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Directors’ Profile

Mr. Lau Tiang Hua, Malaysian, age 67, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 26 June 2020 and redesignated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 July 2020. He was subsequently designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 28 August 2020.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“CPA”), Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He articled with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co and qualified as a CPA in the year 1979 and later served as an Audit Manager with Arthur Young & Co. Thereafter, in 1981, Mr. Lau joined a major newspaper company as an Accountant and was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager for Finance and Administration. In the year 1985, he established his own accounting practice, JB Lau & Associates, which has since become a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd in 2008. He is currently the Managing Partner of the Penang practice of Grant Thornton.

Mr. Lau also sits on the Board of Tomei Consolidated Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He does not have any family relationship with any other director of the Company. He is the spouse of Mrs. Bernadette Jeanne De Souza, major shareholder of the Company.

Dato' Tan Sin Keat, Malaysian, age 56, male, was appointed as Executive Director on 2 April 2007. He is one of the founders of Scanwolf Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd. and still serves as the Executive Director.

Dato' Tan Sin Keat has more than 20 years experience in the extrusion industry and is currently responsible for the product and business development aspect of the Group. His skill, knowledge and experience in various areas of polyvinyl chloride (“PVC”) extrusion business, including machinery fabrication and colour matching, contributed immensely to the growth of the Group.

Dato' Tan was conferred Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P.) by Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Pahang Darul Makmur Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah on 20 May 2014.

He does not hold any directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr. Ng Chee Wai, Malaysian, age 45, male, was appointed as Executive Director on 1 July 2019.

He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants of Malaysia. He is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Certified Public Accountant of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

He graduated with Bachelor of Management Studies major in Accounting from University of Waikato, New Zealand.

He was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers before joining Scanwolf Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd. in 2005 as an Accountant and was subsequently promoted to Financial Controller in 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Scanwolf Group on 28 November 2017.

In 2007, he was involved in the Initial Public Offering exercise of Scanwolf Corporation Berhad. He oversees all financial matters and holds the responsibility for establishing and executing company’s strategy.

He does not hold any directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr. Ong Sing Guan, Malaysian, age 54, male, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He resigned on 3 June 2015 and was re-appointed to the Board on 13 July 2015. He is a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. Mr. Ong Sing Guan graduated with Chartered Accountant of Malaysia Institute of Accountants and Diploma In Financial Accounting from Tunku Abdul Rahman College.

Mr. Ong Sing Guan was a Senior Tax Consultant (Tax Manager) in PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1992 to 2005. He joined Best Store Corporation Sdn. Bhd. as Financial Controller/ General Manager from 2005 to 2011. He moved to Konsortium Bas Express Semenanjung (M) Sdn. Bhd. as Financial Controller from 2011 to 2012. Presently, he is the Director of T.H. Yew & Co.

He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

He does not hold any directorships in any other public companies and listed issuers.

Mr. Liew Peng Chuen @ Liew Ah Choy, Malaysian, age 72, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 August 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree [Honors] with major in Law from City of London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University). He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1989.

He has more than 40 years’ experience in the Malaysian media industry. He began his media career in the New Straits Times in 1969 and joined The Star in 1977, where he became Group Chief Editor in 1983. He resigned in 1986 to study law in England, and rejoined The Star in 1989 as Editorial Consultant after he was called to the Malaysian Bar.

He left in 1992 to join the Westmont Group, where he was appointed as an Executive Director of Westmont Land (Asia) Berhad. In 1995, he returned to the publishing industry by joining Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad ("NPHB") as Senior General Manager and was later re-designated as the Chief Operating Officer of NPHB. The following year, he joined the Sin Chew Media Group, where he became Group Chief Executive Officer. In 2001, he was appointed as Group Managing Director of NPHB until he retired in 2006 and has been in legal practice with Messrs CH Yeoh & Yiew since 2007.

He sits on the Board of PUC Berhad and Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad.

He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Encik Saffie Bin Bakar, Malaysian, age 67, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 August 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) majoring in Geography in 1977 and subsequently received a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (DPA) from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1978. In 1988, he obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the United States International University (USIU) (ALLIANT) in San Diego, California, USA.

He has more than 42 years of experience specializing in management with extensive knowledge and skills in industrial project planning, internal auditing, corporate governance, business development, property development, human resources management, project management, cross-border investment / Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), mining exploration, privatization, corporate advisory transactions including Initial Public Offering (IPO), Reverse Takeovers (RTO), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and General Offer (GO).

He was attached to the Perlis State Government, Malaysia from May 1978 to August 1983, during which he served as Director of Perlis State Economic Planning Unit (SEPU). He joined Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in September 1983 as Business Development Manager until his optional retirement from the Government Service in August 1994.

He had undergone numerous training programs with the World Bank, UNDP, UNCTC, University of California, Berkeley, USA, University of Hong Kong and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Between August 1978 and March 1981, he also received in-house training in the “State and Rural Development Project” (SRDP), which was funded by the Malaysia Economics Affairs Ministry (MEA) and organized by UNDP and the World Bank. He became a Local Counterpart to the Regional Planning Advisor, the Industrial Project Advisor and the Infrastructure Project Advisor who are all World Bank experts.

He is a Chartered Audit Committee Director (CACD) of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) since 2008 and also a life member of Malaysian Drug Prevention Association.

Between September 1994 to December 2016, he was the Advisor to Shorubber (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SHOWA Group, a Japanese Own-Brand Manufacturer (OBM) and exporter of industrial gloves.

Currently, he is a Chairman/ Independent Non-Executive Director of EKA Noodles Berhad, Independent Non-Executive Director of AE Multi Holdings Berhad (AEM) and MESB Berhad, which he is a member of the Board of Directors since 2004 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016.

He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee and Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Mr. Cheong Chen Khan, Malaysian, age 32, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 04 October 2021.

Mr Cheong Chen Khan graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, with Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Biotechnology. Mr Cheong had been involved in an array of business activities since 2007. He started his career by assisting his family business which is invoved in the manufacturing, distribution and export of plastic packaging, as part of the management team. In 2013, he ventures into the consumer goods and manufacturing industry by extablishing his own company in Malaysia and China. Through his business ventures, Mr Cheong developed strong business and risk management skills, entrepreneuria skills, and strategy planning in international marketing.

Mr Cheong is also the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Actcelerate International Group Limited, a company listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia. Actcelerate International Group Limited is principally a diversified investment company which is focused on investing in information and communications technology, new age retail, financial services, and green technology in the Asia-Pacific region.

He is also a director and shareholder of several other private limited companies in Malaysia.