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FELIX GONG WOOI TEIK, Managing Partner, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.

Felix completed his articleship in London in the early seventies and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976. Thereafter he returned to Malaysia and worked for 2 of the big 4 Accounting firms for a few years. In 1980, he started his own Accounting Firm and currently he is the Managing Partner of GEP Associates.

Felix has nearly 40 years’ experience in providing auditing, financial & accounting and taxation services to Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Public Listed Companies (PLCs). He has been involved in Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and has acted as Reporting Accountant. In addition, he provides business consultancy & tax advisory to many companies.

Felix sits on the Board of four (4) Public Listed Companies as an Independent Non Executive Director.

Apart from the above, he is also involved in several voluntary organizations. He was the Charter President of Junior Chamber International Petaling Jaya, Past President of Tropicana Residents’Association and Past Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Malaysia.


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DATO’ ESTHER TAN CHOON HWA, Partner, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.

Dato’ Esther acquired her professional status through articleship at an International Firm in London in the ‘70s. Prior to commencing her career in public accounting practice in Malaysia, she had several years of experience in audit as well as lecturing in accountancy in London and Kuala Lumpur. She worked as a Financial Controller in KL with a Singapore based company for some time before venturing to start her own accounting practice in 1984.

Her main interests are Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Corporate governance & corporate planning, Due diligence exercises, Business and corporate advisory services, Risk management and Tax planning.

Dato’ Esther is an Independent Non Executive Director of 3 Public Listed Companies and her other appointments include

  • Chairlady, AGN International Ltd (2006-2008)
  • International Director, AGN International Ltd for 12 years
  • Regional Director, AGN Asia Pacific
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Pantai Valley (1992/93 & 2015/2016)
  • Assistant Governor, Rotary District 3300 (2000/2001)
  • Member, National Association of Women Entrepreneur Malaysia
  • Committee Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Malaysia.(2002-2006)

Her other Achievements were:

  • Woman Entrepreneur of the year - Finance section 2006 awarded by National Association of Women Entrepreneur Malaysia (NAWEM)
  • Awarded the title of “Dato” by Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan of Pahang on 11 March 2016.

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LAU CHIN PARK, Partner, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.

“Park” the name by which he is often addressed had his tertiary education in New Zealand and graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Commerce and Administration degree specializing in Accountancy in 1986.

Park started his accountancy career with the largest international accounting firm in New Zealand and has worked at their offices in Wellington, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. He commenced his own practice in 1991 prior to merging it into GEP Associates.

Park’ s main interests are in the areas of foreign start-ups in Malaysia, local and cross-border tax planning and advice, corporate restructuring and reorganization, advising on sale and purchase of assets and businesses and Company law issues especially on the rights and duties of shareholders and directors.



AUDIT DIVISION

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LIM VIVIAN, Audit Director, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Vivian joined GEP in 2000 while still studying for the professional exams. She graduated in 2001 and has been with the firm for more than 19 years. Currently she is the Audit Director.

She manages a portfolio of clients in her group with diverse operations in manufacturing, trading, retail, construction, investment properties, property development, non-profit organizations, educational provider, solicitors and freight forwarders. The clients under her include multinational companies and public listed companies. She also has experience in due diligence audits and share valuations.

In addition, she looks into the training needs of the firm and also provide training to the staffs.


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PATRICK ANG, Senior Manager, Patrick has been with the firm for more than 20 years and has risen to the position of Senior Manager.

Being a very loyal, competent, committed team member, Patrick has headed the audit teams in several of its corporate listing (IPOs) and fund raising exercises including bonds and Islamic financing exercises. He is also involved in exercises dealing with mergers and acquisitions. A keen reader, Patrick constantly updates himself of developments and the financial standards in an ever evolving landscape. A good motivator, he has trained many GEP’ s staff where they eventually moved on to face more challenging work environment in either the profession or the commercial sector.


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LIEW WEI HON, Senior Audit Manager, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Wei Hon joined GEP in 2007 and was promoted to Senior Audit Manager on 1 November 2017. He manages a portfolio of clients and his audit experience covers a wide variety of companies which include public listed companies, multinational companies, non-profit organizations, small and medium sized enterprises in various industries. He also has experience in due diligence audits and share valuations.

He provides training to the staffs in the firm and also looks into the implementation of the CCH ProSystem fx Engagement audit software.


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MARY ANN GONG, Audit Manager, is a member Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mary-Ann has been performing accounting and audits for over twelve years providing her with vast experience and sharp expertise in a variety of industries.

Previously an Audit manager for one of the big four audit firms and Finance manager for an electricity and gas industry, she is well accustomed to any accounting or audit situation.

Mary-Ann’s experience includes accounting and auditing of multinational companies, public companies, profit and non-profit organisations.

With meticulous attention to detail, she provides an experience and reliable service.


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KOH KHENG BAN, Audit Manager, is a Fellow of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Kheng Ban joined GEP in 2012 and has been in the auditing profession for more than 20 years. His experience includes auditing of multinational companies, public listed companies, non-profit organizations, charities, trust funds and public service companies. He also has experience in investigative and internal audits.


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CHEW CHU SENG, Assistant Audit Manager, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with honors

Upon his graduation, Chu Seng joined GEP. Currently he is the Assistant Audit Manager.

His experience includes audits of public listed companies, multinational companies, non-profit organizations and small and medium sized enterprises of various industries


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NOR SHAZLINA MD PILUS (INA), Assistant Audit Manager, graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy with honours and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ina joined GEP in 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Audit Manager on 1 February 2018. Her experience includes audits of multinational companies, non-profit organizations and small and medium sized enterprises of various industries.


