Board of Directors


LEE MARN FONG

NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Malaysian

Madam Lee has more than 30 years of experience in a multinational corporation group of companies with diversified business activities consisting of manufacturing of material handling equipment, engineering projects and services, trading of chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, consumer electronics and communications equipment.

Madam Lee’s term of service with the multinational group involved in multiple discipline management experiences in Finance, Human Resource, Business Risk, Operational Quality Assurance, Business Restructuring, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project implementation and Sustainability Certification programs.

Madam Lee is a Fellowship Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom. She is also a Certified Educator for Secondary Education from the Specialist Teachers Training Institute (Ministry of Education) who began her career in the civil service as an educator for secondary level education prior to entering the private sector.

Since 2008, Madam Lee has been an Advisor to VSTECS group of companies in business process engineering in the support of business goals and continuous improvement of operational and administrative functions.

Madam Lee is one of the major shareholder of the Company through her substantial shareholdings in Sengin Sdn. Bhd. and the shareholdings of her children and spouse, the late Mr. Foo Sen Chin, the Co-Founder and the former Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company.

She has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

SOONG JAN HSUNG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Malaysian

Mr. Soong began his career as a Marketing Representative with VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd. in 1987. His hard work and dedication in the next 7 years led to several promotions in sales and marketing position to become the General Manager in 1994. Mr. Soong was promoted to Executive Director in 2001 and was appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Berhad on 1 January 2014. On 1 January 2015, Mr. Soong was promoted to the position of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Berhad to lead and manage the Group, in conjunction with the elevation of the late Mr. Foo Sen Chin as the Executive Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Soong has more than 35 years of experience in the ICT distribution market. He is also an Executive Director of the subsidiary companies, namely, VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd., VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd., VSTECS KU Sdn. Bhd. and VSTECS Kush Sdn. Bhd. He has been primarily responsible for developing new sales and marketing strategies, as well as the ICT product distribution, ICT sales and services, and, enterprise systems operations of the Group.

Mr. Soong has contributed significantly to the Group in becoming the leading ICT hub in Malaysia.

Mr. Soong has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

DATO' KHOO SIN AIK

SENIOR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Malaysian

Dato’ Khoo has more than 35 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. He has served in diverse capacities in public and private sector organisations such as The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) (as Chairman from 1995 to 1997), Patimas Computers Bhd (as Executive Director from 1996 to 1998), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) (as Vice President of Corporate Strategy from 2006 to 2015), WCIT 2008 Sdn. Bhd. (as CEO from 2006 to 2008) and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (“WITSA”) (as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2012).

Dato’ Khoo currently holds the position of Chairman Emeritus of WITSA. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of MDEC Americas Inc (Silicon Valley) from 2015 to 2019.

Dato’ Khoo has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

ABDUL AZIZ BIN ZAINAL ABIDIN

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Malaysian

Encik Abdul Aziz has more than 35 years of experience in the Insurance industry and holds a Fellowship of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (FMII).

Encik Abdul Aziz was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sime Darby Lockton Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd.. Prior to joining Sime Darby Lockton Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd., he was the Marketing Director of Asia Capital Reinsurance, Malaysia from 2008 to 2012. He was also the Deputy Chairman of Malaysian Insurance Takaful Brokers Association (MITBA). Encik Abdul Aziz was a Director at the Islamic Banking & Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM).

In 1977, Encik Abdul Aziz began his career with Tugu Insurance, Malaysia. He then joined Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance as Head of Reinsurance Department handling treaty reinsurance program and facultative reinsurance and had his training in Tokyo, Japan.

Encik Abdul Aziz has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

ANNE RODRIGUES NEE KOH LAN HEONG

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Malaysian

Madam Anne Rodrigues has more than 35 years of work experience and her areas of expertise covers finance specifically in Accounting, Treasury, Corporate Finance, Internal Audit and Risk Management. She has also acquired varied expertise in Product Research and Product Planning as well as Contracts and Procurement.

