Board of Directors


Director's Profile


DATO SRI TIONG KING SING

Managing Director
Aged 60 / 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 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 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 1990-2010.

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 Progressive Democratic Party (“PDP”) and the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s Special Envoy to the People Republic of China cum Chairman of Malaysia-China Business Council since April 2020.

Prior to that, he was the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s Special Envoy to East Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan) from 2014 to May 2018.

He has been serving in various capacities including as a patron of several charitable and Non-Profit Organisation particularly in Sarawak, Malaysia. 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 2020.

Details of number of board meetings attended by him during the financial year are set out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


DATUK YAP PAK LEONG

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 86 / 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 hold any directorship in any other public companies.

He is the father to Ms Yap Fook Fung, the Alternate Director of the Company. 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 2020.

Details of number of board meetings attended by him during the financial year are set out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


LOO CHOO HONG

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 48 / 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. Mr Loo is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wang Zheng 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 2020.

Details of number of board meetings attended by him during the financial year are set out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


AGNES SOEI-TIN LAMEY

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 67 / British / Female

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 shareholder 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 2020.

Details of number of board meetings attended by her during the financial year are out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


MICHAEL @ RADIO BIN LUBAN

Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 71 / Malaysian / Male

Michael @ Radio bin Luban was appointed a Director of Timberwell Berhad on 23 February 2021. He was appointed as member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee on the same date.

Michael @ Radio bin Luban obtained his Master of Science in Human Resources Management through Post Graduate Programme in Hawaii University in 1996 and Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration major in Human Resources Management from Hawaii Pacific College (presently known as Hawaii Pacific College University), Honolulu Hawaii in 1989.

He started his career as Assistant Officer with Sabah Road Transport Department from 1978 to 1995. He then involved in setting up the operation of Pusat Pemeriksaan Kenderaan Berkomputer Sdn. Bhd. (“PUSPAKOM”), one of the GLC in Sabah. He was posted to Tawau as Branch Manager of PUSPAKOM Tawau 1996-March 1999 and was transferred to PUSPAKOM Sandakan from April 1999 to year 2006. At the end of the same year, he got his early retirement approval at the age of 56 years old.

Upon retirement, Michael @ Radio bin Luban was self-employed at his own Small Holder Palm Oil Plantation, where he later joined the party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (“PPBM”) of Beluran branch. As a member of the PPBM Organisation, he is committed in assisting to uplift the standard of living of the local communities under the programme of Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries of Malaysia.

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

He does not have any family relationship with any other directors and/or major shareholders of the Company and has no conflict of interest with the Company. He has no conviction of offences within the past ten (10) years. Details of number of board meetings attended by him during the financial year are set out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


YAP FOOK FUNG

Alternate Director to Datuk Yap Pak Leong
Aged 52 / 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 2020.

Details of number of board meetings attended by her during the financial year are out in page 39 of this Annual Report.


KEY SENIOR MANAGEMENT


DATUK PAU CHIONG UNG

Chief Executive Office
Aged 69 / 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 30 March 2021 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 2020.