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).
He joined the Royal Malaysia Police in 1984. 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 sits as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, Siab Holdings Berhad, Ancom Nylex Berhad and Hiap Teck Venture Berhad.
Dato’ Jin Kee Mou was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (Principal Officer) on 1 July 2021 and joined the Board on 22 September 2021.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of the Company, Dato’ Jin was the CEO of Rimbunan Sawit Berhad from July 2015 until the end of 2018 and thereafter, the Chief Operations Officer of Rimbunan Hijau Group based in Sibu Headquarters.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Applied, Civil and Computing degree from Monash University, Australia in 1990 and obtained his professional qualification (P.E.) in 1996. He was conferred Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title “Dato’” by the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia on 24 October 2011.
He has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in oil palm industries and the engineering profession. He joined Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad as an engineer in 1995 and facilitated engineering and project development. When the Group began diversifying into the oil palm business in 2002, he was entrusted to lead the establishment, development, and operation of the plantations and CPO mills. He had served in various senior positions during which he had acquired extensive experience in the running of the Group’s operations.
With the rich experience and familiarity of the many facets of the Group’s operations under his belt, Dato’ Jin is well-equipped to manage the Group.
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.
Mr Tiong has vast experience and exposure in timber and oil palm industries. He has been managing a group of private limited companies involving in timber and oil palm operations both in Malaysia and overseas for decades as the Managing Director.
His extensive experience and invaluable knowledge gained over time and familiarity with the regulatory policies and market position has enabled him to address strategic issues relating to the Group’s businesses.
Ms Clara Tiong Siew Ee was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2021 and designated as the Chief Risk Officer of the Group.
She holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree and Masters of Commerce from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
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.
She also sits on the Board of a group of private limited companies.
Dato’ Sri Dr Tiong Ik King joined the Board on 27 March 1995.
Mdm Tiong Choon was appointed to the Board on 3 May 1999. She is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia.
Mdm Tiong Choon has been with Rimbunan Hijau Group since 1991 and has served in various managerial and senior positions in plantation and hospitality sectors.
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 Hong Kong. She also serves on the Board of Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad. She is a Trustee of Yayasan Sin Chew, a foundation that carries out charitable activities.
Dato’ Wong Lee Yun was appointed to the Board on 21 June 2007.
She is the Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Dato’ Wong qualified as an accountant with Ernst and Young in 1978 and is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She has extensive experience in investment banking, finance and strategic planning for large investment projects, acquisition of strategic businesses, fund raising and investor relations. In her 10 years in investment banking, Dato’ Wong was a Corporate Finance Manager at Permata Chartered Merchant Bank, and subsequently went on to head the investment banking for Malaysia at Chase Manhattan Bank, now known as JP Morgan. From 1991 to 1996, she was the Director of Finance and Strategy for the Renong Group of Companies. Dato’ Wong 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 and the Chairman for Malaysia for TC Capital, a regional investment bank based in Singapore from 2007 to 2020.
Presently, Dato’ Wong is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (Bank), an appointment since 15 July 2020, and also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee of the Bank. She also actively invests in businesses and holds directorships in several private limited companies which she founded.
Mr Yong Voon Kar was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2020.
He is the Chairman of both the Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
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 and is a Member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants since 1984.
Mr Yong is a Chartered Accountant by profession.
He joined EY Malaysia in 1984 and was admitted as a Partner in 1996 before becoming the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young (EY) East Malaysia office from 2002 until his retirement in 2018. With an extensive experience in assurance, corporate recovery and corporate finance, he had been the lead audit partner of several major East and West Malaysia public and non-public listed companies covering a wide range of industries.
Mr Yong had served in various governance and advisory roles in the EY 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 EY’s highest governance level – the Global Governance/ Advisory Council from 2013 to 2015.
Currently, Mr Yong serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of KKB Engineering Berhad. He is also a Trustee of Yayasan Sin Chew, a foundation carrying out charitable activities and a director of Global Shepherds Berhad, a company limited by guarantee dedicated to social and charitable causes.
Tuan Haji Ikhwan Bin Haji Zaidel was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2023.
He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree majoring in Mathematics and Management Science from the University of Manchester, England.
Tuan Haji Ikhwan Bin Haji Zaidel has served in various Senior Executive positions in the State Government for more than 20 years before venturing into the private sector. He has wide knowledge and extensive experience in various industries including construction, finance and banking, education, aviation and oil and gas.
Currently, he is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Hubline Berhad and sits on the Board of several private limited companies.