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Board of Directors

Lim Seng Boon - Managing Director

Lim Seng Boon, a Malaysian aged 55, is the Managing Director and founder of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 11 June 1999. He is also a substantial shareholder of the Company. He possesses over 20 years of the experience in the computer/information technology industry, both locally and abroad. His experience ranges from computers to system integration, network implementation and the development of the business applications. In 1984, he established World Value Sdn.Bhd., a company dealing with computer hardware and systems integration.

He was also the key person responsible for the establishment of Multisoft Business Systems Sdn. Bhd., a company which has developed numerous business applications software focusing on the concept of messaging through the internet. He has established numerous ties with local and foreign corporations, namely Advox of Sweden, Infinite Technology of the USA, Microsoft Malaysia, EasyCall Malaysia and Celcom Berhad. He was solely responsible for the successful alliance between Advox’s technology in messaging and EasyCall pagers in January 1999.

CHEW SHIN YONG, MARK - Director and CEO

Chew Shin Yong, Mark, a Singaporean, was appointed to the Board on 16 October 2015 as an Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company.

He graduated from Kingston University in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Design in 1996. He then obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey, also in the United Kingdom. In 1997, he joined Malahon Group of Companies in their stock-broking division as the Managing Director, and is a registered dealer with the Hong Kong Exchanges and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He currently sits on the Board of Malahon Group of Companies and is actively involved in all aspects of the Group's businesses, comprising mainly of stock-broking, finance, property and general investments.

Naveed Vakil - Director

Mr. Vakil has over 7 years of experience in sell side equity research and over the last three years has headed one of the most widely renowned equity research units in Pakistan. He has an extensive understanding of all major listed sectors at the Karachi Stock Exchange, with a specialization in Oil & Gas and Power. Mr. Vakil has represented AKD Securities at various international marketing road shows and investor conferences across all major global financial centers for Pakistan Equities, where his expertise in the ’Oil & Gas‘ and ’Power‘ sectors of Pakistan has been highly regarded.

Mr. Vakil was also pioneered Pakistan’s first offshore Full Time Analyst Program at AKD Securities Limited, extending quality financial solutions to the GCC and MENA regions.

He was ranked among the top three analysts in Pakistan by the CFA Association of Pakistan for the year 2006-07 for excellence in research

Mr. Vakil has a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM).

Naveed Anjum - Director

Mr. Naveed, a commerce graduate and a final year student of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, prior to joining AKD, was associated with Riaz Ahmad & Company, Chartered Accountants, which is a member firm of Nexia International.

He has vast exposure in conducting statutory, internal and system audits of companies of the financial sector such as Commercial Banks, Asset Management Companies, Mutual Funds and many other companies in manufacturing and service sector. He has very good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, Corporate Laws, Secretarial Practices, Prudential Regulations, NBFC Rules & Regulations, KSE Regulations and Corporate Taxation.

Mr. Naveed is nominee director from AKD Venture Fund Limited and he is also on the board of some other companies of AKD Group as well.