About GHL / Fong Seow Kee

Fong Seow Kee

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director/Audit & Risk Committee Chairman

Fong Seow Kee, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 28 December 2010. He is the Chairperson of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He holds a BA (Hons) Economics & Social Studies from University of Manchester, England, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has over 30 years experience in the finance industry, primarily in investment banking and private equity. After completing his articleship with Ernst & Young, UK in 1983, he worked with several leading investment banks in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore where he advised companies on a variety of corporate finance transactions including M&A, Fund Raising and Corporate Restructuring. In 1992, he joined a US venture capital firm in Singapore where he managed a pan-Asian venture capital fund investing in the US and across Asia. In 2000, he co-founded iSpring Capital Group, a Malaysia based investment management and advisory firm which currently manages a Government owned venture capital fund.

Since returning to Malaysia in 1996, he has been active in the development of the venture capital and private equity in Malaysia. During that time, he has been involved in the Malaysia Venture Capital & Private Equity Association in various capacities and was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. He has also been invited to sit on various government working committees to provide Industry Feedback on regulatory policies, including that pertaining to the Capital Market reforms announced in 2009.