Key Senior Management

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    DATO’ SIEW KA WEI

    Executive Chairman
    Age 64, Male, Malaysian

    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.

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    LEE CHEUN WEI

    Group CEO,
    Managing Director - Ancom Crop Care Sdn. Bhd. (“ACC”)
    Age 46, Male, Malaysian

    Cheun Wei has been the Group CEO since January 2018 and the Managing Director of ACC since July 2014.

    He graduated with an BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom, and holds an MSc in Finance (Distinction) from Cass Business School, London. For both degrees, he was awarded full scholarships from British Chevening/HSBC and the Renong/UEM Group respectively.

    Cheun Wei started his career in 1997 as a Group Accountant at EPE Power Corporation Berhad (“EPE”), a Transmission and Distribution Engineering company, and was made the Chief Financial Officer of the EPE Group in 2003. He was the Director of Corporate Finance of Tamco Corporate Holding Berhad (now known as Ancom Logistics Berhad, a subsidiary of the Company) from 2005 to 2009. He joined the Company in 2009 as the Group Chief Financial Officer. In July 2014, he was appointed Managing Director of ACC, heading the Group’s Agricultural Chemicals Division. In January 2018, Cheun Wei was promoted to his current position as the Group CEO.

    Cheun Wei is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

    Cheun Wei currently holds 8,626,380 ordinary shares, representing 3.60% shareholding in the Company.

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    DATUK WONG SAI WAN

    Group Chief Media Officer
    Age 58, Male, Malaysian

    Datuk Wong joined Redberry Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of the Company, in July 2013 as a Director - Special Projects after a successful career in The Star media group for more than 29 years.

    He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015 heading the Group’s Media Division where he oversaw the operations and management of the Group’s media business. In January 2018, he was redesignated as the Group Chief Media Officer, in charge of Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations for the Group.

    Datuk Wong studied Law at Manchester City University, United Kingdom.

    Datuk Wong started his career in journalism at The Star in 1984 and rose through the ranks from being a reporter to becoming a Bureau Chief (Seremban), Senior News Editor and Executive Editor before leaving the leading English language daily in 2013.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    ROBIN LING SENG CHIONG

    Deputy CEO - Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad ("Nylex")
    Executive Director - Perusahaan Kimia Gemilang Sdn Bhd ("PKG")
    Age 50, Male, Malaysian

    Robin joined the Nylex group in 2007 as an Executive Director of PKG, a subsidiary of Nylex, in charge of its industrial chemical trading business. In January 2018, he was promoted to Deputy CEO of Nylex, assisting the Group Managing Director in overseeing the Nylex group’s business operations. Prior to joining PKG, he worked as the Asia Pacific Regional Manager for a United States specialty chemicals company for 13 years.

    Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Science Malaysia.

    He is currently a member of the Industry Expert Advisory Panel (“IEAP”), Chemistry and Biology programme at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (“TARUC”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    THO TUCK WOH

    CEO - Redberry Media Group
    Age 60, Male, Malaysian

    Tuck Woh joined the Redberry Media Group in 2008 as Managing Director of its Cinema and Digital Advertising Division. He was promoted to CEO of the Redberry Media Group in January 2018.

    He started his career as an auditor with a Big Four audit firm in Malaysia in 1981 and stayed till 1990. He then joined advertising agency, Inter Pacific Communications Sdn. Bhd., as a General Manager in 1991, and subsequently took up the post of Finance Director/Deputy Chairman at Yaohan (M) Berhad from 1994 until 1997. He was the Executive Director of Jerasia Capital Berhad, a fashion textile company, from 1998 until 2003. He also held executive roles in large retail and garment companies such as CK Tangs, Hytex and Cheetah from 2004 to 2007.

    Tuck Woh is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    DATUK HASNUL BIN HASSAN

    Deputy CEO - Ancom Logistics Berhad (“ALB”)
    Age 58, Male, Malaysian

    Datuk Hasnul joined Ancom Berhad in 2014 as its Executive Director (Business Development). In October 2019, he assumed his current position as Deputy CEO of ALB

    Datuk Hasnul obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in May 1984 from Southeast Missouri State University, USA. He then obtained a Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) from Governors State University, USA, in December 1985.