Madam Anne began her career with Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) in 1973. From 1984 to 1997, she was seconded by FELDA to various companies and gained diverse financial, commercial and corporate experience in Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad and Boustead Group. She returned to serve Felda Holdings Berhad as its Group Finance Director from 1998 to 2006 and Senior Executive Director (Finance) from 2006 to 2009. She was then appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer, and subsequently Financial Advisor of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad. Her last position was as Chief Financial Officer of TRT Holdings, Inc. (a subsidiary of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd based in Boston, USA) from September 2011 to 2012.

Madam Anne has obtained a Certificate on Project Appraisal and Risk Management for Bankers from Harvard Institute for International Development and Institute of Banks Malaysia and has also completed a training program on Japanese Securities Business by Nomura Securities Co., Ltd, Japan. She had been a lecturer on International Finance and New Business Development for MBA programs offered by Master in Management/ University of Bath (1995-1996) and KDU/University of Liverpool and Humberside UK (1996). She had been a regular speaker at local and international conferences related to Cash and Treasury Management and was a president of Malaysian Association of Corporate Treasurers (2012-2014).

In 2018, she was appointed by the Minister of Finance as a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation, an independent body established under the Financial Reporting Act 1997.

Madam Anne has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. She has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

JOSEPHINE PHAN SU HAN

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Malaysian

Prior to her retirement as Senior Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia, Madam Josephine Phan led the Information Technology ("IT") Risk Assurance Practice in providing assurance and advisory services to clients on their IT systems and financial processes. Madam Josephine has more than 30 years of professional experience working with clients across various industries, both locally and overseas. Her experience includes financial statutory audits, IT governance, IT internal and external audits, information security, IT risk and regulatory compliance, IT and operational due diligence.

Madam Josephine was the past President of CPA Australia (Malaysia Division), past Vice President of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (Malaysia Chapter) and, past Member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, MIA Disciplinary Appeal Board and CPA Australia Board Nomination Committee respectively.

Madam Josephine is a member of MIA Education Board and MIA Digital Technology Implementation Committee. She is also a panel member for MIA Accreditation of Local Universities Accounting Degrees. Currently, Madam Josephine serves as the Independent Non-Executive Director of Mulpha International Berhad.

Madam Josephine has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. She has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

ONG WEI HIAM

NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Malaysian

Mr. Ong was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Holdings (Singapore) Limited on 1 January 2013 and was appointed as an Executive Director of VSTECS Holdings (Singapore) Limited on 16 April 2012. Mr. Ong concurrently holds the positions of Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of VSTECS Holdings Limited, the parent company of VSTECS Holdings (Singapore) Limited.

Mr. Ong serves as a director for the following VSTECS Group’s subsidiaries:-

  • - A Non- Independent Non-Executive Director of VSTECS
  • - An Executive Director of VSTECS Holdings (Singapore) Limited
  • - An Executive Director and the Group Chief Financial Officer of VSTECS Holdings Limited
  • - A Director of VSTECS (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • - A Director of VSTECS Phils., Inc.
  • - A Director of VST ECS (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
  • - A Director of VSTECS (HK) Limited (Formerly known as VST Computers (H.K.) Limited)
Mr. Ong has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

Senior Leadership Team


SOONG JAN HSUNG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Soong began his career as a Marketing Representative with VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd. in 1987. His hard work and dedication in the next 7 years led to several promotions in sales and marketing position to become the General Manager in 1994. Mr. Soong was promoted to Executive Director in 2001 and was appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Berhad on 1 January 2014. On 1 January 2015, Mr. Soong was promoted to the position of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Berhad to lead and manage the Group, in conjunction with the elevation of the late Mr. Foo Sen Chin as the Executive Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Soong has more than 35 years of experience in the ICT distribution market. He is also an Executive Director of the subsidiary companies, namely, VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd., VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd., VSTECS KU Sdn. Bhd. and VSTECS Kush Sdn. Bhd. He has been primarily responsible for developing new sales and marketing strategies, as well as the ICT product distribution, ICT sales and services, and, enterprise systems operations of the Group.

