DATO’ SRI NG AH CHAI
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dato’ Sri Ng Ah Chai is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2001 and assumed the post of Group Managing Director of the Company on 4 August 2003. Dato’ Sri Ng was then re-designated to his current position on 28 September 2005.
Dato’ Sri Ng has over 30 years of experience in timber and furniture industries. His involvement in the timber trade began in 1985 when he started a saw milling business on a partnership basis. In 1991, he expanded his business into manufacturing tropical wood furniture for the local market. Ceasing the saw milling business in 1993, he co-founded Seng Yip Furniture Sdn Bhd which started as a kiln drying and timber processing business. With his vast experience and leadership skill, Seng Yip expanded into manufacturing furniture components and semi-finished parts in 1995. Subsequently in 1998, he ventured into finished rubber wood furniture.
Currently, Dato’ Sri Ng is also the Group Managing Director and major shareholder of Mieco Chipboard Berhad.
DATO’ SRI CHEE HONG LEONG, JP
Dato’ Sri Chee Hong Leong, JP was appointed to the Board on 13 March 2003. He ceased to be a member of Audit Committee on 19 October 2011 and was re-designated as Executive Director on 2 December 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration in 1989 both from McMasterUniversity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He began his career in 1990 coordinating the development in corporate and annual strategic plans for Leisure Holidays Group of Companies. In 1992, he ventured into various businesses which involved designing and building individual bungalows for landowners of various housing projects in the KlangValley as well as building and operating a 100,000 sq. ft. Information Technology Incubation Centre in University Putra Malaysia. Subsequently, he joined Tanco Resort Berhad from 1998 to 2002 where he held various positions from General Manager to Executive Director/ Chief Operating Officer.
KEITH NG WEI PING
Mr Keith Ng Wei Ping was appointed to the Board on 13 October 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics & Finance from University of Melbourne, Australia.
Keith has many years of experience with SYF Resources Berhad Group in key areas of corporate development, investments and property development. With financial qualifications of a Bachelor of Commerce and subsequently completed the examinations of the Certified Financial Analyst Institute, he has contributed to the growth of the Group and was instrumental in spearheading SYF’s successful diversification into property development.
He is currently also a Director of Mieco Chipboard Berhad and Group and several local private limited companies involved in property development. His involvement with Mieco Chipboard Berhad commenced in January 2017 when he assumed the role of General Manager overseeing business operations and investments.
DATO’ WONG GIAN KUI
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Wong Gian Kui was appointed to the Board on 26 June 2014 as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Sri Thong Kok Khee. Following the resignation of Dato’ Sri Thong Kok Khee as the Non-Executive Non-Independent Director on 15 October 2018, Dato’ Wong ceased to act as his Alternate Director with effect from the same date. Subsequently, Dato’ Wong was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 October 2018.
Dato’ Wong is an accountant by profession and has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1985 and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1988. Dato’ Wong was previously attached to Harun, Oh & Wong, a member of Horwath International firm of public accountants in Malaysia from 1981 to 1990 and Stoy Hayward London, Chartered Accountants from 1990 to 1991.
Currently, Dato’ Wong is the Executive Director of Insas Berhad, Inari Amertron Berhad and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad and also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Yi-Lai Berhad.
DATUK MOHAMED ARSAD BIN SEHAN
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Mohamed Arsad bin Sehan was appointed to the Board on 19 October 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Statistics) degree from University of Malaya and was conferred the honourary award D.M.S.M by the State of Melaka which carries the title “Datuk”. He had a long career of 31 years, from 1978 to 2009, in banking industry with Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. At Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, he held various senior management positions including General Manager of Commercial Banking, Assistant General Manager of Banking Operations, Sector Head of Financing and Division Head of Planning and Development and Corporate Services. He spent 7 years as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a private limited company dealing in the manufacturing and supplying of standby power systems on secondment from Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Currently, he is the Executive Director of PureCircle Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian entity in the PureCircle global group of companies, the world’s leading producer and supplier of high purity, high-intensity natural sweeteners and flavours made from stevia plant. He is also a council member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the chairman of FMM Negeri Sembilan branch.
Apart from the Company, Datuk Arsad is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Bertam Alliance Berhad. He is also the Chairman for both KoperasiKakitangan Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad and Koperasi Kumpulan Professional Kuala Lumpur Berhad.
DATO’ MOHAMAD AZMI BIN ALI
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Mohamad Azmi bin Ali was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2017. He is a member of CPA (Australia) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. He had a long career in public services of 36 years from 1981 before retiring in 2017 which included (1) Head, Disbursement Monitoring Division, Accountant General’s Department, Kuala Lumpur, (2) Kelantan State Treasurer, (3) Chief Assistant Director, Privatization Task Force, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, (4) Chief Assistant Director, Foreign Investment Committee, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, (5) Head of Accountant General’s Department, Sarawak Branch, (6) Chief Accountant, Ministry of Education, (7) Head of Accounting Development and Administration Division, Accountant General’s Department Putrajaya, (8) Head of Branch Operation, Accountant General’s Department and (9) Deputy Accountant General of Malaysia (Operation).
DATO’ ABDUL RASHID BIN MAT AMIN
Independent Non-Executive Director
An alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Dato’ Abdul Rashid Bin Mat Amin was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2018.
Dato’ Abdul Rashid pursued his training in forestry (1971-1976) at the InstitutPertanian Bogor in Indonesia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Forestry. He then furthered his studies at the University of Oxford (1982-1983) United Kingdom for his M.Sc in land use planning. Later on, he completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA major in marketing) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2008).
During his career, he served the Forestry Department for almost 30 years having worked in Terengganu, Kedah, Perak, Pahang and Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. He was seconded as Director General of the Malaysia Timber Industry Board from 1998 to 2002 and subsequently assumed the position of Director General of Forestry in 2002 to 2005 before retiring from service.
In his many years of service, he has gained expertise in forest management, forest product marketing, land use planning, natural resources management, environmental studies and business studies.