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Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman

Senior Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Appointed on 3 January 2013)

Malaysian, aged 67

Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.

Upon graduation from the University of Malaya, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of the Malaysian Government in 1973 and was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman served in different capacities in the Ministry's Political and Administration divisions as well as in Malaysia's diplomatic mission in Geneva, Baghdad, Ottawa and Jakarta. In September 1994, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman was appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to Spain where he served for 3 years. On returning to Kuala Lumpur in November 1997, he assumed the post of Undersecretary for East-Asia and South-Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to his appointment to head the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Prime Minister's Department, as its Director General in June 1999. He returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 2001 before his appointment as Malaysia's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, a position he held until January 2005. He was subsequently appointed as Malaysia's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, based in Beijing where he served for 5 years till December 2009 before returning to Malaysia to retire from government service.

Upon his return to Malaysia, Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman was appointed as Public Interest Director at the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), a position he held until August 2012. He is currently the chairman of Yong Tai Berhad and a Director of Malaysia China Business Council (MCBC). Dato' Indera Syed Norulzaman Bin Syed Kamarulzaman is also the Chairman of Mah Sing Foundation, a charitable organisation providing assistance to the needy within the community.

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company, respectively.

Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Hamid

Deputy Chairman (Appointed on 31 October 2011)

Malaysian, aged 49

Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Hamid is our Group Deputy Chairman. Encik Halim completed his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Tuanku Abdul Rahman Putra, Selangor in 1985.

Encik Halim has more than 20 years' experience in telecommunications engineering services industry. Prior to his venture into the telecommunications industry, he commenced his business ventures in the food and beverage sector by offering local cuisine in various locations in the state of Selangor, such as food courts and school canteens from 1986 to 1991.

Encik Halim started his career in the telecommunications industry as a supervisor with Mognas Communication Sdn Bhd. Mognas Communication Sdn Bhd was one of the pioneering network deployment companies in Malaysia in the 1990s. He subsequently moved to Rank Liberty Sdn Bhd in 1996 as a Senior Supervisor before joining Prospective Goals Sdn Bhd as its Project Manager in 1997. Accordingly, Encik Halim is also one of the pioneers who contributed in the telecommunications industry whereby he had contributed in terms of introducing various kinds of telecommunication structures and equipment in Malaysia. In 2007, Encik Halim acquired shares in the Group's subsidiary companies, namely OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd and Delicom Sdn Bhd. Since then, Encik Halim progressively develops his contribution in OCK by overseeing the day to day technical aspect of OCK.

He is also an Executive Director for OCK Group of Companies Safety Health and Environment committee to ensure OCK daily activities conform to related regulations. He also assiting OCK especially dealing with Government bodies.

Ooi Chin Khoon

Group Managing Director (Appointed on 31 October 2011)

Malaysian, aged 48

Ooi Chin Khoon is our Group Managing Director. Mr. Ooi graduated from Tri-State University, now known as Trine University, Indiana, United States of America, with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1996. Prior to that, he obtained a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from TAFE College in Negeri Sembilan in 1992.

Mr. Ooi began his career in 1992 as an Electrical Engineer at Cobrain Holding Sdn Bhd and was promoted as its Project Manager in 1994. He left the industry briefly to continue his studies in electrical and electronic engineering and rejoined the company in 1996 as a Senior Project Manager and was promoted to the position of Contract Manager in 1998 whereby he was tasked with the responsibility of customer contracts management. In 1999, Mr. Ooi founded OCK Setia Engineering Services as sole proprietorship and later expanded the business with the incorporation of OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd ("OCK Setia") in 2000. Currently, Mr. Ooi is the Managing Director of our Group. Apart from managing the operations of our Group, he is also responsible for formulating and executing the business strategies of our Group. He plays a key role in driving the growth, development, transformation and strategic direction of our Group.

Mr. Ooi is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Low Hock Keong

Executive Director (Appointed on 31 October 2011)

Malaysian, aged 45

Low Hock Keong is also our Group Chief Operating Officer. In 1994, Mr. Low graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia with First Class Honours in his Bachelor's Degree of Electrical and Computing. In 1997, he completed his Master of Engineering Science from University of Malaya.

Mr. Low began his career with Mutiara Telecommunication Sdn Bhd, now known as DiGi, as a Transmission Engineer in 1995. After two (2) years, he joined Andersen Consulting Sdn Bhd, now known as Accenture Solutions Sdn Bhd, as an analyst focusing on Software System Development and Telecommunications. In 1999, Mr. Low joined Alcatel Network System (M) Sdn Bhd, now known as Alcatel-Lucent, as a Radio Frequency Planning and Optimisation Engineer. He was later promoted to the position of Regional Radio Frequency Manager before he took up the role to head and lead the Radio Planning and Optimisation team that supports various projects in the region. In 2006, Mr. Low joined us as our General Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the Group's overall daily operations.

