Profile of Directors

YG BHG LT. GENERAL DATUK SERI PANGLIMA ABDUL MANAP IBRAHIM (rtd)

Yg Bhg Lt. General Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Manap Ibrahim (rtd), Malaysian, age 80, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 22 May 1996. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of the Company.

He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Malaysia, the US Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California and the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, USA. He retired in 1994 as a Deputy Chief of Army from the Malaysian Armed Forces after serving thirty-four (34) years in the military. He presently also sits on the Board of ACB Resources Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Y.A.M. TENGKU SULAIMAN SHAH AL-HAJ IBNI ALMARHUM SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH AL-HAJ

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj, Malaysian, age 69, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 March 2018. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

After completing Wellingborough Primary & Secondary School at Northamptonshire, UK and at Greylands College Bembridge, Isle of Wright, Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah started his career with an advertising company called Ogilvy & Mather. Subsequently, he formed Syarikat Pembinaan Setia Sdn Bhd which is now known as SP Setia Berhad, a public company listed in the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In 1997, he relinquished his position in SP Setia Berhad.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah was also appointed as the Chief of Ceremony for the State of Selangor by his late father H.R.H., The Sultan of Selangor in 1978 which carries the title "Y.A.M. Tengku Panglima DiRaja Selangor". He is also a member of The Council of the Royal Court of Selangor (Dewan DiRaja). In 2016, Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah was appointed as the Tengku Laksamana of Selangor by his brother H.R.H., The Sultan Selangor.

Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is currently the Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of Goodway Integrated Industries Berhad. He is also a Director of LLC Berhad.

He was formerly a director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, MCB Holdings Berhad, SIME UEP, Bina Goodyear Berhad, Baneng Holdings Berhad, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad and QSR Brands Bhd.

DATO' SRI PATRICK WONG HAW YEONG

Dato' Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong, Malaysian, age 49, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 10 January 2005. On 1 March 2013, he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company.

Dato' Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the United Kingdom. Upon graduation in 1993, Dato' Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong joined WTK family-owned group of companies in Sarawak and has been involved in the timber sector, namely the marketing of logs and plywood. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, he oversees and is fully in-charge of the marketing of plywood sector of WTK Group.

Dato' Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong is the son of Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik, a substantial shareholder of the Company. He is also the nephew of late Datuk Wong Kie Nai and Mr Wong Kie Chie, the substantial shareholders of the Company.

THAM SAU KIEN

Ms. Tham Sau Kien, Malaysian, age 58, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 28 February 2001. On 15 April 2008, she was redesignated as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of the Company. She is also the Senior Independent Director to whom concerns may be conveyed.

Ms. Tham Sau Kien holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Management and Political Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia and an MBA from Indiana University, USA. Ms. Tham is presently a Director of Comet Alliance Sdn Bhd, a corporate advisory firm; and Investment Partner of Crescent Equity Management Sdn Bhd, a boutique private equity fund management company, where she is the principal in-charge of managing the operational and financial affairs of both companies. Ms. Tham also serves as Director and Chairperson of Select TV Sdn Bhd, a leading provider of on-demand TV services to the hospitality sector in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and North America. Prior to her present appointments, she last held the position of Principal in a global private equity fund management company where she gained many years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and initial public offerings of investee companies.

JANICE TING SOON ENG

Ms. Ting Soon Eng, Malaysian, age 65, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 March 2013. She is the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

She is a Chartered Accountant of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ms. Ting Soon Eng has accumulated more than thirty-nine (39) years of working experience in auditing, accounting and finance industries. Prior to joining WTK, she was trained and had nine (9) years working experience in Chartered Accounting firms in the United Kingdom. She joined WTK family-owned group of companies in Sarawak in 1982 and in 1998, she was then appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. On 28 February 2013, she retired from her position as Chief Financial Officer/Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Currently, she is attached to W T K Management Services Sdn Bhd as Chief Financial Officer.

ALFIAN BIN MOHAMED BASIR

Mr. Alfian Bin Mohamed Basir, Malaysian, age 45, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 27 February 2015. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) Degree.

Mr. Alfian Bin Mohamed Basir began his career in 1998 at Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur, a global accounting firm. Specialising in the financial institutions sector, he gained a wealth of experience managing financial audits and special due diligence assignments at various local financial institutions, as well as at overseas financial institutions. He left Ernst & Young in 2001 to pursue his interest in the field of ICT. He focused on providing ICT consultancy services, as well being involved in the telecommunications industry. He has also ventured into the Oil and Gas industry from 2010, particularly in the offshore support services segment.

He is also the Non-Executive Chairman and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Willowglen MSC Berhad. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of EUPE Corporation Berhad.

TAN SRI DATUK SERI PANGLIMA SULONG BIN MATJERAIE

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Bin Matjeraie, Malaysian, age 72, was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company on 1 March 2019.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong is a Bencher of the prestigious Honourable Society of Inner Temple, London and his education background is as follows :-
  • 1970; obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya;
  • 1971; read Law at the Inns of Court School of Law, London;
  • 1974; called to the Bar of England and Wales in the Trinity Term by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, London as well as admitted and enrolled as an Advocate to the High Court of Borneo in Kuching, Sarawak and in the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam;
  • 1975; further studied at the University of Southampton, England;
  • 1977; conferred with a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree from the University of Southampton, England; and
  • 1978; awarded a Certificate in Advanced Management Programme from the Banff School of Advanced Management, Alberta, Canada.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong, who has more than thirty years of legal and judicial experience, was a Federal Court Judge before his retirement in 2013.

He was one (1) of the four (4) eminent persons appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to serve in the Judicial Appointments Commission for a period of two (2) years from 10 February 2013 to 9 February 2015 and has been extended for a maximum period of another two (2) years till 9 February 2017.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Southern Acids (M) Berhad, Petra Energy Berhad and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Brahim's Holdings Berhad. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS).