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Board of Directors



1.DATO' ABDULLAH BIN MOHD YUSOF 

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MR. TAKAYUKI ARAKI
 Chairman and Independent Non - Executive Director
 
  Non - Independent Non - Executive Director
    
2.MR. KENJI FUJITA 

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MR. HIROAKI KOBAYASHI
 Managing Director
 
  Non - Independent Non - Executive Director
   
3.MR. YASUHIRO KASAI 

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MR. KRISHNAPPAN A/L S.P.S. SINGARAM
 Non - Independent Non - Executive Director
  
  Executive Director
4.DATUK RAMLI BIN IBRAHIM 

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MS. LEE TYAN JEN
 Independent Non - Executive Director
 
  

Executive Director

5.DATO' MD KAMAL BIN ISMAUN 

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MR. LEE KIT SEONG
 Independent Non - Executive Director
 
  

Executive Director

6.MR. NG ENG KIAT   
 Independent Non - Executive Director
   


 
PROFILE OF DIRECTORS

 
   DATO' ABDULLAH BIN MOHD YUSOF
(75, Malaysian)
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director 


 



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Dato’ Abdullah bin Mohd. Yusof was appointed the Chairman of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 23 July 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University of Singapore, which he obtained in 1968. He has more than forty (40) years of experience as an Advocate & Solicitor. He started his career with Skrine & Co, as a Legal Assistant in 1968 before starting his own partnership under the name of Tunku Zuhri Manan & Abdullah, Advocates & Solicitors in 1969 and subsequently renamed the law firm to Abdullah & Zainudin, Advocates and Solicitors in 1989. He presently remains a partner in Abdullah & Zainudin, Advocates and Solicitors. He sits on the Board of Directors of AEON CO. (M) BHD., MMC Corporation Berhad and Zelan Berhad, all of which are companies listed on Bursa Securities. He also sits on the Board of Directors of THR Hotel (Selangor) Bhd. and several private limited companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and also serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee.


   

 
   MR. KENJI FUJITA
(45, Japanese)
Managing Director 
  



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Mr. Kenji Fujita was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 19 June 2013. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Humanity from Yamaguchi University, Japan in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from International University of Japan in 2009. He began his career in AEON Co., Ltd., Japan in 1992 and was subsequently transferred to AEON Co. (M) Bhd in 1997. He served in the Business Development function, MD Office and Shopping Centre (SC) Development functions over the years before he was appointed as the General Manager of SC Development in 2005. From 2007 until early 2012, he was managing the Human Resource, Administration, Finance and Executive Office functions in AEON CO., Ltd., Japan and AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., Hong Kong. In March 2012, he was transferred to AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd., Japan (AFSJ) where he served as General Manager, Asian Business Division until his appointment as Executive Director of AEON Credit Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (now known as AEON Financial Service (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.) in June 2012. Further to his transfer to the Company in June 2013, he was appointed as Head of Sales & Marketing Division before he assumed position as Managing Director of the Company in June 2014. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 

  MR. YASUHIRO KASAI
(43, Japanese)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
  



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Mr. Yasuhiro Kasai was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 7 June 2005. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Doshisha University of Japan in 1996. He began his career with AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd. (AFSJ) (formerly known as AEON Credit Service Co., Ltd.) in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. He was seconded as Head of Electronic Data Processing in 1997. He was promoted over the years to Senior General Manager and has held various responsibilities in the Company between 1997 and April 2010 i.e. Head of Management Information Systems Department, Head of Credit Assessment Department, Head of Customer Relations Management Group and Head of Operations Management Division. In April 2010, he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company, a position which he held until he assumed assignment as Head of Overseas Business Division in the holding company, AFSJ, in June 2014. He is now redesignated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 

  MR. TAKAYUKI ARAKI
(52, Japanese)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 
  



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Mr. Takayuki Araki was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 20 June 2014. He obtained a Diploma in Liberal Arts from California State University in 1985 and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1987. He began his career in 1987 in Crédit Lyonnais, Osaka Branch, Japan. Subsequently, he served as manager in Corporate Business Department in Crédit Lyonnais, Tokyo Branch from 1997, as Vice President in Corporate Banking Department in Calyon (formerly known as Crédit Lyonnais) Tokyo Branch from 2004 and as Senior Vice President of Corporate Coverage Department of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (formerly known as Calyon) as well as head of Osaka sub-branch from 2006. Thereafter, he participated in a restaurant business in Shanghai, China from 2011. In 2013, he joined AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd., Japan (formerly known as AEON Credit Service Co., Ltd.) as General Manager, prior to his transfer to the Company in Malaysia as General Manager, Corporate Management in January 2014. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.

