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Board of Directors
Dato' Jespal Singh Deol Balbir Singh
Appointed as Chief Executive Officer on March 2013.
Jespal is a co-founder of Platinum NanoChem Group and was appointed as the Managing Director of Platinum NanoChem in 2007. He co-founded Stevian Biotechnology, a company involved in the production of a natural based sweetener from stevia, which was admitted to trading on AIM as Pure Circle Limited in December 2007 with a market capitalisation of £384 million. He was also the Executive Director of Corporate and Business Development and instrumental in securing its development funding and closing global sales with multinational customers. He specialised in corporate mergers and acquisitions during his time with his firm Deol & Gill. Jespal holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.
He is the Independent non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of IMU Education Sdn Bhd, which operates the International Medical University of Kuala Lumpur and is part of IHH Healthcare Berhad.
Dato' Larry Gan Nyap Liou @ Gan Nyap Liow
Appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director on March 2013
Close to three decades of leadership roles in strategic management, investments, innovation and technology. Gan, who was previously with Accenture, consulted on projects with multinational companies and worked with global innovative technologies. As Accenture’s managing partner for Asia from 1999 to 2003, he managed a multibillion dollar Venture Fund in Asia Pacific, closing investments in China, Japan, Australia and Singapore. His in-depth technological experience is reflected in his appointments as Chairman of the Association of Computer Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), Vice-President of the Association of Asian Oceania Computer Industry Organisation, Member of the Minister of Science and Technology Think Tank, Copyright Tribunal, Labuan International Financial Exchange Committee, MIMOS Berhad (Government Technology Research) and the Malaysia US Business Council. Larry is a chartered accountant and a certified management consultant.
He is the CEO/Managing Director of Omesti Berhad, Non-Executive Director of Cuscapi Berhad, a Board Member of Rev Asia Berhad (Chairman), Tanjong Public Limited Plc, Saujana Resort (M) Berhad, Tropicana Corporation Berhad, 8Common Ltd (Australia) and Fatfish Internet Group Ltd (Australia, Chairman). He is associated with the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (Director), British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Chairman) and JC Jacobsen Foundation (Trustee).
Sushil Singh Sidhu Joginder Singh
Appointed as Finance Director on March 2013
Extensive and rich international experience in corporate finance, equity capital markets and venture capital management. As a co-founder of Platinum NanoChem Group, he has served as the executive director of finance to the firm since January 2007. As former Finance Director of Stevian Biotechnology, Sushil and the team grew the company from its start-up position and raised its development funding. He has wide and in-depth financial experience, having served as the Chief Operating Officer of Commerce- Meridian Capital Sdn Bhd, a joint venture management company with the CIMB Group, Southern Bank Securities, Jardine Matheson and Nikkei Pacific Corporate Advisory Sdn. Bhd. Sushil holds an MBA (majoring in Finance) from the University of Hull and a Bachelor’s degree in Business (majoring in Finance) from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
He is a Senior Associate of the Institute of Credit Management, Australia and an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Australia.