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About Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Tropicana Gardens Office Tower

Our headquarter is strategically located in Tropicana Indah, along Persiaran Surian & Kota Damansara. The location provides easy access to the city centre and the rest of the Klang Valley via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP), SPRINT Expressway and the Penchala Link.

Founder and Advisor's Profile

Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing
Briefcase Group Executive Vice Chairman

Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing is the founder of Tropicana. Tan Sri Dato' Tan has interests in wide range of businesses and industries, and has taken his entrepreneurial expertise and business management into areas as diverse as property development & property management, property investment, recreation & resort, investment holding, entertainment, and education. He has amassed a prolific catalogue of achievements and subsequently garnered recognition as one of Malaysia's Top Business Icon for his role in the development and modernisation of the nation. 

He was previously appointed as Chairman and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana on 5 July 1995. On 7 January 2013, he relinquished his position as the Group Chief Executive Officer and was redesignated as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana. He resigned as the Group Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Tropicana on 18 June 2015 and served as the advisor of Tropicana until he assumed his current position as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana on 24 January 2019. 

He is also the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and the Deputy Chairman of the Tropicana Foundation. 

Board of Director's Profile

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Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai
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Chairman/Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

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Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai
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Chairman/Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 63 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics with Honours from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 1982, Master of Business Administration from Sul Ross State University, Texas, United States of America in 1985, and Doctor of Philosophy in Management from the University of Selangor, Malaysia in 2015. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by Oklahoma City University, United States of America in 2016, Honorary Doctorate in Entrepreneurship by Management and Science University, Malaysia in 2018, and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Management as well as an Honorary Professorship by the University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia in 2020.

 

Tan Sri Dr Lim is presently the Executive Chairman and Founder of Top Glove Corporation Bhd (“Top Glove”), the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2001 and the Main Board of Singapore Exchange in 2016. He is also the Trustee, Chairman and Founder of Top Glove Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Top Glove.

 

Tan Sri has been actively involved in many associations and organisations in Malaysia. He is an Honorary Fellow of Institut Fizik Malaysia (IFM) since 2019, President Emeritus in 2019/2020 and Council Member since 2010 of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Life Honorary Advisor of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia since 2011, Honorary President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) since 2017, Chairman in 2019 and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director since 2017 of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, Life Honorary President of the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia since 2017, Honorary President of the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSCCCI) since 2017,  Honorary President of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce since 2012, Honorary Advisor of the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce since 2011, Honorary Advisor of the Lim Association of Malaysia since 2011, Tzu Chi Foundation Commissioner and Volunteer and Director of Kuen Cheng High School since 2008.

 

He was the former President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) in 2016/17. He served as a Director and Board Member of the University of Malaya from 2015 to 2018, Director and Board Member of the Employees Provident Fund from 2015 to 2020, past Council Member of the East Asia Business Council (EABC) from 2011 to 2015, and Director of the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI). In addition, he was a Board Member of the Malaysian Rubber Board from 1998 to 1999 and also the President of the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he served as Vice-President, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of MARGMA for seven (7) years.

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Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing
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Group Executive Vice Chairman

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Tan Sri Dato' Tan Chee Sing
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Group Executive Vice Chairman

Age : 66 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing is the founder of Tropicana. Tan Sri Dato’ Tan has interests in a wide range of businesses and industries, and has taken his entrepreneurial expertise and business management into areas as diverse as property development & property management, property investment, recreation & resort, investment holding, entertainment, and education. He has amassed a prolific catalogue of achievements and subsequently garnered recognition as one of Malaysia’s Top Business Icon for his role in the development and modernisation of the nation.

 

He was previously appointed as Chairman and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana on 5 July 1995. On 7 January 2013, he relinquished his position as the Group Chief Executive Officer and was redesignated as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana. He resigned as the Group Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Tropicana on 18 June 2015 and served as the advisor of Tropicana until he assumed his current position as the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana on 24 January 2019.

 

He is also the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) and the Deputy Chairman of the Tropicana Foundation.

