Aged 72. Malaysian. Tan Sri Datuk Asmat is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board since 29 August 2001. Tan Sri Datuk Asmat obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1966 and subsequently obtained a Diploma in European Economic Integration from the University of Amsterdam in 1970. He had a distinguished career with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (“MITI”) for 35 years until his retirement as Secretary-General in January 2001. Tan Sri Datuk Asmat also had wide exposure in both domestic and international trade sectors whilst at MITI. He had served as Economic Counsellor for Malaysia in Brussels and worked with international bodies such as ASEAN, WTO and APEC and was actively involved in national organisations such as Johor Corporation, SMIDEC and MATRADE.

Currently, Tan Sri Datuk Asmat is the Group Chairman of UMW Holdings Berhad, Compugates Holdings Berhad, UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad and The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad and is a Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of YTL Cement Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, JACTIM Foundation, and Air Asia X Berhad. In 2008, he was appointed by MITI to represent Malaysia as Governor on the Governing Board of The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

Tan Sri Datuk Asmat has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 53. Japanese. Mr Akira Nishimura was appointed the Managing Director of the Company on 1 October 2013. He graduated wi th a Bachelor’s Degree from Oita University (Faculty of Economics) in March 1986. Mr Akira Nishimura joined Panasonic Corporation (“PC”) in April 1986 upon his graduation and after being exposed to the extensive corporate training program to learn all aspects of the entire Panasonic organization, he was assigned to the Personnel Section, Personnel Department, Precision Motor Division of PC.

In July 1991, he was then assigned to the Personnel Department of National Micro Motor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of PC and in October 1994, he was promoted as Coordinator of Precision Motor Division Support Team, Personnel Support Group, H.Q. of PC. He became a Senior Coordinator of the Corporate Personnel Department, H.Q. of PC in April 1996. Two years later, he was assigned to the Human Resources Strategy Promotion Office, H.Q. of PC, as an Assistant Councilor.

In December 2005, Mr Nishimura was made the Manager to Human Resources Strategy Promotion Team, Human Resources Development Office, and H.Q. of PC. He was then promoted to the position of General Manager of the Human Resources Group, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, PC, in July 2008. With his strong involvement in the human resource matters within the Panasonic Corporation Group, he was promoted to the position of Director in April 2012, taking charge of the Human Resource & General Affairs Center, Appliances Company of Panasonic Corporation. He held this position until his appointment to Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad.

Mr Nishimura has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He holds 5,000 common shares in Panasonic Corporation. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 61. Malaysian. Encik Razman was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 June 2004. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company. Encik Razman graduated with a Joint-Honours Degree in Economics and Accountancy, BSc (Econs), from University College, Cardiff, University of Wales. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Encik Razman has more than 38 years experience in the fields of leadership management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, management consulting and auditing. He trained and worked with chartered accountancy firms in the UK, where he was admitted as an Audit Partner in 1987. Upon returning to Malaysia in 1989, he joined Price Waterhouse (“PW”) as an Audit Partner and was later appointed Partner-in-charge of the Management Consulting Services Practice of PW. In 1994, he established Norush Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and business advisory firm, where he was the Chairman until 31 March 2016.

He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect Group Berhad. He holds independent directorships in Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Hartalega Holdings Berhad.

Encik Razman has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company or any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 71. Malaysian. Datuk Supperamaniam was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2008. He is also a member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Datuk Supperamaniam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics from University of Malaya in 1970.

He joined the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in October 1970 and was posted to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as Assistant Director. He served in the same ministry for 33 years and held various positions, including Senior Trade Commissioner for Malaysia in Hong Kong and The People’s Republic of China, Director of International Trade. He was appointed Deputy Secretary- General of MITI from 1997 until his official retirement in March 2000. In May 2000, he was appointed by the Government of Malaysia to be the Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland and held the position until September 2003. Since his retirement from public service, he now serves as a consultant/resource person for United Nations agencies, regional and international organisations and foreign governments. He serves as a member in several working groups and committees dealing with issues related to trade investment and economic development. He is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Berhad and also Distinguished Fellow of Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Besides the aforesaid, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor to the International Islamic University of Malaysia and Science and Management University, Kuala Lumpur, and Advisor to the China-ASEAN Research Institute of Guangxi University, China. Recently, he has been appointed as a Member and Fellow of the International Academy of Belt and Road based in Hong Kong.