Chang Tan Chin

Executive Director (Appointed on 31 October 2011)

Malaysian, aged 48

Chang Tan Chin is also our Group Technical Director. Mr. Chang graduated from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 2000, he became a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. In the same year, he was a recognised Professional Engineer by Board of Engineers in Malaysia.

Mr. Chang started his career with Perunding KDI Sdn Bhd as an Electrical Engineer after graduating in 1995. In 1997, he joined Technic Delta M&E Engineering Sdn Bhd as an Electrical Engineer before joining Transframe Sdn Bhd as Project Manager in 1998. In 2003, he joined SRL Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd as its Project Manager prior to accepting the position of Technical Director at OCK M&E Sdn Bhd in 2005 where he monitors the overall project planning and implementation, manages procurement planning and delivery and project cash flow projections. He is currently the head of our M&E division and also head of 150 staff to monitor all projects QA and QC requirements and standards.

Chong Wai Yew

Executive Director (Appointed on 31 October 2011)

Malaysian, aged 46

Chong Wai Yew is also one of the Group's Project Management Directors. Mr. Chong graduated from University of East London with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1996.

Mr. Chong began his employment in 1996 with United Perunding & Associate Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, where he worked as a Consultant Engineer. Subsequently, he joined OCK Setia Engineering Sdn Bhd in 2002 as our Project Director and was subsequently promoted to be our Project Management Director in 2008. He is responsible for overseeing the Network Facility Provier (NFP) division and the renewable energy division.

Mahathir Bin Mahzan

Independent Non-Executive Director (Appointed on 25 November 2015)

Malaysian, aged 38

Mahathir Bin Mahzan is a Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (previously known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Mr. Mahathir graduated with honours from University College London with a Bachelor's of Engineering Degree in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He then pursued his accountancy training with a medium sized audit firm in Dublin, Ireland. After successful completion of his professional examinations and practical training, he was admitted as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mr. Mahathir returned to Malaysia after spending 15 years in the United Kingdom and Ireland and worked for Binafikir, a local strategic advisory firm and a subsidiary company of Maybank Investment Bank.

Mr. Mahathir is currently the Managing Partner of Mahzan Sulaiman PLT, a firm of Chartered Accountants and Advisors.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Mahathir has accumulated significant experience in areas of audit, accounting, tax, corporate finance and investor relations.

Yang Mulia Syed Hazrain Bin Syed Razlan Jamalullail

Independent Non-Executive Director (Appointed on 25 November 2015)

Malaysian, aged 37

YM Syed Hazrain Bin Syed Razlan Jamalullail is a Chartered Accountant (Malaysia) member with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

YM Syed Hazrain Bin Syed Razlan Jamalullail graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy with honours. He then pursued his career development in various fields, which includes Human Capital Development, Information Technology and Investments.

He was entrusted to set up and lead a Private equity company, with a purpose of investment by K&N Kenanga Berhad, his portfolio involves identifying potential companies, structuring the investment terms and performing due diligence of the pre-IPO companies.

He was also attached to KPMG Malaysia, in the Risk Management & Internal Audit, Business Advisory Services department. Realising the importance of understanding the core of a business, he spent several years broadening his knowledge and exposure to related industries.

Currently, YM Syed Hazrain Bin Syed Razlan Jamalullail is also an Executive Director of Kanger International Berhad, a public listed company on ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia, an integrated bamboo wood products manufacturer.

Dato' Mohd Som Bin Ibrahim

Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director (Appointed on 9 December 2013)

Malaysian, aged 62

Rear Admiral Dato' Mohd Som Bin Ibrahim ("RADM Dato' Mohd Som") (Retired) began his career in the Royal Malaysia Navy ("RMN") as a Cadet Officer in September 1973. He received his Naval Training in the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, United Kingdom ("UK") in 1974 and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in January 1977. He became a specialist in Navigation after passing the course in 1980 in the UK.

With more than 37 years of service, RADM Dato' Mohd Som served on board many ships and shore jobs. He commanded 5 RMN warships from 1981-2004, including the 4400 tons Multirole Support ship KD MAHAWANGSA.

Besides the sea service, he also held several shore appointments in the Malaysian Armed Forces. Among the notable ones are as Assistant Defense Advisor Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta (1990-1993), Director of Operations (1998-2002) and as Deputy Head of Mission to the Malaysia Lead International Monitoring Team in Mindanao (2006). RADM Dato' Mohd Som held the post of Assistant Chief of Staff Communications and Electronics of the Armed Forces in 2007. Before his retirement in February 2011, he was appointed as The Naval Region Commander Area 1, based in Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan. In this capacity he was involved in many inter agency cooperation maritime security and communications market of South East Asia countries.

RADM Dato' Mohd Som has attended many courses both local and abroad. He attended the Navigation Course in UK (1980), Naval Staff College, Jakarta (1988) and Defense College Course Kuala Lumpur (1997). He obtained his Advance Diploma in Business Engineering Management from University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 1999.