Board of Directors

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Datuk Mohamad Danel Abong

Managing Director

Datuk Danel obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, under the Colombo Plan Scholarship. He joined Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCO) in 1978 where he was active in the initial development of Bakun Hydro-electric Project. By 1991 he rose to become the Deputy General Manager. He left to join Time Engineering Berhad in the same year as General Manager of the Power Division. In 1994 he joined Bakun Management Sdn Bhd to become its Managing Director overseeing the implementation of the Bakun Hydro-electric Project as a privatized concern. In 1999 he formed Global Upline Sdn Bhd, active in construction and property development, and FLIR Asia Sdn Bhd amongst others.
In 2007 he received the award Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) from the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, which carries the title “Datuk”.

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Datin Azliza Ahmad Tajuddin

Executive Director

Datin Azliza obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 1989. She started her career as an auditor at Coopers and Lybrand in 1990. In 1994 she joined Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad as Manager, Corporate Finance Division. She then moved to Padiberas Nasional Berhad (“BERNAS”) in 1998 as the General Manager, Oce of Group Managing Director and was later promoted to become the Chief Operating Ocer for Bernas Overseas (L) Ltd (the overseas investment arm of BERNAS). She left BERNAS in 2000 to become the Chief Operating Ocer of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (“TV3”) and in August 2001, she became the Executive Director of Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd (one
of the oldest magazine publisher in Malaysia).
In October 2004 she joined Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as its part-owner and Group Chief Executive Ocer. Blu Inc is the biggest publisher of magazines in Malaysia with about 30 titles under its umbrella such as Her World, Harpers Bazaar, Female, Cleo, Marie Claire, Glam, Men’s Health, Nuyou and PEAK Magazine.

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Colin Whitehead

Director

Colin is a senior executive with signicant international experience (Asia Regional, Eastern Europe and China) in general management, business turnarounds and sustainable re-structuring. He was the Regional Manager for Dresser Industries (now Halliburton) from 1990 until 1997 and oversaw operations in fourteen countries spreading geographically from India to Japan to New Zealand. In 1997 he became a management consultant working on business turnarounds in China, primarily for venture capital invested companies. He became the CEO of Rentwise, South East Asia’s fastest growing rental company in 2002 and presently still retains a role as an Executive Director and shareholder. From 2010 until January 2013 Colin was the Country Head Malaysia for Macquarie Banks Leasing Division. After a short period away from the corporate role, he was called back to Macquarie Bank as a Director with an expanded scope covering wider territories including Europe.

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Datuk Mohamad Danel Abong

Managing Director

Datuk Danel obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, under the Colombo Plan Scholarship. He joined Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCO) in 1978 where he was active in the initial development of Bakun Hydro-electric Project. By 1991 he rose to become the Deputy General Manager. He left to join Time Engineering Berhad in the same year as General Manager of the Power Division. In 1994 he joined Bakun Management Sdn Bhd to become its Managing Director overseeing the implementation of the Bakun Hydro-electric Project as a privatized concern. In 1999 he formed Global Upline Sdn Bhd, active in construction and property development, and FLIR Asia Sdn Bhd amongst others.
In 2007 he received the award Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) from the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, which carries the title “Datuk”.

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Datin Azliza Ahmad Tajuddin

Executive Director

Datin Azliza obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 1989. She started her career as an auditor at Coopers and Lybrand in 1990. In 1994 she joined Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad as Manager, Corporate Finance Division. She then moved to Padiberas Nasional Berhad (“BERNAS”) in 1998 as the General Manager, Oce of Group Managing Director and was later promoted to become the Chief Operating Ocer for Bernas Overseas (L) Ltd (the overseas investment arm of BERNAS). She left BERNAS in 2000 to become the Chief Operating Ocer of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (“TV3”) and in August 2001, she became the Executive Director of Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd (one
of the oldest magazine publisher in Malaysia).
In October 2004 she joined Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as its part-owner and Group Chief Executive Ocer. Blu Inc is the biggest publisher of magazines in Malaysia with about 30 titles under its umbrella such as Her World, Harpers Bazaar, Female, Cleo, Marie Claire, Glam, Men’s Health, Nuyou and PEAK Magazine.

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Colin Whitehead

Director

Colin is a senior executive with signicant international experience (Asia Regional, Eastern Europe and China) in general management, business turnarounds and sustainable re-structuring. He was the Regional Manager for Dresser Industries (now Halliburton) from 1990 until 1997 and oversaw operations in fourteen countries spreading geographically from India to Japan to New Zealand. In 1997 he became a management consultant working on business turnarounds in China, primarily for venture capital invested companies. He became the CEO of Rentwise, South East Asia’s fastest growing rental company in 2002 and presently still retains a role as an Executive Director and shareholder. From 2010 until January 2013 Colin was the Country Head Malaysia for Macquarie Banks Leasing Division. After a short period away from the corporate role, he was called back to Macquarie Bank as a Director with an expanded scope covering wider territories including Europe.