Nik Zakaria
Alternate Director to Faizal Mansor
Nik Anis Nik Zakaria, is our Alternate Director to Faizal Mansor. She was appointed to our Board of Directors on 12
November 2012. Nik Anis is the General Manager of Corporate Communications for Malaysia Airports. She holds a
BSc. in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA, and has 20 years of working experience in various
capacities. This includes managing sales and marketing, customer service and operations and corporate
communication in a public listed IT company prior to joining Malaysia Airports in 2009. Her corporate communication
portfolio includes marketing and brand communication, employee communication, customer satisfaction
management, corporate responsibility programs, public relations and media relations. She is a former president of
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Malaysia Chapter, a global association that promotes
communication excellence within the industry.