Dato’ Siew joined the Board on 23 October 1985. He is currently the Executive Chairman.
He was appointed as Deputy Group Managing Director on 17 October 1995, and promoted to the Group Managing Director on 30 July 2003. He assumed his current position on 2 January 2018.
Dato’ Siew received his secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom, first studying in Marlborough College from the age of 13 years, then completing his tertiary education at Imperial College London. He received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science (“MSc”) degree in Operational Research at Imperial College London, graduating in 1978.
Dato’ Siew has extensive experience in the field of petrochemicals accumulated for more than 30 years in the local and international sectors.
He was a very active member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (“YPO”) from 1993 until 2006, serving as Chairman of the Malaysian Chapter of YPO, and Co-Chairman of the first Regional Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. During his tenure as a member of the International Board of YPO from 2000 to 2003, he was Chairman of YPO’s Global Leadership Congress in Beijing in 2003. He was also a past President of the Imperial College Alumni of Malaysia (“ICAAM”) and Governor of the Board of Governors for Marlborough College of Malaysia.
Currently, Dato’ Siew is the Group Managing Director of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad and the Executive Vice Chairman of Ancom Logistics Berhad, both subsidiaries of the Company and listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Dato’ Siew is a substantial shareholder of the Company through his direct and indirect interest in the Company.
Tan Sri Lin was appointed to the Board on 30 October 2000. He is currently the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Tan Sri Lin is an independent strategic and financial consultant, a British Chartered Scientist, and a UK Chartered Statistician. He received three degrees from Harvard University, including a PhD in Economics. He is an Eisenhower Fellow and a Fellow of the IMF Institute in Washington DC; Royal Statistical Society, London; Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers; Malaysian Insurance Institute (Hon.); Malaysian Institute of Management and the Malaysian Economic Association. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies and a Research Professor at Sunway University.
He has a long and distinguished history of service in the government and private sectors. He was Chairman/President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Bank Group and, for 14 years previously, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, having been a central banker for 34 years. Tan Sri Lin continues to serve the public as a member of key steering committees at the Ministry of Higher Education; a member of the Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee; Governor of the Asian Institute of Management, Manila; Board member of Sunway University; Chairman Emeritus of the Harvard Graduate School Alumni Council at Harvard University in Cambridge, USA; President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia; and Economic Advisor of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia.
Tan Sri Lin is currently a Director of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, a subsidiary of the Company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; Wah Seong Corporation Berhad and Sunway Berhad; and Chairman of IGB REIT Management Sdn. Bhd. (manager of the IGB Real Estate & Investment Trust). He also serves as a trustee of the Tun Ismail Ali Foundation (PNB), Malaysian Economic Association Foundation, Prime Minister’s Exchange Fellowship Malaysia, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Harvard Club of Malaysia Foundation; and is a Mentor Counselor of the LIN Foundation.
Tan Sri Hamid was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2016. He is currently a member of the Audit Committee.
Upon finishing his secondary schooling at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Perak, he obtained a Barrister at Law degree from Lincolns Inn, London, and was admitted as an Utter Barrister in 1976.
Tan Sri Hamid served in the judicial and legal service of the Government of Malaysia in various posts including that of a Magistrate, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Legal Advisor and Senior Federal Counsel with the Customs and Excise Department, the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Land and Regional Development, Treasury and Ministry of Home Affairs. He has also served as a Legal Advisor to the Negeri Sembilan and Pahang State Governments.
Tan Sri Hamid was appointed a Judicial Commissioner in 1994 and a High Court Judge in 1996. In 2006, he was elevated to the Court of Appeal and in 2009 to the Federal Court, Malaysia. He retired from the Bench in February 2016.
Currently, Tan Sri Hamid is the Chairman of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
Thye Seng joined the Board on 19 October 1999.
He has 13 years of experience as a practising lawyer, after having been called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1980 and the Malaysian Bar in 1982. He graduated from University College Cardiff, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Law (Hons).
Thye Seng was previously on the Boards of the Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange and Malaysian Futures Clearing Corporation Sdn. Bhd..
He is currently the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pacific & Orient Berhad (“P&O”), a substantial shareholder of the Company, and its subsidiary, Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad.
Thye Seng is a substantial shareholder of the Company through his shareholding in P&O.
Edmond was appointed to the Board on 30 August 2005 and is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Association of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales. He is also a Certified Financial Planner.
Edmond’s career started at a professional accounting firm in London where he was an Audit Manager. He was then made a Manager in charge of portfolio investment at a merchant bank in Malaysia, and subsequently in charge of the corporate planning and investment division of a public listed company in Malaysia.
He was the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and a member of the Investment Committee of Public Mutual Berhad, the largest private unit trust management company in Malaysia. He is a former member of the Task Force on Islamic Finance at Labuan International Offshore Financial Centre (“LOFSA”); a former council member and Chairman of the Secretariat of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (“FIMM”) and a former member of the Securities Market Consultation Panel of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Edmond is a founder member and a past President of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia.
Edmond sits on the Board of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad, a subsidiary of the Company which is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also the Chairman of Adventa Berhad as well as an Investment Committee Member and Director of MAAKL Mutual Berhad.
Hock Chye was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2011. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Hock Chye graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of London, United Kingdom, in 1999.
He was a Deputy Editor with The Star newspaper, where he wrote for the Business Section. He later became a consultant with an organisation promoting good corporate governance and practices in Malaysia. He was also a panel speaker for Bursatra Sdn. Bhd. on Continuing Education Programmes for public-listed company directors. He has been the Group Director of Strategic Planning & Corporate Affairs, HELP University Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Help International Corporation Berhad) since April 2008.
Hock Chye is also a Director of Ancom Logistics Berhad, a subsidiary of the Company which is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Datuk Hapiz was appointed to the Board on 8 May 2020.
He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, USA, in 1980 and 1984, respectively.
He began his career at Dow Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in 1985 holding a regional role for several years. He was appointed as the Managing Director of Du Pont Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in 1995 and then the President/CEO of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad from 2011 until he retired in 2014.
Datuk Hapiz was appointed as Chairman of Ancom Crop Care Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of the Company, in March 2016. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Perdana Petroleum Berhad and an Independent NonExecutive Director of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad, and a board member of several private chemical companies in Malaysia and the United States.
He is currently Chairman of the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia and Chairman of the National Chemical Productivity Nexus. He is also a member of the National Productivity Council of Malaysia and the National Science Council of Malaysia.
Ka Kheong was appointed as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Siew Ka Wei on 26 April 2019.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University College London, United Kingdom, in 1982.
Ka Kheong is currently the Executive Director of iEnterprise Online Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of the Company, and heads the Group’s IT Division. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of a company he set up in 1982 which was involved in the IT industry.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in systems development and integration, as well as applications implementation. His experience spans across the financial services, manufacturing, distribution and retail industries.
He is also the Chairman of a local company that provides professional IT certification from the Project Management Institute, USA, to IT professionals in Malaysia.