Mr Chuah Chong Ewe was appointed to the Board of Luster as an Executive Director on 21 September 2018, and subsequently redesignated as Managing Director on 28 February 2023. He is a member of the Risk Management Committee. His main responsibilities are to lead the strategic business direction of the Group.
He graduated from University of Malaya with a degree in LLB (Hons). He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar Council on 26 February 1993 and and in the same year started his career as an advocate and solicitor practicing for approximately 20 years before he ceased practice and venture into corporate commercial field.
In 2005, he joined Seal Incorporated Berhad as Advisor before being assigned as its Group Chief Executive Officer. He spearheaded the strategic move and transformational restructuring in Seal Incorporated Berhad from a heavily indebted position into a profitable net cash corporation with diversified earnings base before leaving in October 2014.
He joined Pentamaster Corporation Berhad in 2015 as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He resigned in 2021 but remains major shareholder of Pentamaster Corporation Berhad.
He joined Aimflex Berhad as Executive Director on 25 January 2022 and subsequently a Group Managing Director on 30 September 2022. He is now major shareholder of Aimflex Berhad.
Mr Chuah Chong San was appointed to the Board of Luster as an Alternate Director on 22 September 2020; he resigned as an Alternate Director of Mr Chuah Chong Ewe and was appointed as an Executive Director of Luster on 5 July 2021.
Upon obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering, he started his career in Motorola Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Motorola”) as Test System Engineer. In 1998, he had transferred to the Internal Control function, focusing on Information Technology (“IT”) and Information Security Protection & Compliance. He was promoted to perform engineering management roles in 2000. He led a team to digitise and transform key supply chain business processes. He was promoted to Penang IT lead in 2005 to manage simplification and consolidation of Enterprise
Resource Planning (“ERP”) system across multiple businesses within Motorola. During his IT career, he had the opportunities to play IT lead roles in multiple Merger, Acquisition and Divesture projects. In 2016, he was promoted to be the Asia Pacific IT lead, focusing on modernising the IT Infrastructure, partnering with Third-Party Logistics (“3PL”) and Electronics Manufacturing Services (“EMS”) to deliver IT solution and supporting IT services in 12 Asia Pacific countries. He left Motorola Solutions in 2020.
He joined Aimflex Berhad as Executive Director on 25 January 2022.
He graduated from University Malaysia with degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989. In 1998, he obtained his Master of Business Administration from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
He is the director of Exzone Precision Engineering Sdn Bhd, Glovmaster Sdn Bhd (“GMSB”) and Glovconcept Sdn Bhd.
Mr Liang Wooi Gee was appointed to the Board of Luster as an Executive Director on 30 September 2008.
Upon obtaining his diploma and completing the 3rd level of CIMA, he worked as an account officer in Sharp-Roxy Electronics Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd (“SRC”), an electronic manufacturing company for 2 years. In 1996, he left SRC to join Zenmax Sdn Bhd (“Zenmax”), a gold jewelry manufacturing company, as an account executive. He was with Zenmax for 4 years before joining Terachi Corporation Sdn Bhd (“Terachi”), a company involved in rubber wood manufacturing. He left Terachi in 2000 and joined Luster Industries Bhd as a Management Accountant. He was promoted to Assistant Financial Controller in 2002 and subsequently to Financial Controller in 2004 before being appointed as an Executive Director in 2008.
He is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Higher Diploma in Management Accounting and is currently a finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (“CIMA”).
He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Phuah Cheng Peng was appointed to the Board of Luster as an Executive Director on 21 July 2017.
He started his career in the planning and designing of major infrastructural work for township development, construction and project management. In 2005, he ventured into property development mainly on landed development of affordable housing in the northern region. In 2010, he managed to procure several high potential land and lead a group of professionals to pursue on high-rise and landed development in Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Klang Valley. He was appointed as managing director of GSD Group of Companies and its associate companies, which are involved in property development and construction, in 2010. He had successfully completed a number of iconic projects in Penang Island with a total gross development value of more than RM1.5 billion which consist of 1,600 units of mixed residential and commercial properties. Under his leadership, he had also completed a number of construction projects with value of more than RM650 million. He had also successfully completed 1,200 units of mixed development, mainly affordable housing and commercial units in Kedah, Penang and Kelantan with gross development value of more than RM300 million. He left GSD Group of Companies and its associate companies in 2016 and appointed as an advisor to the Group.
He obtained his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
He is the managing director of Luster Construction Sdn Bhd, Luster Venture Sdn Bhd and Jade Classic Sdn Bhd.
Mr Wee Song He, Wilson was appointed as an Executive Director of Luster Industries Bhd on 12 June 2012. He graduated with a Diploma in Digital Film Arts from School of Audio Engineering in 2005. He joined the private education sector for two years, where he was responsible in lecturing key programs and program coordination. In 2007, he joined Winco Precision Engineering (Melaka) Sdn Bhd (“WPESB”) and Winco Precision Technologies Sdn Bhd (“WPTSB”) as director. Apart from being actively involved in the overall coordination, execution and management of all projects undertaken by WPESB, he is responsible for leading the company in conceptualising, formalising and implementing corporate strategies.