 


Lee Han Ming
Lee Han Ming
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Group Chief Executive Officer

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Lee Han Ming
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Group Chief Executive Officer

Age : 55 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 2

Mr Lee Han Ming is a Civil Engineer by profession, having graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

 

He has more than 30 years of experience in the property industry and held several senior key positions in other listed property development companies. He started his career as design consultants in the United Kingdom. He was also involved in large-scale international projects such as KLIA as well as pioneered regional expansion of property development to a new geographical area.

 

He joined Tropicana to spearhead the property and resort development projects in Tropicana Grandhill in Genting Highlands and overseeing development projects in Southern Region. He was subsequently promoted to Group Chief Executive Officer on 4 February 2021 and assumed a wider role to oversee Group-wide project developments. This promotion is part of Tropicana’s strategic move to strengthen its senior leadership team to steer the Group forward and unlock its valuable landbanks across Malaysia. Together with Tropicana's senior team, Mr Lee aims to realize the company vision and implement strategic growth plans across multiple locations via a fitting product range that cater to appeals to different customer segments and is aligned with the changing market trends.


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Dion Tan Yong Chien
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Group Managing Director

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Dion Tan Yong Chien
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Group Managing Director

Age : 31 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Mr Dion Tan Yong Chien holds a double degree in Bachelor of Science and Master of Science. In 2011, he graduated from the prestigious University College London, United Kingdom, mastering in Bachelor of Science, Information Management for Business. In 2012, he went on to pursue a Master of Science in Management with Information Systems and Innovation from London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

 

He started his career with Accenture –a multinational Fortune Global 500 company that provides consulting and technology services– as their strategy consultant in multiple fields such as telecommunications, media, and property sectors. Backed by his experience, Mr Dion Tan was appointed as the Executive Director on 18 June 2015 and re-designated to Group Managing Director on 2 October 2017.


He is currently steering the Group’s strategic growth and expansion activities as well as overseeing key operational and supporting divisions of the Group. He is responsible for the fortification of project development, project delivery, and contract as well as oversees branding, marketing, sales, group asset management and, digitalisation masterplan for the Group. He also supports the crisis management team and ensures guidelines are communicated. Together with the founder of Tropicana and its senior team, he actively supports the Tropicana Foundation, providing much-needed assistance to worthy causes for the underprivileged community.

 

Mr Dion Tan sits on the board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana), Thai Odyssey Sdn Bhd, Bay Group Holdings Sdn Bhd (CapBay) as well as several private limited companies locally. He is a trustee of the Tropicana Foundation. 

Jared Ang Tzer Shen
Jared Ang Tzer Shen
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Group Non-Independent Executive Director

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Jared Ang Tzer Shen
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Group Non-Independent Executive Director

Age : 35 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Mr Jared Ang Tzer Shen graduated with an MEng (First Class Honours) in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He started his career in management consulting with A.T.Kearney, focused on analytics, strategy, and stakeholder management, before obtaining an MBA from INSEAD, where he was awarded the Dean’s list and was selected as one of the top twenty students to attend an exchange programme with Wharton Business School. He has been involved in portfolio management and fundraising, covering a variety of sectors including retail, healthcare, and education namely Creador who owns/owned GHL, OldTown White Coffee, CTOS, and Mr. DIY.

 

Appointed on 13 October 2020 as the Group Executive Director of Tropicana, Mr Jared Ang manages and oversees the Corporate Finance and special project division for the Group. With his expertise, he has assumed more responsibilities, overseeing the Group Asset Management, Finance as well as Marketing and Sales division.

 

He also serves as the Director of Thai Odyssey Sdn Bhd, Royce Malaysia, and Easypay Transfers.

Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
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Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dato’ Dickson Tan Yong Loong
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Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 40 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Dato Dickson Tan Yong Loong ("Dato Dickson Tan"), a Malaysian aged 40, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honour) in Business Management from Kings College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2002. He obtained a Master of Science in Internal Auditing and Management from Cass Business School, City University, United Kingdom in 2003.


