Mr Tai Keat Chai, a Malaysian male, aged 67, is the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 26 July 2021. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
He passed the examinations of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1976 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr Tai began his career with KPMG in London for a year and later in 1978, joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur for 3 years. In 1981, he joined Alliance Investment Bank Berhad and worked his way up for 7 years to become Senior Manager of Corporate Finance department.
Thereafter, Mr Tai spent 1 year in PwC Consulting Sdn Bhd as a Manager providing management consultancy services before joining Berjaya Group Berhad as General Manager of Investment. He was subsequently seconded to SJ Securities Sdn Bhd as a General Manager, involved in the revival of the suspended stockbroking operations.
For a few years from 1991, Mr Tai served as an Executive Director of A.A. Anthony Securities Sdn Bhd and subsequently, worked as dealers representative in Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. Currently, he is a Director of Fiscal Corporate Services Sdn Bhd.
Other than the Company, he is a Director of Marine & General Berhad, Microlink Solutions Berhad and Rex Industry Berhad.
He has no conflict of interest with the Group and has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group. He maintains a clean record with regard to convictions for offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years.