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Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar
Group Chairman

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, 70, Male, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Director and the Group Chairman of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 9 April 1991 and redesignated from Executive Chairman to Group Executive Chairman on 28 September 2012. On 1 September 2017, he was redesignated from Group Executive Chairman to Group Chairman.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.$) degree from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, a Diploma in Journalism from the Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom and a Master of Arts from Michigan State University, United States of America.

He was the Editor of the Malay Mail, a member of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1976 to 1982 and subsequently the Group Editor of Berita Harian from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was the Managing Director of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd and a director of the New Straits Times Press Group from 1988 to 1989. He was also the Non-Executive Chairman of Unified Communications Holdings Limited (now known as Captii Limited), an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, from December 2003 to June 2006. Besides, he had held both the positions as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Kumpulan Powemet Berhad from 12 January 2002 to 28 August 2015.

He was conferred the Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.) by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, DYMM Tuanku Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar in 1983, the Justice of Peace (J.P.) by DYMM Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin. Shah Ibni Almarhum. Sultan Yusoff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullah, Sultan of Perak, in 1986 and the Dato' Setia Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) by DYMM Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum. Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah, in 1988.

He is actively in. volved in social and charitable work and is the Chairman of several non-profit organisations, namely, the privately funded Orphanage Foundation of Malaysia (YATIM) and in the past the Bosnia Action Front, Malaysia. He was also the President of the Malaysian National Writers Association (PENA) from 1992 to 2008.

Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except for his daughter, Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi who was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad on 7 March 2013 and his son, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, who was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad on 27 February 2017. Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar is a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad.

Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd where Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar is a substantial shareholder and director, is also a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. His son is also a director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn. Bhd. Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi
Executive Deputy Chairman

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, 40, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 27 February 2017 and redesignated from Non-Independent Non-Executive Director to Executive Deputy Chairman on 1 September 2017.

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He has a Master of Arts in Finance and holds an Investment Management Certificate awarded by the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Captii Limited ("Captii"), a 58.3%-owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad and the Captii Group on 10 August 2010. From December 2005 to 9 August 2010, he served as Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Captii and was appointed to the Board of Captii on 22 June 2006.

Prior to joining Advance Synergy Berhad in June 2001 as Assistant General Manager - Business, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi was with the South East Asia Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston. He served as Executive Director of Advansa Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad from 17 July 2001 to 18 March 2016. On 1 July 2005, he was appointed as General Manager - Corporate Development of Advance Synergy Berhad. Currently, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi also sits on the Board of various subsidiaries, associated company and joint venture. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of SJ Securities Sdn Bhd from 20 September 2005.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except that his father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is the Group Executive Chairman and major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi is a director of Suasana Dinarnik Sdn Bhd, a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. His father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is also a substantial shareholder and director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. His sister, Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi, is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Lee Su Nie
Group Managing Director

Lee Su Nie, 57, Female, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Director and the Group Managing Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 9 July 2007 and redesignated from. Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer to Group Managing Director on 28 September 2012.

Ms Lee Su Nie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and a Master of Science (Business Administration) from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She is also a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

In 1985, she joined Kassim Chan Management Consultants Sdn. Bhd, where she provided management consultancy services. She joined the Corporate Finance Department of Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1989. In 1991, she left Rakyat Merchant Bankers Berhad to join Perdana Merchant Bankers Berhad. She subsequently left her position as First Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Bank to join Advance Synergy Berhad in 1995 as Assistant General Manager, Corporate Planning & Finance. She was subsequently appointed the Group General Manager, Operations of Advance Synergy Berhad prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer on 22 April 2004.

She is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Captii Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries and associated companies of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah, 64, Female, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 6 January 1995.

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah was one of the first Asians to complete the General Manager's Programme at the Holiday Inn University in Memphis, USA in 1976. In 1982, she completed a summer course on Hotel Development & Design at Cornell University, USA and had undergone Hotel training in Singapore and Canada.

She was awarded the Best Marketing Person of the Year for Holiday Inn Hotels Asia Pacific in 1985. Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah played a key role when Antara Holiday Villas Sdn. Bhd garnered several awards namely, the Special Award for Quality Management in the Industry Excellence Award 1997 (organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and received this prestigious award from the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 18 December 1997), the National HR Excellence Award 2004 and the Industry Excellence Award 2005 - Export Excellence (Services). Her experience in the hotel industry dates back to 1969 and she has since contributed significantly to the development of new hotels. She initiated the Holiday Villa chain in 1987 with the opening of Holiday Villa Cherating.

She is presently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd and Holiday Villas International Limited, subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad. She also sits on the Board of other subsidiaries of Advance Synergy Berhad, including Cherating Holiday Villa Berhad, which is a non-listed public company.

Puan Sri Datin Masri Khaw binti Abdullah is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. She has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Yong Teck Ming
Independent Non-Executive Director

Yong Teck Ming, 64, Male, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 9 July 2007. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom.

