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Dato' Lawrence Teo

Executive Chairman

Dato’ Teo Chee Hong is a man of determination who has overcome many hurdles in his entrepreneurial journey. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, paired with sharp business acumen, his perseverance has put iSYNERGY Group on the international market. From a small Malaysian-grown company established in the year 2008, to now being listed on one of the world's top 20 listed exchange group, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: IS3) since March 2017.

Despite his significant presence in the industry, having been featured on national and international media outlets, and accomplishing many successes, Dato actively aspires to attain greater achievements. He envisions that the company will revolutionize the modern market through its cutting-edge technologies, and he consistently seeks to forge strategic alliances with other industry players.

Socially, Dato’ Teo is an avid golfer and a member of various prestigious clubs, namely TPC Kuala Lumpur (aka. KLGCC), Tropicana Golf & Country Club and Royal Selangor Club. “Golf is a game of confidence,” and it has not just been a means of exercise for Dato’, but golfing also helps to sharpen his mind to remain focused on his ambitions.

Dato’ Teo holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Malaysia. Despite pursuing a different route, he possesses excellent leadership and management skills, bearing witness to his triumphs.

Derrick De Souza

Non-Executive Director

Derrick De Souza has over 17 years of experience consulting businesses in various capacities, from corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, and strategic planning, to accounting, taxation, auditing, and financial advisory. His experience spans across prominent markets in Singapore, Malaysia, London, Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia, advising businesses on inbound Australian investments as well as outbound off-shore business investments for Australian companies.

Between the year 2006 to the year 2013, Derrick held the position of a Managing Partner in a mid-tier Accounting practice in Sydney. He currently holds a non-executive director position at Timah Resources Limited (ASX code: TML), Actcelerate Investment Group Ltd (NSX code: AIG), and several private companies in Australia. Derrick is a Registered Tax Agent with the Australian Tax Agents Board and also holds a New South Wales Real Estate Licence.

Derrick De Souza has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (1976) and has successfully completed the Executive Development Year program run jointly by the Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators, and the University of New South Wales (1989).

He completed a Post Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) endorsed by the financial planning and wealth management industry in Australia, and a 2-year postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment at the Securities Institute of Australia accredited by the Australian financial industry. Derrick is an associate member of CPA Australia.

Josh Hunt

Non-Executive Chairman

Josh has almost 20 years of experience in law, advising corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and managing fundraising transactions, focusing on larger private and mid-cap listed entities with projects throughout Australia and other international markets. He also advises on resources, technology, and the emerging areas of Fintech, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger financial technologies.

Josh has been a member of the Western Australian working group and the advisory board for the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA) since 2017.
Josh has extensive experience in all aspects of mining and energy project acquisitions and disposals, including the drafting and negotiation of acquisition documents, conducting due diligence on resource assets, and general mining legislation compliance throughout Australia, Africa, as well as emerging markets.

In addition, Josh provides stock exchange and listing rule compliance advice, capital markets, corporate and strategic advice, general securities advice, and commercial law advice.

Dato' Victor Hoo

Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Victor Hoo is a board member, venture capitalist, investor, corporate advisor, and a senior management executive with more than 20 years of experience working across continents (Asia, Australia, Europe, UK, and US), managing portfolios across diverse industries such as information technology (IT), finance, education, and real estate.

As the Executive Chairman of VCI Global Limited, Dato' Victor has been actively involved in a myriad of capital market and technology-improvement-related deals. His credentials include advisory roles in real estate, human capital management, hospitality, education, cleantech, fintech, and robotics companies. Dato' Victor Hoo is currently managing a portfolio encompassing over 40 Malaysian public listed companies with a combined market capitalization of approximately USD $13 billion.

Dato' Victor graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Japanese in 2002. Subsequently, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (Commercial and Corporate Law) and a Certificate in Laws (Banking and Finance Law) from the University of London in 2010.

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