Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen
In 1986 where he took the bold courage of uprooting himself from Bagan Datoh to Tawau and establishing TSH Resources into a successful and leading high yield low cost oil palm producer in Malaysia. This speaks volumes of his passion and commitment to the business.
He is also the Chairman of Ekowood International Berhad and Managing Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. All of these companies fall under the list of Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Was the only Malaysian selected by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to represent Malaysia at the International Trade Conference held in Paris, New York and London in 1989.
At the age of 40, under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, he was appointed as Chairman of the Malaysia Cocoa Board, a federal statutory research and development agency for 8 years from 1997 to 2004.
With his leadership and astute business acumen, TSH Resources was awarded the Highest Profit Growth Company in the plantation sector for 2013 and 2014 by The Edge Billion Ringgit Club and acknowledged by Maybank with the accolade The Best Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Yield 2013. In 2012, he was awarded the Diamond of Excellence Award by Malaysia Tatler, as well as proud winner of Sabah’s Forestry‘s Compliance Certificate Award for 6 consecutive years, since 2008. And recently being awarded The Brand Icon Leadership Award 2014 by the Brand Laureate Premier.
Kelvin also extended his services as Honorary Director of Sabah Chinese High School. Today, he has gained much recognition for his work and the contributions that he has made to environmental conservation and forestry.
In recognition, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Agroforestry) by the University of Malaysia Sabah in September 2006. The youngest recipient of the Honorary Doctorate.
Kelvin was first Conferred Pingat Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) that carries the title Datuk by the Governor of Sabah, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Sakaran bin Hj Dandai on the 16th September 1998.
On 19th April 2009, he was also Conferred Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) award that carries the title Dato’ by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.
Dato’ Tan Aik Sim
Group Managing Director
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 Jaswant Singh Kler
Independent Non-Executive Director
Notably, he was the Chairman of the East Malaysia Planters’ Association for sixteen (16) years from 1985 to 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 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.
Dato’ Jasmy bin Ismail
Independent Non-Executive Director
In 1988, Dato’ Jasmy joined IBM Malaysia and held various positions within the Sales and Marketing organisation, responsible mainly for the Public Sector and Financial Service Industries. Prior to leaving IBM Malaysia, he was the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of IBM Malaysia.
Dato’ Jasmy joined CCAAP Technologies Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager in 1996. He was also the Executive Director of New Technology & Innovation Sdn. Bhd.
In 2000, Dato’ Jasmy co-founded Symphony Global Technologies Sdn. Bhd. and was involved in the formulation of Symphony House Berhad which was then listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2003. He was the Chief Executive of Symphony’s Technology Services Division. He also served as the Chairman of Symphony BCSIS Sdn. Bhd., a joint-venture company with OCBC Singapore’s subsidiary, BCS Information Systems Pte. Ltd. (“BCSIS”) and held the position until 2007. He is presently the Chief Executive of SGT International Sdn. Bhd. and a director of several other private limited companies.
He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Building Society Berhad. He is also an appointed Council Member of Badminton Association of Malaysia.
Selina Yeop Junior
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Selina Yeop is the Chief Executive Officer of Salina & Associates PR Sdn Bhd, a boutique Public Relations agency based in Selangor, Malaysia. She holds an MBA from the Southern Pacific University, Delaware, United States of America and obtained a Diploma in Public Relations from Stamford College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She started her career at Chase Perdana Bhd in Kuala Lumpur as Head of Corporate Communications, following her stint at advertising giant Peter Beaumont & Friends, Kuala Lumpur. She has received the Pingat Ahli Mahkota Perak from Sultan Azlan Shah in 2008 for her numerous contributions to the field of Public Relations in the State.
Currently, Ms Selina Yeop is the Honourary Advisor to the Malaysian Preventation of Tuberculosis, and has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of the Women’s Institute of Management, where she has co-authored two books entitled “The IPO Debut” and “Small & Medium Success Stories” in aid of poverished single mothers. She is also a Board member of local NGO For Wisdom and Revolutionary Development that contributes to rural development efforts.
Yap Boon Teck
Independent Non-Executive Director
He holds a professional accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He started his career with a small to medium size accounting and audit firms. While in public practice, Mr Yap has gained experience in audit of both private and public companies mainly in finance and banking, property developments and manufacturing sectors.
He joined the MBf Group of Companies in November 1983 as an accountant and subsequently held various positions in the companies within the Group which involved, amongst others, financial services, insurance, property and manufacturing. Prior to leaving MBf Group in August 2003, he was the President-Corporate of MBf Holdings Berhad and MBf Capital Berhad.
In August 2003, he was appointed as Executive Director of Metroplex Berhad before he left in March 2006 to join Malaysian Land Properties Sdn. Bhd. where he served as the Group General Manager, overseeing management of the completed projects such as building management, shopping centre and hotels. He was also involved in the negotiation to purchase a major property and responsible for the various departments within the company, namely personnel, legal, finance and accounting and general administration.
In March 2011, he joined KIP Group of Companies as Chief Executive Officer, a position he is still holding presently.
He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ekowood International Berhad.
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
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
A Malaysian, was appointed as an Executive Director of TSH on 9 May 1997. On 1 February 2016, he was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He also serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Ekowood International Berhad and an Executive Director of 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
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
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 holds directorship in other private limited companies.