About Us

Board of Directors

About Us

Board of Directors

Dato’ Sri Lee Hock Seng

Executive Director, Executive Chairman

Dato' Sri Liang Chee Fong
("Dato' Sri Thomas")

Executive Director, Group Managing Director

Azrin Mirzhan Bin Kamaluddin​

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Omar Azlan Bin Ismail Farouk

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Lee Guat Tin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Su Hwei

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Kim Chee ("Collin Tan")

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sri Lee Hock Seng

Executive Director, Executive Chairman

Dato’ Sri Lee was appointed as Executive Director and designated as Deputy Executive Chairman of the Company on 6 September 2023 and redesignated as Executive Chairman effective from 20 May 2024.

Dato’ Sri Lee has gained extensive exposure in both local and international marketing for the hospitality and property development sectors. He is highly regarded for his visionary leadership and dedication to promoting Malaysian hospitality on a global scale.

Dato’ Sri Lee is the renowned founder of HYM Group, the company behind the famed WOLO Kuala Lumpur hotel. His contributions extend beyond the boardroom, as he serves as a dedicated Trustee of the LCW Foundation, helping those in need.

Dato’ Sri Lee is a major shareholder of the Company through his direct and indirect shareholdings in the Company. Dato’ Sri Lee has no directorships in other public companies.

Dato’ Sri Lee attended all two (2) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2023 after his appointment. He has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect to any transactions between the Company and related parties involving himself. Dato’ Sri Lee’s spouse, Datin Sri Joanne Yew Hong Im is a major shareholder of the Company.

Dato’ Sri Liang Chee Fong ("Dato' Sri Thomas")

Executive Director, Group Managing Director

Dato’ Sri Liang Chee Fong (“Dato’ Sri Thomas”) was appointed to the Board of Magma Group Berhad on 11 October 2023 and re-designated as Group Managing Director on 1 March 2024. He holds an Honours Degree in International Marketing and Economics from Coventry University in the United Kingdom and furthered his education with an MBA in General Business Management from Dublin, Ireland.

With over two decades of experience, Dato’ Sri Thomas has held various positions in both local and international financial institutions, encompassing roles in commercial banks and equity investment banks. His expertise extends to advisory roles in investment, operations, marketing, and business development for multinational corporations. Before joining Magma Group, he successfully managed multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including operations in hotels and property development.

Currently, Dato’ Sri Thomas serves as the Executive Chairman of Rekatech Capital Berhad.

Dato’ Sri Thomas attended all two (2) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2023 after his appointment.

Azrin Mirzhan Bin Kamaluddin

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Azrin Mirzhan Bin Kamaluddin (“En. Azrin”) is appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 20 May 2024.

En. Azrin brings over two decades of top-level management experience across various industries, including manufacturing, financial regulation, and hospitality. He holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB Honours) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom.

His earlier years were in the manufacturing industry followed by a stint in the Securities Commission of Malaysia and a decade with a Malaysian diversified conglomerate, where he served as Country Head for their Indonesian subsidiary focused on luxury villa development in Bali in the last 4 years. Most recently, En. Azrin rejoined Impiana Sdn Bhd as its Chief Operating Officer in October 2023, having previously held the same position from 2015 to 2020. 

En. Azrin was appointed as an Executive Director of Magma Group Berhad (fka Impiana Hotels Berhad) from 24 October 2017 until 31 December 2020 and also served as its Chief Operating Officer from July 2022 until September 2023.

Omar Azlan Bin Ismail @ Farouk

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Omar Azlan bin Ismail @ Farouk (“En. Omar”) is appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director effective 20 May 2024.

En. Omar brings a strong foundation in economics and global management to the Board, holding a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Economics from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Science in Global Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom.

