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 The Sabah’s Forestry`s Compliance Certificate Award for 6 consecutive years, since 2008.
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 for which 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 Suboh bin Md Yassin
Independent Non-Executive Director
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.
Datuk Jaswant Singh Kler
Independent Non-Executive Director
Notably, he was the Chairman of the East Malaysia Planters’ Association for sixteen (16) years from 1985-2000. 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.
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 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.
Tan Aik Kiong
Group Executive Director
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
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
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.