Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman)
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub (Male), aged 89, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 30 August 2002 and is presently the Chairman of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee as well as member of the Audit & Risk Management and Nomination Committees of the Company. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture in 1954 from College of Agriculture, Serdang and pursued his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with Statistics at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom in 1958 and also Diploma in Business Administration (IMEDE), Lausanne, Switzerland in 1964. He has a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service. Among the top posts he held were First Director, Mara Institute of Technology (1965-1975), Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (1975-1977), Deputy Director-General in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (1977-1978) and Secretary-General in the Ministry of Primary Industries (1978), Ministry of Agriculture (1979-1981) and Ministry of Land and Regional Development (1981-1983). His current directorships in public companies and listed issuers include Tomypak Holdings Berhad, Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Bistari Johor Berhad and Karex Berhad. Encik Azhari Arshad who is an Executive Director of the Company is his son. He has no family relationship with the other Directors and/or major shareholder of the Company.
Mr Teh Wee Chye
Mr Teh Wee Chye (Male), aged 64, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director of the Company on 19 June 1989 and is presently the Managing Director of the Company. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architect and Marine Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Ship Building and Shipping Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In the summer of 1974, he received his training at the American Bureau of Shipping Research & Development Department, New York. Upon graduation in 1975 he was employed as an Engineer with Eastern Steamship (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore. He joined Malayan Flour Mills Berhad in 1976 as the Deputy Mill Manager and was promoted as the Plant Manager in 1978. He was appointed as the Project Manager in 1979 in charge of the Company’s entire expansion plans. He is also a director of Seu Teck Sean Tong Charitable Organisation Berhad. He is a major shareholder of the Company.
Datuk Oh Chong Peng
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Datuk Oh Chong Peng (Male), aged 73, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 20 August 2008 and is presently a member of the Audit & Risk Management, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”).
He joined Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London in 1969 and in Malaysia in 1971. He was a Partner of Coopers & Lybrand Malaysia from 1974 and retired as a Senior Partner of Coopers & Lybrand in 1997.
Presently, he sits on the Board of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, WCE Holdings Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad, Saujana Resort (M) Berhad and PUC Berhad (Formerly known as PUC Founder (MSC) Berhad).
Datuk Oh is a Government appointed member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (since 1996). He is also a trustee of the UTAR Education Foundation (2002) and a council member of University Tunku Abdul Rahman.
His past appointments included being a Government appointed Committee Member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1990-1996), a Council member (1981-2002), a past President of the MICPA (1994-1996) and a board member of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (2003-2009). He was Chairman of Land & General Berhad (1999-2007), Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad (2001-2005) and Alliance Financial Group Berhad (2006-2017) and was a board member of Rashid Hussain Berhad Group of Companies (1998-2003) and Star Publications (M) Berhad (1987-2009).
Dato’ Wira Zainal Abidin bin Mahamad Zain
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Dato’ Wira Zainal Abidin bin Mahamad Zain (Male), aged 68, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 1 September 2009 and is presently the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons-International Relations) Degree from University of Malaya.
He has a distinguished career in the Malaysian Civil Service. His past appointments include being appointed to the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of Malaysia as Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1973), Second Secretary of the Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta, Indonesia (1974), Assistant Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1977), Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Tehran, Iran (1979-1982), Principal Assistant Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1982), Charge d’Affaires of Embassy of Malaysia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (1984), Consul General of the Consulate General Malaysia in Jeddah (1986), Under Secretary (West Asia, Africa & OIC) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989), Consul General of the Consulate General Malaysia in Vancouver, Canada (1991), Ambassador of Malaysia to Brazil (1995), Ambassador of Malaysia to Vietnam (1998), Under Secretary (South East Asia & Pacific) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001), Malaysia’s First Director General [Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism (SEARCCT)], Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003-2005), Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia (2005-2009), Malaysia’s First ASEAN Permanent Representative ad-interim Republic of Indonesia (March 2009-July 2009) and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Malaysia to The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2010-2014).
He is currently the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of CIMB Vietnam and Independent Non-Executive Chairman of CIMB Cambodia.
Mr Prakash A/L K.V.P Menon
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr Prakash A/L K.V.P Menon (Male), aged 59, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 24 May 2011 and is presently a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company. He is a barrister-at-law (Lincoln’s Inn, London) having graduated with LLB (Hons) from University of Manchester.
He was admitted to the English Bar in 1983 and being bestowed the qualification as a Barrister. Upon completion of the term of pupilage, he was called to the Malaysian Bar and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 18 June 1984.
Since his admission to the Malaysian Bar, he has been in private practice and is a Senior Partner in the firm of Isharidah, Ho, Chong & Menon and is actively involved in the area of litigation. He has been in active practice for more than 30 years. He is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer.
