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Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay

Chairman and Chief Executive / Non-Independent Executive Director

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Malaysian, aged 65, male), appointed on 17 August 1976, was redesignated as the Chairman and Chief Executive on 1 July 2007. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia, the Chief Executive and a Director of Genting Plantations; and the Executive Chairman of Genting Singapore and Genting UK Plc. He has served in various positions within the Group since 1976. He is a Founding Member and a Permanent Trustee of The Community Chest, Malaysia. In addition, he sits on the Boards of other Malaysian and foreign companies as well as the Boards of Trustees of several charitable organisations in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of London. He attended the Programme for Management Development of Harvard Business School, Harvard University in 1979. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London and an Honorary Professor of Xiamen University, China.

Tan Sri Lim is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong, a company primary listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and secondary listed on the Main Board of The Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. He is also a Director of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., a company listed on the Main Board of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. and an associate of Genting Hong Kong. He has an interest in the securities of Genting Hong Kong, which is principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise-related operations and leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

In the context of the above businesses of Genting Hong Kong, Tan Sri Lim is therefore considered as having interests in business apart from the Group’s business, which may compete indirectly with the Group’s business.

For his leadership excellence and significant contributions to the leisure and travel industry, he was named the “Travel Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” by Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Asia, “The Most Influential Person in Asian Gaming 2009” by Inside Asian Gaming, “Asian Leader for Global Leisure and Entertainment Tourism 2011” by Seagull Philippines Inc. and “Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Philanthropy 2013” by World Chinese Economic Forum.

Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar

Deputy Chairman / Non-Independent Executive Director

Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar (Malaysian, aged 78, male), appointed on 23 February 1994, is the Deputy Chairman. He was the Inspector-General of The Royal Malaysian Police for 20 years before retiring in January 1994, having joined as an officer in 1959. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya, Singapore, Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University of Buckingham and the Certificate of Legal Practice (Honours) from the Legal Qualifying Board.

He is also the Deputy Chairman of Genting Malaysia and sits on the Boards of AMMB Holdings Berhad, AMFB Holdings Berhad and Measat Global Berhad.

He has received honorary awards from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines for his invaluable contribution towards the region’s security. In 1993, he became the only serving public servant to be awarded non-ex-officio Malaysia’s highest non-royal award which carries the titleship of ‘Tun’. He was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Law by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Internal Security) by Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia on 2 October 2011 and Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Buckingham on 16 March 2012.

Tun Mohammed Hanif was a member of the 2004 Royal Commission for the Enhancement of the Operations and Management of The Royal Malaysian Police. He is the President of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and a member of the Malaysian Equine Council. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Yayasan Tun Razak and a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan DayaDiri, The MCKK Foundation and The Community Chest, Malaysia.

Mr Lim Keong Hui

Executive Director – Chairman’s Office and Chief Information Officer/Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Lim Keong Hui (Malaysian, aged 32, male), was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 June 2012 and was redesignated as a Non-Independent Executive Director, following his appointment as the Senior Vice President (“SVP”) - Business Development of the Company on 1 March 2013. Subsequently, he was redesignated as the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office on 1 June 2013 and assumed additional role as the Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) of the Company on 1 January 2015.

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Computer Science from the Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in International Marketing Management from Regent’s Business School London, United Kingdom.

Mr Lim is a son of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company. He was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Genting Malaysia and Genting Plantations until he was redesignated as a Non- Independent Executive Director, following his appointment as the CIO of Genting Malaysia and Genting Plantations on 1 January 2015. He is also a director of Genting UK Plc and a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Lim Goh Tong.

Prior to his appointment as the SVP – Business Development of the Company, he was the SVP – Business Development of Genting Hong Kong until he was redesignated as the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office of Genting Hong Kong following his appointment as an Executive Director of Genting Hong Kong on 7 June 2013. He is currently the Executive Director – Chairman’s Office and CIO of Genting Hong Kong after taking up additional role of CIO of Genting Hong Kong on 1 December 2014. Prior to joining Genting Hong Kong in 2009, he had embarked on an investment banking career with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He has deemed interest in the shares of Genting Hong Kong, which is principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise-related operations and leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

In the context of the above businesses of Genting Hong Kong, Mr Lim is therefore considered as having interests in business apart from the Group’s business, which may compete indirectly with the Group’s business.

Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan(Malaysian, aged 72, male), appointed on 15 January 2003, was redesignated as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 July 2009. He was the Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 27 November 2002 to 9 September 2006 and retired as an Executive Director on 30 July 2007.

He holds a Class 1 Honours in Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Malaya, obtained his Master’s Degree and PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia.