Dato Dickson Tan joined Tropicana Corporation Berhad ("Tropicana") as Business Development Manager in 2005 and had been promoted to several senior management positions including Executive Director from 2009 to 2010, Deputy Managing Director from 2010 to 2013, Group Managing Director from 2013 to 2014 and Deputy Group Chief Executive from 2014 to 2020.


Dato Dickson Tan was a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Berjaya Corporation Berhad from 2011 to 2016 and Berjaya Land Berhad from 2011 to 2016, Berjaya Assets Berhad from 2012 to 2016 and Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad from 2011 to 2017.


He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad and as Executive Chairman, President and Group CEO of the Palmgold Group of Companies. He also serves on the Board of several other local and international private limited companies involved in gaming, property, investment holding, services, media, leisure and retail.


Dato Dickson Tan is affiliated with certain non-profit organisations, including as a member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club and the Malaysian Institute of Management.

Dato' Dr Teo Tong Kooi
Dato' Dr Teo Tong Kooi
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Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dato' Dr Teo Tong Kooi
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Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 63 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Dato’ Dr Teo Tong Kooi holds a Doctorate degree in Professional Studies in Management jointly offered by New York Fordham University & Peking University, and a Master in Business Administration from Golden Gate University, USA.

 

Dato’ Dr Teo Tong Kooi is an accomplished senior executive with a broad range of industry experience in multinational corporations and conglomerates with 16 years in corporate and commercial banking, 8 years in the manufacturing sector, and 9 years in property development and real estate investment. Dato’ Dr Teo Tong Kooi has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and management experiences with proven and consistent track records in the execution of strategic, organic, and mergers and acquisitions business plans, driving business performance, transformation, and turn-around management. Since 2004, he has spent a considerable amount of time in China managing multiple organisations and businesses.

 

In March 2008 Dato’ Dr Teo Tong Kooi assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of DPS Corporate Advisory Company Limited, Beijing, China. DPS is a financial and management consulting arm of Head International Group (“HIG”) which is China’s leading products and services certification provider. On 25 March 2021, he was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, and Independent Non-Executive Director of China Automative Systems, Inc (CAAS) which is listed on Nasdaq.

 

Dato’ Dr Teo Tong Kooi was previously the Group MD of Guocoland China, CEO of WCT Group Vietnam and China Operations, CEO of Hong Leong Asia Ltd, Group MD of Tasek Corporation Berhad, COO of Hong Leong Bank Malaysia, and Head of Corporate Banking Deutsche Bank Malaysia.

Mohd Najib Bin Abdul Aziz
Encik Mohd Najib Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Encik Mohd Najib Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 47 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6


Mr Mohd Najib Bin Abdul Aziz is an accountant by profession and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (“ICAA”) as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).


He was the Assistant Manager of Global Corporate Finance in Arthur Andersen & Co. and had held the position of Senior Consultant with the Corporate Recovery Division of KPMG for three years in Perth, Western Australia. He was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kumpulan Jetson Berhad, ECM-Avenue Securities Sdn Bhd, and Alam Flora Sdn Bhd.

 

Mr Mohd Najib was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana on 13 July 2016. Mr Mohd Najib is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bina Puri Holdings Berhad and the Managing Director of Corporate-Pacific Holdings Sdn Bhd. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of GCM Resources PLC, a company listed on the AIM market under the London Stock Exchange.

 

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Datuk Wira Lye Ek Seang
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Datuk Wira Lye Ek Seang
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 56 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Datuk Wira Lye Ek Seang graduated from the University of Malaysia, mastering in Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Mathematics.

 

Datuk Wira was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 November 2018. He was also the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Magna Prima Berhad from 2007 to 2009. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Deputy Executive Chairman of Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Minetech Resources Bhd from 2008 to 2014 and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of REDtone International Bhd from 2014 to 2016.

 

Presently, he is an Executive Director of Berjaya Assets Berhad and Trustee of Tropicana Foundation. He also sits on the board of several private limited companies.

