Board of Directors


Director's Profile


DATO’ SERI ABDUL AZIM BIN MOHD ZABIDI

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 59 / Malaysian / Male

Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim Bin Mohd Zabidi is the Chairman of Timberwell Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 30 December 2005 and subsequently Chairman of the Board on 28 August 2006. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Business Law from the London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom in 1983. He is also a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Secretaries, United Kingdom.

Dato’ Seri Azim was Chairman of Bank Simpanan Nasional (“BSN”), Malaysia’s National Savings Bank from 1999 to 2009 and during his tenure, the Bank saw a steady growth in operating profits. He was also actively involved with the World Savings Banks Institute (“WSBI”). In 2000, he was appointed President (Asia Pasific) for WSBI and in 2003, he was elevated to its Board of Directors. Dato’ Seri Azmi was elected as Vice President and Treasurer of WSBI in September 2006, a position he relinquished in April 2009.

He started his career in banking in 1984 and rose quickly through the ranks when in 1990 he was appointed Group Head of the Bank’s Corporate Banking Department. He was then seconded to Commerce Property Trust Managers (now known as Amanah Property Trust Managers) and initiated the establishment of Commerce BT Fund Managers (today known as CIMB-Principal Asset Management). His association with the fund management industry saw him elected as President of the Federation of Malaysian Unit Trust Managers (now known as Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia) from 1998-2003. During the period, he was appointed to the Board of the International Investment Funds Association and was Chairman of its Audit Committee.

He now sits on numerous local and foreign Boards of Companies, both public and private, amongst which are Anzo Holdings Berhad, XOX Berhad and Fintech Global Berhad. He was also appointed as Chairman of the National Sports Institute and subsequent to that, appointed Malaysia’s Chef-de-Mission to the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. His time is also spent on various non-governmental organisations some of which he chairs.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


DATO SRI TIONG KING SING JP

Managing Director
Aged 58 / Malaysian / Male

Dato Sri Tiong King Sing was made the Managing Director of Timberwell Berhad upon his appointment to the Board on 19 March 2017. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (“MBA”) in Business Administration & Management and an MBA in Political Science from the Royal Ireland Institute of Business and Technology. Prior to that, he graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the New Zealand National Institute of Higher Education. In 2009, Dato Sri Tiong was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

He has been involved in business for more than 30 years in areas such as property development and construction, healthcare as well as the timber industry.

From 1997 – 2010, Dato Sri Tiong was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Wijaya Baru Global Berhad (now known as Tadmax Resources Berhad) and was the Group President/Chief Executive Officer of Wijaya Baru Group of Companies from 1990 to 2010.

He is currently the Chairman of several Sri Lanka based companies, namely TKS Holdings Ltd, TKS Capital Pvt Ltd, TKS Securities Pvt Ltd, TKS Finance Ltd, Asian Finance Ltd and Dinapala Properties Pvt Ltd. He also serves as Chairman of PT Mandiri Jaya Bara, PT Berau Jaya Energi and PT Mega Karya Energi, all based in Indonesia.

He is presently a Member of Parliament for the federal constituency of Bintulu, Malaysia, a position he has held since 1999. He is also the President of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (“SPDP”) and the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s Special Envoy to East Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan) since 2014 besides being a patron of several charitable and Non-Profit Organisation particularly in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Arising from this, he was elected Chairman of Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Council for the period 2008 to 2013 and held the position of Deputy Treasurer General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from 2004 to 2008. During this period, he was appointed a member of the Board of Bintulu Port Authority.

He does not hold any directorships in any other public companies.

He is a major shareholder of the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


DATUK YAP PAK LEONG

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 84 / Malaysian / Male

Datuk Yap Pak Leong was appointed to the Board of Directors of Timberwell Berhad on 27 September 2004. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Executive Committee and the Risk Management Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. Datuk Yap is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Economics University Degree. He worked as State Minister in the Ministry of Manpower & Environmental Development of Sabah from 1976 to 1979 and Ministry of Local Government & Housing of Sabah from 1979 to 1982. He is presently the principal of P.L. Yap & Co. Chartered Accountants since 1962 and the Chairman of Sandakan Turf Club since 1984.

