A prominent banker, company director, philanthropist and trustee of the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust and former chairman of the Wawasan Education Foundation.Read more
Dato’ Seri Stephen is Chairman of Wawasan Open University Sdn Bhd and Deputy Chairman of Wawasan Education Foundation, an established not-for profit education foundation based in Penang. He is also the Founder and Executive Advisor to the Penang Chinese Clan Council.
Previous directorships in public listed companies included CIMB Bank and Island & Peninsular Bhd. Dato’ Seri was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws of Deakin University, Australia, on 20 September 1997 for distinguished service to education.
A former senator representing Penang and a former associate professor of Universiti Sains Malaysia.
President of DISTED from January 2001 to October 2003.Read more
A Penang Island Municipal Councillor for 23 years until December 1998.
A Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) graduate of the Strathclyde University, Scotland and a Doctor of Philosophy from the same university.
Current vice-chancellor and CEO of Wawasan Open University and has over 40 years of university teaching and research experience in conventional and open distance learning modes.Read more
Completed a 2-year term as president of the Association of Open Universities (AAOU) which has a membership of 74 higher education institutions distributed across Asia.
An aquatic ecologist by training, taught in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for 28 years (1973-2001), rising to become a professor and the dean of its School of Biological Sciences, and played an active part in the university's off-campus programme in the early 1980s.
In 2000, seconded from USM to the then Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment to establish the National Oceanography Directorate in Putrajaya. Servied as its founding director until 2006, scoping the national research agenda on marine science and funding such research in universities and research institutions in Malaysia.
Participated in many international meetings convened by the Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO), UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Convention on Biological Diversity.
Received BSc (Hons) in Ecology and MSc in Limnology from Universiti Malaya and obtained a doctorate degree for research done at the Max-Planck Institute for Limnology and the Kiel University in Germany.
Chief executive officer and company secretary of all companies in the Heng Lee Group.
Holds a BSc (Hons) and a Diploma in Business Administration from Universiti Malaya.Read more
Has more than 25 years of working experience. Initially with Ban Hin Lee Bank Bhd for 2 years before taking up the post of personal assistant to Tan Sri Geh Ik Cheong, chairman of Perlis Plantations Bhd and Kuok Group of companies, which are principally involved in manufacturing, plantations, trading and hotel.
Joined the Heng Lee Group in 1985.
Chairman/Independent non-executive director of Dreamgate Corporation Bhd, a total technology solutions provider for the gaming and amusement industry.
Has over 25 years experience as a public accountant. Read more
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr. Chia Loong Thye is a lawyer by profession. He obtained his LLB from University of Warwick, England in 1982 and his Barrister-at-law from Gray’s Inn, London. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in March 1985. He is also a qualified mediator and an arbitrator.Read more
Mr. Chia Loong Thye has been involved in a number of non-governmental organisations and currently, he is a member of the Penang Philharmonic management board.