 

He was the director of Cardiff City Football Club from 2013 to 2017.  He is also shareholder of Edusphere, a Cyberjaya property development which partnership with HCK Capital Berhad, which owns University of Cyberjaya.

 

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Alice Dora Boucher
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Alice Dora Boucher
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 63 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 6

Ms Alice Dora Boucher holds a Bachelor of Economics (2nd Upper) from the University of Malaya.


She started her career in 1981 as officer and Money Market Dealer in Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank (formerly known as Arab Malaysian Development Bank) (the “Bank”). In 1984 she moved to the Corporate Banking Department of the Bank and rose to the level of General Manager. She was later promoted to Head, Credit Risk Department in 2002 which was responsible for credit analysis and evaluation of the Bank’s corporate lending activities. From July 2012 till January 2017, she served as an Executive Vice President, Managing Director’s Office, Wholesale Banking. On 26 February 2019, she was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana.

 

Ms Boucher has more than 36 years of working experience in Corporate and Investment Banking. She was involved in providing financial solutions to companies involved in various industries such as property development, manufacturing, plantations, and oil & gas. She also has exposure to credit risk management during her tenure at the bank and was a member of the Bank’s credit committee for approval of loans and other funding proposals.

 

Ms Boucher has no directorship in other public companies in Malaysia. 

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
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Independant Non-Executive Director

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Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun
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Independant Non-Executive Director

Age : 62 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 2

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun is a retired Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police (IGP) who had served the Police Force for 35 years.

 

He joined the Royal Malaysia Police in 1984. After completion of the basic police trainings, he was attached to the Special Branch Department from 1986 to 2014 and served in various capacities, including Deputy Director of the Special Branch and Director of Special Task Force on the operation and counter-terrorism. He had also served as the Director of the Management Department for more than a year and was subsequently promoted as the Director of the Special Branch in July 2015.

 

In September 2017, he was further promoted as the IGP, the highest-ranking position in the Royal Malaysia Police, until his retirement in May 2019. He was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana on 27 October 2020.

 

Currently, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd and holds directorships in several private limited companies.

 

Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 61 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian

Madam Vivienne Cheng Chi Fan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia in 1982 and was subsequently admitted as a member of the Australian Society of Accountants.

 

She was appointed to the Board of Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 15 September 2005 as an Executive Director and was subsequently appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad on 7 December 2020.

 

She has 38 years of experience managing Project Financing, Debt & Equity Capital Funding, Corporate and Debt Restructuring, Credit Analysis, Privatisation, Initial Public Offerings, and Group Treasury Cash Management in various sectors ranging from Financial Services, Consumer Products & Services, Hotels & Resorts, Property Development, Gaming & Lottery Management, Motor Trade & Distribution, Food & Beverage, Environmental &  Clean Technology Services, Construction, Education and Telecommunications. 


She is also responsible for the Money Lending/Leasing and Hire Purchase and Nominees Department of the Group. Prior to joining the Treasury Department of Berjaya Group Berhad in 1989, she was attached to Sunway Group of Companies for 6 years and headed its Treasury Division.

 

Currently, she is also an Executive Director of Berjaya Group Berhad, Director of Cosway Corporation Berhad, Chailease Berjaya Sdn Bhd, and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings Pte Ltd (pioneer of Proton Therapy in Singapore) and several other private limited companies in the Berjaya Corporation group of companies.

Datuk Siw Chun A/P Eam
Datuk Siw Chun A/P Eam
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Datuk Siw Chun A/P Eam
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 57 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian | Total Board Meetings Attended : 2

Datuk Siw Chun A/P Eam graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management from Pennsylvania State University in the United States.

 

Datuk Siw started her career as the Municipal Councilor of Kangar, Perlis from 1993 to 1998. Later in 1999, she was appointed as Special Assistant to YAB Menteri Besar Perlis before she became a Senator in 2002.

 

During her tenure as Senator, she represented the Siamese Community in Parliament before her term ended in 2008. She was also the Former President of the Malaysian Siamese Association (formerly called ‘Thai Association’) from 2002 to 2012. 


