(63 years of age, Male, Malaysian),
Mr. Ronnie Kok Lai Huat was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Privasia Group on 5 July 2017. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
He graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom.
He was Vice President of JT International Tobacco Company (formerly R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company) from July 1996 to February 2002. Subsequent to this, he was the Marketing Director of Sampoerna Malaysia from June 2002 to August 2004 and thereafter Director-International Marketing of Sampoerna International from September 2004 to January 2007.
His directorship in other public company is Time dotCom Berhad in which he is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of both the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Tender Committee.
(42 years of age, Male, Malaysian),
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
Mr. Puvanesan is one of the founding members of Privasia Group, and was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Privasia Group on 4 May 2009. He was appointed to the board of Privasia Sdn Bhd on 4 August 2004. He is also a member of the Investment Committee.
He graduated with BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University and 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 Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has completed the Senior Management Development Program and Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School. Prior to this, Mr. Puvanesan was a senior in the Business Advisory and Assurance Department of BDO Simpsons Xavier in Ireland and upon his return to Malaysia, was the Chief Financial Officer of the Makmal Jaya Group.
Mr. Puvanesan is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the President of TiE Malaysia Chapter. He is also a director of Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia.
(42 years of age, Male Malaysian),
Deputy Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director
Mr. Andre, is one of the founding members of the Privasia Group, and was appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 4 May 2009. He is an alternate member for Mr. Puvanesan in the Investment Committee.
He is a LLB (Hons) 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 press in 1996 followed by a short stint in a legal firm the following year.
Upon graduation, Mr. Andre moved into the dotcom business with Dreammotor.com as a member of its business development team. He was involved in the setting up of the company and the expansion of its operations and business to Singapore and Hong Kong. Mr. Andre’s passion, however, 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 Westport led him to believe that there was an information technology gap to be filled in the port and shipping industry, and coupled with his IT experience from his stint at Dreammotor.com, he ventured full-time into IT consultancy.
Once fully into the IT field, Mr. Andre harnessed his skills in various areas of IT as well as in the management and operation of running a business. He helped steer and grow Privasia from the small IT Company focused on a niche area to the large group that it is today.
Mr. Andre is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Senior Management Development Program. He was the President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia's associate wing from 2010- 2012 and also independent director of Labuan Port Authority.
(44 years of age, Female, Malaysian),
Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Haida Shenny Binti Hazri, was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of Privasia Group on 9 Aug 2018. She is the Chairman of Audit Committee.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Melbourne, Australia and Masters of Law from the University of Malaya. She has completed the Management Training at the INSEAD.
Haida Shenny has more than 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Haida commenced her career with PETRONAS and she undertook legal and commercial roles in PETRONAS E&P, LNG and Technology Businesses. Her last post in PETRONAS was Chief Executive Oficer, PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn. Bhd. She also served on various Boards of PETRONAS companies such as PETRONAS Technical Solutions Sdn. Bhd., PETROSAINS Sdn. Bhd., Lanzatech NZ Ltd. And Lanzatech USA Ltd. Whilst in PETRONAS, she was part of various corporate strategic studies and was part of the PETRONAS team that was involved in the Malaysian government Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) initiative.
In Sapura Energy (previously known as SapuraKencana), she held the position of Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures (E&P) and was involved in the building up of the E&P business for Sapura.
Haida also held the position of Chief Executive Oficer, Matrix Reservoir Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of Tok Bali Supply Base, that built and operationalised the third supply base in Malaysia. She is currently the Chief Executive Oficer of Bintulu Supply Base Sdn. Bhd and holds a directorship in Velesto Energy Berhad (formerly known as UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad) since June 2017 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.
(40 years of age, Female, Malaysian)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Haslinda Bt Hussein, was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of Privasia Group on 12 th Nov 2018. She is the member of Audit and Risk Management Committee and Investment Committee
She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting from Adelaide University, Australia. She is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand ("CA ANZ")
Haslinda began her career in 2000 as an auditor in Arthur Andersen and later in Ernst & Young, Malaysia. She then joined PETRONAS, a Fortune Global 500 company, from year 2003 to 2016 with her last position being Head of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management. During her 13 years of tenure in PETRONAS, she also held other senior positions including Head of Group Planning & Performance and Head of Group CFO Office where she played an instrumental role in a stapled REIT listing and a Corporate bond issuance. Her experience in PETRONAS also includes tax, budgeting, financial modeling, financial accounting, reporting and management.
Currently, she manages a family investment holding company which also operates one of the biggest private art galleries in Malaysia.
(49 years of age, Male, Malaysian),
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Sharil was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Privasia Group on 5 July 2017. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
He graduated with an LL.B(Hons) from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and is a Barrister at Law, Gray's Inn, London. He was also called to the Malaysian Bar and was formerly an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya practicing with Azman Davidson & Co and Zaid Ibrahim & Co early in his career before becoming a partner in an investment advisory firm called BinaFikir Sdn Bhd which was eventually acquired by Maybank Berhad. Thereafter, he held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), an independent regulatory body set up by a Malaysian Act of Parliament to develop, oversee and regulate the communications and multimedia sector in Malaysia from 16 October 2011 to 31 December 2014 and was also the regulator for the postal and courier industry during the same period.
In the international arena, Dato’ Sharil was also a Board Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global Internet domain name coordinating body and Chairman of ICANN's GAC from 2004 to 2007. Dato' Sharil has worked closely with international organizations such as ICANN, ISOC, ITU, World Bank, the WTO, APT, PITA, CTO, IIC, UPU and UNICEF and remains in an advisory capacity to some of them. In recognition of his contribution to the global internet community, Aberystwyth University conferred an Honorary Fellowship to him in 2017.
He is presently the Chairman of Quantephi Sdn Bhd, a boutique investment advisory firm licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia and a Senior Advisor to Asean Advisory Pte Ltd, a specialist advisory and consulting firm based in Singapore. He also serves on the Board of Directors of LotusCars UK.