MALAYSIAN, AGED 41, MALE
Mr. Andy Liew Hock Sim was appointed to the Board as the Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 October 2020. He is the Chairman of Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He is a Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia. He has over sixteen (16) years of experience with major audit firms in audit, taxation and accountancy that gained from both Malaysia and overseas. He was involved in numerous successful initial public offering (“IPO”) in Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Hong Kong throughout his career.
He started his career with a local audit firm in Malaysia. He then joined KPMG Kuala Lumpur after obtained his professional qualifications, i.e. MIA and CPA Australia in 2006. In KPMG Kuala Lumpur, he started to involve in the audit of multinational corporation (MNC) and public listed company (PLC). He also involved in the IPO of a financial services company in the Main Market of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad).
In 2008, he ventured to China and since then, spent eight (8) years in China. From 2008 to 2012, he worked in KPMG Beijing and actively involved in audit and IPO. In 2012, he joined a China-based manufacturing company in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer and listed the company in Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2014 prior to his return to Malaysia in 2016.
Upon his return to Malaysia, he joined Baker Tilly Malaysia and led a team of forty (40) which specialise in IPO and actively involved in various corporate exercise such as business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeover, transfer listing, financial due diligence, regularisation plan for PN17 company, fund raising, etc.
In 2019, he started his own public practice and assumed the role of Managing Partner.
At present, he also sits on the Board of XOX Bhd, Perak Corporation Berhad and Oversea Enterprise Berhad.