BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ng Chin Huat
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Ng Chin Huat, Malaysian, is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Ng was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Upon graduation in 1991, he worked as an actuarial trainee in Prudential Singapore for two (2) years. Thereafter, he moved into the stock-broking industry in 1993, gaining employment with HLG Securities, Malaysia.

Mr Ng joined Audrey International (M) Berhad in 1999 as an Executive Director and was subsequently promoted to Group Managing Director in 2002. In 2010, Mr Ng assumed the role of the Group Chairman of the same company.

Apart from the above, Mr Ng does not hold directorships in other public companies but holds directorships in several other private limited companies.

Mr Ng is a substantial shareholder of the Company by virtue of his and his spouse, Madam Yap Su P’ing’s direct interest in Everest Hectare Sdn Bhd, a substantial shareholder of the Company, via Section 6A of the Companies Act, 1965. Mr Ng is also related to Ng Tiong Seng Corporation Sdn Bhd (“NTSC”), a substantial shareholder of the Company, by virtue of NTSC being a family-owned company. Mr Ng has no conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offences within the last 10 years.

Cheah Yong Hock
Group Chief Executive Officer

Cheah Yong Hock, Malaysian, is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 15 August 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Cheah joined Asia Brands Corporation Berhad in 2003 as General Manager, and was subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2010.

Mr Cheah graduated in marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing United Kingdom. He is also a member of VISTAGE, the world’s leading Chief Executive organisation.

Mr Cheah has more than 24 years of extensive experience in the marketing business ranging from retailing for supermarket chains to sales and marketing of mass customer products. Mr Cheah has held key positions in multi-national companies such as Kiwi Brands (M) Sdn Bhd and Guinness Anchor Marketing Sdn Bhd. He was also the National Sales Manager of Socma Trading (M) Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of PSC Ltd in Singapore) in charge of selling and distribution of Mentos in Malaysia.

Mr Cheah does not hold directorships in other public companies. He currently holds directorships in the subsidiary companies.

Mr Cheah does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor have any conflict of interest with the Company. He is a shareholder of the Company. He has not been convicted of any offences within the last 10 years.

Kong Sau Kian
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Kong Sau Kian, Malaysian, is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Kong is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Kong was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2011. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, graduating with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya in 1988. Subsequently, he joined KPMG Peat Marwick, an international accounting firm, until 1992 where his exposure included audit of a wide range of industries, corporate restructuring, acquisition audit and other special assignments.

Mr Kong also sits on the board of LBI Capital Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as an Executive Director. He also holds directorships in several other private limited companies.

Mr Kong does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor have any conflict of interest with the Company and does not hold any shares in the Company and its subsidiary companies. He has not been convicted of any offences within the last 10 years.

Lim Kim Meng
Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Kim Meng, Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Lim was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2011. He graduated with a Second Class Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London and completed his Certificate of Legal Practice in 1994. He is the Managing Partner of Kamil Hashim Raj & Lim, Advocates & Solicitors. His professional experience includes being a member of the Malaysia Financial Markets Association, holding the position of licensed foreign exchange and money market dealer at Southern Bank Berhad (1994-1997) and Institutional Sales Dealer and Licensed KLSE Equities Dealer with HLG Securities (1997-1998).

Mr Lim does not hold directorships in other public companies.

Mr Lim does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder nor any conflict of interest with the Company. He does not hold any shares in the Company and its subsidiary companies. He has not been convicted of any offences within the last 10 years.