Mr Yong Teck Ming started his career in New Zealand in 1973 and worked in several accounting positions before returning to Malaysia in February 1979. From March 1979 to January 1995, he served in various positions in the Berjaya Group of Companies including as Group Executive Director from February 1988 until January 1995. He currently sits on the Boards of several private limited companies.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud, 67, Male, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 7 March 2013. Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours from University of Malaya majoring in International Relations and Diploma in Casualty Insurance from the Insurance School of Japan.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud started his insurance career with an insurance company in 1974 and in 1979, he moved to an insurance broking company and became the General Manager and Director from 1982 to 1986. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Chief Executive Officer/Principal cipal Officer of UMBC Insurans, and thereafter, served as Executive Chairman of Talasco Insurance from 1993 to 1994. He was also a Founder Director of Pemas Reinsurance Brokers Sdn Bhd from 1986 to 1993. From 1996 to 2005, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Inchcape Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd (now known as Transnational Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd) and subsequently moved to AAO Global Insurance Brokers to assume the position of Regional Director until April 2013. Presently, he is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Advancetc Group Sdn Bhd, a smartphone producer under the MAGIC brand.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud has been conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.) by Tuan Yang Terutama (T.Y.T.) Tun Dato' Seri Utama Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang on 28 August 2013.

Through the years, Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud contributed immensely towards the insurance industry and was responsible for developing and spearheading the Oil and Gas business and Owner-Controlled Insurance Programme for major construction risks in Malaysia.

He was the President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Malaysia (IBAM) from 1982 to 1987 and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pusat Latihan Insurans Malaysia from 1982 to 1986. In 1996, he was elected Deputy Chairman and in 2001, Chairman of IBAM for two (2) terms. He represented IBAM on the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) from 2001 to 2005 and as a member of MII's Audit Committee. In 2002, he was appointed to the Board of Advance Synergy Capital Berhad (now known as Advance Synergy Capital Sdn Bhd)("ASCAP") and subsequently resigned from the Board in 2010. In 2004, he was elected as Chairman of The Council of International Insurance Brokers Association for the 2004/2005 term.

Dato' Ahmad Ghiti bin Mohd Daud is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Rali bin Mohd Nor
Independent Non-Executive Director

Rali bin Mohd Nor, 63, Male, a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 10 March 2016.

Mr Rali bin Mohd Nor holds a Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Finance) from Brunel University, West London, England, United Kingdom, Advance Post Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Business School, University of Reading, England, United Kingdom, Diploma in Management (Merit) from Malaysian Institute of Management, Kuala Lumpur and Diploma in Syariah (Merit) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

He was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Parts Centre Sdn Bhd ("PPCSB"), a subsidiary of PROTON Holdings Berhad ("PROTON") since 2003 until his retirement in February 2015. Prior to that, he was the Chief Finance Officer of PPCSB for more than 10 years. He join. ed PROTON in 1985 as a Production Planning Manager and progressed to serve in International Business Division as a Senior Manager of Parts Business for 6 years. He started his career in Dunlop Malaysian Industries Berhad ("Dunlop") in. 1977 as a Management Tram. ee and later on served as Planning Superintendent in the Planning Department. He has worked in. Dunlop for 8 years before joining PROTON.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, the Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysia and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia.

Mr Rali bin Mohd Nor is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has he any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad. He has no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.


Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi, 42, Female, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad. She was appointed to the Board on 7 March 2013.

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University, Australia, a Diploma in Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne and a Master of Finance from RMIT University, Melbourne.

She worked at SJ Securities Sdn Bhd, Malaysia as a Research Analyst before joining the retailing in. dustry in 2002. From late 2002 to 2005, she entered the retail industry and undertook a consulting position with a local specialised men's retailer in Melbourne where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the company as well as preparing sales and market forecasting for the board of directors. Within the same period, she was appointed as a Director of Tantalum Australia NL, now known as ABM Resources NL, a public listed company in Australia. During her time at ABM Resources NL, she gained considerable knowledge of the mining sector as well as expanded her financial analysis skills to include some technical analysis of the commodities sector. She resigned from the Board in 2006.

Presently, she continues to be in' volved in the corporate industry in a consulting capacity. She has over 9 years' experience in corporate management and finance in various companies ranging from hospitality, mining to manufacturing. She also sits on the board of various Malaysian companies and Australian incorporated companies.

Ms Aryati Sasya Dato' Ahmad Sebi is the Chief Executive Officer for Dama TCM Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Advance Synergy Berhad since 1 March 2015, as well as a member of the Risk Management Committee of Advance Synergy Berhad.

She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad, nor has she any conflict of interest with Advance Synergy Berhad, except that her father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is the Group Executive Chairman and substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Her brother, Mr Anton Syazi Dato' Ahmad Sebi, was appointed a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Advance Synergy Berhad and he is a director of Suasana Dm. arnik Sdn Bhd, a substantial shareholder of Advance Synergy Berhad. Her father, Dato' Ahmad Sebi Bakar, is also a substantial shareholder and director of Suasana Dinamik Sdn Bhd. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past 5 years and no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.