Dato' Lee Yeow Chor
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian, age 53, Male
Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor was appointed to the Board as Executive Director on 25 February 2013 and was subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 December 2013.
Dato’ Lee is a barrister from Gray’s Inn, London and holds a LLB (Honours) from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics. Prior to joining IOI Group as a General Manager in 1994, he served in the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Malaysian Judiciary Service for approximately four (4) years. His last posting was as a Magistrate.
Dato’ Lee is presently on the Board of IOI Corporation Berhad as its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive and also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Bumitama Agri Limited. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, the charitable arm of IOI Group.
Dato’ Lee has been the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (“MPOC”) since 2009 and also serves as a Council Member in the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (“MPOA”) since 2002.
Dato’ Lee was appointed as a Director on the Board of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia from March 2015 to March 2018. He was also a Director of the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation from 2011 to 2013 and served on the National Council of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (“REHDA”) Malaysia as its Secretary General from 2002 to 2006.
Dato’ Lee is the brother of Lee Yeow Seng and Lee Yoke Har.
Dato’ Lee is deemed in conflict of interest with IOI Properties Group by virtue of his interest in certain privately-owned companies which are involved in similar business of property investment, property development and hospitality. Except for certain recurrent related party transactions of a revenue or trading nature which are necessary for day-to-day operations of IOI Properties Group and for which Dato’ Lee is deemed to be interested is disclosed under notes to audited financial statements section of the Annual Report, there are no other business arrangements with the Company in which he has personal interest.