AIA Bhd. has announced the appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Wee Hoe Soon @ Gooi Hoe Soon (Tan Sri Gooi) as its Board Chairman with effect from 15 June 2023. He succeeds Ching Yew Chye @ Chng Yew Chye, who retires after successfully completing his tenure of directorship with the company.
Tan Sri Gooi, who has been on the Board of AIA Bhd. as an Independent Non-Executive Director since 5 January 2023, will be the third Board Chairman of AIA Bhd.
He brings with him over 38 years of experience in the fields of accounting and corporate finance. He was also instrumental in the successful implementation of several corporate exercises which included merger and acquisition and corporate debt restructuring exercises by Public Listed Company (PLCs).
Tan Sri Gooi was a member of the National Debt and Liability Management Committee as well as a member of the investment panel of EPF Malaysia. He was also the former Chairman of the Board of EON Bank Bhd., Chairman of Amity Bond Sdn. Bhd., and Deputy Chairman of Avenue Capital Resources Bhd. Prior to that, he was the CEO/Executive Director-Dealing of Avenue Securities Sdn. Bhd.
Tan Sri Gooi is a Member of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He currently sits on the Board of Securities Commission, Yinson Holdings Bhd, Red Ideas Holdings Berhad and Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia Berhad.