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Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Malaysian, age 73, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 15 August 2012. He is also Chairman of our Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee.

Tun Zaki hold­­­s a Barrister-at-Law qualification from the Lincoln’s Inn, UK.

He joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services as a Magistrate and was later transferred to the Attorney General’s Chambers where he held several positions for 15 years before going into private legal practice. He was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia in 2007 and shortly thereafter, became the President of Court of Appeal of Malaysia, the second highest judicial office in the country.

In October 2008, he was appointed as the 12th Chief Justice of Malaysia. He also holds the distinction of being appointed as the first chairman of the Judicial Appointment Commission until his retirement as Chief Justice in September 2011. He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts in November 2018.

He is the Chancellor of Multimedia University and MAHSA University and Pro-Chancellor of University Science Islam Malaysia.

Datuk Yvonne Chia

Datuk Yvonne Chia

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 66, female, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014. She was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 December 2017. She is also Chairman of our Remuneration Committee, a Member of our Audit and Risk Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Datuk Yvonne Chia is a Fellow Chartered Banker and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya.

She has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having held leading positions in both foreign and local institutions. She started her career in Bank of America and held various roles in Asia. She was the former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of RHB Bank Berhad (1996-2002) and Hong Leong Bank Berhad (2003-2013).

She is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad and is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Silverlake Axis Limited (listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd).

She is a Council Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, a member of the Board of Trustee for Teach For Malaysia Foundation, and an Honorary Professor of University of Nottingham School of Economics.

Renzo Christopher  Viegas

Renzo Christopher Viegas

Independent Non-Executive Director

Indian, age 57, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2017. He is also the Chairman of our Audit and Risk Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Renzo Christopher Viegas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, India. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has extensive experience in the banking industry and started his working career with Citibank in 1985 where he progressively held senior positions in various Asia Pacific countries including regional responsibilities until 2008.

In 2008, he joined RHB Bank Berhad as Director, Retail Banking where he managed the consumer, insurance, hire purchase and SME businesses. In 2011, he was appointed as Principal Officer to oversee RHB Bank Berhad's operations overall. Prior to joining CIMB Group in 2012, he last held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Retail & International of RHB Bank Berhad.

Renzo was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group in April 2012, Executive Director of CIMB Bank from 2012 to 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Group Consumer Banking from 2015 to 2016. He also served as Adviser to the Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank, responsible for the development of overall business strategies till March 2019.

Renzo also held the positions of Executive Director at CIMB Bank Berhad and Non-Executive Director of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad.

He currently is a Director of CIMB Bank PLC, Cambodia and CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Limited.

Richard John Freudenstein

Richard John Freudenstein

Independent Non-Executive Director

Australian, age 53, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 September 2016. He is also a Member of our Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Richard Freudenstein holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Sydney.

He is a media executive with extensive experience in the Australian and international markets. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Foxtel (2011-2016) and prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of News Digital Media (the digital division of News Limited) and The Australian newspaper. He returned to Australia in August 2006 after seven years at British Sky Broadcasting Limited, the last six as Chief Operating Officer.

He is a Non-Executive Director of REA Group Ltd and Coles Group Limited (listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd) and was formerly a Director of Ten Network Holdings Ltd, one of the Australia’s leading television companies.

Richard is the Deputy Chancellor and a Fellow of the Senate at the University of Sydney.

Lim Ghee Keong

Lim Ghee Keong

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 51, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 September 2016. He is also a Member of our Remuneration Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Lim Ghee Keong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

He has about 30 years’ experience in finance, treasury and credit management. Prior to joining the UTSB Group in 1995, he was attached to General Electric Capital Corporation in the USA and Ban Hin Lee Bank in Malaysia. He is a Director and Chief Operating Officer of UTSB, and serves on the boards of several other companies in which the UTSB Group has interests such as Maxis (listed on Bursa Securities) and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a bond pricing agency registered with the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also a Director of Paxys Inc. (listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange) and Yu Cai Foundation.

Simon Cathcart

Simon Cathcart

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Australian, age 46, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 June 2017. He is also a Member of our Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Simon Cathcart holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic) (Honours) degree from the University of South Australia. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He is a media executive with more than 20 years’ experience in satellite, broadcasting and telecommunications. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of FetchTV, Australia’s second largest Pay-TV operator that provides a turnkey wholesale IPTV platform to the majority of Australia’s leading telecommunication companies.

He is currently a Director and Chief  Executive Officer of MSS and Director of MGB, the holding company of MSS. He formerly held various engineering roles at global satellite provider, PanAmSat and Telstra Corporation.

Shahin Farouque  bin Jammal Ahmad

Shahin Farouque bin Jammal Ahmad

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 45, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2017. He is also a Member of our Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee.

Shahin Farouque holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Accounting & Finance) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He has over 20 years’ investment banking experience.

Prior to joining Khazanah in 2016, he worked with various commercial and investment banks in both domestic and regional roles. He is currently a Director in the Investment Division of Khazanah. He also sits on the boards of various creative and media companies within the Khazanah portfolio companies.

Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias

Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 49, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 February 2019.

Tunku Alizakri holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from King's College, University of London. He has practised as an advocate and solicitor in the courts of Malaysia and is qualified as a Barrister (Lincoln's Inn) in the courts of England and Wales.

Tunku Alizakri was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Employees Provident Funds (“EPF”) on 20 August 2018. He was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Strategy). He has broad experience in policy development, strategic planning, communications, human resources and marketing.

Prior to joining EPF, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. He has also held the positions of Director of Strategic Management at Bank Negara Malaysia, Director and Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at DiGi Telecommunications, and Vice-President and Head of Group Strategic Planning at Malayan Banking Berhad.

He is currently on the board of Kwasa Land Berhad, Kwasa Utama Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad and Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited, in addition to his capacity as Vice-Chairperson of the Technical Commission on Organisation, Management and Innovation for International Social Security Association.

Mazita binti Mokty

Mazita binti Mokty

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 46, female, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 February 2019.

Mazita Mokty holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. She was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, and the High Court of Malaya.

Mazita Mokty has more than 20 years' legal and regulatory experience, primarily in corporate, commercial and banking matters, trusts and investments, and equity/capital markets. She is currently the General Counsel of UTSB, a Malaysian based investment holding company which has significant interests in companies operating across diverse industries such as telecommunications, media and entertainment, and real estate.

She serves on the board of several companies in which UTSB Group has significant interest, such as AHSB and Tanjong Capital Sdn Bhd. Prior to joining UTSB, she was attached to an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur and worked with the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Vernon Das

Vernon Das

Non-Independent Non-Executive Alternate Director

Malaysian, age 40, male, was appointed as Alternate Director to Lim Ghee Keong, a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 February 2019.

Vernon Das holds a First Class Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Sheffield, UK.

He has 20 years’ of corporate finance and investment experience. Prior to joining UTSB Group in 2007, he worked with Accenture in its financial institution group, and a regional private equity firm. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pexco N.V., an upstream oil and gas independent, and is also a Director on the Boards of AHSB, Media Innovations Pte Ltd (holding company of FetchTV, an Australian Pay-TV operator), and Celestial Pictures Limited and Celestial Tiger Entertainment, regional content platforms.