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CHOK WENG SZE (AMANDA), Assistant Audit Manager, graduated with Advanced Financial Accounting and an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Amanda joined GEP in 2014 and was promoted to Assistant Audit Manager on 1 December 2018. Her experience includes audits of multinational companies and small and medium sized enterprises with diverse operations such as trading, retail, construction, investment properties and non-profit organizations.


TAX DIVISION

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FOONG KOK KEONG, Tax Director, is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (FCTIM), Chartered Tax Practitioner (CTP), Approved Income Tax Agent, Approved GST Agent and Approved MyGCAP reviewer. 

Foong has more than 30 years of working experience in taxation, including 10 years in 3 of the Big 4 accounting firms (Arthur Andersen, KPMG and EY). Foong had also worked in medium size tax firms and 4 years with a Multinational Public Listed Company, Berjaya Group Berhad under its In house Tax Unit.

His experience covers all types of direct and indirect tax compliance and consulting work for a cross section of MNCs and PLCs in Malaysia as well as for Malaysian Companies venturing overseas. He carries out tax engagements concerning tax due diligence review, application for Government incentives with MIDA, Biotech Corporation and MSC as well as conducting GST and Transfer Pricing implementation review for PLCs and non PLCs companies in Malaysia. In addition, Foong advises clients on sales and services tax (SST) engagement.

He also represents clients for tax audit and investigation cases from the Inland Revenue Board and Royal Malaysian Customs and attending appealing cases in the Special Commissioner court in Putrajaya. 

Foong is a Member of AGN International Tax Committee. 

 


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LEONG SOON YEE, Tax Manager, obtained her Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting) with Honours. Currently, she has more than 10 years of experience as a tax practitioner. 

She is involved in tax compliance works of corporations in various industries such as manufacturing, trading, investment holdings, services, construction and property development as well as tax matters relating to individuals, expatriates, trade association and co-operative societies. In addition, she is also involved in tax audit appeals, applying for tax incentives, Withholding Tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Real Property Gain Tax (RPGT), Sales and Services Tax (SST) and tax advisory.


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YEE CHUN HEN (HENRY), Tax Manager, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Management Accounting). 

Henry has more than 10 years of working experience in income tax compliance and advisory, tax audit and investigation. Apart from this, he is also involved in advisory works such as RPGT, RPC, withholding tax, GST and sales & service tax etc. He has a diverse clients portfolio - including manufacturing, professional services, trading, property development, societies etc. Henry assists clients in liaison & meetings with Customs and IRB officers especially on appeal matters.


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JASMINE GONG, Tax Manager, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. 

Since graduation in 2008, Jasmine has a total of nine years of experience in the accounting and investment banking industry. She has exposure and knowledge in accounting, taxation and corporate finance. 

Jasmine is familiar with providing a full range of professional accounting services comprising of preparation and interpretation of Financial Statements and tax returns. When she was working as an investment banker, she had been involved in providing corporate advisory to listed companies, which includes, company valuation, mergers and acquisition, disposals and fund raising (i.e. rights issue and private placements). Through her experience, she has acquired an understanding in the business operations and knowledge of regulatory compliance. Jasmine places high importance in client service. 

Jasmine joined GEP in 2018 and is now involved in tax compliance and advisory. She manages a portfolio of clients in various industries such as manufacturing, investment holding and property development.


ACCOUNTING DIVISION

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LEE LAI KUAN, Manager of the Accounting Division, is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Approved GST Agent under the Ministry of Finance.

Lai Kuan has many years’ experience working in various commercial sectors and industries including that of a Consultant in a MSC company. Her exposure to various computer software and packages lends her in good stead to see the clients’ individual needs as she has the knowledge to customize and adapt systems for them. Being assisted by her team she has been the backbone of several clients’ computerized records, financial reporting and payroll implementation.


COMPANY SECRETARIAL DIVISION

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GONG WOOI KWONG, Chartered Secretary, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

He is a practicing Company Secretary with more than 35 years’ experience in providing corporate secretarial and advisory services for companies in various industries and businesses. His expertise covers incorporation, liquidation, re-structuring and re-organization, mergers and acquisition and compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act.


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PAULINE LYE, Chartered Secretary, is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (The Governance Institute).

Pauline has more than 30 years of experience in administration and company secretarial services. She has worked for 2 major banks in Malaysia as well as in one of the affiliated secretarial division of one of the big 4 accounting firms. Since 1986, she has practiced as a Company Secretary providing corporate secretarial advisory services to various types of businesses including foundation, public and multinational companies. Apart from playing a vital role in ensuring clients’ compliance with relevant regulations and authorities, she has also participated in due diligence work for clients in their initial public offering exercise, corporate restructuring and continuing corporate governance compliance. She has experience in advising suitable business structure to foreign companies wishing to set up businesses in Malaysia and liaising with relevant authorities.


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HUM WENG YEW, Chartered Secretary, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (The Governance Institute).

Weng Yew is a Company Secretary with more than 20 years working experience in mainstream corporate secretarial work. He began his secretarial career with an affiliate of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and thereafter joined the internal secretarial department of several public listed companies. He is also responsible for the company secretarial work of several companies limited by guarantees.


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CATHERINE FOO, Chartered Secretary, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and is an Associate member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (The Governance Institute).

Catherine joined the firm’s Secretarial Division in 2009 as Company Secretarial Assistant and was subsequently promoted to Senior Company Secretary in 2014. Having more than 9 years of experience in corporate secretarial work of various natures, she provides corporate secretarial advisory services to clients of different corporate background ranging from medium size companies or charitable organizations to public listed companies. Her experience includes new company formation, business expansion, corporate acquisitions, corporate restructuring, members’ voluntary liquidation, initial public offering exercise, corporate governance compliance and domestic inquiry exercise.