Y.A.M. Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar (male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Techna-X on 21 March 2007. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Techna-X. He attended all six (6) Board meetings held in the financial year.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. He was a Diplomat for five (5) years and served as Second Secretary in Paris, France from 1972 to 1975. He was proclaimed Regent of Negeri Sembilan from 1994 until 1999. On 11 August 2006, he was appointed as Director of PIPO Overseas Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Techna-X.
Besides Techna-X Berhad, he is currently also on the boards of Ann Joo Resources Berhad and Olympia Industries Berhad. He also holds directorship in other non-listed public companies, namely ORIX Leasing Malaysia Berhad, Syarikat Pendidikan Staffield Berhad and Asia Plantation Capital Berhad.
Y.A.M. Tunku Naquiyuddin is a keen environmentalist and was a Committee Member of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Malaysia) and a Council Member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva. As an active and conscientious businessman, Y.A.M. Tunku Naquiyuddin contributed to the business fraternity through his appointment as founding Chairman of the Federation of Public Listed Companies Berhad, leading the initiatives to bridge bilateral business boundaries through the Malaysia-France Economic and Trade Association for eight (8) years and striving for Asia-Pacific co-operation through the Canada-ASEAN Centre of which he was a Council Member. He was nominated by the Minister of Finance to serve on the Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange from 1989 to 1994.
Y.A.M. Tunku Naquiyuddin is a major shareholder of Techna-X and he has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
Mr. Liu Guodong
Mr. Liu Guodong (male), a Chinese People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) national, was appointed to the Board of Techna-X Berhad on 22 March 2007. He is currently the Managing Director of Techna-X Berhad. He attended all six (6) Board meetings held in the financial year.
He was the Managing Director of Linyi Yehua Coking Co., Ltd (“Yehua”) since 15 December 2004 and was appointed as the legal representative of Yehua on 1 July 2005. He graduated from Linyi Teaching Institute with a Bachelor degree in Sports in 1995. Prior to joining Yehua, from 1994 to 2004, he was a self-employed businessman involved in the dealing of iron ore, coal and electrolysis aluminite powder. On 21 June 2005, he was appointed as a Director of PIPO Overseas Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Techna-X Berhad. Overall, Mr. Liu has over ten (10) years of working experience in the related industry.
Mr. Liu is a major shareholder of Techna-X Berhad and he has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor any conflict of interest with the Company except as disclosed in the financial statements.
Y. Bhg. Datuk Lim Chih Li @ Lin Zhili, Jared
Datuk Jared Lim (male), a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Techna-X Berhad on 16 October 2019 as an Executive Director. He attended one (1) Board meeting out of six (6) held in the financial year as he was only appointed on 16 October 2019.
Datuk Jared Lim is a founding partner of Tremendous Asia Partners, an Asian-owned and locally-grown private equity fund focused on the consumers space in South East Asia with a focus on value add through design and digital marketing. He is also the non-executive chairman of Tremendous Entertainment Ltd, a leading independent producer of live entertainment content in the region.
Prior to joining Tremendous Asia Partners, Datuk Jared Lim was an investment banker with Avenue Securities and was responsible for the setting up of the corporate finance unit, eventually building a strong track record in Equity offerings, Restructurings, M&A and Bond Issues. Datuk Jared Lim built a niche in Malaysia in cross border equity offerings involving PRC enterprises, which eventually led to him starting an Emerging South East Asian private equity model.
Datuk Jared Lim currently sits on the Executive Advisory panel of CENDANA (Cultural Economy Development Agency) which has been set up by the Malaysian government to build a vibrant and sustainable cultural economy in Malaysia.
Datuk Jared Lim has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol and obtained a First Class in Masters of Finance from the University of Hull and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. He is currently completing a post graduate diploma in Digital Business.
Datuk Jared Lim has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
Mr. Tony Foong
Financial Controller of Techna-X Group. A Chartered Accountant, Mr Foong holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from University of Otago, New Zealand and Associate Member (ACMA) of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is also a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Prior to joining Techna-X Group in 2008, Mr Foong worked as Auditor Supervisor for 4 years in Audit firms in Singapore and Malaysia. Subsequently he was an Accountant for 6 years before joining Techna-X Group.
Overall, Mr Foong has 10 years of working experience specializing in the area of auditing & accounting. He will oversee Techna-X Group’s overall accounting matters. He reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Assistant Financial Controller
Mr. Du Peicheng
Assistant Financial Controller of Techna-X Group. Graduated from Shandong College of Economic & Management in 2002. Joined Techna-X Group in 2005.
As todate, Mr Du has accumulated more than 10 years of working experience in the field of accounting & finance.
Head of Food & Beverage Division
Mr. Lee Yew Jin
Lee Yew Jin is the Head of Food & Beverage (“F&B”) division of Techna-X Group, overseeing the Group’s F&B business.
Yew Jin has more than 20 years of experience in managing and operating renowned F&B brands including McDonald’s, Dome Café and Domino’s Pizza.
He is responsible for the overall business operations, strategic direction and expansion for Techna-X Group’s F&B franchises, namely TGI Fridays and Teh Tarik Place in Malaysia and oversea markets.
Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Wan M Hasni
Dr. Wan M Hasni is an entrepreneur by nature, he has developed many businesses throughout his illustrious career spanning over 30 years, managing companies and projects worth over US20 billion.
His core field of expertise is in finance, with experience of building up companies, organisations in Malaysia, United States, China and South East Asia.
Dr Wan M Hasni have dedicated his energy and skillset to spearhead the data analytics and artificial intelligence within the Techna-X group.
He is a Malaysian citizen, and currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Head of Technology Division
Mr. Vince Ng Chee Seng
Vince Ng Chee Seng is the Head of Technology division of Techna-X Group, leading the Group’s mobile and digital solutions business. With over 20 years of experience in founding and growing technology companies, Vince has successfully brought start-ups from drawing board to commercialization.
Among his notable success are TouchPoint International Sdn Bhd, which he co-founded and has since been acquired as part of Techna-X Group in 2019, and Okulus Networks Inc., a technology start-up in Ottawa that he co-founded and has successfully undergone trade sale in 2008.
His other successful commercial deployments including Free Alliance Sdn Bhd, a Khazanah Nasional Funded wireless sensor solutions company in healthcare, manufacturing, education, logistics and transportation sectors.
Head of Business Development
Mr. Maximilius Abbas Wan
Maximilius Wan has served in various top positions with some of the most well-known names in the software and hardware industry during the past 15 years such as EDS, CSA, TeleTech, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, among others.
Among his notable success is MD Labs Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in Smart Data and Analytics, which he co-founded and has since been acquired as part of Techna-X Group in 2020. The company has served and trained members of the Malaysian government from various sectors in the field of analytics and predictive algorithm.
Since 2012, he has based himself in the Asean region with stints in Australia, South Korea, and Singapore focusing on development of Energy Storage Solutions along with analytic related businesses.
Lead Business Development
Mr. Afdha Yusof
Mr. Afdha Yusof has over 15 years of experience in Human Resource and Talent Acquisition in some of the top MNC companies in Southeast Asia and Middle East.
He has been involved in, amongst other things, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Mr. Afdha Yusof is leading the business development of Super Batteries and Energy Storage Solutions.