Jovian says never agreed to become Caely vice-chairman

PUTRAJAYA: Fashion designer Datuk Jovian Mandagie (pic) has come forward to set the record straight on his purported appointment as executive vice-chairman of Caely Holdings, denying that he has taken up the post.

Jovian, who is the son-in-law of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said the company’s announcement had tarnished his "corporate, business and personal reputation."

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He, however, acknowledged that he had attended a meeting with the company’s group executive chairman Datuk Loh Ming Choon on Monday (June 13).

"The meeting was to discuss a potential collaboration with Caely Holdings.

"The said representative had also offered a seat on the board of Caely Holdings as the executive vice-chairman with the purpose to revamp and/or expand the company’s garment division, to which, no definitive verbal agreement had been reached.

"I did not agree to accept the appointment as the executive vice-chairman of Caely Holdings," he said in a statement on Friday (June 17).

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He also said that he had not executed any forms of agreements indicating his acceptance to the said appointment.

"I take this matter seriously and I will be seeking legal advice on this matter to pursue all means necessary to report such wrongdoing to the relevant authorities," he added.

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In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Friday (June 17), Caely said Datuk Jovian Mandagie has withdrawn as director of the company.

"The appointment of director was not put into effect due to miscommunication," it said.

On Tuesday June 14, the lingerie maker announced that Jovian had been appointed as its new executive vice-chairman.

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