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DIRECTOR PROFILE 2018-06-01T06:43:22+00:00

CEPATWAWASAN

DIRECTOR PROFILE

TAN SRI DR MAH KING THIAN

Executive Director/Chairman

Malaysian, male, aged 54

Tan Sri Dr Mah King Thian @ Mah King Thiam was appointed as a Director and Chairman of the company on 27 October 2005 and 31 October 2005 respectively. He is also a member of the Executive Committee.

He graduated from Monash University, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics Degree majoring in Accounting in 1986 and also a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1987. He was subsequently admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1989. He is also a Fellow Member of Certified Practising Accountant Australia (FCPA). In 2018, he successfully completed his postgraduate study on oil palm renewable energy businesses and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Liverpool Business School in the United Kingdom. He is the Managing Director of MHC Plantations Bhd and a Director of Anson Oil Industries Berhad, both public companies, and also a Director of Behrang 2020 Sdn Bhd and several other private limited companies. He is also the Executive Chairman of an existing subsidiary of the Company, Timah Resources Limited, an Australian incorporated company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Tan Sri Dr Mah King Thian @ Mah King Thiam is deemed connected to MHC Plantations Bhd and Yew Lee Holdings Sdn. Berhad, two of the substantial shareholders of the Company. He is the younger brother of Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng, the Managing Director of the Company, father of Dr. Jordina Mah Siu Yi, the Alternate Director to him and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

DATO’ SERI MAH KING SENG

Managing Director

Malaysian, male, aged 59

Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng was appointed as a Director and Managing Director of the Company on 27 October 2005 and 27 February 2008 respectively. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee.

He graduated from University of Minnesota, United States of America with a degree in Agricultural Science in 1978. In 1980, he attended the Palm Oil Mill Engineer/Executive Training course on palm oil mill operations organised by the Malaysian Oil Palm Growers Council. He subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1985 from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom and was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990. He is the Executive Chairman of MHC Plantations Bhd and a Director of Anson Oil Industries Berhad, both public companies, and also a Director of Behrang 2020 Sdn Bhd and several other private limited companies. He is also the Managing Director of an existing subsidiary of the Company, Timah Resources Limited, an Australian incorporated company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng is deemed connected to MHC Plantations Bhd and Yew Lee Holdings Sdn. Berhad, two of the substantial shareholders of the Company. He is the elder brother of Tan Sri Mah King Thian @ Mah King Thiam, the Executive Director/Chairman of the Company, father of Mah LI-NA, the Alternate Director to him and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

CHUA KIM YIN (JP)

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, male, aged 56

Mr. Chua Kim Yin was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 21 July 2005 and appointed Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 February 2013. He is the Chairman of both the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Chua was appointed a Justice of The Peace (JP) by Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah in September 1996.

He obtained his Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) in 1984 and Bachelor of Laws in 1986 from Monash University, Victoria, Australia. He was then admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 1987. A year later, he was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court in Borneo, in the State of Sabah. He is currently a partner in the legal firm, Messrs RCK & Co. in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He is also an Associate Member of Certified Practicing Accountant Australia.

He has no family relationship with any directors and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

CHAN KAM LEONG

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, male, aged 77

Mr. Chan Kam Leong was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 2 May 2008. He is the Chairman of Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

He holds the qualifications of Bachelor of Science (Eng), Master of Science (Construction Management) and Professional Engineer, Malaysia as well as Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom (UK). He is also members of The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, The Institution of Structural Engineers, UK, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and The Association of Consulting Engineers, Malaysia.

 

He had three years working experience each in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and three and a half years working experience in London before founding K.L. Chan & Associates of which he is presently a partner. He has more than forty-five years of experience in civil and structural engineering consultancy. He was also the winner of the Tan Sri Hj. Yusoff Prize in 2007 for publishing an outstanding paper in the IEM Journal.

He is a Director of MHC Plantations Bhd, a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any directors and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

CHOONG PAK WAN

Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, male, aged 73

Mr. Choong Pak Wan was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 25 February 2009. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

 

He is a Project Director in an established architect firm in Ipoh. He has more than 40 years experience in the property development and construction industries, mainly in development planning, project feasibility study and implementation. He also acts as adviser and is a director in various development companies namely AI Archi-Management Sdn Bhd, MC Square Sdn Bhd, CNT Builders Sdn Bhd and Simpulai Land Sdn Bhd.

He has no family relationship with any directors and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

DR JORDINA MAH SIU YI

Alternate Director

Malaysian, female, aged 25

Dr Jordina Mah Siu Yi was appointed as an Alternate Director to Tan Sri Dr Mah King Thian @ Mah King Thiam (“Tan Sri Mah”), on 7 March 2018. She obtains her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2016 and attended postgraduate study in Law in the United Kingdom in 2017.

Dr Mah is currently assisting Tan Sri Mah, the Executive Chairman of the Company, in the performance of Tan Sri Mah’s duties. Dr Mah is also the Alternate Director of Tan Sri Mah in MHC Plantations Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad and Timah Resources Limited, an Australian incorporated company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. She has co-authored papers in international medical journals. Previously, she has interned at World Vision Australia in Melbourne, Messrs. Wong Kian Kheong, Advocates & Solicitors, in Kuala Lumpur, and University Malaya Medical Centre. She is the eldest daughter of Tan Sri Mah, who is the Executive Chairman of the Company and a substantial shareholder of Dato’ Mah Pooi Soo Realty Sdn Bhd (“DMR”), a major shareholder of the Company, and the granddaughter of Datin Seri Ooi Ah Thin, who is also a Director and substantial shareholder of DMR. She has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no conviction for offences within the past five (5) years.

MAH LI-NA

Alternate Director

Malaysian, female, aged 27

LiNa Mah is currently with Cepatwawasan Group Berhad as Management Accountant. She also assists the Managing Director, Dato Seri Mah King Seng in management duties.

She initially graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance in 2010. Thereafter, she joined the Chinese Language Programme in Tsinghua University, Beijing to enhance her fluency in Mandarin. She went on to pursue her second degree, Bachelor of Laws with the University of London and completed with an Upper Second-Class Honours in 2016.

She has also recently attended an Agro-Industrial BioGas Training Seminar by International BioGas and BioEnergy Centre of Competence (IBBK) to widen her knowledge of BioGas operation.

She has previously interned with KPMG Malaysia, Forensics Accounting Department in 2009, then proceeded to join the company as an Associate in 2012. During her tenure there, she participated in investigations of financial frauds and was involved in the preparation of the KPMG Fraud Survey report then.

She was appointed to the Board of MHC Plantations Bhd on 7 March 2018 as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng. She is the daughter of Dato Seri Mah King Seng, who is a Director and substantial shareholder of Dato Seri Mah Pooi Soo Realty Sdn Bhd (“DMR”), a major shareholder of the Company, and the granddaughter of Datin Seri Ooi Ah Thin, who is also a Director and substantial shareholder of DMR. She has not been convicted of any offence in the last five years.