Board of Directors
Dato’ Ab. Halim Bin Mohyiddin, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMHB”) on 25 November 2002. He was appointed the Chairman of AMHB on 12 January 2006 and is also the Senior Independent Director of AMHB. He also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Universiti Malaya in 1971 and thereafter joined Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a Faculty member of the Faculty of Economics. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration Degree from University of Alberta, Canada in 1973. He retired from KPMG/KPMG Desa Megat & Co. in 2001, a firm he joined in 1977 and had his early accounting training in both Malaysia and United States of America. He was made partner of the Firm in 1985.
At the time of his retirement, he was Partner-in-Charge of the Assurance and Financial Advisory Services Divisions and was also looking after the Secured e-Commerce Practice of the Firm.
He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He is currently the Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of MICPA. He served as a member of the Education Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”) from 2001 to 2005. He was the President of the MICPA from 2004 to 2007 and a council member of MIA from 2001 to 2007.
Presently, he is a Board member of KNM Group Berhad, Petronas Gas Berhad and MISC Berhad.
Martin Liou, a Taiwanese, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 19 November 2015. On 1 January 2017, he took over the helm as the Managing Director of AMHB. He is currently the Managing Director, South East Asia.
He started his career with Amway as the Distribution Manager of Amway Taiwan Co., Ltd. (“Amway Taiwan”) in 1985 before assuming the position of Operations Director in 1995, and was promoted to Managing Director of Amway Taiwan in 2005. Martin Liou subsequently expanded his capacity to assume additional responsibility as the Managing Director of Amway Philippines, LLC, Executive Director of Amway Greater China Training Institute while continuing to be the Vice President of Amway Greater China Region (“GCR”).
He served as the Chairman of the Taiwan Direct Selling Association for two terms, in 2000 and 2002 and was appointed as Asia-Pacific Region Advisory Committee Member of World Federation of Direct Selling Association for two terms, in 2008 and 2011. In 2015, Martin Liou was awarded the prestigious “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 Taiwan”.
Prior to his employment with Amway, Martin Liou worked with ICI China, Dulux Paint Co from 1982 to 1984.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei in 1980 and later obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration from National Taiwan University in 2003.
Michael Jonathan Duong was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 1 January 2017. He was also appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. ("AMSB") and Amway (B) Sdn. Bhd. ("ABSB") on 1 January 2017. He is currently the General Manager of AMSB and ABSB.
He started his career with Amway as the Director of Internal Audit, Director of Shared Service Centre and Director of APAC Strategy & Planning from 2008 to 2015. Prior to his employment with Amway, Michael Jonathan Duong worked with Boeing from 1997 to 2008. His last post with Boeing was as the Senior Manager of Global Financial Services.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering from Boston University College of Engineering, Boston, MA.
Low Han Kee, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMHB”) and Amway (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (“AMSB”) on 6 June 1996 and 16 October 1995 respectively.
He joined AMSB in 1990 as Divisional Manager of the Finance & Administration Division and was promoted to General Manager in 1993 before being promoted to Managing Director in 1998, the position he retired from in February 2016. He served as Managing Director of AMHB from 1998 till his retirement in February 2016. He was also a Director of Amway (B) Sdn. Bhd.
He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1984 whilst serving in Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young), an international accounting firm. He has since accumulated more than 30 years of financial expertise, having held senior finance positions in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”), including Mulpha International Trading Corporation Berhad, a group involved in trading, construction and engineering, where he last held the position of Group Chief Accountant, from 1985 to 1990 before leaving to join AMSB.
Scott Russell Balfour, an American, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMHB”) on 15 January 2004. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He is a member of the American, Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Associations. He has authored several articles regarding Korean and Asian jurisprudence and co-authored the book entitled “Korean Labor and Employment Laws”.
Currently, he is also the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel-Lead Regional Counsel Asia and Greater China Regions and Vice President-Global Business Conduct and Rules of Alticor Inc. He coordinates and oversees Alticor’s diverse legal issues for all of its Asian affiliates, including Australia, China, Korea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Scott Russell Balfour also leads a legal team responsible for global compliance and issues in direct selling law, customs and rules governing the more than three million Amway Business Owners.
Prior to joining Alticor in 1998, he spent 8 years as a Senior Foreign Legal Consultant for the law firm of Kim & Chang in Seoul, South Korea. His clients included Amway, Citibank, Pepsico, Morgan Stanley, Nike, McDonald, Gerber, Unilever, P&G and Duracell to name a few.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University in 1983. After serving in the US military, he attended the University of Detroit where he received a Juris Doctorate Degree cum laude in 1990. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Michigan World Affairs Council.
Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMHB”) on 9 February 2006. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.
Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham had his tertiary education in Malaysia and the schools which he attended include, inter-alia, the Royal Military College. He read law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with an LL.B Hons. in 1968. He was called by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple as a Barrister at Law in 1969. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1970. He is a Fellow of Queen Mary College and a Bencher of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.
He is currently the Senior Partner of Cecil Abraham and Partners. He has an extensive litigation and arbitration practice.
Mohammad Bin Hussin, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 10 June 2009.
He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Portland, Oregon, United States of America in 1986 and later gained a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield University, United Kingdom in 1990.
He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Unit Trust Division of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”). He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad and the Director of Amanah Mutual Berhad. Prior to his current position, he had previously held various senior management positions in PNB.
From 1990 to 2002, he held various management positions in corporations amongst others, Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad and UMW Toyota Sdn Bhd.
Presently, Mohammad Bin Hussin is a Board member of Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, Sime Darby Industrial Holdings Sdn Bhd, Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad and Amanah Mutual Berhad.
Tan Sri Faizah Binti Mohd Tahir, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 8 May 2014. She also serves as a member of the Audit Committee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Universiti Malaya. She obtained a Master of Arts (Development Economics) from Williams College, United States of America.
Presently, Tan Sri Faizah Binti Mohd Tahir is the Chairman of Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad and a Board member of Goodyear Malaysia Berhad. She is also the Chairman of OrphanCare Foundation and Yayasan Sejahtera, Deputy Chairman of Yayasan Chow Kit, and sit on the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Kebajikan Negara Malaysia and Temasek Foundation International (formerly known as Temasek Foundation), Singapore.
She joined the Economic Planning Unit (“EPU”), Prime Minister’s Department in 1973 and served in the Agriculture, Distribution and Human Resource Sections in various capacities. Her last position in EPU was as Director, Trade and Industry Section before she was promoted to the post of Secretary-General of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, which she held from 2001 until her retirement in 2009.
Dato’ Abdullah Thalith Bin Md Thani, a Malaysian, was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 15 May 2015. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Surveying (Property Management) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1978. He holds a Master of Science (Business Studies) from University of Salford in 1993.
Dato’ Abdullah Thalith Bin Md Thani started his career as a Valuation Officer in the Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance in 1978. Along the line, he has been elevated to District Valuer, State Director, Director of National Institute of Valuation, Director of National Property Information Centre (NAPIC), Deputy Director General and subsequently to the Director General of the department in 2006. He retired from public service in 2012.