    Datuk Hasnul has more than 23 years of experience in several reputable multi-national companies including Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and British American Tobacco where he developed his marketing and management skills.

    Following his time in the corporate sector, Datuk Hasnul joined BERNAMA as its General Manager/CEO in 2009. He was subsequently appointed as CEO of the Malay Mail in 2013, a position he held until 2014.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    LIM CHANG MENG

    Group Chief Financial Officer
    Age 48, Male, Malaysian

    Chang Meng is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and ALB, a subsidiary of the Company.

    He began his career as an auditor with a Big Four audit firm in Malaysia in 1992 and stayed until 2000, his last position as an Audit Manager. He subsequently joined a construction company and later a stockbroking company as a Finance Manager.

    He joined Tamco Corporate Holdings Berhad (now known as ALB) in 2005 as its Corporate Accounting Manager. He also served as the Head of Corporate Finance of the Company in 2010. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of ALB in 2011 and Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 2014.

    Chang Meng is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    CHOO SE ENG

    Company Secretary
    Age 59, Male, Malaysian

    Se Eng is the Company Secretary of Ancom, Nylex, ALB and their subsidiaries.

    He started his career as an auditor in a Big Four audit firm in Malaysia in 1981 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. During this period, he gained valuable working knowledge in accounting, taxation and secretarial practices.

    He worked for two years in the Corporate Finance division of a merchant bank, and was with a public listed company as its Corporate Finance Manager for four years before joining the Company in 1995 as its Senior Manager of Corporate Planning. He assumed the role of Company Secretary in 1996, and maintained this position until his resignation in August 2016. He re-joined the Company in April 2018.

    Se Eng is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    MICHELLE CHEN TAI NGOH

    Chief Financial Officer - Nylex
    Age 53, Female, Malaysian

    Michelle joined Nylex in 1995 as an Associate Accounts Manager and held various positions within its Corporate Office in the ensuing years. She was appointed to her current position as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Before joining Nylex, she was attached to an international professional service firm.

    Michelle is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).

    She has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    PHILLIP KARUPPIAH

    Group Human Resource Director
    Age 62, Male, Malaysian

    Phillip has been the Group Human Resource Director of Ancom since April 2013.

    Phillip has a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) from University Putra Malaysia and a Law degree from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

    He started his career as a journalist with the New Straits Times and has experience in communication consulting with Burson Marsteller as well as banking operations with Malayan Banking Berhad.

    He was the Chief Executive Officer of Malay Mail Sdn. Bhd. (“Malay Mail”), publisher of the Malay Mail newspaper, from April 2011 until March 2013. Before taking the helm at Malay Mail, Phillip was with Lexis Nexis, an American multinational company, as Chief Executive Officer of its South East Asia operations. His other stints include Managing Director of Sun Media Sdn. Bhd., publisher of the Sun newspaper, and General Manager of Group Human Resources at Phileo Allied Group, a financial services organisation.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    DATO’ LEE YEW MENG

    CEO/Executive Director - Genovasi Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Genovasi”)
    Age 65, Male, Malaysian

    Dato’ Lee is the CEO/Executive Director of Genovasi, a subsidiary of the Company, a position he has held since January 2016. Genovasi manages a dedicated Design Thinking School and Genovasi University College.

    Dato’ Lee has an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Management from the Institute of Commercial Management (“ICM”), United Kingdom.

    Dato’ Lee’s 40-year career is skewed towards sales & marketing and communication, having held positions as General Manager - Marketing in The Star, Chief Marketing Officer in the Sun, Chief Operating Officer in Limkokwing Integrated, and Strategic Communications Adviser with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (“AIM”).

    He currently sits as a member of the National Visual Arts Development Board.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    SIEW KA KHEONG

    Executive Chairman - IEnterprise Online Sdn. Bhd.
    Age 59, Male, Malaysian

    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.

