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Board & Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Lee Chin Wee (Aaron) Executive Chairman

Lee Chin Wee is a founding shareholder and a director of IOUpay’s predecessor iSentric Sdn Bhd.

Lee Chin Wee holds a First Class BEng (Hon) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University College London, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Malaya. Prior to iSentric, Lee Chin Wee worked at Accenture as a Business Consultant focusing on telecommunications billing systems, product development and revenue assurance. Lee Chin Wee has experience in marketing and business development and actively targets growth with existing customers and to establish new partners and customers.

Kwong Yang Chong Independent Non-Executive Director

Kwong Yang Chong is of Australian nationality. He has substantial experience in finance and accounting and is a CPA Australia member. Kwong Yang Chong's relevant experience includes:

  • Audit manager at Ernst & Young for ten years
  • Financial controller of a leading commercial advertisement production Group in Malaysia for 10 years
  • Corporate Finance Manager in Eaton Industries Australia, a member of Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 company listed in US, from 2009 to 2014
  • Chief Financial Officer of Donaco International Ltd (an ASX listed company) from 2015 to Jan 2020

Andrew BristowIndependent Non-Executive Director

Mr Bristow is a corporate lawyer with over 35 years experience, specialising in corporate and commercial law with a focus on initial public offerings (IPOs) and capital raising for both listed and unlisted companies.

Datuk Khairul Idham Bin Ismail D.P.S.M. Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Khairul is a lawyer by profession and was called to the Malaysian Bar in September 2000. He holds a LLB (2nd Class Upper Division) from King’s College, London and a Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P.) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia.

Datuk Khairul started his legal career with Messrs David Chong & Co in 2000 before joining the Corporate Secretarial and Legal Department of MMC Corporation Berhad in January 2003. In 2006 Datuk Khairul joined Messrs Naqiz & Partners and was promoted to become its Managing Partner in 2015. Datuk Khairul’s experience in the legal industry includes all corporate & commercial matters, capital markets, Islamic banking & finance, construction and real estate transactions, infrastructure and projects, corporate restructuring, public-private partnerships, privatisation and intellectual property.

Datuk Khairul is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Niche Capital Emas Holdings Berhad (“Niche Capital”) since 26 May 2015. Niche Capital is a public listed company on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and is principally involved in construction, property investment and jewellery trading. Datuk Khairul was re-designated as the Chairman of the Board of Niche Capital on 29 May 2017.

Senior Executives

Khong Kok LoongCEO

Khong Kok Loong brings 30 years of experience and relationships in the South East Asian technology sectors as a board and senior executive with a wide range of large technology based corporates covering internet and mobile banking, online share trading and settlement systems and e-commerce.

More recently as Technical Director of Malaysian national payment gateway operator IPay88 (2011 – 2019) Khong Kok Loong has a wealth of expertise, a proven track record in fintech platform and product development and strategic commercial development.

Kenneth KuanCFO

Kenneth Kuan brings 20 years of commercial and corporate law, finance industry management and regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisition experience from Malaysia, South East Asia and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Hons (1997) from the University of South Wales, United Kingdom specialising in Corporate Law. He commenced his career in 1998 as Head of Credit and Receivables with the largest Malaysian publicly listed non-bank finance company AEON Credit Berhad (formerly known as ACS Credit Sdn Bhd) before working as a senior consultant with Ernst & Young Malaysia where he had responsibility for corporate turnarounds, restructures and mergers and acquisitions for 5 years.

Kenneth Kuan also brings a depth of experience in Malaysian debt capital markets, legislative and regulatory issues to assist companies achieve funding and regulatory compliance requirements.

Lau Teck HuatCTO

Lau brings 22 years of system integration with network management and complex problem solving to IOUpay. After 16 years of integrating and managing front and back end systems in the stockbroking industry including 6 years as CTO for leading international financial data and terminal provider DZH International, Lau was appointed Head of System and Network Infrastructure of iPay88 - Malaysia’s largest payment gateway and financial solution provider where he worked with IOUpay’s CEO KL Khong for 6 years.

Lau brings detailed knowledge and relationships to IOUpay having worked closely with all the major e-wallet and digital cash providers in SEA including Grabpay, Alipay and WeChat and has managed system integrration and operations with all the major merchant point-of-sale platforms in SEA including VisaCheckout and Master Card’s MasterPass.