 

 

   

 

  MR. HIROAKI KOBAYASHI
(47, Japanese)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 
  



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Mr. Hiroaki Kobayashi was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 20 June 2014. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Science from Chuo University in 1980. He joined Bank of Yokohama, Japan in 1990 where he became Manager of Azamino branch in 2006. In the same year, he joined AEON Bank, Ltd., Japan and served as General Manager in Product Planning Department and Personal Financing Product Development Department. In 2011, he was transferred to AEON Committee Bank Co., Ltd., as General Manager in Marketing, followed by transfer in 2012 to AEON Housing Loan Service Co., Ltd as Executive Director in Marketing. In 2012, he was transferred back to AEON Bank, Ltd. as a Corporate Officer in E-Commerce Division, and later to the Retail Financing Division. In April 2014, he was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Bank, Ltd. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.

 

 

   

 
   DATUK RAMLI BIN IBRAHIM
(74, Malaysian)
Independent Non-Executive Director
  



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Datuk Ramli bin Ibrahim was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 23 July 1997. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia in 1965. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has approximately 30 years of experience in the field of audit and accountancy with KPMG in Australia, United Kingdom and Malaysia. He was appointed to the position of Partner of KPMG Malaysia in 1971 and promoted to Senior Partner of KPMG Malaysia in 1989. He also served on the Board of Directors of KPMG International and KPMG Asia Pacific from 1990 to 1995. He retired from KPMG Malaysia in 1995. He further served as the Executive Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange Berhad from December 1995 to December 2000. Currently, he sits on the Board of Directors of several other unlisted public and private limited companies including Measat Global Berhad. He also serves as a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 
   DATO' MD KAMAL BIN ISMAUN
(66, Malaysian)
Independent Non-Executive Director
  



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Dato’ Md. Kamal bin Ismaun was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 7 August 2007. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Universiti Malaya in 1975. He had served 32 years in the Foreign Service in various capacities both abroad and in Wisma Putra (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) which included stints as Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan (1986-1990), Charge d’Affaires in Zagreb, Croatia in Bosnia Herzegovina (1994-1996), Ambassador to Cambodia (1996-1999), Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Southeast Asia and Pacific, 1999-2001), Director-General of ASEAN in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2003) and Ambassador to Germany (2003 – July 2007). He also serves as a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.



   

 
   MR. NG ENG KIAT
(61, Malaysian)
Independent Non-Executive Director 
  



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Mr. Ng. Eng Kiat was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 7 August 2007. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and CPA Australia. He has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the field of audit, accountancy and taxation. He had previously served as a member on a number of working groups of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, a co-opted member on a number of committees of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an examiner for the final professional examination of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Presently, he is the Managing Partner of the merged firm of Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co. and Folks DFK & Co. He also sits on the Board of Directors of several private limited companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 
   MR. KRISHNAPPAN A/L S.P.S. SINGARAM
(47, Malaysian)
Executive Director 
  



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Mr. Krishnappan a/l S.P.S. Singaram was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 7 June 2005. He obtained the Certified Public Accountant qualification from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) in 1994 and is currently a member of both MICPA and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1987. He left to join Sime Darby Berhad as Finance Manager in 1993 before joining Tanjung Serbaneka Holding Sdn. Bhd. as their Group Finance Manager in 1996. Thereafter, he left Tanjung Serbaneka Holding Sdn Bhd to join the Company in 2000 as Manager of Finance Department. In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager of both Human Resource and Finance Departments. He was re-designated as the Head of Finance, Legal and Administration Division in April 2010. In April 2013, he was made the Head of Corporate Services Division before assuming current role as Head of Legal and Compliance Division in April 2014. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 

  MS. LEE TYAN JEN
(39, Malaysian)
Executive Director
  



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Ms. Lee Tyan Jen was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 1 July 2013. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of South Alabama, USA in 1996. She joined the Company in 1998 as an Officer in the Credit Assessment Department. Subsequently, she was promoted to various positions in the Credit Assessment function and was appointed as Assistant General Manager of the Company in 2006, heading the Credit Assessment Department. In 2008, she was promoted as General Manager and served as Head of the Credit Operations Division and Head of Credit Card Division before assuming her current position as Head of Business Operations Division in April 2014. She does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.


   

 
   MR. LEE KIT SEONG
(45, Malaysian)
Executive Director 
  



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Mr. Lee Kit Seong was appointed as an Executive Director of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 20 June 2014. He qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1996 and is currently a fellow member of ACCA and a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He began his career in 1996 with Kassim Chan & Co. (now known as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) as an Audit Semi-Senior. In 1997, he left to join Rashid Hussain Securities Sdn Bhd as an Accountant, where he served until year 2000 when he was appointed as Senior Manager in Finance & Accounts Department of Affin Securities Sdn Bhd. He joined AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad as Assistant General Manager of Finance Group in 2006. Subsequently, he assumed role as Senior Vice President of Finance Group in OSK Investment Bank Bhd in 2009. He rejoined the Company in 2012 as Assistant General Manager, heading the Finance & Administration Group and since April 2013 is Head of Finance, Investor Relations and Administration Group. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.