Encik Azhari Arshad
(Director, Business Development and Corporate Affairs)
Encik Azhari Arshad (Male), aged 56, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 16 August 2012 and was subsequently appointed as a Business Development & Corporate Affairs Director on 5 May 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from University of Buckingham (UK).
He has more than 20 years’ experience in business development and marketing. In 1988, he joined Shell Malaysia Trading as a Senior Marketing Executive. Thereafter, he joined Pennzoil Malaysia as a Marketing Country Manager in 1993. In 1996, he was with Conoco Philips Malaysia as a Marketing Director in Malaysia. From 2002 until 2006, he was the Business Development and Marketing Strategy Consultant for Petronas downstream sector companies i.e. Petronas Dagangan Berhad and Petronas Holdings respectively. Subsequently, he was the Business Strategy, Marketing & Project Development Consultant for South-East Asia in US Management & Marketing Consultancy.
He is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer. He is the son of the Chairman of the Company, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad bin Ayub.
Mr Quah Poh Keat
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr Quah Poh Keat (Male), aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 25 May 2017 and is presently a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Company. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation (“MIT”), member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”), member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“FCCA”).
He was a partner of KPMG Malaysia since 1 October 1982 and was the Senior Partner of the firm from 1 October 2000 until 30 September 2007. Prior to taking up the position of Senior Partner, he was in charge of the Tax Practice and the Japanese Practice in KPMG Malaysia. He was also a member of the KPMG Japanese Practice Council which is the governing body within KPMG International which looks after the Japanese Practices in the KPMG world. He was also a member of KPMG Asia Pacific Board and a member of KPMG International Council. He retired from KPMG Malaysia on 31 December 2007.
He had served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Bank Berhad Group from 30 July 2008 to 1 October 2013 until his appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank Berhad from 1 October 2013 until 31 December 2015. Prior to that, he was an Independent Non-Executive Director of IOI Properties Berhad, PLUS Expressways Berhad, IOI Corporation Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
Presently, he sits on the Board of Public Mutual Berhad, LPI Capital Berhad, Lonpac Insurance Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad.
Prof. Datin Paduka Dr Aini Binti Ideris
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr Aini binti Ideris (Female), aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 25 May 2017 and is presently a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1979 from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (“UPM”) (currently, Universiti Putra Malaysia), Masters of Veterinary Science (MVSc) in 1981 from University of Liverpool, England, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Avian Medicine) in 1989 from UPM. She had attended a Postdoctoral training from 1990 to 1992 at University of California Davis, USA and a Postdoctoral training in 1993 at Cornell University, USA.
She is actively involved as Council Member of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Malaysian College of Veterinary Specialists (“MCVS”); a Member of the Board of Governance of International Medical University (“IMU”) and International Medical College (“IMC”); a Board Member of Yayasan Putra Business School and UPM Education & Training; a Council Member of Malaysian Cancer Research Institute (“MCRI”) and Executive Member of National Cancer Council (“MAKNA”). She is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd.
She is actively involved in research on avian respiratory and immunosuppressive diseases, development of conventional and genetically engineered vaccines. In 2011, she received the National Academic Award (AAN) 2010 for the Innovation and Product Commercialisation Award Category. Her research group also won the Innovation Award in Public and Private Sector Research (2008) in which she was the co-researcher.
She is the Coordinator for the National Centre of Excellence for Swiftlets, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (“MOA”) and Vice President of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (“WVPA”). She has extensive administrative experience other than in the field of teaching and learning. She was the Acting Head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Chairman of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dean of the Graduate School and Chairman of the Deans of Graduate Studies, Public Institutions of Higher Learning Council, Malaysia.
She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) of UPM from December 2008 to 2013 and was Chairman of Deputy Vice-Chancellors’ Committee/Rector (Academic and International) during that period. In October 2015, she was appointed as the first Director of Corporate Strategy & Communications Office (CoSComm), UPM until her appointment as the 8th Vice-Chancellor of UPM on 1 January 2016. Presently, she sits on the Board of QL Resources Berhad.
Mr Lim Pang Boon
Mr Lim Pang Boon (Male), aged 62, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas, USA.
He was a Project/Site Engineer of Tenaga Ewbank Consulting Engineers prior to joining the Company as an Electrical Engineer at its Lumut Plant from 1990 to 1992 and was promoted to Plant Manager of MFM Feedmill Sdn Bhd at Pasir Gudang from 1993 to 2000.
He was the Project Manager for the setting up of Vimaflour Ltd in Vietnam from 1996 to 1998. Subsequently, he was appointed as the General Director and Authorised Representative of the Members’ Council of Vimaflour Ltd in 2002.
He was also appointed as the Deputy General Director and Authorised Representative of the Member’s Council of Mekong Flour Mills Ltd in 2000 and 2006 respectively. He was later promoted as the General Director in 2008.
He is not a director of any other public company and listed issuer.