Y. Bhg. Dato’ Wee Hoe Soon @ Gooi Hoe Soon, Malaysian aged 58, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 27 June 2000. He was appointed as the Chairman of both the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee whilst being a member of the Nominating Committee until year 2004. On 3 January 2005, he resigned from being an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee as well as member of the Nominating Committee and became an Alternate Director to Woon Chin Chan. He was invited back to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director as well as member of Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee on 13 November 2013. In 2016, he was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Co-Chairman of HSIB. Y. Bhg. Dato’ Gooi resigned as Independent Non-Executive Co-Chairman in 2018 and in the same year, appointed as Alternate Director to Lim Poh Seong.
Y. Bhg. Dato’ Gooi is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has more than 36 years of experience in the fields of accounting and corporate finance and was Finance Director of several private and public listed companies.
He had been instrumental in the successful implementation of several corporate exercises, which included merger and acquisition and corporate debt restructuring exercises undertaken by public listed companies.
In 1999, Y. Bhg. Dato’ Gooi was appointed to the Board of Avenue Capital Resources Berhad as a Non-Executive Director and subsequently appointed as Group Managing Director in 2001 and Deputy Chairman in 2004; holding this last post until 2006. He was also the CEO/Executive Director-Dealing of Avenue Securities Sdn. Bhd.
In 2008, Y. Bhg. Dato’ Gooi was appointed to the Board of EON Bank Berhad and was subsequently appointed Chairman of the Board in 2009, a position that he held until May, 2012. In 2009, he was appointed to the Board of Amity Bond Berhad and in the same year assumed Chairmanship. In April 2018, he resigned as a Director of both Amity Bond Berhad and AIA Berhad, subsequent to which he was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director of Bank Negara Malaysia. He also sits on the Board of Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia (Perstima) Berhad, Yinson Holdings Berhad and Red Ideas Holdings Berhad. Y. Bhg. Dato’ Gooi does not have any family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He has not been convicted of any offence within the past 15 years.