He has been with the Genting Group since 1989. He also sits on the Boards of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs Berhad and Public Investment Bank Berhad. Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan has extensive years of experience in finance and banking. He is the past President of Malaysian Economic Association. He is currently a director of Asia Capital Reinsurance Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Wawasan Open University Sdn Bhd, UM Holdings Sdn Bhd and a trustee of three companies limited by guarantee namely Child, Information, Learning and Development Centre, Yayasan MEA and Private Pension Administrator Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dr. Lin See Yan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Dr. Lin See Yan (Malaysian, aged 77, male), appointed on 28 November 2001, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is an independent strategic and financial consultant and a British chartered scientist. Dr. Lin received three degrees from Harvard University, including a PhD in Economics. He is an Eisenhower Fellow and also Research Professor at Sunway University, Professor of Economics (Adjunct) at Universiti Utara Malaysia and Professor of Business & International Finance (Adjunct) at University Malaysia Sabah.

Prior to 1998, he was Chairman/President and CEO of the Pacific Bank Group and for 14 years previously, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank), having been a central banker for 34 years. After retiring as Chairman of EXCO, Khazanah Nasional in 2000, Dr. Lin continues to serve the public interest, including Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Council Working Group as well as a member of key National Committees on Higher Education; and Economic Advisor, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia. He is Chairman Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School Alumni Association Council at Harvard University and also President, Harvard Club of Malaysia and Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia.

Dr. Lin advises and sits on the Boards of a number of publicly listed and private enterprises in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, including as Independent Director of Ancom Berhad, Wah Seong Corporation Berhad, Sunway Berhad and as Chairman of IGB REIT Management Sdn Bhd, Manager of the IGB Real Estate Investment Trust.

Dr. Lin is a trustee of Tun Ismail Ali Foundation (PNB), Malaysian Economic Association Foundation and Prime Minister’s Exchange Fellowship Malaysia as well as Mentor Counsellor of the Lin Foundation.

Datuk Chin Kwai Yoong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Chin Kwai Yoong Malaysian, aged 68, male), appointed on 23 August 2007, is an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He started his career with Price Waterhouse (currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) as an Audit Senior in 1974 and was promoted to Audit Manager in 1978. He was an Audit Partner in the firm from 1982 until his retirement in 2003. During his tenure as Partner, he was the Executive Director in charge of the Consumer and Industrial Products and Services Group and was the Director-in-charge of the Audit and Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting Services division.

He has extensive experience in the audits of major companies in banking, oil and gas, automobile, heavy equipment, manufacturing, construction and property development industries. He was also involved in the corporate advisory services covering investigations, mergers and acquisitions and share valuations.

He is currently a director of Bank Negara Malaysia, Astro All Asia Networks plc, Deleum Berhad, Astro Overseas Limited and Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad.

Tan Sri Foong Cheng Yuen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Foong Cheng Yuen(Malaysian, aged 71, male), appointed on 18 January 2016, is an Independent Non-Executive Director.

He graduated from the University of London with LL.B. (Honours) in 1969 and was called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1970. Subsequently, he was called to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 1971. He was engaged in private legal practice in both criminal and civil law, majoring in insurance law from 1971 to 1990. While in practice, he acted as legal adviser to numerous guilds and associations in Malaysia. He was a Commissioner of Oath and Public Notary. He was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree by the University of the West of England in 2011. He was also made a Bencher of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple, London in 2009.

He was appointed as Judicial Commissioner in 1990 and elevated to be High Court Bench in 1992. He also served as a High Court Judge at Johor Bahru, Shah Alam, Ipoh, and Kuala Lumpur. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2005. And in 2009 elevated to the Federal Court (Malaysia Supreme Court). As a Federal Court Judge, he was made a Managing Judge of the Civil Division of the High Court at Kuala Lumpur and of the High Court and Subordinate Courts of the State of Penang. He retired from the Malaysian Judiciary on 25 February 2012.

Tan Sri Foong is currently a director of Only World Group Holdings Berhad, Paramount Corporation Berhad, Ombudsman For Financial Services (formerly known as Financial Mediation Bureau) and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Community Chest, Malaysia.

Ms Loh Bee Hong

Secretary

Malaysia

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Tan Sri Dr. Lin See Yan

    Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Datuk Chin Kwai Yoong

    Member/Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan

    Member/Independent Non-Executive Director

NOMINATION COMMITTEE

  • Tan Sri Dr. Lin See Yan

    Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan

    Member/Independent Non-Executive Director

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

  • Datuk Chin Kwai Yoong

    Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Tan Sri Dr. Lin See Yan

    Member/Independent Non-Executive Director

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay

Chairman and Chief Executive

Tun Mohammed Hanif Bin Omar

Deputy Chairman

Mr Lim Keong Hui

Executive Director - Chairman's Office

and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Tan Kong Han

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chong Kin Leong

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ong Tiong Soon

Chief Executive Officer - Genting Energy Division

Mr. Derrik Khoo Sin Huat

Chief Curation and Millennials Officer

Ms. Goh Lee Sian

Senior Vice President - Legal

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