Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, JP, DJMK, 73, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 19 October 1985 and was subsequently appointed as the Executive Deputy Chairman on 1 January 1999. He was re-designated as the Executive Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director on 1 July 2012. His corporate title was changed to President effective 1 January 2015. He is a member of the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee.
Dato’ Tan graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He joined the Tan Chong Group of Companies in 1970 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Autoparts Division in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Dato’ Tan is also the President of APM Automotive Holdings Berhad and Warisan TC Holdings Berhad.
Dato’ Tan is the spouse of Dato’ (Dr.) Khor Swee Wah @ Koh Bee Leng, a Director of the Company. He is a major shareholder of the Company. He is a brother of Mr. Tan Eng Soon and also a director and shareholder of Tan Chong Consolidated Sdn Bhd. Mr. Tan Eng Soon and Tan Chong Consolidated Sdn Bhd are major shareholders of the Company. Dato’ Tan has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.
Dato’ Tan attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019.
Dato’ Ng Mann Cheong, DSSA, SMP, JP, 75, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 31 July 1998. He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director to whom concerns of fellow Directors, shareholders and other stakeholders may be conveyed. He is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee.
Dato’ Ng is a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya and has been admitted to practice in the jurisdictions of Singapore, Victoria and Western Australia. He has been in legal practice for more
than 51 years and is a Senior Partner of Syed Alwi, Ng & Co. He is also a past Legal Advisor of Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation.
Dato’ Ng also sits on the board of MTrustee Berhad, AmMortgage One Berhad and is a past director of Port Klang Authority.
Dato’ Ng attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019.
Siew Kah Toong, also known as David Siew, 65, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2010. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Siew is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and CPA Australia. He is also a member of the Practice Review Committee of the MIA and the Public Practice, Technical and Financial Statement Review Committees of MICPA. He had served as a Board member of the Financial Reporting Foundation for two (2) terms and was a member of the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”) for a term.
Mr. Siew joined Sekhar & Tan, Chartered Accountants in 2009 and is the Managing Partner. Prior to that, he served as the Managing Partner of BDO, one of the leading accounting firms in Malaysia.
He has many years of experience in auditing, financial reporting and corporate advisory and has served as the audit engagement partner on many public listed companies. Mr. Siew was also involved in the role of Special Administrator for several public listed companies pursuant to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act, 1998 and successfully restructured them for re-listing. He served for four (4) years as the Finance Director of Malaysian Mosaics Berhad where he was involved in the reorganisation of the Group, restructuring of banking and financing arrangements and mergers and acquisitions besides improving the financial reporting systems.
Mr. Siew is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd and Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad. He was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wing Tai Malaysia Berhad.
Mr. Siew attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019
Dato’ (Dr.) Khor Swee Wah @ Koh Bee Leng, also known as Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan, DJMK, 71, a Malaysian, Female, was appointed to the Board as Executive Director on 22 March 2013. Her corporate title was changed to Executive Vice President on 1 January 2015 and to Group Senior Executive Vice President on 28 November 2016. On 1 January 2018, her corporate title was changed to Group Chief Executive Officer and subsequently to Deputy President on 1 January 2020.
Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan graduated from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree in year 1970. Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan has been conferred the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Degree (International Business) in conjunction with the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of University Utara Malaysia (UUM) on 19 October 2019. Together with the conferment, she has also been appointed as a Member of University-Industry Advisory Council of University Utara Malaysia.
Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan began her career in the Treasury Department of Tan Chong Group after her graduation in 1970 and was subsequently appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Tan Chong & Sons Motor Company Sdn Bhd on 10 January 2004. During her over 40 years’ stint in the Group, she managed the multi-currency exposure of the Group and introduced the use of various innovative hedging products as part of her efforts in minimising cost for the Group; set up the Group’s Treasury Department and Human Resources Division; and transformed a manual and traditional organisation into IT process driven operations. As a passionate person, Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan has also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to advance many social causes. Over the years, she has established a name for herself in the Malaysian society for her
involvement as the Honorary Treasurer (1994 – 1999) and Honorary Trustee (1999 – 2003) of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation. She was a Trustee of the Pink Triangle Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing HIV AIDS Education to the Malaysian society. She was also a Treasurer and Trustee for the Datin Seri Endon Breast Cancer Foundation (2004 – 2007). She is a corporate nominee of the Company to Kuala Lumpur Business Club, a networking, support and business development organisation for business leaders and professionals. She was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur of The Year in the Automotive Industry at the 12th Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (“APEA”) 2018 Malaysia in recognition of her notable entrepreneurial achievements, excellence and contribution towards the development of the automotive industry.
Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan believes that even from a business point of view, there is a necessity to drive corporate sustainability for any business empire to thrive. She pioneered corporate sustainability and incorporated environmental/charity campaigns within the Group. This is notable through her active contribution and conscientious efforts towards reach-out programmes such as tree-planting at its assembly plant in Serendah to reduce carbon footprint and enhance ecosystem; establishing after-school daycare centres to help improve the lives of underprivileged children and bettering the lives of those who are unfortunate and needy.
Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan is the spouse of Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, President and a major shareholder of the Company. She has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving herself.
Dato’ (Dr.) Rosie Tan attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019.
Ho Wai Ming, also known as Daniel Ho, 49, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board as Executive Director and Group Financial Controller on 22 March 2013 and 1 April 2013 respectively. His corporate title was subsequently changed to Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January 2015. He was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 January 2020.
Mr. Ho is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and a Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (“CTIM”). He is also a registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (“ACPA”).
Mr. Ho has more than 25 years’ experience in taxation, accounting and finance. He joined the Group as Senior Manager (Taxation) in September 2005 and rose to the position of Executive Director and Group Financial Controller on 22 March 2013 and 1 April 2013 respectively. He was appointed as Company Secretary on 28 August 2015. He is also the Chairman of the Group’s Risk Management and Sustainability Committee. During his over 14 years’ stint in the Group, Mr. Ho has been involved in various financial and corporate management functions within the Group. Immediately prior to joining the Group, he was a Senior Consultant of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd.
Mr. Ho attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019.
Lee Min On, 60, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 28 November 2016. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Lee is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and a Chartered Fellow Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia (“IIAM”).
Mr. Lee started his career with KPMG Malaysia in 1979 and retired as a Partner of the Firm on 31 December 2015. During his tenure with KPMG, he served in the external audit division before moving to helm the Firm’s risk consulting practice, providing, inter-alia, board advisory services that encompassed corporate governance assessment, enterprise risk management and risk-based internal audit for both public listed as well as private corporations.
Mr. Lee co-wrote the “Corporate Governance Guide – Towards Boardroom Excellence” 1st and 2nd Editions which were published by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”). He also sat on the Task Force which was responsible for developing the “Statement on Risk Management and Internal Control – Guidelines for Directors of Listed Issuers”, a document issued by Bursa Malaysia in 2012. As a strong advocate for good governance and integrity in the market place, Mr. Lee regularly speaks at public seminars and conferences, including in-house sessions, sharing his thoughts and insights, particularly on Sustainability, Governance, Risk and Control.
Mr. Lee also sits as an Independent Non-Executive Director of APM Automotive Holdings Berhad, Warisan TC Holdings Berhad, Kotra Industries Berhad and Lii Hen Industries Berhad. He is also an audit committee member of IIAM. He has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.
Mr. Lee attended all the six (6) Board meetings held in 2019.
Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors has:
(i) any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company; and
(ii) any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.
The above Directors have not been convicted of any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offences, if any, and have not been imposed any public sanction or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2019.