Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen, DPMP, PGDK
A Malaysian, is the Chairman, Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company. He has been a Director of TSH since his appointment to the Board on 17 January 1986. He is currently the Chairman of Ekowood International Berhad and the Managing Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. These companies are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He also sits on the board of a number of private companies.
Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan has more than twenty five (25) years experience in resource based industry, which includes extensive working knowledge in international trade practices. He was the Chairman of the Malaysian Cocoa Board for 8 consecutive years from 1997 – 2004. He serves as Honorary Director of Sabah Chinese High School. As recognition for the many contributions to environmental conservation and forestry, Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Agroforestry) by Universiti Malaysia Sabah on 3 September 2006.
Dato’ Tan Aik Sim, DIMP
Group Managing Director
A Malaysian, was appointed as Group Managing Director on 1 January 2009 after serving as Chief Executive Officer since 1 September 2006. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 27 February 1992. He is also the Group Managing Director of Ekowood International Berhad (“Ekowood”) and sits on the board of various subsidiary companies of TSH. He obtained Bachelor Degrees in both Economics and Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1988.
As Assistant General Manager of CocoaHouse Industries Sdn Bhd from 1989 to 1990, he has gained experience and expertise in general management, manufacturing and marketing. He was also heavily involved in setting up TSH Industries Sdn Bhd’s manufacturing facilities in 1993 and its subsequent operation. He played a leading role in the listing of TSH in 1994 and Ekowood in 2004.
He was appointed to Ekowood to spearhead the establishment of the integrated timber complex from a green field site. As Group Managing Director of Ekowood, he has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Ekowood to a brand to be reckoned within the engineered hardwood flooring industry. He is also instrumental in developing Ekowood’s international marketing network and developing it into an award-winning internationally recognised brand.
His initial involvement in TSH includes overseeing the forest management unit in Sabah before progressing into the biomass energy sector. In the recent years, he has been actively involved in the palm oil plantation segment and its related downstream activities particularly in Indonesia.
Datuk Suboh bin Md Yassin
Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Directors of TSH as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2009. He also serves as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Administration (Hons) from University of Malaya, a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Europeon University in Geneva and obtained an Advanced Management from Harvard University. He holds directorship in various subsidiary companies within the Group.
Having served the Government of Malaysia for thirty four (34) years, Datuk Suboh retired on 11 January 2009. He had served in senior positions while in the civil service, amongst others as Assistant Director in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1974 to 1977, Assistant Director of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from 1978 to 1980, First Secretary (Economic Affairs) Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations and other International Organisations from 1981 to 1983, Principal Assistant Director of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from 1984 to 1985, Counselor (Economic Affairs) Embassy of Malaysia, Washington D.C., United States of America from 1986 to 1992, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the World Trade Organisation from 1992 to 1999, Advisor to the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah from 1999 to August 2001, Deputy Secretary General 2 of the Ministry of Primary Industries from 1 September 2001 to 31 March 2004, Deputy Secretary General 1 of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment from 1 April 2004 to 11 February 2006 and Secretary General of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment from 12 February 2006 to 11 January 2009.
Dato’ Leong Sonny @ Leong Khee Seong
Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2005. He was Deputy Minister of Primary Industries from 1974 to 1978 and subsequently promoted as the Minister from 1978 to 1986. He was a member of Parliament from 1974 to 1990. Prior to his political career, he was a substantial shareholder of his family’s private limited companies involved in general trading. Between 1986 and 1990, he was the Chairman of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade’s Negotiating Committee on Tropical Products (1986 to 1990) and Chairman of the Group of 14 on Asean Economic Cooperation and Integration (1986 to 1987). He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and the Executive Chairman of Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad. He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1964.
He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (M) Bhd.
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan bin Mohamed
Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of TSH on 22 May 2013. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK. He was a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants from 2001 to August 2011.
