Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, JP, DJMK, 76, 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 on 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 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 nine (9) Board meetings held in 2022.
Ho Wai Ming, also known as Daniel Ho, 52, 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 on 1 January 2015 and he was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer on 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 29 years’ experience in business strategy and management, corporate laws and governance, 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 and relinquished this position on 16 March 2022. He is also the Chairman of the Group’s Risk Management and Sustainability Committee. During his over 17 years’ stint in the Group, he 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.
He has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.
Mr. Ho attended all the nine (9) Board meetings held in 2022.
Lee Min On, 63, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 28 November 2016. He was re-designated on 31 December 2022 as 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 the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee, and a member of the Audit 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.
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 of good governance and integrity in the market place, Mr. Lee speaks regularly at public seminars and conferences, including in-house sessions, sharing his thoughts and insights, particularly on Sustainability, Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Mr. Lee also serves 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 a member of Audit and Risk Management Committee of MIA. He has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties that involved him as a Director.
Mr. Lee attended all the nine (9) Board meetings held in 2022.
Ng Chee Hoong, 56, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 3 November 2020. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
He 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”).
Mr. Ng is the sole partner of an accounting firm which provides auditing, taxation and advisory services. He has more than 31 years of experience in the provision of audit and assurance services. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Ng was a partner in various mid-tier accounting firms from June 1990 to April 2020 except for the period from March 2017 to February 2019 where he joined an oil palm and rubber plantation company as the Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Ng also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of PESTECH International Berhad, a company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and SSF Home Group Berhad, a company undergoing Initial Public Offering on the ACE Market.
Mr. Ng attended all the nine (9) Board meetings held in 2022.
Dato’ Ng Mann Cheong, DSSA, SMP, JP, 78, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 31 July 1998. He was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 December 2022. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration 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 52 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 serves on the board of MTrustee Berhad, AmMortgage One Berhad and is a past director of Port Klang Authority. He has abstained from deliberating and voting in respect of transactions between the Group and related parties involving himself.
Dato’ Ng attended all the nine (9) Board meetings held in 2022.
Dato’ Chan Choun Sien, also known as Dato’ Christopher Chan, DIMP, 52, a Malaysian, Male, was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2021. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director, and a member of the Audit Committee, the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Dato’ Christopher Chan is a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia. He is a graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree both in year 1994. Dato’ Christopher Chan had attended a leadership programme at INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires) in year 2010 to 2011.
Dato’ Christopher Chan was a former Managing Director of Investment Banking at CIMB Investment Bank Berhad. He has over 24 years of experience in some of the then largest mergers and acquisitions in Malaysia, IPOs, equity and debt fund raisings, and corporate restructuring exercises, as well as regional private banking in Southeast Asia. He was named as one of the top 10 investment bankers in Asia (ex-Japan) by Brendan Wood International Journal in 2006.
In addition, he is the Deputy Chairman of the Finance and Capital Market Committee of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia.
Dato’ Christopher Chan is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Hextar Industries Berhad; an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hextar Healthcare Berhad (formerly known as Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad), Esthetics International Group Berhad and Selangor Dredging Berhad.
Dato’ Christopher Chan attended nine (9) Board Meetings held in 2022.
Dr. Nesadurai Kalanithi, 66, a Malaysian, Female, was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2023. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”), and a member of the Audit Committee, the Board Risk Management and Sustainability Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee.
Dr. Nesadurai has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Reading, UK. She has several patents and publications to her credit and is known for her contribution to the field of research in tocotrienols and breast cancer. She was a founding member of the Malaysian Chapter of the Society for Free Radical Research (“SFRR”) and was the Past-President for SFRR Asia. She is familiar with the needs and aspirations of listed entities and SMEs having engaged with them through Climate Governance Malaysia (“CGM”), which is the country chapter of the World Economic Forums Climate Governance Initiative. She also has a good understanding of international markets.
Dr. Nesadurai has been sharing her Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) experience with newly appointed directors on Bursa Malaysia’s Mandatory Accreditation Programme (“MAP”) since 2022. She is an invited speaker on climate risks and ESG at many forums notably to public listed companies, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Economic Planning Unit Prime Minister’s Department. She was appointed as advisor to Barbados Investment Development Corporation in June 2022.
Dr. Nesadurai was awarded the Gold Medal for excellence in research by Malaysian Palm Oil Board (“MPOB”) in 2001 and won the prestigious World Intellectual Property Organisations Best Woman Inventor in 2006. In 2013, she was appointed Minister at the Malaysian Embassy and Mission to the European Union (“EU”) based in Brussels, Belgium and was the Regional Manager for the MPOB in Europe, a position she held up till 2018. She is a mentor at LeadWomen and also a member at Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (“ICDM’).
Dr. Nesadurai is currently an INED at IOI Corporation Berhad; co-founder of CGM, on the Steering Committee of the CEO Action Network, a coalition of leaders for sustainability action and leadership; an ESG advocate; and had recently completed The Oxford University’s Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme at the Said Business School. She was a former INED at FGV Holdings Bhd.
Miss Chia Tuang Mooi (also known as Carol Chia), is the Executive Vice President of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (“TCMH”) Group since January 2024. She joined as a Deputy General Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Head of Group Tax / Deputy Financial Controller (Senior General Manager grade) in 2020. She acts as a focal point for all group tax matters both in Malaysia and overseas. She has more than 20 years of experience in taxation and is responsible for providing direct and indirect taxes support to all entities in the TCMH Group to ensure compliance and to take charge of internal tax policies and provide suggestions to Top Management on the tax implications of various corporate decisions. She is also a GST Licensed Tax Agent registered with Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.
Carol Chia manages the overall tax strategy, vision, and objectives for TCMH Group Tax that align with overall business objectives; works closely with tax consultants, Group CEO’s office, CFO’s office, Group Legal as well as operational teams on strategic tax planning, audit and compliance matters with respect to taxation; and communicates effectively with the tax authorities to ensure greater levels of effectiveness and engagement.
She was also involved in Group annual budgeting exercise and quarterly reporting to Top Management, Audit Committee and Board in the capacity as Deputy Financial Controller.
Prior to joining TCMH in 2014, Carol Chia served as a Tax Consulting Manager with KPMG Kuala Lumpur Office for 6 years advising foreign investors in all aspects of taxation such as investment tax incentives, tax exemptions and licensing requirements from the MITI, MIDA, RMCD, BNM and FIC and had served in 2 leading retail chains as Senior Finance Manager and Tax & Property Manager involved taxation, finance and accounting, corporate restructuring, property accounting and complex management functions for more than 15 years.
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 2022.