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TAN SRI DATO’ SRI MOHAMAD FUZI BIN HARUN

TAN SRI DATO’ SRI MOHAMAD FUZI BIN HARUN
Non-Executive Chairman


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun was appointed to the Board on 2 March 2020 and redesignated as Non-Executive Chairman on 7 January 2021

He holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Malaya, obtained his Master in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Kebangsaan Malaysia and had completed the Advance Management and Leadership Programmes from the SAID Business School at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun is a retired Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police (IGP) who had served the Police Force for 35 years.

He joined the Royal Malaysia Police in 1984. After completion of the basic police trainings, he was attached to the Special Branch Department from 1986 to 2014 and served in various capacities, including Deputy Director of the Special Branch and Director of Special Task Force on operation and counter terrorism. He had also served as the Director of the Management Department for more than a year and was subsequently promoted as the Director of Special Branch in July 2015.

In September 2017, he was further promoted as the IGP, the highest-ranking position in the Royal Malaysia Police, until his retirement in May 2019. 

Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad and holds directorships in several private limited companies.

Tan Sri has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholders of the Company.

 
 
DATO’ WONG SIE YOUNG
DATO’ WONG SIE YOUNG 
Chief Executive Officer


Dato’ Wong Sie Young was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 January 2013.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from University of Arkansas, USA in 1984.

Dato’ Wong manages the daily business operations and ensures effective implementation of the strategic plans and policies established by the Board. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he has served in various senior positions within the Group for more than 25 years during which he has acquired extensive experience in the running of the Group’s operations. He has been involved in the designing and setting up of all the timber processing plants, the construction projects at the oil palm estates and the designing and construction of all palm oil mills. He is well equipped to manage the Group due to his familiarity and in-depth knowledge of the many facets of the Group’s operations.

He has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.

 
 
MR TIONG CHIONG HEE
Executive Director

Mr Tiong Chiong Hee was appointed to the Board on 14 May 1999 and redesignated as Executive Director on 7 January 2021.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Melbourne, Australia.

He is the Managing Director of Mafrica Corporation Sdn Bhd, a company with operations in logging (both in Malaysia and Overseas) and oil palm plantations since 1997.

Currently, he holds directorships in a group of private limited companies.

He is the nephew of Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King, a major shareholder of the Company. His uncle, Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong Ik King,  and cousins, Dato’ Sri Tiong Chiong Hoo and Mdm Tiong Choon are also members of the Board.

 
 
MS CLARA TIONG SIEW EE
MS CLARA TIONG SIEW EE
Executive Director cum Chief Risk Officer

Ms Clara Tiong Siew Ee was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2021.

She holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree and Masters of Commerce from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Ms Clara Tiong Siew Ee has served in various managerial and senior positions in the Oriental Evermore Group of Companies principally engaged in logistics, hospitality and real estate business since 2015.

She has also been a Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman of the Company for the period from 2017 to 2020 handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks.

Currently, she is the Chief Risk Officer of the Group and holds directorships in a group of private limited companies.

Ms Clara Tiong Siew Ee is a family member of Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King (a major shareholder of the Company) and Dato' Sri Tiong Ik King, Mdm Tiong Choon and Mr Tiong Chiong Hee (Directors of the Company).

 
 
DATO' SRI DR TIONG IK KING
DATO' SRI DR TIONG IK KING
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong Ik King joined the Board on 27 March 1995.

Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong graduated with an M.B.B.S degree from the National University of Singapore in 1975 and subsequently obtained his M.R.C.P. from the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 1977.

Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong has extensive experience in many industries including media and publishing, information technology, timber, plantation and manufacturing industries.

Currently, he is the Non-Executive Chairman of both Media Chinese International Limited (a listed company in both Hong Kong and Malaysia) amd RH Petrogas Limited (a listed company in Singapore). He is a Trustee of Yayasan Sin Chew, a foundation that carries out charitable activities.

Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong is the brother of Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King, a major shareholder of the Company. His nephews, Dato’ Sri Tiong Chiong Hoo and Mr Tiong Chiong Hee, and his niece, Mdm Tiong Choon are also members of the Board.

 
  
MDM TIONG CHOON
MDM TIONG CHOON
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Mdm Tiong Choon was appointed to the Board on 3 May 1999.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia. She has been with Rimbunan Hijau Group since 1991 and has served in various managerial and senior positions in plantation and hospitality sectors.

Currently, she is an Executive Director of Media Chinese International Limited, a listed company in both Hong Kong and Malaysia and the Chairman of One Media Group Limited, a company listed in the Hong Kong. She also serves on the Board of Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad.

She is the daughter of Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King, a major shareholder of the Company. Her uncle, Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong Ik King, brother, Dato’ Sri Tiong Chiong Hoo, and cousin, Mr Tiong Chiong Hee are also members of the Board.

 
 
MS WONG LEE YUN
DATO' WONG LEE YUN
Independent Non-Executive Director


Dato’ Wong Lee Yun was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2007.

She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession.

She has extensive experience in investment banking, finance and strategic planning for large investment projects, acquisition of strategic businesses, fund raising and investor relations. She was a Corporate Finance Manager at Permata Chartered Merchant Bank and Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. From 1991 to 1996, she was the Director of Finance and Strategy for the Renong Group of Companies. She became the Chief Executive of Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad from 1997 to 2000. She was also a Director of Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd from 2004 to early 2008. She is the chairman for Malaysia for TC Capital, a regional investment bank based in Singapore. She actively invests in businesses and holds directorship in several private limited companies which she founded.

She has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.

 
 
MR YONG VOON KAR
MR YONG VOON KAR
Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Yong Voon Kar was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree majoring in Accounting from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand since 1984 and is a Member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.

Mr Yong is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

He was the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young East Malaysia office from 2002 to 2018 when he retired from the partnership of Ernst & Young, Malaysia. He joined Ernst & Young, Malaysia in 1984, was admitted as a Partner in 1996, and has extensive experience in assurance, corporate recovery and corporate finance. He had been the lead audit partner of major East and West Malaysia public and non-public listed companies covering a wide range of industries.

He had served in various governance and advisory roles in the Ernst & Young global and regional network from 2008 to 2015. During this period, he served as a member of the Asia Pacific Governance/Advisory Council and was its Finance Sub Committee Co-Chair from 2010 to 2015. He had also served at Ernst & Young's highest governance level - the Global Governance/Advisory Council from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, Mr Yong is a Trustee of Yayasan Sin Chew, a foundation carrying out charitable activities.

He has no family relationship with any Directors and/or major shareholders of the Company.

Additional Information on the Directors

  • All the Directors are Malaysian citizens
  • Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors:
    • Have been convicted for any offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences and there was no public sanction or penalty imposed on any of them by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.
    • Have been involved in situations that would create a conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company.
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