She was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana on 4 February 2021. She is also the current Umno Padang Petani Branch Chairman.

 

She was involved in businesses and was a Regional Director of Bina Puri (Thailand) Ltd and Director to a few private limited companies. She is currently the Executive Director of Bina Puri South (Thailand) Ltd.

 

She is also actively participated in various Non-Governmental Organizations and currently, she’s the President of both Yayasan Orang Siam Malaysia and Yayasan Chalong Roschinda.

Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

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Dato' Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz
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Independent Non-Executive Director

Age : 35 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Dato’ Sri Badrul Hisham Bin Abdul Aziz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institute Kemahiran Mara. He has more than 10 years of experience in various business segments
such as construction, property development, food and beverages, 117 information technology (IT), and others services.

In 2017, he was appointed as the Director of Securelytics Sdn Bhd, a comprehensive cybersecurity systems management company with international partners in Indonesia, Singapore, and Germany. Under his leadership, the company has won various awards and recognised by the Malaysian Government.

With his experience and expertise in the property development and construction segment, he was invited to join Exomurni Sdn Bhd in 2008 as their Director. With his strong business acumen and foresight, he has successfully driven the company into completing various government and private projects that were worth more than RM500 million. Dato’ Sri Badrul also serves as an Executive Director at Multimax Development Sdn Bhd, a property development company based in Johor. His key strengths lie in turning innovative ideas into a functioning business model that encompasses strategic growth plans and sustainable profit opportunities. On 11 May 2021, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana. 

Senior Management Profiles

Dillon Tan
Dillon Tan
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Group Executive Director

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Dillon Tan
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Group Executive Director

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Mr Dillon Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management from King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom in 2004. He obtained a Master of Science in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom in 2005.

Mr Dillon has vast experience and in-depth involvement in the property and hospitality sector both locally and internationally. He sits on the Board of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort Berhad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana) as well as several private limited companies which are subsidiaries to Tropicana Corporation Berhad. Mr Dillon also sits on the Board of several foreign private limited companies.

Din Tan Yong Chia
Din Tan Yong Chia
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Group Executive Director

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Din Tan Yong Chia
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Group Executive Director

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Mr Din Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management from Cass Business School, City University, London in 2014. He obtained a Master of Science in Management with Information Systems and Digital Innovation (“MISDI”) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom in 2015.

After an internship with Morgan Stanley in their Private Wealth Management division, Din joined the Digital Marketing division of a local tech startup for a year, prior to joining Tropicana’s Marketing Department. He also serves as a Managing Director of Thai Odyssey Sdn Bhd. 

Justin Quek Ting Chin
Justin Quek Ting Chin
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Managing Director, Group Finance

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Justin Quek Ting Chin
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Managing Director, Group Finance

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Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Bolton (UK) and a Master of Business Administration (with a specialisation in Finance) from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Publics Accountants (IPA, Australia), a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA, UK”), member of Chartered Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”), and Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

Justin has more than 25 years of extensive experience across financial management, accounting, corporate exercises, audit, risk management, foreign currencies exchange and treasury management, funding exercises, and senior-level strategic planning which spun across diverse industries including building and infrastructure construction, property development and investment, onshore and offshore oil and gas, crude oil refining and manufacturing of petroleum products. His professional career began with DFK International, followed by Sunway Construction Berhad and Leighton Offshore Pte Ltd as Financial Controller. He was the Chief Financial Officer in Mah Sing Group Berhad, Guocoland (Malaysia) Berhad, and Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad (formerly known as Shell Refining Company Berhad) before assuming his current role in Tropicana.

Currently, he is in charge of Tropicana Group’s Finance Division which consists of Treasury, Group Reporting, Project Finance, Tax, Credit Admin, Risk Management, and General Admin.
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Joanne Lee Sor Phaik
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Managing Director, Group Procurement/ Marketing & Sales

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Joanne Lee Sor Phaik
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Managing Director, Group Procurement/ Marketing & Sales

Age : 50 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian

Ms Joanne Lee brings with her over 30 years of professional experience across various industries from Property Development, Construction, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Retail & Shopping Malls, Gaming & Leisure, and Healthcare & Agricultural.

