Board of directors

Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Ali Bin Abdul Kadir, a Malaysian, is the Non-Executive Chairman of PTB. He was appointed to the Board of ATB on 25 March 2004 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman. He serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominaton Committee of the company. He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW"), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("MICPA") and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is Honorary Advisor of the ICAEW Malaysian Chapter, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (UK), and Honorary Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Directors.

He was previously appointed as the Chief Executive and Head of Asia for DIG Asia Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investment Group. Prior to that, he has been appointed by the Minister of Finance as the Chairman of the SC on 1 March 1999. He chaired the capital Market Advisory Council and was a member of a number of national committee including the Foreign Investment Communittee (FIC) and the Oversight Committee of the National Asset Management Company (Danaharta). He was also a Trustee of the Financial Reporting Foundation.

Datuk Ali Bin Abdul Kadir was also actively involved in international regulatory circles. He sat on the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions ("IOSCO") and was also Chairman of IOSCO's Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and the Islamic Capital Market Task Force.He was also a trustee of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions ("AAOIFI"). He was the Executive Chairman and Partner of Ernst & Young and its related firms from 1975 to 1999. He was also former President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director
Puvanesan, a Malaysian, is the Chief Executive Officer of PTB. He was appointed to the Board of PSB on 4 August 2004. He graduated in Accounting and Finance, BA. (Hons), from London and also holds a Diploma in Economics from the National Council for Educational Awards, Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has completed the Senior Management Development Program and Program for Leadership Development at the Havard Business School. Puvanesan was a senior in the Business Advisory and Assurance Department of BDO Simpson Xavier in Ireland for four (4) years before returning to Malaysian. Puvanesan is responsible for managing the PSB Group.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director
Andre, a Malaysian, is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PTB. He was appointed to the Board of PSB on 5 September 2007. He is a law graduate from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. He started off his working career while still at university, working as an intern with the New Straits Times in 1996 followed by a short stint in a legal firm the next year. Upon graduation, Andre moved into the dotcom business with Dreammotor.com as part of its business development team. He was involved in the company's setting-up and extension of its operations and business to Singapore and Hong Kong. Andre's passion was very much in the logistics industry and he eventually joined Westport's IT department to harness his skills in this area. The various IT research studies carried out while at westports led him to believe that there was an information technology gap to be filled in the port and shipping industry, and hence he ventured full-time into IT consultancy. He has completed the Senior Management Development Program at the Havard Business School.

Non Independent Non-Executive Director
Mohd Aqliff, a Malaysian, is the Executive Director of PTB. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University Tenaga National, PPP/UiTM Twinning Program to American University, Professional Consultation Certificate from the Intergraph Process, Power and Offshore Huntsville, Alabama. He began his career at Technip Sdn Bhd in 1999 as Mechanical Engineer in Rotating Department where he had exposure in the operation of oil and gas multinational company. From 2000 to 2004 he joined Intergraph Process Power & Offshore (M) Sdn Bhd being a subsidiary company of Intergraph Corporation (listed on NASDAQ) as Senior Application Engineer which further strengthened his exposure in the oil and gas industry dealing with the Asean region.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Asgari Bin Mohd Fuad Stephens, a Malaysian, is the Non-Executive Director of PTB. He graduated with a BCom. (HONS) from University of Melbourne, Australia and MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in both public and private equity investing in Malaysia. He is the owner and co-founder of Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang, a fund management company as well as Spring Venture Management, Intelligent Capital Sdn Bhd, Management companies that invest in private companies.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Brian Wong Wye Pong, a Malaysian, is the Non-Executive Director of PTB, He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia and is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Certified Practicing Accountant with the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, and a Certified Financial Planner with the International Certified Financial Planner Council, USA. He was previously with KPMG Peat Marwick, Kuala Lumpur previously and a public company as their Corporate Affairs Manager.