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Director

MOHD AZHAR MOHD YUSOF

Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusof is Director of Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd effective 30 July 2020.

Mohd Azhar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Malaya and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from MARA University of Technology.

He has close to 20 years of experience in the field of capital markets and corporate finance where he was involved in fundraising exercise via equity and debt capital market, debt recovery, corporate restructuring and turn-around, valuation, financial modelling, financial due diligence and merger and acquisitions (“M&A”).

Mohd Azhar was previously managing his own boutique financial advisory firm based in Kuala Lumpur advising corporations and entrepreneurs in raising capitals and other corporate matters. Prior to that, he served as a Business Development Director of Dagong Malaysia Rating Services Sdn Bhd where he was responsible to manage stakeholders in building up Dagong’s brand, credibility, and visibility in the market.

He was attached to Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank) in August 2014 as Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Banking Department where he was responsible to develop and oversee the Corporate Finance Unit that deals with financing for Bumiputera SMEs to undertake M&A exercise, and Commercial Financing Unit that deals in a range of commercial financing products. He had also served as Senior Manager, Issuers Restructuring at Bursa Malaysia Berhad’s Listing Division in 2010 where he was responsible in monitoring, evaluating and making recommendation on restructuring of PN17 and GN3 public listed companies before he joined Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad in 2013 as Senior Manager, Corporate Finance under the Group Strategy Division.

Prior to that, he served as Senior Analyst in the Merger and Acquisition Department under the Corporate Planning and Development Division of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) where he was responsible for appraising M&A and business development opportunities for the entity. He had also served as Manager, Corporate Finance in BDO Capital Consultants Sdn Bhd in 2007, a corporate finance advisory arm of BDO Malaysia licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia. Mohd Azhar started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in early 2000 before he joined the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2004.

Mohd Azhar is currently the Executive Director, Group Corporate Services for Dagang NeXchange Berhad.

Director

AZLAN ZAINAL ABIDIN

Azlan Zainal Abidin is Director of Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd effective 31 May 2021.

Azlan Zainal Abidin graduated from Imperial College, United Kingdom with a Master’s degree in Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, Commerce from University of Virginia, United States of America.

As Group Chief Executive Officer of IT & eServices, Azlan is responsible for the overall operations of the Group’s IT business segment, and instrumental in providing leadership and overseeing implementation of the Group’s strategies in the IT business segment.

He has over 24 years of working experience in various sectors including IT and telecommunications, with recent years in top leadership roles in established corporations including as Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad, as well as Country Managing Partner of IBM Global Services, Managing Director of Accenture Malaysia, General Manager Group IT at Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, and Vice President, IT Transformation at Celcom Axiata Berhad.

Prior to that, he joined Accenture serving as Global Data Lead for Chevron’s Downstream SAP Implementation (Makati, Philippines), Business Process Advisor for Shell Exploration Global (Rijswijk, Netherlands), SAP Data Solution Lead for Total Myanmar (Yangon, Myanmar) and Finance and Treasury Subject Matter Expert for Shell Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria).

Before his tenure in Accenture, he was attached at Shell Cyberjaya as ERP/SAP e-Banking Team Lead, and Shell Oman and Dubai as SAP Financial Consultant. He was Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Shell Cyberjaya.

Executive Director

ABDUL KHALIL ABDULLAH

Abdul Khalil Abdullah is Executive Director of Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd effective 15 July 2017.

In his current role, Khalil manages Dagang Net’s stakeholder management activities, primarily to create and implement engagement strategies to develop and maintain the company’s reputation within the trade facilitation sector, particularly via its unique positioning as sole operator of the National Single Window for Trade Facilitation in Malaysia.

He has extensive project involvement spanning more than fifteen years of experience in product development and project management, having been instrumental in growth initiatives and service excellence at Dagang Net, leveraging on the company’s scale and processes to electronically connect communities within the country’s trade facilitation sector.

Khalil joined the TIME Group of Companies as Sales and Business Development Manager for TIME Systems Integrators Sdn Bhd in 1995. He was then assigned a transfer to Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (then known as EDI Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) as Project Director in 2000, where, notably his key achievement include the formulation of strategies for the extensive roll-out of SMK-Dagang Net nationwide implementation for electronic Customs declaration system, including the implementation of the e-Logistics service in Penang. Khalil then took on the position as Regional Manager, which role was primarily to roll-out the regional network of Kedai EDI at various touchpoints across the country, and was instrumental to secure stakeholders cooperation and user buy-in to ensure seamless services by Kedai EDI to all SMK-Dagang Net system users.

From 2013 onwards, Khalil led Dagang Net’s stakeholder management implementation strategies, with the key deliverable of retaining Dagang Net’s position as leader and operator of Malaysia’s National Single Window for Trade Facilitation.

Khalil graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Indiana, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA (1984) and thereafter, obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Miami, Florida, USA (1986).

Director

DATO’ HJ. CHIK OMAR BIN CHIK LIM

Dato’ Hj. Chik Omar bin Chik Lim is a Director of Dagang Net Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Hj. Chik has had a long illustrious career with the Royal Malaysian Customs before retiring in 2016 at the age of 60 as Customs Director. He began his 36 years long career with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department in 1980 as a Customs Officer in Penang, before transferring to Wilayah Persekutuan in 1983. During his tenure, he has served various capacities in different jurisdictions, including Sultan Aziz Shah Airport, Port Klang, Malaysian International Development Authority (MIDA), the Royal Malaysian Customs Headquarters in Putrajaya, and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Throughout his career, he has played an instrumental role in various facets of the agency’s operations and functions, including strategising and managing the operations of Human Resources, Finance and Procurement; implementing state tax policy through import and export tax duty collection and the GST scheme, and also impeding the smuggling of taxable goods, illegal drugs, currency and prohibited goods. He was also actively involved in representing the Royal Malaysian Customs internationally and domestically for high level meetings and white paper presentations.

Dato’ Haji Chik Omar graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor’s degree in Letters (B.Litt). He also holds a Post Research Student Certificate in Tax Systems from Shizuoka University, Japan.

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