Board Of Directors

Extracted from Annual Report 2018

Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin bin Hj. Abd. Razak

Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin bin Hj. Abd. Razak

Malaysian, Male, Age : 73
Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Dr. Hj. Noordin was appointed on 22 July 2004. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Malaya 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

Chew Chong Keat

Malaysian, Male, Age : 57
Group Managing Director

Mr. Chew joined the Board on 20 March 1996 and is the Group Managing Director and Executive 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 direction for the Group's business strategies.

In 1984, he graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Bachelor's 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

Yang Heng Lam

Malaysian, Male, Age : 55
Executive Director

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

Gan Siew Yong

Malaysian, Female, Age : 56
Executive Director

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

Ong Looi Chai

Malaysian, Male, Age : 50
Executive Director

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

Aaron Sim Kwee Lein

Malaysian, Male, Age : 52
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

Chua Tiong Hock

Singaporean, Male, Age : 65
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.

Lau Swee Chin

Malaysian, Female, Age : 55
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Lau joined the Board on 21 August 2018. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Ms. Lau started her career in the Audit Department of Hanafiah Raslan & Mohamad before embarking on her studies for The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) examination.

She completed her ICSA studies in 1986 and subsequently obtained her Associate Membership of ICSA in 1993. She joined TAMS Secretarial Sdn. Bhd. in 1987 where she was later promoted to be Head of Company Secretarial Department.

In 2003, she joined Miomira Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd. as a Partner and Head of Company Secretarial Department.

Her work covered incorporation of companies and business enterprises, public listing, company secretarial services, de-registrations, liquidations, including advisory services.

Following her retirement in 2014, she set up a new partnership with Eco Gifts Shoppe where the main focus of the company is on importing natural oils from selected countries for local distribution in Malaysia.

Khua Kian Keong

Khua Kian Keong

Singaporean, Male, Age : 50
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.

Additional Information

Family Relationships
Gan Siew Yong is the spouse of Chew Chong Keat. Save as disclosed, none of the Directors has any family relationships with any director and/or is major shareholder of the Company.

Directorship Of Public Companies
Save as disclosed above, none of the Directors has any directorships in other public listed companies.

Convictions
None of the Directors has been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years, nor any public sanction or penalty imposed by regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Conflict of Interest
None of the Directors has been convicted of any offences (other than traffic offences, if any) within the past 5 years, nor any public sanction or penalty imposed by regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Key Senior Management
The Executive Directors on the Board also occupy the offices of the Key Senior Management of the Company.