Mr. Soong has contributed significantly to the Group in becoming the leading ICT hub in Malaysia.

Mr. Soong has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Group and has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Group. He has not been convicted of any offences within the past 5 years and there have been no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

TEE ANG KUAN

GROUP GENERAL MANAGER

Tee was promoted to Group General Manager in 2015, in-charge of the overall distribution and services businesses of the Group. Prior to this role, he was the General Manager of VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. overseeing operations, including the design and development of business and marketing strategies, marketing and distribution of ICT products, and, management of sales staff.

Tee graduated with Bachelors of Art (Honours) majoring in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1985. He began his career with a computer company in sales line upon graduation.

From 1986 to 1995, Tee worked with several ICT distributors, specialising in sales and marketing of ICT products, such as notebooks and desktop PCs printers and software. In 1996, he assumed the role of Business Manager at VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. and subsequently promoted to General Manager in 1999. With over 30 years of experience in the ICT distribution market, his wealth of knowledge and expertise has contributed significantly to the growth of the Group.

CHAN PUAY CHAI

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Chan was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the Group in 2016, in-charge of financial planning and control, financial compliances, credit management, risk management, and, other financial and management related functions. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.) and a registered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

In 1995, Chan joined VSTECS Kush Sdn. Bhd. as a Finance Manager and was promoted to Financial Controller in 2005. His extensive professional journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including the review of accounting systems, implementation of computerisation, management accounting, budgeting, corporate exercises, financial analysis and its related functions.

With a wealth of experience in the ICT industry and financial management, he has made significant and enduring contributions to the Group’s success. Remarkably, he has dedicated 28 years to the Group. His strategic financial insight and unwavering dedication have played a crucial role in fostering sustained growth and prosperity within the Group.

CHUAH KEE HENG

GENERAL MANAGER OF VSTECS ASTAR SDN. BHD.

Chuah was appointed as General Manager of VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. In 2016, in-charge of the operations including the design and development of business and marketing strategies, marketing and distribution of the Group’s ICT products, and, management of sales staff.

He graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from Upper IOWA University, USA in 1998.

Before joining the Group, Chuah accumulated extensive experience working with various ICT distributors and industry players from 1991 to 2016. With his rich experience in the dynamic ICT industry, he is well-positioned to make substantial and strategic contributions to the continued success and growth of the Group.

Li Chin Yeo

GENERAL MANAGER OF VSTECS PERICOMP SDN. BHD.

Li was promoted to General Manager of VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd. in 2018, in-charge of the operations including the design and development of business and marketing strategies, marketing and distribution of our ICT products, and management of sales staff.

A graduate of Bachelor of Commerce from University Of Wollongong, Australia, Li joined VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd. in 2002 as a Support Executive. He progressed through various roles including Technology Specialist in 2003, Assistant Business Development Manager in 2006, Business Development Manager in 2007, Product Manager in 2008, Senior Manager (Sales) in 2012, and followed by the appointment as Assistant General Manager before being promoted to the General Manager.

His wealth of experience has been a driving force, making substantial contributions to the collective success and expansion of the Group.

Foo Lek Choong

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Foo is the Chief Information Officer of the Group responsible for the overall IT strategy and technology implementations within the Group. A graduate from Cornell University in 1998 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he brings a combined 25 years of experience in systems integration of internet working architectures in the ICT industry and market engagement strategies including product development, management and product life-cycle evolution in a national Tier-1 Telco/ISP environment. In his previous roles in the Telco industry, his responsibilities included partnership and alliance management, engagement in analysis and strategic direction of corporate strategy and various market engagement strategies. Foo’s experience extends to product development, management, and, service life-cycle sustenance with in-depth experience relating to wired and wireless broadband access services.

