About

Overview

Pertama Digital Berhad is on a mission to fuel inclusive govtech and fintech initiatives across Malaysia. We will do this by working with capable teams that create compelling solutions to some of the everyday challenges we face as a society.

History

Pertama Digital Berhad was incorporated on 15 February 1984. Formerly known as Sinotop Holdings Berhad, the name change on 4 September 2020 reflects the company's timely pivot into a business that will drive the future. Beginning in 2020, we invest in, and nurture, great fintech and govtech companies that build impactful, inclusive solutions in the digital and mobile space.

Corporate Structure

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Directorship

Independent Non-executive Chairman

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director

Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

Independent Non-executive Chairman

Male, Malaysian, 74y

Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi read law in Lincoln’s Inn, London and obtained a Barrister-at-Law Degree in 1969. He joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services as a Magistrate and was later transferred to the Attorney General’s Chambers where he held several positions for 15 years before going into private legal practice. While in private practice, Tun Zaki served on the boards of PETRONAS and several public listed companies (as well as chairman or member of Board Audit Committees), including Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and SP Setia Berhad.

 

He was then elevated to the bench as a Federal Judge for a few months before being appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal, the second highest judicial office. In 2008, he was appointed as the 12th Chief Justice of Malaysia. During his tenure, Tun Zaki successfully resolved age-old backlog problems faced by the Malaysian courts, ensuring almost all new cases are resolved within 9 months of registration - the fastest in any common law country. He also holds the distinction of being appointed as the first Chairman of the Judicial Appointment Commission until his retirement as Chief Justice in September 2011. Subsequently, Tun Zaki was appointed as Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts in November 2018.

 

Tun Zaki continues to contribute to corporate Malaysia through his chairmanship of the board of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad. He is also the Chancellor of both Multimedia University and MAHSA University as well as Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

 

Tun Zaki is a savvy user of the latest technology. Pertama Digital Berhad is well-served by Tun Zaki’s wisdom and insightful guidance.

Datuk Dr. (Kenny) Ng Bee Ken

Independent Non-executive Director

Male, Malaysian, 64y

Datuk Dr. Ng Bee Ken (“Datuk Dr. Ng”) was appointed to the Board on 27 January 2006. Datuk Dr. Ng is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. He is also a member of both the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Datuk Dr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales and a Master of Laws from King’s College, University of London. He is also a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London, an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a Certified Mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Centre. He has been practicing as a lawyer since 1987 and is presently the Managing Partner of a law firm.

Datuk Dr. Ng also holds Doctor of Divinity, a Master of Science (Corporate Communication) from Universiti Putra Malaysia and is an Associate of the Association of Costs and Executive Accountants, England.

Datuk Dr. Ng also sits on the Board of Widetech (Malaysia) Berhad, Talam Transform Berhad, OpenSys (M) Berhad and Yong Tai Berhad. He is also the local representative Independent Non-Executive Director of Glencore Recycling Inc. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., whose parent company is listed in London, Hong Kong and Johannesburg. Glencore is one of the world largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities.

Datuk Dr. Ng attended seven (7) out of eight (8) Board Meetings held in the financial year ended 30 June 2019.

Dato' Ts. Dr. Suhazimah Dzazali

Independent Non-executive Director

Female, Malaysian, 57y

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Ts Dr Suhazimah Dzazali, aged 57 years, graduated from Northrop University, California, USA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Computer Science) in 1984. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Science (Computer Science) from the same institution (1985) and is a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Security Management (awarded by University of Malaya in 2007).
 
She is also a Certified Tester Foundation Level (Malaysian IT Software Quality Board); and a Certified Disaster Recovery Professional (cybersecurity certifying body, EC Council).
 
Dato’ Ts Dr Suhazimah retired on 1 October 2020 after almost 35 years in public service, last holding the post of Deputy Director-General (ICT) / Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO), in the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Prime Minister’s Department, since August 2014. She was previously the Public Sector ICT Consultant (Information Security Management) and was responsible for several transformative programmes in the Malaysian Government including the computerisation and modernisation of the Immigration Department.

