Lee Chen Yow

Lee Chen Yow, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director

Lee Chen Yow was appointed to our Board on 29 August 2014. Lee Chen Yow completed an articleship with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and obtained his MICPA qualification in 2002. He is currently a Certified Public Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant since 2003 and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) since February 2012.

He began his career in 1996 when he joined an audit firm, BDO Binder as an Audit Assistant where he was exposed to assurance and special assignments for clients in various industries, such as the plantation, hospitality, property development, construction and trading. In 2003, Lee Chen Yow subsequently joined the field of commerce, holding roles in the finance function including finance manager and assistant vice president of several listed companies. He joined Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad as Finance Manager in 2003 where he was responsible for the group financial reporting to the Board of Directors of the company and to Bursa Securities. In 2004, he joined Country Heights Holding Berhad as Finance Manager where he was responsible for the group financial reporting of the listed entity and managing the finance functions of its subsidiaries. During his time in Country Heights Holdings Berhad, he assisted in the group’s internal reorganisation and fund raising schemes such as proposed divestment of its property division to seek listing, bonds revision and loan restructuring. In 2006, he then joined Astro All Asia Networks Plc (Astro) as an Assistant Vice President and was responsible for regional accounting work for the company’s investments in overseas, ensuring compliance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and adherence to group’s financial reporting across the regional subsidiaries before leaving in 2010. Subsequently in 2010, he joined Uzma Engineering Sdn Bhd, which principal activities were in the provision of services for the oil and gas upstream industry. The company is the main subsidiary of Uzma Berhad and Lee Chen Yow acted as Group Finance Manager where he was responsible for finance function of the group.

As a result of Lee Chen Yow’s experience, he is experienced in accounting and compliance work and is familiar with the Listing Requirements. Lee Chen Yow founded his own consultancy company, Base Associates Management Consulting Sdn Bhd in 2011 which is involved in the provision of financial management and advisory services and is an Executive Director of the company. He was also appointed to the board of directors of Jubli Sepadu Sdn Bhd on 17 February 2012 which is involved in property investment, and 3C Advisory Sdn Bhd on 16 May 2014 which is involved in consulting and the provision of corporate advisory and financial-related services.

Lee Chen Yow established VC Advisory, a firm registered with the MIA, on 2 April 2014 and assumed the role of the Managing Partner of VC Advisory on the same date. The principal activity of VC Advisory is the provision of accounting and compliance services.