THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jordi Pol

Chairman

Mr Jordi is a founding member of La Cámara. It was his strong commitment towards the Spanish community in Malaysia that led him to help provide a platform to establish their businesses and to strengthen the relationship between Malaysia and Spain. He is currently the Managing Director of Matachana Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, the regional office of Matachana in Asia Pacific. The KL office was established in 2007.

Mr Jordi’s professional career includes over 10 years of international management in the Medical industry across Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania, with special focus in Sales & Marketing and leading cross-functional teams.

He has established strong rapport in the ASEAN region and has developed a number of successful multicultural negotiations. He believes his effectiveness is largely the result of his excellent communication skills, an emphatic personality and inner motivation towards service to others.

Alfonso Borja Solans Garcia

Vice Chairman

Mr Alfonso Borja Solans Garcia has a Business Administration Degree and an EXMBA in IE Business school. He is a third generation of a family-owned business specialised in sleeping products over the past 75 years.

Borja’s family business, GRUPO PIKOLIN, was founded by Borja’s grandfather back in 1948 in a small premises in Zaragoza, Spain. Today GRUPO PIKOLIN employs over 2,000 people and has business presence in Europe, Asia and South America.

DUNLOPILLO HOLDINGS is the subsidiary of GRUPO PIKOLIN in Asia. Employs over 400 people and covers all the Asian region. The headquarters is located in Kuala Lumpur and Borja as the President in Dunlopillo Holdings. As a member of La Cámara for three years, Borja has been its representative in the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) for two and a half years. He has been in Malaysia since 2013.

Chew Cheong Kin

Treasurer

Mr Chew is the Managing Director of Finlux Sdn Bhd. He is also a member of MICPA (Malaysia Institute of Certified Accountants) and a certified Sake Sommelier from the Sake Sommelier Academy (SSA).

Started his career with Ernst and Young in 1988 and left as an Audit Manager in 1994. Then he joined a logistic group as Group Finance Director. During this tenure he was managing the businesses of travel agent, airline GSA and shipping liner GSA. In 2005, he started Finlux Sdn Bhd as frozen food and wine importer/ distributor. Currently, he represents more than 12 international brands for the Malaysian market.

Between 2011 and 2016, he was a committee member of The Sommelier Association of Malaysia (SOMLAY). He formalised the incorporation of the association and then actively involved in the training of young sommeliers. He was also a key member of the organising committee for the Malaysia and South East Asia Best Sommelier competitions during the period.

Gabriel Moyano Vazquez

Diretor

Mr Gabriel Moyano is the Chief Executive Officer of Indra Technology Solutions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since July 2016. He is also Country Manager of Indra Information Technology Systems (Beijing) Company Ltd., China since November 2013. Indra is a world leader in technology solutions for a variety of fields such as defense and security, transport and traffic, energy, industry, financial services, telecommunications and media, public administration and healthcare sectors. Indra has been participating in projects in Malaysia since 1997, with subsidiary company since 2011.

In Malaysia, Indra in consortium with a local partner was awarded the automatic fare collection work package for the second mass rapid transit (MRT) line in September 2016. The company had previously

Barbara Cisneros

Director

Ms Barbara Cisneros studied Msc Telecommunications Engineer in the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and a Marketing in Telecommunications degree from Insead. Started her professional career in the Telecom industry in Alcatel in Spain, and progress later into international postings. Working with Ormazabal in Malaysia since January 2015, managing the business of the company in South East Asia.

Her professional experience of more than 10 years in the Electrical Industry in Asia, including mainly China and South East Asia, first in the sourcing area to change later to manage the whole region, focusing in Sales and Business Development.

Ormazabal is a leading company in the medium voltage field, with more than 100 years of consolidated experience. Ormazabal belongs to Velatia Group, an international and technological group which operates in the environment of electrical networks, electronics and communication networks, as well as consulting, safety and aeronautics sectors.

In Malaysia, Ormazabal established in 2014 a Joint Venture, TSG-Ormazabal Sdn Bhd, to manufacture medium voltage equipment in the country. Ormazabal has been present in South East Asia for more than 20 years, having references in the main utilities in the region.

Chiau Choon Kiak

Director

CK Chiau holds a MBA in Electronic Business from University of Southern Queensland, Australia and holds a CIMA, UK qualification.

With the intention of making good and fair education accessible to everyone, he co-founded MyStudy in 2007. He begins assisting high school students with their pathway in tertiary education through private consultations, talks and seminar. Consequently, CK Chiau travels extensively across the continent to explore different study options and paving connections with foreign institutions.

In order to stay in-tune with the students and his accountancy profession, he has also giving part-time lecturing at TAR UC since 2008.

Since the last 13 years, he has been working for Irish Embassy in Malaysia to promote “Education Ireland” by representing all the Ireland Universities in their promotion and recruitment activities. His venture 3 years ago is partnering with Campus Spain for their office in Malaysia, where he promotes Spanish language to Malaysian students as well as the opportunity for their tertiary education in the universities there.

Having set the education journey of thousand students abroad, he is currently looking into forging new education pathways in EU countries.

He strongly believes that education is a mean of promoting social opportunity & equity for the younger generation to build a better World!

Dato’ Robert Teo Keng Tuan

Dato’ Teo had his early career with Turquand Barton Mayhew,London. In 1975 he was transferred to Turquand Young,
Kuala Lumpur (subsequently merged with Ernst & Young). In1978, Robert started his own professional practice which is presently known as RSM Malaysia. RSM Malaysia is memberfirm of RSM International who is ranked among the world’stop audit, tax and consulting network, encompassing over120 countries, 810 offices and 43,000 people internationally.

He has more than 40 years of experience in the fields ofcorporate taxation, audit assurance and corporaterestructuring exercises.

His specialised industry knowledge lies in the real estate, property, construction and housing development sector with afocus on tax planning.

He is an Independent Non-ExecutiveDirector on the Board of Symphony Life Berhad (formerlyknown as Bolton Berhad), one of the oldest established development groups listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia and  Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (MSC) which is currently one of the world’s leading integrated producer of tin metal and tin-based products and a global leader in custom tin smelting since 1887. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of both Symphony Life Berhad and MSC.

Dato’ Teo is on the Board of several Chambers of Commerce / Business Council and participates actively in bilateral initiatives especially on trade issues.

1.      Malaysian-German chamber of Commerce and Indusry (MGCC) – Member of the Board of Directors and a Past President

2.      Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) – Member of Executive Committee (EXCO) and a former Vice Chairman

3.      Italy Malaysia Business Association (IMBA) – Member of Executive Committee/Treasurer

4.      Founding member of Malaysian Spanish Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MSCCI)

Dato’ Teo is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) on 23 September 2018, the oldest and one of the most prominent environmental not for profit, non-governmental organisations in Malaysia.

He also serves as the Argentier of Confrerie de La Chaines des Rotisseurs, the oldest not-for-profit food society in existence committed to promoting the culinary and hospitality arts.

Dario Mesonero-Romanos Vivanco

Director

Mr Dario Mesonero-Romanos Vivanco is the Commercial Director and member of the Board of Bahru Stainless Sdn Bhd since April 2016. During this time he has overseen the completion of the company’s two-phase expansion project whose investment value is in excess of MYR 2 billion. The current production of stainless steel at the factory has excessed MYR 2.5 billion per year.

He has been with Acerinox Group since 2004 and has held different positions of increasing responsibilities in the sales, cost and strategy department.