Wee Hock Kee ,Malaysian, aged fifty-six (56), graduated in 1985 with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (“ACCA”) from Emile Woolf College London and was qualified by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) as a Chartered Accountant in 2001. He became a Chartered Fellow of The Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”) Malaysia in 2005. He also obtained a Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA- United States) in 2012.
In terms of experience, in total, Wee has more than thirty (30) years of experience in governance, risk management and internal control, a large part in Internal Audit and Governance and Risk.
He began his career as an Internal Auditor in 1985 in Fraser & Neave (M) Berhad before leaving in 1987 to join ICI Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd where he held the position of Regional Internal Auditor Manager, Asia Pacific. He left ICI Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd in 1992 and was attached with Guinness Anchor Berhad as an Internal Audit Manager in the same year. In 1994, he joined Cycle and Carriage Limited, Singapore and spent two (2) years working in the company as the Chief Internal Auditor for the group. He subsequently joined Karambunai Resorts Berhad and served as a Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”)/ President from year 1995 until 1998.
Within a span of twenty (20) years in internal audit, he rose to the position of Regional Audit Director in AstraZeneca Plc (“AZ”) for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa in mid-1998 until MID-2005. As part of the AZ Group’s internal audit global senior management team, he was responsible for developing and charting the AZ Group’s governance strategy for SOX compliance in United States. In 2005, he decided to dedicate his efforts to public practice and promote internal audit by assuming the driver-seat in CG Board Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd.
He was engaged by IIA Malaysia as the Lead Quality Assurance Reviewer for Sime Darby Berhad and FGV Berhad in 2015 and 2014 respectively. He was the President of IIA Malaysia from 2004 to 2006 and President of Asian Confederation of Institute of Internal Auditors from 2006 to 2007, and board member of IIA Global from 2005 to 2007. He was also a member of ACCA Malaysia’s Advisory Committee from 2002 to 2006 and a Chairman of the Internal Audit Working Group of MIA in 2007. He was the Chairman of the 2011 IIA International Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
He won the Malaysian Internal Auditor of the Year Award in 2001 and was a speaker and chaired numerous international, regional and national conferences organised by professional bodies throughout the span of his career in internal audit, with past engagement with Bursa Securities for
Risk Management & Internal Control: Workshop for Audit Committee Members (2013-2016) and Bursa Intermediaries for heads of internal audit, risk management and compliance (2017) “ Sustaining Business Growth with Sound Governance, Risk Management, Internal Control and Compliance” . He conducted training for Institute for the Empowerment of Women (NIEW) together with Malaysia Directors Academy (MINDA) for Women Directors’ Onboarding Training Programme ( 2013-2014). He is currently engaged with Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) for Capital Market Directors Programme “Directors as Gatekeepers of Market Parcticipants” for stockbroking and fund management. Recently, he conducted a CMDP for SIDC on MCCG 2017 . He is also a faculty member of MINDA and supports their training on board leadership and governance. One of the recent projects he had undertaken for MINDA was the Board Effectiveness Assessment for Manulife Insurance Berhad.
He was a Research Fellow in HELP University.
He served as an independent director of Ideal Jacobs (Malaysia) Corporation Bhd, a company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities, from 2010 to 2013. Currently, he is also a director on several private limited companies.
On 2 December 2014, he was appointed as an INED of KTC Consolidated Berhad which was listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities in 2015. In July 2016, he was appointed by Ministry of Finance Malaysia as a board member of MIMOS Berhad. He is also a board member of Malvern International Plc in United Kingdom, appointed in October 2016 . He is the Audit and Risk Management Board Committee Chairman for all the three (3) board positions he currently holds.