Mr Wee is a member of the Risk Management Committee.
Encik Ahmad Kamal Bin S. Awab was appointed to the Board of Luster as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 July 2017. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Brunel University through Henley Management College.
He is a banking and business management veteran of more than 35 years plus and a well-known and recognised individual for his wide circuit in handling and managing relationships of global multi-national companies, financial institutions and local corporations as well as public sector state agencies and government-linked companies. He has a proven exemplary track record in areas of credit and risk management, global transaction services, capital markets, corporate finance, derivatives and treasury products in his years of services with global banking institutions such as Citibank, ABN-AMRO Bank and Deutsche Bank. He also served as a senior general manager of Malaysia Nasional Insurance for a period of one year before joining H2O Capital Sdn Bhd as its advisor and director where he served for 6 years before leaving the company in 2008 to take up the position as the Head of Global Corporate and Financial Institutions for the Commercial Bank of Qatar, (a Stock Company of Qatar) in Doha, Qatar. Apart from his role as Head of Global Corporate and Financial Institutions, he also oversaw the international syndication portfolios and corporate finance transactions which included remedial, recovery management primarily restructuring and reconstructing credit/debt defaults. In addition, he was also entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing audit, risk management, corporate governance and compliance where he was exposed to the aspects of another regional market covering the Middle East and North Africa.
He left Commercial Bank of Qatar in 2013. In 2014, he was made the advisor and ASEAN Regional Representative of Bridgeway Finance Limited, United Kingdom; and in the same year was also appointed as advisor to COGE Global Ventures Sdn Bhd (where he has since resigned from the two positions in December 2018). In August 2017, he was appointed as director of Leverage3 Consulting Sdn Bhd and director of business development of Premium Capital Partners Sdn Bhd, a nonbank lender pioneer in General Insurance Premium financing business of extending credit to policyholders (“insured”) to pay insurance premium.
In August 2018, he was appointed as director and Responsible Person (RP) of Crowd Sense Sdn Bhd, a Recognised Market Operator (RMO) for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Crowd Financing under its digital platform ‘cofundr.com.my’ which is supervised and governed by Securities Commission Malaysia.
He has constantly re-engineered and updated himself in the field of finance and risk management through interaction with industry experts and seminars attended in his personal capacity.
He is the Chairman of Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Ms. Lee was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 February 2023. Ms Lee graduated from University of Malaya with a degree in Bachelor of Accounting (Hons). She completed her professional examinations with the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a fellow member of Malaysian Institute of Taxation.
Ms Lee started her career as an auditor from year 1992 to 1995 in an international audit firm where she gained experience in auditing clients from different types of industries ranging from trading, manufacturing, retailing, finance, banking, property development to services. She was involved in corporate business service in preparing clients for listing in KLSE and Financial Consultant of abandoned housing projects under Tabung Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai Bank Negara Malaysia.
In 1995, she joined a public listed company as Group Accountant where her job responsibilities were mainly in the area of consolidated group accounts, finance, treasury, taxation, internal control, corporate governance and administration. She was subsequently promoted to Financial Controller and CEO in a subsidiary of the said public listed company. She was involved in the setting up the education arm of the said public listed company group (the "Group").
In 2003, she performed a management buy-out of a private institution of higher learning from the Group. As the CEO and Financial Director, she upgraded the college to a 5 star rated international college and subsequently, she retired in 2018.
In 2022, she was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Sin Kung Logistics Bhd.
She is the Chairman of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. She is a member of the Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee.
Dato’ Mohamed Shukri bin Mohamed Zain was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 March 2010. He received his early education in King George V School in Seremban. Subsequently, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing and Finance) from Winthrop University, South Carolina, United States of America in 1987. He was conferred the Darjah Setia Bakti Negeri Sembilan on 14 January 2022, which carries the title “Dato”.
Upon returning from the United States, he was employed by the Federal Land Development Authority Group where he first served as a purchasing officer in FELDA Trading Corporation. Thereafter, he was transferred to FELDA Marketing Corporation (“FELMA”) in 1991. In 1993, he was put in charge of FELMA’s London office, which served as Malaysia’s main palm oil trading office for both the European and the American markets. In 1996, Dato’ Mohamed Shukri together with some partners incorporated a logistics company, MayGlobe Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd. He was one of the major shareholders and served as the group managing director from the inception of the company until late 2006. He is the managing director of Nano Quest (M) Sdn Bhd, a company which treats palm oil mill effluent as well as a director of Greater Tampin Oto Sdn Bhd, operating a Honda distributorship in Negeri Sembilan. He later resigned from Greater Tampin Oto Sdn Bhd in 2022.
He is the member of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee.