BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ir. Edwin Lim Beng Fook

Chairman

Ir. Edwin Lim Beng Fook co-founded K-One Technology Berhad in 2001. He was appointed as an Executive Director on 20 February 2001 and has been the Chairman since its inception in 2001.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering with Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering & Technology, United Kingdom.

He is a member of the Employees' Share Option Scheme Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Ir. Edwin Lim Beng Fook was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Malaysia-Canada Business Council in 2004 and the Alumni Award of Excellence by the University of Alberta in 2005. He was also the winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia 2016 (Technology Category) organized by Ernst & Young.

His career spans almost 20 years with three multinationals, namely; Mobil Oil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Renold (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and AMP Products (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (now known as TE Connectivity). His global experience in the electronics industry stems from him leading AMP as its Country General Manager in 1992, building up the Malaysian operation from a sales outfit to establishing from greenfield AMP's manufacturing facility and Research & Development Centre. In addition to his Country General Manager's role, he also held the dual role of being the Director, Automotive Industry responsible for the ASEAN region for a period of time.

His directorships in other companies in the K-One Group are EMB Technology Sdn Bhd, K-One Industry Sdn Bhd, BIG'ant (M) Sdn Bhd, K-One Resources Sdn Bhd, K-One Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, K-One Electronics Sdn. Bhd. and K-One e-Learning Sdn. Bhd..

Dato' Martin Lim Soon Seng

Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Martin Lim Soon Seng, a co-founder was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in December 2001 and Executive Director of K-One Technology Berhad on 29 July 2002.

He holds both the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics Engineering and Master of Engineering in Electronics Engineering from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Coventry, United Kingdom. He is a registered Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, United Kingdom.

He is a member of the Employees' Share Option Scheme Committee.

He worked in the UK as an engineer in a precision plastic moulding company after graduation, followed by career progression as an engineer, manager and finally Chief Executive Officer of TFP Precision Industries Sdn Bhd (a local/European joint venture) spanning a period of about 14 years. He is adept with electro-mechanical product design, development and manufacturing of Bluetooth devices, RFID devices, mobile phone accessories, audio and imaging products. He has extensive business development experience in Europe and the US.

His directorships in other companies in the K-One Group are EMB Technology Sdn Bhd, K-One Industry Sdn Bhd, K-One Resources Sdn Bhd, K-One Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, K-One Electronics Sdn. Bhd and K-One International Ltd.

Bjørn Bråten

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Bjørn Bråten co-founded K-One Technology Berhad in 2001 and was appointed as an Executive Director on 20 February 2001. He became a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director on 19 December 2008.

He has a Diploma in Engineering from the Telecom College, Norway and Bachelor of Economics and Master in Management from the Norwegian School of Management, Norway.

He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

Bjørn has been involved in the communications industry for more than 20 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles including Director of Marketing, Vice President and President/CEO for various international companies. Bjørn has worked closely with senior executives on projects worldwide including establishing greenfield and joint venture operations globally.

His directorship in other companies in the K-One Group is K-One Industry Sdn Bhd.

Goh Chong Chuang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Goh Chong Chuang was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of K-One Technology Berhad on 3 February 2005.

He holds a Certificate in Electrical Engineering from City & Guild of London, United Kingdom, Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from Collier MacMillan School, Australia and Certificate Advance Manufacturing Co-Ordinator from Sanno Institute of Business Administration, Japan.

He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

He started his career with Naito Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd, a Japanese semiconductor assembly plant in 1974. He had proven himself to be assigned to key positions as the Manufacturing Superintendent, Production Manager and finally Engineering Manager over a 14 year tenure. In 1988, he joined Alps Electric (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a Japanese multinational where he assumed the positions of Product Manager, Plant Manager, Deputy General Manager, Executive Director and finally Advisor over a period of 12 years until 2000, thereafter venturing out as an entrepreneur. He was the Chairman of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Negeri Sembilan branch, a position he held between 1998 to 2006.

Loi Kim Fah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Loi Kim Fah was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of K-One Technology Berhad on 3 February 2005.

He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Taxation respectively. He is currently the principal of Loi & Co, an audit firm.

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

He has been in public practice since 1991 with initial engagements with international accounting firms prior to starting his own practice in 1996. Over the years, he has been involved in the audit of companies in various industries which include securities, banking, finance, construction, aquaculture and manufacturing. He has also been engaged in business advisory assignments in the like of merger and acquisition, internal control review, accounting system consultation, feasibility study, listing exercise and business planning.

Anita Chew Cheng Im

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anita Chew Cheng Im was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of K-One Technology Berhad on 11 April 2016.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Accounting from Monash University, Australia.

She started her career as an audit assistant at KPMG, Melbourne in 1990. She left KPMG in September 1991 to return to Malaysia. While in KPMG, she was engaged in the audit of the media, retail and mining industries.

In 1992, she joined the Corporate Finance Department of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Alliance Investment Bank Berhad after merging with Amanah Bank Berhad) and was with the investment bank for approximately 5 years. Subsequently, she held the position of Director, Corporate Finance at Alliance Investment Bank Berhad from 1997 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007, she worked at HwangDBS Investment Bank Berhad as the Senior Vice President, Equity Capital Market.

She was mainly involved in corporate finance and related matters during her 15 year tenure in the various investment banks, having advised clients on numerous IPOs, fund raising and corporate and debt restructuring exercises.

She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Notion Vtec Berhad, MK Land Holdings Berhad and Yi-Lai Berhad, companies listed on Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and Nirvana Asia Ltd, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Dato' Azlam Shah Alias

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of K-One Technology Berhad on 2 February 2017.

He holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Mara Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance from Eastern Michigan University, United States of America.

Upon his return from the USA, he embarked on a career journey in 1987 as a Retail Development Representative with Mobil Oil Malaysia Sdn Bhd and later in 1992, moved on as a Retail Development Senior Associate with Esso Malaysia Berhad handling site research on petrol and service stations, retail acquisitions, retail management and divestment portfolios. Subsequently, in 1999, he was posted to ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Private Limited based in Singapore as the Regional Real Estate Sourcing Manager, responsible for managing the outsourcing of Asia Pacific real estates and its rationalization during the merger years of Exxon and Mobil.

In 2001, he returned to Malaysia to join Tesco Malaysia as its Regional Property Director. As part of Tesco’s business expansion strategy in Malaysia, Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias was tasked to lead the Government and Corporate Affairs functions in 2002, to help deliver business expansion plans by developing local supply networks, hypermarkets and superstores and a sustainable distributive network. His portfolio included stakeholder and media engagement while implementing business social responsibility initiatives.

He has been a key member of Tesco Malaysia’s Leadership Board, Legal Compliance and Risk Management and Property Acquisition Committees together with various other internal and external functions.

Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias currently serves as an independent director reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and also the Chairman of Tesco Halal Council. He continues with active involvement in industry advocacy work representing Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), British-Malaysia Chambers of Commerce and Malaysian Retailers Association (MRA) in various dialogues with the authorities. He was previously on the Boards of European Union-Malaysia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EU-MCCI) and MRA.