He began his career in 2018 with a focus on business development for Impiana Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur. En Omar further honed his skills through diverse roles at Bicester Village from 2018 to 2021, including Business Analyst and Corporate, Legal and Finance Analyst. Leveraging his experience, he joined Impiana Sdn Bhd in 2022 as General Manager of Corporate Affairs. In this role, he excelled at managing asset disposals, leading due diligence with potential investors, overseeing hotel performance across Malaysia, Thailand, and Bali, and developing financial forecasts for external stakeholders. Previously, as an Analyst at Value Retail, Bicester Village, he played a key role in coordinating financial strategies and supporting corporate restructuring initiatives.

En. Omar is the son of Dato’ Seri Ismail @ Farouk Bin Abdullah, who recently retired as a major shareholder and Executive Chairman of the Company on 20 May 2024. 

Lee Guat Tin

Independent Non-Executive Director
Board Committee Memberships

Ms. Lee Guat Tin (“Ms. Sherine”) was appointed to the Board as an Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 August 2023. She brings with her a wealth of expertise, holding an Investor Protection Professional Certificate from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (“ACI”).

Ms. Sherine’s distinguished career spans an impressive 33 years at Affin Bank Berhad, culminating in her appointment as Branch Manager in 2005. Her extensive experience within the banking sector is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills, strategic vision, and proven ability to foster growth and profitability.

After her retirement from Affin Bank Berhad, Ms. Sherine transitioned to a management role at the esteemed legal firm, Messrs. Rusnah Loh Ng & Co. In this capacity, her comprehensive expertise extends across various domains, including corporate law, real estate, litigation, employment law, as well as accounting and finance.

Ms. Sherine’s contributions to the banking industry have been marked by proficiency in financial management, adept risk assessment, and strict adherence to regulatory compliance. Throughout her career, she has consistently propelled organizations to higher levels of success.

Currently, in her pivotal role within Messrs. Rusnah Loh Ng & Co., Ms. Sherine continues to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the fore, contributing to the strategic and operational aspects of the company.

Ms. Sherine attended all three (3) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2023 after her appointment. She does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Lim Su Hwei

Independent, Non-Executive Director
Board Committee Memberships

Ms. Lim Su Hwei (“Ms. Lim”) was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 August 2023. She graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Business, double majoring in Accounting and Banking/Finance, and is also a certified CPA Australia professional.

Ms. Lim is a chartered accountant with a forward-thinking vision and a strong belief in adaptability in the modern world. With over a decade of professional experience in senior management roles, she has honed her skills to become a dedicated, dynamic, and result-oriented leader.

Her professional journey began as a senior associate at KPMG in 2010, where she gained valuable insights into financial practices. Subsequently, Ms. Lim transitioned to Schlumberger Business Support Hub, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst from 2013 to 2017. She then held the position of Group Financial Controller at YC Capital Sdn Bhd from 2017 to 2018. From 2018 to 2020, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of PT Satria Antaran Prima Tbk. Currently, Ms. Lim is the Senior Advisory and Investors Relation Manager at GDEX Berhad.

Ms. Lim attended all three (3) Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2023 after her appointment. She does not hold any directorship in any other public listed companies.

Tan Kim Chee

Independent Non-Executive Director
Board Committee Memberships

Mr. Tan Kim Chee (“Mr. Collin”) is appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective 1st April 2024 and brings a wealth of experience, spanning 46 years, most notably from his tenure at Singer, where he concluded his service as Business Development Manager, APAC Region at SVP Worldwide, the U.S. Company. Despite forgoing higher education after secondary school, his career is distinguished by significant contributions to business development and leadership across diverse sectors. With Malaysian Chinese heritage and fluency in English, Malay, and several Chinese dialects, he offers a global perspective and diverse communication skills.

His career highlights include leadership and business development across various sectors, achieving significant market expansion and revenue growth. Notably, as Business Development Manager APAC, he spearheaded marketshare-increasing initiatives. Additionally, his efforts as General Manager Business & Network Development at Singer (Malaysia) significantly boosted sales in sewing machines and motorbikes through strategic programs and partnerships.

Mr. Collin’s extensive background also includes pivotal roles in sales, field operations, and as General Manager of the Credit Operation Division, highlighting his expertise in sales strategy, credit management, and operational efficiency.