Within VSTECS, he drives the Group’s ICT strategy including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and real-time business intelligence and information management. In line with the Group’s sustainability strategies, Foo plays an active role in corporate strategy and group sustainability, and, is one of the Directors in the Group’s associate company, ISATEC Sdn. Bhd.

Foo is the son of the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Madam Lee Marn Fong and the late Mr. Foo Sen Chin, the Co-founder and the former Non- Independent Non-Executive Chairman.

Management Team


Yap Siew Kee

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER OF VSTECS KU SDN. BHD.

Yap is the Assistant General Manager of VSTECS KU Sdn. Bhd. in-charge of the operations, design and development of business and marketing strategies and management of sales staff.

A graduate with Degree Bachelor of Science (Hons) in IT & Computing System from Staffordshire University, England, he began his working career at VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd. as a Product Manager in 2008.

Yap’s commitment and strategic acumen led to his promotion to the role of Senior Manager in early 2012, where he managed overall marketing and strategies for the System Infrastructure division. In 2017, he led the enterprise business development team in VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. His role expanded and on 1 September 2018, he assumed the position of Senior Services Manager at VSTECS KU Sdn. Bhd., responsible for the overall ICT sales and services. In recognition of his continued excellence, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2021.

Yee Chee Yoon

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Yee is the Human Resource Manager of the Group since 2014 in charge of the Human Resource management of the Group. She graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Stamford College in 2001 and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management in 2004.

She began her career in 1994 at a local Bank as a Personal Assistant and progressing to a promotion as Human Resource Officer in 1997. She was an Associate Officer handling various HR matters in a multinational company in 2002 and subsequently joined a computer company as a Human Resource & Administration Manager in 2009.

Chai Meiw Cheng

INVENTORY MANAGER

Chai is the Inventory Manager of the Group since October 2017 in charge of the comprehensive Inventory management responsibilities of the Group. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration.

Her journey with the Group began in 1997 as a sales coordinator at VSTECS Pericomp Sdn. Bhd.. Chai progressed through various roles in VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd., starting as an Order Processing Administrator in 1999, then advancing to Order Processing Executive in 2006. Recognising her capabilities, she was further promoted to Senior Order Processing Executive in 2009.

From 2015 until 2017, she was appointed as Assistant Inventory Manager and she was subsequently promoted to the role of Inventory Manager at VSTECS Kush Sdn. Bhd..

Lai Yoke Kean

SENIOR MANAGER (PRODUCT & MARKETING - CONSUMER) OF VSTECS ASTAR SDN. BHD.

Lai is the Senior Marketing Manager of VSTECS Astar Sdn Bhd leading the development and implementation of product and marketing strategies in alignment with the Group’s vision.

She graduated with a Diploma in LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce & Industry) Accounting from Systematic Institute of Information Technology in 1996.

In 2006, she began her working career with VSTECS Astar Sdn. Bhd. as a Senior Sales Executive and she was promoted to the role of Sales Manager in 2017. Recognising her continued excellence, Lai was appointed as Senior Marketing Manager in 2021.

JOYVERI ANAK NYELANG

SENIOR MANAGER, LOGISTICS

Joyveri is the Senior Logistics Manager responsible for the overall warehouse and logistics’ operations of the Group. He graduated with a Degree in Business Administration Management (Hons) from Northern University Malaysia, Kedah in 2002.

Joyveri has more than 18 years of experience in logistics and transportations management as well as operation of air and sea freight services. His wealth of experience ranges from supervisory and management role; handling shipping and trading via International Commercial Terms (Incoterms), overseeing and management of organisation’s supply chain and warehouse operation; inventory control; manufacturing resources; executing, planning and leading projects including Warehouse Management, Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Joyveri led warehouse and logistics’ operations and resources via systems such as ORACLE, SAP, JIT (Just-In-Time) operation and inventory management, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) management, and, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). His experience include implementing and applying International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”)’s certifications such as ISO 9001 (quality management systems), ISO 14000 (environmental management standards) and ISO 22000 (food safety management System).

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