Tanco announces demise of adviser Tan Jing Nam

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on May 3, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tanco Holdings Bhd yesterday announced the demise of its adviser and non-independent non-executive director Datuk Seri Tan Jing Nam at age 62.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, Tanco said Tan passed away peacefully on Tuesday. It added that the board of directors will appoint suitable candidate(s) to fill the vacancy of the member of the remuneration committee in due course.

The remuneration committee currently comprises Datuk Dr Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Rouse as chairman and Datuk Dr Mohd Noordin Keling as a member.

According to the filing, Tan was appointed to the board on July 28, 1995 and was Tanco group managing director since Oct 23, 1995. On March 18, 2015, he was redesignated as non-independent non-executive director of Tanco. On Aug 26, 2015, he was appointed Tanco adviser.

“Tan has an extensive experience in the property and construction sectors and was the driving force behind the successful development of Bandar Country Homes, a self-contained township in Rawang, Selangor. Under his leadership, Tanco Group expanded its property development and construction businesses to include vacation clubs and resort-related activities,” said the group.

Tan was the father of Andrew Tan Jun Suan, Tanco’s current group managing director, and was a major shareholder of Tanco, with a 12.04% stake as at April 27 which has since been transferred to his sons.

Tanco shares closed down 0.5 sen or 4.54% at 10.5 sen yesterday, with a market capitalisation of RM70.5 million.