Datuk Supperamaniam has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 53, Japanese. Mr Tadano was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 4 June 2012. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kitakyushu, Japan (Faculty of Commerce).

Mr Tadano joined Panasonic Corporation in April 1987 as an accounting staff. He was posted to Matsushita Electric (Taiwan) in June 1994 and held the position as Coordinator. In July 1996, he returned to Japan and was assigned to Accounting Department, Electric Iron Division as a Senior Coordinator. In January 1997, he was posted to Panasonic Corporation’s Malaysian subsidiary, Home Appliance R&D Centre as General Manager of Finance Department. In December 2000, he returned to Japan and was assigned to the Washing Machine Division as Senior Coordinator. In May 2004, he was posted to Panasonic-Wanbao (Guongzhou) Electric Iron Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation’s subsidiary in China, as the Financial Director. In January 2010, he returned to Japan and was assigned to the Corporate Accounting Centre, Home Appliances Company and was promoted to the position of Manager which he held prior to his posting to Malaysia and appointment as the Executive Director of the Company. Currently, he is responsible for the Finance, Information Systems, Administration, Risk Management and International Audit functions of Company.

Mr Tadano has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 65. Malaysian. Tan Sri Hasmah was appointed an Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company on 2 October 2013. She is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Tan Sri Hasmah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya.

Tan Sri Hasmah binti Abdullah had a distinguished career spanning over 38 years and was the former Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Chief Executive Officer and Director General from 19 October 2006 to 7 January 2011.

Tan Sri Hasmah was instrumental in the drafting of the Promotion of Investment Act 1986 and amendments to the Income Tax Act 1967, leading the Malaysian delegation to several international conferences such as the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators Conference, the Study Group on Asian Tax Administrators and Research (SGATAR) Conference, the Association of Tax Administrators of Islamic Countries (ATAIC) Conference, International Tax Dialogue (ITD) and Reference Group of Commissioners Conference.

During her leadership at IRB, vast improvements and policy changes to the service delivery system were introduced in the IRB, in particular, refunds, which were made faster with the use of electronic filing. For the improvements and innovations that had impacted positively on the taxpaying public, the IRB was awarded the inaugural Prime Minister’s Innovation Award in 2009.

Currently, Tan Sri Hasmah is an Independent Non-Executive Director of UMW Holdings Berhad. She is also a Commission Member of Securities Commission since 10 March 2011. She was a Tax Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia for the period 1 July 2011 to 30 September 2013. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, a trustee of Malaysian Tax Research Foundation, a trustee of Dana Amal Jariah and since December 2014, an Executive Council member of the Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped.

Tan Sri Hasmah has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. She also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. She attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 51. Malaysian. Ms Siew Pui Ling was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 4 August 2014. She graduated from Asia University of Tokyo with a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration Management.

Ms Siew Pui Ling joined the Company in 1991 and has more than 23 years in Sales and Marketing. Prior to this, she was assigned to Departmental Head for Logistic, Product Planning and Industrial Design. In 2008, she has merged Product Planning and Marketing Department as Sales Department. Prior to this, she established Voice of Customer Research’ team (VOCR) to further strengthen Product Planning Operation. In 2012, she was promoted to Assistant Director and was responsible for Sales & Marketing, Logistic and Product Planning functions of the Company. In 2014, Ms Siew assumed the role of Business Head of Sales Division.

Ms Siew Pui Ling holds 100 shares in the Company but has no shareholdings in the associated company. She also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. She attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 48. Japanese. Mr Takao Uchiyama was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 4 August 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from Kumamoto Prefectual Kumamoto Technical High School, Japan in March, 1986.

