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Cyberjaya, 22 June 2021 – Dagang NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”) has announced the appointment of Dr Bob Wei-Ming Chen and Dato’ Robert Fisher to its board of directors effective 22 June 2021. Dr Bob Wei-Ming will serve as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director while Dato’ Robert Fisher will serve as Independent Non-Executive Director of DNeX.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr Bob Wei-Ming Chen and Dato’ Robert Fisher to our board. Their appointments will add significant experience and expertise to support the transformation and future growth of DNeX. Dr Bob Wei-Ming Chen is expected to lend his expertise in the turnaround efforts of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd while Dato’ Robert Fisher will bring his international upstream oil and gas experience to assist in the transformation of Ping Petroleum Limited," said Tan Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Group Managing Director of DNeX.

“Backed by a pool of talents on the board and in the leadership team, I am confident that we will achieve our goal in making DNeX a global technology and energy company. We are committed to executing our strategic initiatives and laying the relevant groundwork towards this end,” he said.

Dr Bob Wei-Ming Chen currently serves as Vice President and Head of Semiconductor Business Group of Hon Hai Technology Group, also known as Foxconn. He joined Hon Hai Technology Group as VP and special assistant to founder Terry Guo in 2017. He joined Hon Hai semiconductor group in 2019. Since then he has served on the board of Hon Hai group’s subsidiaries including Sharp, Foxsemicon, Shun Sin Technology, and Socle technology. He has established several semiconductor start-up’s across fields from package to IC design within Hon Hai Technology Group. He has about 30 patents and 40 publications.

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specialised in microelectronics from University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and 1994. respectively. He has an EMBA degree from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and a B.S. degree in Materials Science from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.

Dato’ Robert Fisher has some 45 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was Chairman and Managing Director of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia from 2003 until 2006, where he oversaw all aspects of ExxonMobil’s business including managing relationships with the Government of Malaysia, joint venturers, Bursa Malaysia and stakeholders. His significant accomplishments include, on behalf of the ExxonMobil/PETRONAS Carigali joint venture, successfully developing the unprecedented Gas Production Sharing Contract, executed with PETRONAS in 1998, which anchors reliable natural gas supply for the nation until today.

He then became Executive Assistant to Chairman, Exxon Corporation, and later Vice President, New Business Development, ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Company, where he led negotiations that culminated in ExxonMobil securing operatorship positions in Core Ventures 1 and 2, in Saudi Arabia’s Natural Gas Initiative. He then assumed the position of Executive Vice President, Upstream in Core Venture 1, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Birmingham University, UK in 1976 with an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering.

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