Graduated from the National University of Malaysia, mastering the Bachelor of Business Administration, Ms Lee served in multinational and public listed companies such as Fujitsu, Lion Group, and Lafarge Roofing. Backed by strong business acumen, she solidified her expertise in Procurement, Purchasing, and Trading. Her experience includes Head of Procurement for IGB Berhad, General Manager of Nam Fatt Marketing Sdn Bhd as well as Chief Operations Officer of Food & Beverage division at TT Resources Bhd. She has successfully set up, established, and centralised all group sourcing as well as procurement activities which have led to significant cost savings and quality delivery.

Since 2010, Ms Lee has played an integral role in the growth and success of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. She now oversees the Marketing & Sales department and Business Development (“BD”) division by strategically leading all Tropicana sales, marketing, and BD activities locally and internationally. Her leadership qualities, agility, and foresight contributed to brand & business positioning as well as sales & marketing optimisation. She also plays a leadership role in the acquisition of strategic assets, disposal of non-strategic assets, and monetisation of landbanks. Aside from that, Ms Lee has incorporated and managed Tropicana Building Materials Sdn Bhd, an inhouse trading company to supply building materials for all Tropicana projects plus providing support for interior design and renovation solutions for Tropicana homeowners upon vacant possession. She is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (“MIPMM”) and Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia (“MBAM”). 

Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
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Managing Director, Group Assets Management

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Andrew Ashvin S/O Podimhatia
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Managing Director, Group Assets Management

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Mr Andrew Ashvin is a Certified Marketing Manager, Certified Operations Manager, Certified Administration Manager, and a Certified Complex Manager by the Malaysian Association of Shopping & Highrise Complex Management, in which he is also a member.

Mr Ashvin has more than 26 years of retail and mixed property management experience. His previous stints with the Penas Group in Penang, Carrefour Malaysia, Mayland Group, Hong Leong Group, and Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd have helped nurture his expertise in all aspects of mall and property management in general.

He passionately believes that a mall is more than just bricks and mortar. Each possesses its own unique character and personality. It is a meeting place, a destination, a melting pot of culture that creates a unique ambiance for leisure, commerce, and entertainment.

He has been serving the Tropicana Group for 9 years and heads the Group Assets Management division as their Managing Director. 

Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
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Executive Director, Group Legal

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Jeffrey Tan Siew Yang
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Executive Director, Group Legal

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Mr Jeffrey Tan holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia (B.Com/LLB) and Master of Science (Information Technology in Business) from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (MSc.IT). Before joining the Group, he was formerly a partner at an international law firm in Malaysia, a registered Trade Mark and Industrial Designs Agent, and a licensed registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Mr Tan is currently the Executive Director of Group Legal. He brings with him substantial experience in the areas of corporate, commercial, conveyancing, and litigation. He has structured, negotiated, and completed numerous land acquisitions/disposals for the Group and resolved dispute matters successfully. He was also the key member in the Group’s asset injection corporate exercises involving the acquisition of prime land parcels in the Klang Valley, Johor Baru, Penang, and Sabah, and in the perpetual sukuk programme for the issuance of unrated and senior ranking perpetual sukuk.

Mr Tan has been with the Group for close to 11 years and is a seasoned general counsel. He provides a comprehensive in-house legal service to the Group with many different work streams and practice groups. He has also authored many articles and has presented papers at legal seminars and regional conferences. He was the panel judge for Malaysian law firms and lawyers at the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards in 2018 and 2019. 

Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
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Executive Director, Authority Liaison

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Encik Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah
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Executive Director, Authority Liaison

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Mr Mohd Zapi Bin Abdullah graduated with BA Hons major in Urban and Planning studies from the University of Malaya. He has been in the property industry for the past 24 years. He was involved in Project Management, approval management, and customer service.

