Board of Directors
MR. NG ENG KIAT
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ng Eng Kiat was appointed Chairman of AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad on 8 May 2018. Prior to his appointment, he has been with the board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit since 7 August 2007. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and CPA Australia. He has more than forty (40) years of experience in the field of audit, accountancy and taxation. He had previously served as a member on a number of working groups of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, a coopted member on a number of committees of the MICPA and an examiner for the final professional examination of the MICPA. Presently, he is the Chairman of the merged firm of Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co. and Folks DFK & Co. He is currently a member of the audit interview panel representing MIA. He also sits on the Board of Directors of several private limited companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. KENJI FUJITA
Managing Director

Mr. Kenji Fujita was appointed as an Executive Director of ÆON Credit on 19 June 2013 and as Managing Director of the Company on 23 June 2014. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Humanity from Yamaguchi University, Japan in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) degree from International University of Japan in 2009. He began his career in AEON Co., Ltd., Japan in 1992 and was subsequently transferred to AEON CO. (M) BHD. in 1997. He served in the Business Development function, MD Office and Shopping Centre Development functions over the years before he was appointed as the General Manager of SC Development in 2005. From 2007 until early 2012, he was managing the Human Resource, Administration, Finance and Executive Office functions in AEON Co., Ltd., Japan and AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., Hong Kong. In March 2012, he was transferred to AFSJ and was appointed as Executive Director of AEON Financial Service (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. in June 2012, prior to his transfer to the Company in June 2013. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
DATO' MD KAMAL BIN ISMAUN
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Md. Kamal bin Ismaun was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit on 7 August 2007. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Universiti Malaya in 1975. He had served 32 years in the Foreign Service in various capacities both abroad and in Wisma Putra (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) which included stints as Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan (1986-1990), Charge d’Affaires in Zagreb, Croatia in Bosnia Herzegovina (1994-1996), Ambassador to Cambodia (1996-1999), Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Southeast Asia and Pacific, 1999-2001), Director-General of ASEAN in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2003) and Ambassador to Germany (2003 July 2007). He also serves as a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. TOMOKATSU YOSHITOSHI
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tomokatsu Yoshitoshi was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit on 30 June 2016. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Political Science) from Keio University, Japan in 1975. He received his post graduate education from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Indiana University, United States of America in 1981. He was seconded from the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan Co., Ltd., Japan to serve as General Manager of Finance at the Dai-Ichi Hotel, Ltd., Japan from 1998 to 1999. He then joined ING Life Insurance Co. as General Manager at LDA Commercial Division in 1999, then assumed the position of General Manager at Investment Trust Services Division in 2000. He was appointed as President at ING Mutual Fund Management Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2003. From 2003 to 2009, he served as General Manager in Bank Distribution Business Development, at ING Life Insurance Co., Ltd. He served as Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the Financial Products Group Co., Ltd. and FPG Trust Co., Ltd in 2011 and 2015 respectively. He was appointed as an Independent Director at AEON Bank Ltd., Japan in 2015. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. S. SUNTHARA MOORTHY S. SUBRAMANIAM
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. S. Sunthara Moorthy S. Subramaniam was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of AEON Credit on 1 March 2018. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has over 30 years of experience, mainly in general management, strategic business development, corporate finance, accountancy, tax and audit. Mr. Sunthara served as an audit senior in several accounting firms in London, United Kingdom from 1986 to 1995, prior to joining Faber Group Berhad (FGB) (now known as UEM Edgenta Berhad) in 1995, where he served for 16 years. He held a few key positions in FGB and was the Chief Executive Officer of Faber Facilities Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FGB, while concurrently holding the position of the Director of Corporate Services of FGB. He was on the Board of of Eversendai Corporation Berhad as Executive Director of Corporate Affairs from October 2011 until March 2017. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. TETSURO TAKANO
Non Independent and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tetsuro Takano was appointed Non Independent and Non-Executive Director of AEON Credit on 4 July 2017. He is obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Keio University, Japan in 1985. In 2003 he was appointed as Associate Director of the Credit Planning Department at Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. In 2004, he was appointed Assistant Manager of the Sales Department at Nihonbashi branch of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd and later in 2007 promoted to Manager of the Finance Group of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. In 2010, he was promoted to General Manager of the Finance Group of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Later in 2012, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager of the Credit Planning Department of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc and Mizuho Bank, Ltd and subsequently, promoted to General Manager in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed General Manager of the Global Credit Planning Department in AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd. where he serves presently.He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. LEE KIT SEONG
Executive Director

Mr. Lee Kit Seong was appointed as Executive Director of ÆON Credit on 20 June 2014. He obtained the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) in 1996 and is currently a Fellow member of ACCA and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He began his career with Kassim Chan & Co (now known as Deloitte PLT) in 1996. He left to join Rashid Hussain Securities Sdn. Bhd. as an Accountant in 1997 before joining Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad as Senior Manager - Finance & Accounts in 2000. Thereafter, he left Affin Securities Sdn. Bhd. to join ÆON Credit in 2006 as Senior Manager of Finance. In 2009, he left ÆON Credit to join OSK Investment Bank as Senior Vice President, Finance Group and re-joined ÆON Credit in 2012 as Assistant General Manager, Finance & Administration Group. In April 2014, he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance & Administration Division before assuming his current role as the Head of Corporate Management Division. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MS. LEE TYAN JEN
Executive Director

Ms. Lee Tyan Jen was appointed as Executive Director of ÆON Credit on 1 July 2013. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of South Alabama, USA in 1996. She joined ÆON Credit in 1998 as an Officer in the Credit Assessment Department. Subsequently, she was promoted to various positions in the Credit Assessment Department and was appointed as Assistant General Manager in 2006, heading the Credit Assessment Department. In 2008, she was promoted as General Manager and served as Head of Credit Assessment Group before assuming the position as Head of Business Operations Division in April 2015. As at April 2016, she is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Customer Service and Operation Division of the Company. She does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. KIYOAKI TAKANO
Executive Director

Mr. Kiyoaki Takano was appointed as Executive Director of ÆON Credit on 25 June 2015. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare from Tohoku Fukushi University, Japan in 1986. He started his career as an Officer in AEON Credit Service Co., Ltd in 1986 in the Sales and Marketing Department and in March 2000, he was transferred to the Product Development Department. In 2002, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager of Sales & Marketing Department. Subsequently in 2007, he was promoted to General Manager of Sales & Marketing Department. In 2010, he was transferred as General Manager for Bank Agency Business, prior to his secondment to Digital Direct Co., Ltd, in 2011. Later, in 2013 he was seconded to AEON Link Co., Ltd, Japan as General Manager and subsequently appointed as Managing Director of AEON Link Co., Ltd, Japan in 2014, serving until March 2015. Currently, he is Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales and Marketing Division of the Company. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.
MR. AJITH JAYARAM
Executive Director

Mr. Ajith Jayaram was appointed as Executive Director of AEON Credit on 4 July 2017. He obtained his Masters in Management from Open University in September 2017. His career at AEON Credit started in September 2005 at the Credit Management Department where he was promoted to various positions in the said department and was promoted to Assistant General Manager in June 2012, heading the Credit Management Department. In November of the same year, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager to head the Personal Finance Department, moving on to head the Credit Card Department in May 2013. In April 2014, he was assigned to head the Consumer Credit Group (Personal Finance & Credit Card) and in March 2015, he was appointed as Head of the Regional Support Department. In November 2015, he was promoted to Deputy General Manager to head the Corporate Strategy Group and in June 2017, he was promoted to General Manager of the said department. He does not hold any directorship in any other public or public listed company.