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Independent Non-Executive Director / Chairman
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Bin Matjeraie, Malaysian, aged 75, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 March 2019. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of the Company.
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 (30) 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 the Chairman of the Board of Directors of University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and a member of the Advisory Council of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Southern Acids (M) Berhad and Petra Energy Berhad.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director / Deputy Chairman
Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj, Malaysian, aged 72, 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. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee 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 of Selangor.
Y.A.M. Tengku Sulaiman Shah is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dfcity Group Berhad. He is also a Director of LLC Berhad.
He was formerly a director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, MCB Holdings Berhad, SIME UEP Properties Berhad, Bina Goodyear Berhad, Baneng Holdings Berhad, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad, QSR Brands Bhd and Goodway Intergrated Industries Berhad.
Dato’ Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong, Malaysian, aged 52, 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the United Kingdom in 1993. Upon graduation, he joined WTK family-owned group of companies in Sarawak and has been actively involved in the timber sector, namely the marketing of logs and plywood. He has vast experience in timber and plantation industries which spans more than 25 years.
Dato’ Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong is the son of 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. His sister, Datin Sri Annie Wong Haw Bing, is the Executive Director of the Company.
Datin Sri Annie Wong Haw Bing, Malaysian, aged 56, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2020.
She graduated from University of Windsor, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons).
Datin Sri Annie Wong Haw Bing started her career at WTK Group of companies in 1989. She is currently responsible to oversee the fertiliser and chemical procurement and logs and sawn timber marketing of the Group. She is the daughter of Datuk Wong Kie Yik, a substantial shareholder of the Company. She is also the niece of late Datuk Wong Kie Nai and Mr Wong Kie Chie, the substantial shareholders of the Company. Her brother, Dato’ Sri Patrick Wong Haw Yeong, is the Managing Director of the Company.
Mr. Lim Hong Hin, Malaysian, aged 67, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 2 January 2020.
He graduated from Leicester Polytechnic, England with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and its Application.
Mr. Lim Hong Hin has more than thirty six (36) years of experience in timber, plantation and banking industries. He has previously held various positions including as a Chief Operating Officer and Senior Business Coordinating Manager in public listed companies with interest in timber and plantation, and prior to that, he had held senior position with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad in corporate banking division in Sarawak and Sabah.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr. Loh Leong Hua, Malaysian, male, aged 65, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2021. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of the Company. He is also the Senior Independent Director to whom concerns may be conveyed.
Dr. Loh Leong Hua currently sits on the boards of Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB, a financial holding company) and Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial services having served with a few established commercial and investment banks prior to his retirement in 2012. His other related experiences include insurance and credit rating. He was previously a board member of MBSB Bank Berhad, Asian Finance Bank Berhad, YKGI Holdings Berhad and Transnational Insurance Brokers (M) Sdn. Bhd. He has also served as the Chairman of Rating Committee at MARC Ratings Berhad and was a member of the Board Risk Committee of a State Economic Development Agency in Sarawak.
He holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is also an Advanced Management Program graduate from The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Law Ngi Ping, Malaysian, female, aged 53, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2021. She is the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Ms. Law Ngi Ping graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. She is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia.
Ms. Law Ngi Ping has more than 25 years of working experience in finance and accounting with multinational companies and public listed companies. She began her career in 1993 at Ernst & Young, a global accounting firm. Subsequently, she left and joined K.T.S. Holdings Sdn. Bhd. for 14 years, initially as Internal Auditor and ultimately as Senior Finance Executive to take charge of the financial accounts and tax planning of the group. From 2007 onward, she had held several senior positions in few companies including Rimbunan Sawit Berhad, a public company listed on Bursa Malaysia. Currently, she is the Senior Finance & Admin Manager at S.K. Tiong Enterprise Sdn. Bhd..