Board Of Directors
Extracted from Annual Report 2017
Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin bin Hj. Abd. Razak
Chairman/Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on 22 July 2004, he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
He obtained his Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Malay in 1971 and 1989 respectively. He later obtained his Doctor of Philosophy ("PhD") from the Pacific Western University of the United States of America ("USA") in 1991. He is a fellow member of the British Institute of Management and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management.
He commenced his career as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education in 1965. In 1972, he left the Ministry of Education to join the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur as Assistant Secretary. He was promoted to the position of Director General of City Hall of Kuala Lumpur in 1989 and assumed the post until his retirement in 2000. Besides contributing to more than 27 years in the socio-economic development, strategic planning and development of Kuala Lumpur, he also served on the Board of Directors of Urban Development Agency, PGK Sdn. Bhd., Stadium Negara and Badan Seni Lukis Negara between 1988 and 2000.
He is presently involved primarily in non-governmental organisations, where he is the Chairman of various organisations which include University Malaya Alumni Association and Institute Pemikiran Kreatif Malaysia ("INSPEK"). He is the National Vice-Chairman of the Malaysian Red Crescent, a member of Trustees of Institute of Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a member of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia ("IKIM").
Chew Chong Keat
Group Managing Director
Mr. Chew joined the Board on 20 March 1996 and is the Group Managing Director of the Group. He is one of the co-founders of the Group and serves on the board of all subsidiaries and associated companies of the Group. He is principally responsible for managing the Group's business and corporate affairs. With more than 30 years of experience in the provision of freight and logistics services, he is also the key person in setting directions for the Group's business strategies. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee of FMHB.
In 1984, he graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He also holds a Diploma from the Business Education Council National, United Kingdom and a Diploma of Competence in Freight Forwarding from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders ("FIATA").
Yang Heng Lam
Mr. Yang joined the Board on 20 March 1996 and also serves on the board of all subsidiaries and associated companies of the Group. He is principally responsible for the business development and operations of the Group, which includes exploring overseas markets and overseeing the development of marketing and Group strategies.
He has more than 30 years' experience in the freight and logistics industry and has been instrumental in securing and maintaining major customers for the Group.
Gan Siew Yong
Ms. Gan joined the Board on 20 March 1996 as Executive Director. She also serves on the board of several subsidiary companies of the Group. She is principally responsible for the export related services of the Group and is actively involved in rates negotiation and securing container space with the shipping lines. Equipped with more than 30 years' experience, and together with the strong support from her team, she has been instrumental in the establishment of the Group's LCL consolidation business to all the major ports of the world.
Ong Looi Chai
Mr. Ong was appointed on 1 June 2006. Mr. Ong joined the Group in 1989 where he was attached to the Port Klang headquarters. In 1995, he assumed the position of Branch Manager in Penang and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Penang branch.
He is currently responsible for the overall business and development of the northern region of West Malaysia and also East Malaysia. He is also assigned to lead the business development of the Group's overseas offices in Thailand and Indonesia.
Aaron Sim Kwee Lein
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sim was appointed to the Board on 3 December 2004. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK), a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountant, a member of CPA Australia and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He is a member of FMHB Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
He commenced his career with an international accounting firm and gained professional exposure in stockbroking, trading, manufacturing and construction concerns. Thereafter, he joined a listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Securities, as an Internal Auditor where he was engaged in audit work of stockbroking, manufacturing, retail and distribution concerns. In addition, he was also involved in due diligence, operational rationalisation and strategic planning work for corporate acquisitions. Subsequently, he was the Finance & Administrative Manager in a food retail franchise chain before heading the Corporate Strategies and Financial Affairs department of a glove manufacturing group. He is currently involved in offering business and financial advisory services. Mr. Sim also serves on the board of Excel Force MSC Berhad and Frontken Corporation Berhad.
Chua Tiong Hock
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chua was appointed to the Board as a Director on 30 July 2007. He is a member of FMHB's Audit Committee. Mr. Chua is also an Executive Director of Vibrant Group Limited, Singapore, a substantial shareholder of FMHB.
He is also a director of Sabana Shari'ah Compliant REIT, as well as a number of other subsidiaries in the Freight Links Group.
He has wide-ranging experience in logistics, operations management and corporate development with various multinational companies and local companies.
Mr. Chua obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Singapore. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Personnel Management.
Khua Kian Keong
Non Independent, Non-Executive Director (Alternate Director to Chua Tiong Hock)
Mr. Khua was appointed as Alternate Director to Mr. Chua Tiong Hock on 30 July 2007. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Vibrant Group Limited, Singapore, a substantial shareholder of FMHB. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and graduated cum laude from University of the Pacific, United States in 1987.
Mr. Khua is a past president of the Singapore Metal and Machinery Association, a council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman of the Singapore-China Business Association, a board member and Head of External Affairs at the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institute. He also serves as a Patron at the Telok Blangah Citizens' Consultative Committee.
In addition, Mr. Khua is the president of the Nanyang Kuah Si Association, Chairman of Pei Tong Primary School advisory committee, and a board member of Tan Kah Kee Foundation and the school management committee of Catholic High School. He is an executive committee member at the Singapore Ann Kway Association.
Mr. Khua is Board Chairman of Fujian Anxi No. 8 Middle School, Vice-President of World Quanzhou Youth Friendship Association, Vice-President of Anxi Charity Federation and Anxi Fenglai Guitou Charity Federation. In 2009, he was awarded the "Outstanding Charitable Works Contribution" by Fujian Provincial Government, People's Republic of China.
Gan Siew Yong is the spouse of Chew Chong Keat.
Directorship Of Public Companies
Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors has any directorship in other public listed companies.
None of the Directors has been convicted of offence within the past 10 years, traffic offences not included.