In addition to his professional credentials, YB Datuk Nur Jazlan is also active in politics. He is the Chief of UMNO Pulai, Johor and also Chairman of Barisan Nasional for the division since 2003. He was an EXCO Member of UMNO Youth from 1996 until 2004. He is a third term Member of Parliament for Pulai and was re-elected as a Member of Parliament in the recent general election held on 5 May 2013.
Datuk Jaswant Singh Kler, PGDK, ASDK
Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 February 1999. He also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee apart from being a member of the Nomination Committee. He is an Associate member of the Incorporated Society of Planters and continues to play an active role as a senior member of the planting fraternity in Malaysia and sits on the Board of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. He holds directorship in various subsidiary companies of TSH Group and also several other private limited companies.
Notably, he was the Chairman of the East Malaysia Planters’ Association for sixteen (16) years from 1985-2000. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kwantas Corporation Berhad and an Executive Director of Bena Plantation Sdn. Bhd. when he left in 2006 and 1984 respectively. He now manages his own plantation consultancy business under Agri Cek Sdn. Bhd. He is also an advisor for Incorporated Society of Planters Sabah-Tawau Branch.
He participates actively as a committee member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Sabah Branch and as a committee member for Human Resources and also on the Home Affairs of MICCI standing committee. He is a member of the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) and also a life member of Agricultural Institute of Malaysia.
Tan Aik Kiong
Group Executive Director
A Malaysian, is the Group Executive Director of TSH. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of TSH on 25 November 1987. He also sits on the board of various subsidiary companies of TSH and also holds directorship in other private limited companies. He obtained a Masters degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in Construction Management, from the University of Oklahoma, United States of America in 1986. Prior to joining the Company in 1987, he worked with Prudential Bache Ltd., an established brokerage and commission house in 1986 and subsequently with Ameroid Services Pte. Ltd., an independent warehousing company in Singapore.
Lim Fook Hin
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Executive Director of TSH on 9 May 1997. He also serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently the Executive Director of Ekowood International Berhad and Innoprise Plantations Berhad. He also sits on the board of some subsidiary companies within the TSH Group and also holds directorship in other private limited companies. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After qualifying as a member of the ICAEW, he joined Coopers & Lybrand as an audit senior in 1976 and was transferred to Coopers’ management consultancy services in 1977. He joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation in 1978 and was seconded to Sarawak Oil Palm Sdn. Bhd. as the Company Secretary.
He joined BAL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. in 1981 as the Financial Controller until 1993. His main responsibility included financial management, merger and acquisition and commodity marketing. He was the Chief Executive of United Palm Oil Industries PLC (“UPOIC”), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand before joining TSH in 1997.
Chew Siew Yeng
A Malaysian, is the Chief Financial Officer of TSH. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of TSH on 1 January 2013. He also sits on the Board of various subsidiary companies of TSH. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountant and Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He started his career with an international accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1979 until 1994 and during this period, he has wide clientele and work exposure in Audit and Business Advisory, Business Centre and Management Consultancy departments covering all sectors of industries in private and listed companies notably in banking and finance, manufacturing and trading.
He joined a listed company, AMDB Bhd in 1995 as the Group Financial Controller until 2007 with his last position as Senior General Manager- Corporate Services/Finance and Chief Risk Officer before joining TSH. During this period, his main responsibilities included serving on the EXCO/Board of subsidiary companies within the AMDB Group and financial management involving the supervision of the Group Finance functions, merger and acquisition, risk management, treasury and tax function.
Tan Aik Yong
Alternate Director to Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director on 4 July 2003. He is a non-practising barrister with a degree in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Queen Mary College, University of London. He qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1998. His career started with a law firm in Kuala Lumpur and had spent about 10 years in investment banking activities in the region. He was a senior manager in United Overseas Bank Group prior to joining TSH Group to handle investment planning, corporate and financing matters in 2002.
He also sits on the board of Ekowood International Berhad as an Alternate Director and various subsidiary companies within the Group and holds directorship in other private limited companies.