As GCIO, she was instrumental in in-house formulation of the Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and the more recent Public Sector Digitalisation Strategic Plan 2021-2025. Some of the significant achievements of the former strategic plan implementation are the establishment of the Public Sector Private Data Centres and Cloud Services; Malaysia Government Data Exchange Platform; Government Online Services Gateway; Digital Document Management Services; and the increase of open source adoptions for in-house system developments.

She has been recognised as among the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government 2019 (by the entrepreneur-government cooperation platform Apolitical) and as the Information Security Professional of the Year 2013 (by Cyber Security Malaysia - Awards, Conference & Exhibition).

Mr. Low Yan Seong

Independent Non-executive Director

Male, Malaysian, 47y

Mr. Low Yan Seong (“Mr. Low”) was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2010. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Low qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) in June 2005. He has extensive experience in financial management and reporting, financial due diligence and investors relations in various industries. Mr. Low began his professional career with an international accounting firm in Malaysia and held a position with Deloitte & Touche (“Deloitte”) Singapore office since 1998. He joined Deloitte’s Beijing office in 2004 and subsequently joined a public listed company in Singapore as Chief Financial Officer, before assuming positions in various appointments in The People’s Republic of China. He was the Chief Financial Officer of China Green Material Technologies, Inc. until October 2012. He then joined a corporate advisory firm, Capital360 Investment Management Center as Partner.

Mr. Low attended all eight (8) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 30 June 2019.

Mr. Pan Ding

Executive Director

Male, Citizen of the People's Republic of China, 54y

Mr. Pan Ding was appointed to the Board on 3 June 2010. He graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing and Machinery Engineering from Suzhou Vocational University. He is the co-founder of Be Top Group Limited and its whollyowned subsidiary company, Top Textile (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (“Be Top”), a fabric production company based in China. He has over twenty years of experience in the fabric industry and is currently responsible for the formulation and execution of the overall business strategies of Be Top.

He is the brother of Mr. Pan Dong, an Executive Director of the Company.

Mr. Pan Ding attended seven (7) out of eight (8) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 30 June 2019.

Mr. Pan Dong

Executive Director

Male, Citizen of the People's Republic of China, 49y

Mr. Pan Dong was appointed to the Board on 3 June 2010 and is the co-founder of Be Top. He graduated with a Diploma in Economics Management from the Continuing Education Institute of Suzhou University. Prior to the formation of Be Top, Mr. Pan Dong has close to twenty years of experience in the fabric production industry in China. He is currently overseeing the Group’s production operations, marketing, quality control, public relations and technology.

He is the brother of Mr. Pan Ding, the Group Managing Director of the Company.

Mr. Pan Dong attended five (5) out of eight (8) Board meetings held in the financial year ended 30 June 2019.

En. Sabri Ab. Rahman

Executive Director

Male, Malaysian, 61y

Sabri Ab Rahman, a Malaysian aged 61, graduated from the Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA in 1981.

He has worked in several industries including banking and finance, automobile, outdoor advertising, TV programme production and distribution, trading and sales and broadcasting. Sabri has been actively involved in the development of private television operations in Malaysia since the inception of TV3, subsequently acquired Metrovision in 1996 and involved in consolidation of the TV3 group into Media Prima Berhad in 2000.

He started Television Airtime Services Sdn Bhd (in which Pertama Digital Berhad now holds majority shares) in 1992. It provided TV programme content besides advertising and broadcasting services. As an Executive Director in DAPAT Vista (M) Sdn Bhd which he incorporated, Sabri oversees the implementation of digital solutions for e-government services.

Sabri is known in the broadcasting and communications industries for his work with some of the most prominent broadcasting and communications experts and specialists in Malaysia, as well as in the ASEAN region.