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    WILLIAM TAN WEE LIAN

    Divisional Head - Nylex Polymer Division
    Age 53, Male, Malaysian

    William started his career as a Sales Executive in PKG in 1994. In 1997, he was transferred to Fermpro Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Nylex, where he held various positions before being promoted to Deputy Managing Director in 2006. In 2005, he was given the additional responsibility of handling Nylex Specialty Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. (“NSC”) and was promoted to the position of Managing Director of NSC in 2007.

    On 1 January 2020, William was re-designated as the Deputy Head of Nylex Polymer Division and on 1 June 2020, as the Division’s Head.

    William is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”).

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    KONG HWAI MING

    Executive Director - CKG Chemicals Pte Ltd (“CKG”)
    Age 60, Male, Singaporean

    Hwai Ming started his career as a technician in the tankfarm and shipping operations of ESSO Refinery Pte Ltd in 1981. In 1989, he joined Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore Pte Ltd as an Operation and Shipping Executive. In 1992, he was appointed by CKG as an Operation Manager and was subsequently promoted to the position of Executive Director. In 2006, Nylex acquired 100% shareholding of CKG, and Hwai Ming was retained in the same position, which he holds until today.

    Hwai Ming has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Post-Diploma in Industrial Management from Singapore Polytechnic.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    DATUK ABDUL RASHID HASHIM

    Executive Chairman - Ancom Kimia Sdn. Bhd. (“AKSB”)
    Age 56, Male, Malaysian

    Datuk Rashid joined AKSB, a subsidiary of Nylex, as Chief Operating Officer in February 2011. He was re-designated as its Executive Chairman in July 2020. He is the Chief Executive Officer of MSTI Corporation Sdn. Bhd., an associate of the Company, which is involved in the provision of IT services.

    Datuk Rashid graduated with a Diploma in Credit Management from Institute Teknologi MARA.

    Datuk Rashid started his career as an assistant credit officer with a commercial bank in 1982. In 1990, he joined ESPI Industries Sdn. Bhd., a parts and accessories manufacturer for Proton, as General Manager. In 1994, he was appointed as the Personal Assistant to Managing Director of Ayer Molek Plantation Berhad. Subsequently, in 2000, he joined property developer HBA Development Bhd as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2008, he was appointed the Managing Director of Global Globe Sdn. Bhd., a property developer and engineering group.

    He has no directorship in any public listed issuer.

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    WONG SIUT YIN

    Director - Kumpulan Kesuma Sdn. Bhd. (“Kesuma”)/Wedon Sdn. Bhd.
    Age 52, Female, Malaysian

    Siut Yin started her career as a Pharmaceutical Sales Executive in Ciba-Geigy (M) Sdn. Bhd. in July 1991. She joined Kesuma, a subsidiary of Nylex, as a Techno-Commercial Chemist in December 1991. She was promoted to her current position as a Director of Kesuma in 1999, handling the technical, manufacturing and sales aspects of sealants and adhesives for the automotive and construction industries.

    Siut Yin holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia.

    She has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.

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    MOHD YUSOF BIN MUHAMAD DON

    General Manager - Pengangkutan Cogent Sdn. Bhd.
    Age 54, Male, Malaysian

    Mohd Yusof was appointed General Manager of PCSB, a subsidiary of ALB, in February 2015. Prior to joining PCSB, he was a Senior Manager/Director of Hayara Sdn. Bhd., a solid waste management contractor, and Hayana Sdn. Bhd., a construction materials company, from 2013 to 2015. Before that, he held various senior managerial positions at Soi Yong Berhad and Koperasi Usaha Bersatu (M) Berhad.

    Mohd Yusof has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

    He has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer

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    SERENA KHOO SOOK LAI

    General Manager - Ancom-Chemquest Terminals Sdn.
    Age 55, Male, Malaysian

    Serena was appointed the General Manager of ACT, a subsidiary of ALB, in October 2017.

    She has more than 25 years of experience in the bulk chemicals and logistics businesses. Prior to her current position, she held various positions in PKG, her last position being Senior Operations Manager.

    Serena holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.

    She has no directorship in any public company or listed issuer.