Cheong Heng Choy

Independent Non-Executive Director

65, Malaysian

Cheong Heng Choy

Mr. Cheong was appointed to the Board of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad on 9 August 2021. He was re-designated as the Chairman of the Audit Committee from his previous position as a member of Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He attended all five (5) Board meetings held in the financial year.

Mr. Cheong holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bath, England. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a qualified company secretary and a charter member of Certified Risk Professional.

He began his career with one of the big four accounting practice and moved on to the banking and finance sectors and held various key positions in the banking industry, serving as the Chief Internal Auditor of three major public listed financial institutions. He had also served as the Chief Financial Officer of a major public listed banking group and involved in the setting up of the Integrated Risk Management Division and had overseen Remedial Management for a major bank.

Mr. Cheong is currently a Director and Principal Consultant of a boutique consultancy practice, involved in internal control reviews for Initial Public Offers, conducting outsourced internal audit services, and setting up of Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance Framework for public listed companies.

He does not hold directorships in any other public company and listed issuer. He has no conflict of interest with the Company or any family relationship with any other Director or shareholder of the Company. He has also neither been convicted for any offences within the past five (5) years other than for traffic offences, if any, nor received any public sanction or penalty imposed by regulatory bodies during the financial year.