BCorp appoints Tunku Tun Aminah, Chryseis Tan as directors

KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) has appointed its Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim Ismail and Chryseis Tan Sheik Ling as its non-independent and non-executive director effective July 1.

BCorp said there are nine female directors out of 14 board members, representing 64% of female representation, far exceeding the 30% recommended under the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance.

Tunku Tun Aminah is the chairperson of Redtone Digital Bhd, Berjaya Assets Bhd (BAssets) and Berjaya Waterfront Sdn Bhd.

She is also the current president of the Johor Darul Tazim Football Club (also known as JDT), a football club based in Johor Baru.

Meanwhile Tan, 33 is a director and chairman of Natural Avenue Sdn Bhd (NASB), a subsidiary of BAssets since Aug 1, 2014.

She is also an executive director of Berjaya Land Bhd and BAssets and a non-executive director of Berjaya Food Bhd.

She is also the head of marketing for Four Seasons Hotel and Hotel Residences Kyoto, Japan, a hotel and residences development project undertaken by Berjaya Kyoto Development (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of BCorp.

Tan also a director in several other private limited companies in the BCorp group of companies namely, RC Residence Sdn Bhd (fka Wangsa Tegap Sdn Bhd), Bukit Tinggi Tours Sdn Bhd and BTR Leisure Sdn Bhd etc.

She is a daughter of Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, a major shareholder of the company, her brother, Datuk Seri Robin Tan Yeong Ching is the deputy chairman while her sister, Nerine Tan Sheik Ping is an executive director of the company.

BCorp also announced the departure of two of its independent directors, namely Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar and Datuk Hisham Othman.

Hisham has been appointed as the CEO and executive director of Berjaya Land effective July 1.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He holds a Senior Management Certificate from INSEAD, France.

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