Currently, he is the Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad. He represents the company and serves as an intermediate between the company and the government agencies. He also supports and looks after the business development segment of the company. 

Adrian Chin Kok Ping
Adrian Chin Kok Ping
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Executive Director, Project

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Adrian Chin Kok Ping
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Executive Director, Project

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Mr Adrian Chin graduated with Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is also a Registered Architect of Singapore Board of Architects (“BOA”), Corporate Member of Singapore Institute of Architects (“SIA”), Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (“RIBA”), International Associate Member of American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) as well as Member of Malaysia Institute of Architects (“PAM”).

He brings more than 21 years of extensive experience in master planning, architectural as well as engineering design that spans across Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, and the Middle East. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Group Development Management in Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Among his key expertise includes management of various projects of different sizes and complexity, development of strategic business goals, creation of viable business plans and financial models that will yield and maximise profits from financial management as well as cost analysis, champions project development management from inception till completion and management of stakeholders even in critical situations.

Currently, he is in charge of township developments such as Tropicana Gardens, Tropicana Metropark, Tropicana Heights, Tropicana Miyu, and Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. Aside from project execution, he is involved in business planning and development for new land as well. 

Karen Lee Gia Yuann
Karen Lee Gia Yuann
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Managing Director (Southern)

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Karen Lee Gia Yuann
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Managing Director (Southern)

Gender : Female |

Ms Karen Lee is an Associate of the Chartered Quality Institute (“CQI”) and holds a Diploma in Interior Design as well. She has more than 19 years of experience in local and overseas construction projects and property development industries.

She joined Tropicana in 2013 and spearheaded multiple commercial and township developments in the Southern Region. Her notable achievements include the completion of 163 acres of reclamation works for Lido Waterfront Boulevard, launching Tropicana Industrial Park at Pontian, and other mixed-use commercial developments at Gelang Patah to expedite the western corridor economy in Johor Bahru. 

Ching Hong Tat
Ching Hong Tat
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Managing Director, Business Development

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Ching Hong Tat
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Managing Director, Business Development

Age : 46 | Gender : Male | Nationality : Malaysian

Mr Ching Hong Tat graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Accounting from University of Malaysia and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has more than 22 years of working experience in various industries including property development, agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, construction and industrial products. He joined Tropicana on 1 May 2010 as Deputy General Manager and was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of Tropicana on 1 October 2017. He was involved in business development, mergers and acquisitions, listing, fundraising and systems implementation. He is currently responsible for strategic planning and identifying new business opportunities. He also supports the financial and operations matters. 

Lee Lai Leng
Lee Lai Leng
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Executive Director, Group Finance

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Lee Lai Leng
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Executive Director, Group Finance

Age : 46 | Gender : Female | Nationality : Malaysian

Ms Lee Lai Leng graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts  (First Class Honours) in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University, United Kingdom. She is a chartered accountant by
profession (“ACA”) and holds the status of fellowship (“FCA”) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”).

She has had more than 20 years of financial experience in various sectors such as audit, taxation, advisory manufacturing, and property development. She started her career with two of the largest professional services firms in the world, being Arthur Andersen & Co in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Ernst & Young LLP in London, United Kingdom. Further developing her international financial experience, she also worked at McBride Plc, a manufacturing company based in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange before joining Tropicana Corporation Berhad as Senior Manager, Finance in 2010.

In Tropicana, she has been promoted to several senior management positions, prior to her current position. Currently, she serves as an Executive Director who is overseeing the group reporting function, the corporate finance function as well as the finance functions of the property development division for projects in the Central Region such as Tropicana Aman, Tropicana Metropark, Tropicana Heights, and the investment property division for Tropicana Gardens Mall and Office Tower. Apart from being vastly experienced in financial practices, both internationally and locally, Ms Lee has also been involved in several corporate exercises which include mergers, asset injections, and corporate restructuring. She has also had extensive exposure in obtaining financing for property development projects as well as experience in corporate ratings, structuring corporate debt programs, and general corporate funding. 

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