Mr Takao Uchiyama joined Panasonic Corporation (“PC”) in April 1986 as a Technician. He was assigned to the Microwave Oven Factory of PC as a Technician in April 1990 before he was posted to PC’s American subsidiary as an Engineer of Production Department in February 1996. After three years, he was assigned to the Microwave Oven Factory, as an Engineer. In January 2001, he was assigned to the Corporate Overseas Planning Team, Nara Business Unit, Home Appliances Company as an Engineer before he was promoted in September 2004 to the position of Manager in the Corporate Planning Team. In March 2006, he was assigned to Corporate Planning Group, Head Office, Home Appliances Company as a Councilor. In April 2008, he was assigned to Corporate Planning Team, Microwave Oven Division Unit, Home Appliances Company as Manager. Currently, he is the Business Head of Appliance Division and is also responsible for Corporate Planning.

Mr Takao Uchiyama has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 49. Malaysian. Mr Cheng Chee Chung was appointed a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 April 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Economics.

Mr Cheng Chee Chung joined Matsushita Industrial Corporation Sdn Bhd (“MAICO”) (now known as Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning (M) Sdn Bhd (“PAPAMY”)) in November 1989 under the Personnel Section. In October 1994, he was transferred to Domestic Sales Department, before being promoted to Assistant Manager of Domestic Sales in July 1995.

In June 1998, he was promoted to Manager, International Marketing of Global Customer Satisfaction Matsushita Air-Conditioning Corp. Sdn Bhd (now known as PAPAMY). He was then transferred to Domestic Sales Department of MAICO in March 2000 before being promoted to Assistant General Manager, Domestic Sales Department in June 2001.

He was transferred to Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“PM”) under Air Conditioning Division in October 2004. In December 2006, he was transferred to Home Appliances (“HA”) division of PM before being promoted as General Manager, HA Division in April 2007. In April 2009, he was then promoted to Associate Director, Consumer Product Marketing. After one year, he was promoted to Director, Consumer Product Sales & Aircond before being promoted to Deputy Managing Director in April 2013. He was then promoted as Managing Director of PM on 1 April 2015.

Mr Cheng Chee Chung has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 57. Japanese. Mr Toru Okano was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2016. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1981 from Osaka Institute of Technology (Faculty of Engineering), Osaka, Japan.

Mr Toru Okano joined Matsushita Seiko Co., Ltd in Japan in 1981 and has served in various department of the company. In 1997 he was promoted to General Manager and in 2003 he was transferred to Matsushita Eco Systems, HQ Supplier Centre. He served 11 years there and rose to the position of Chief of Procurement Group, Global Manufacturing Centre in Japan. On 1 April 2015 he was joined Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad as Business Head of Fan Division.

Mr Toru Okano has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He attended all the Board Meetings held during the financial year since the date of his appointment and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.

Aged 51. Japanese. Mr Koji Takatori was appointed a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 April 2016. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Doshisha University, Japan.

Mr Koji Takatori joined Matsushita Electronics Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan) in 1988 and has served in the accounting department of Matsushita Electronics Corporation (Japan). In 1995, he was promoted to Accounting Supervisor in Utsunomiya Accounting Section, CRT Business Division and in 1998 he was transferred to Matsushita Electronics Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd as the Financial General Manager. In 2002, he was the Financial Director in Matsushita Display Devices Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd for 2 years and was appointed a manager in the administration group of Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd. (Japan).

In 2007, he was appointed a Councilor in Accounting Group, Headquarter Panasonic Corporation (Japan) and was made the Financial Director in Panasonic AVC Networks Company America, Panasonic Corporation of North America (USA) in 2010. In 2015 he was appointed as Executive Director in Panasonic Appliances Asia Pacific, a division of Panasonic Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Mr Koji Takatori has no shareholdings in the Company and its associated company. He also has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He did not attend any Board Meetings during the financial year as he was appointed to the Board only recently and has no convictions for any offences within the past 10 years, other than traffic offences, if any.