He does not holds any directorship in any other public companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


LOO CHOO HONG

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 46 / Malaysian / Male

Mr Loo Choo Hong was appointed to the Board on 12 May 2017. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He was admitted as a member of the ACCA in 1998, and is currently a Fellow member of the accountancy body. He is also a member of the MIA and an associate member of the Institute of Internal Audit since 2001 and 2005 respectively. Mr Loo commenced his career as an Audit Assistant in a local accounting firm in 1998 and subsequently left as an Audit Supervisor in 2001, before he joined K.H. Kwong & Company as an Audit and Tax Manager. In 2005, he founded Messrs C.H. Loo & Co. and Pro Cast Management Services which offer various professional corporate and management services. Pro Cast Group of Companies was merged with ASQ Group in January 2018, he is currently the tax director of ASQ Tax Services Sdn. Bhd. and the Principal of C.H. Loo & Co. 

Mr Loo is also an Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wang Zheng Berhad and Gabungan AQRS Berhad and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of Gabungan AQRS Berhad. In addition, he holds several other directorships in a number of private limited companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanctions or penalties imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


AGNES SOEI-TIN LAMEY

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 65 / British / Male

Agnes Soei-Tin Lamey was appointed as Director of the Company on 13 August 2007. She is a member of the Executive Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committees, Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee. She has more than ten (10) years working experiences in Chartered Accountant firm in United Kingdom. Since coming to Malaysia in 1991, she has been involved in Sinar Pembangunan Sdn. Bhd., a family owned property Development Company in Sabah. She is currently a director of various private companies involving in oil palm plantations, and properties development business. She has extensive experience on the financial management of companies both in United Kingdom and Malaysia.

She does not hold any directorship in any other public companies.

She is a daughter of the late Tan Tjeng Hok @ Lam Hak Ming who has ceased to be the substantial shareholders of the Company since 8 February 2017. She has no family relationship with any Director. She has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


MELTON MARTIN (B.K, S.K)

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 38 / Malaysian / Male

Melton Martin was appointed a Director of Timberwell Berhad on 1 January 2016. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Melton Martin graduated with Diploma in Regional and Town Planning from University Technology Malaysia.  He is a member of United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Organisation (“UPKO”) and he helps in several posts in Youth Movement, Non-profit Organisations (“NGOs”) and UPKO ranging from district to National level. 

He started his career as a courier agent for ABX Express (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“ABX”) and he also worked as a Station Manager for Operation and Business side of ABX in Telupid and Tongod area since 2003. He was appointed as the Community Development Supervisor in UPPM (Community Development Leader Unit) N.40 Labuk under The Department Chief Minister of Sabah.

He does not hold any directorship in any other public companies.

He has no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


YAP FOOK FUNG

Alternate Director to Datuk Yap Pak Leong
Aged 50 / Malaysian / Female

Yap Fook Fung was appointed as Alternate Director to Datuk Yap Pak Leong on 1 January 2016.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in year 1993. She had been involved in Project Management of Jockey Lodge Hotel (Sandakan) on Construction and Furnishings in years 1995 and 1996. She also has vast experience in the tourism industry and she was the General Manager of Excel Dive & Tours (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. for the period from 2000 to 2003 and 2008 to 2011. She managed the operations of inbound and outbound tour packages, as well as the development of websites and online booking system for the company.

She is currently the Senior Accountant for Sri Luasong Sdn. Bhd. and sits on the board of several private companies dealing with oil palm plantation, tree planting and property investment.

She does not hold any directorship in any other public companies.

She is a daughter to Datuk Yap Pak Leong, the Senior Independent Non- Executive Director. She has no conflict of interest with the Company. She has no family relationship with any Director (other than Datuk Yap Pak Leong) and/or major shareholder of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. She has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years other than traffic offence, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on her by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.


KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT


DATUK PAU CHIONG UNG

Chief Executive Office
Aged 67 / Malaysian / Male

Datuk Pau Chiong Ung was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 23 May 2006. He is a member of the Executive Committee. Datuk Pau holds a technical certificate of wood working, Japan. Datuk Pau has been engaged in timber and shipping industries for the last 30 years. In his working experience, he has served as shipping manager, general manager and managing director of a number of timber extraction and export companies. He is currently a director of several private companies involving timber extraction, wood manufacturing and shipping. He is also the Independent Director of Harbour Link Group Bhd.

His interest in the securities of the Company and its subsidiary as at 27 March 2019 are as follows:


Timberwell Berhad

Direct%Indirect%
Ordinary Shares800,0000.90--

He does not have any family relationship with any other director and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading in nature that is necessary for day to day operations of the Group. He has no convictions for any offences within the past five (5) years, other than traffic offences, and there are no public sanction or penalty imposed on him by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year 2018.