Pertama Digital Foreign Directors Resign With Disposal Of China Assets

Main Market-listed Pertama Digital has announced the resignation of their China-based foreign Directors, Mr. Pan Ding and Mr. Pan Dong from their Board effective 22 September 2022.

The Group confirmed that both resigning foreign Directors do not have any disagreement with the Group’s Board of Directors and that they have no further matters to bring to the attention of its shareholders.

Pertama Digital had earlier in August 2022 received an overwhelming vote of support from its Shareholders for the completion exercise to dispose of its entire equity interest in its China-based textile subsidiary, BeTop Group Limited for RM70 million.

With the ownership and management transition process now complete, Pertama Digital moves forward as a wholly owned and operated local majority listing on Bursa Malaysia.

Plans are already underway to strengthen the composition of its Board of Directors for Pertama Digital to become a pure-play digital services player.

Part of the Group’s new and enhanced corporate plan is to reclassify itself as a digital and Syariah-compliant business to be able to attract new business opportunities from local as well as international business partners and interests.

The Group recently appointed Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani as Director and Member of their Board of Directors. Datuk Seri Dr Nik is currently the Chairman and Senior Partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co., a member law firm of ZICO Law.

“We continue to be committed and focused on building a new Pertama Digital, fortified with a strong corporate character and equipped with key operational strength in delivering on its promise of transforming the approach by government agencies and enterprises in delivering digital solutions that matter to the public,” Saify Akhtar, Director of Strategy of Pertama Digital said.

“We will continue to deliver swift, lean and necessary digital solutions and services on a pay-for-performance revenue model with local agencies and enterprises as well as emulate this to other emerging markets such as Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nigeria,” he added.

Active pursuit of acquisition targets in the government technology sector continues to be of primary importance as well as the Group makes headway in the formation of Malaysia’s first “neobank” in partnership with incumbent banks.

As part of its focus on delivering digital solutions for the Rakyat, the Group yesterday launched its Perlindungan Tenang awareness campaign to boost the subscription by the B40 group for the protection scheme introduced by the Government.

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