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Directors

Board of Directors

TAN SRI DATUK SERI PANGLIMA SULONG MATJERAIE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 71, Male, Malaysian

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong was appointed to the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Southern Acids (M) Berhad (“SAB”) on 6 August 2014 and subsequently appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 15 July 2015. On 27 February 2018 he was appointed as a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

Other than SAB, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Petra Energy Berhad and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Brahim’s Holdings Berhad. On 1 May 2018 he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS).

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong, who has more than thirty years of legal and judicial experience, was a Federal Court Judge before his retirement in 2013.

He was one (1) of the four (4) eminent persons appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to serve in the Judicial Appointments Commission for a period of two (2) years from 10 February 2013 to 9 February 2015 and has been extended for a maximum period of another two (2) years till 9 February 2017.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong is a Bencher of the prestigious Honorable Society of Inner Temple, London and his education background is as follow:-

  • 1969; obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree;
  • 1971; read Law at the Inns of Court School of Law, London;
  • 1974; called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honorable Society of Inner Temple, London as well as admitted and enrolled as an Advocate to the High Court of Borneo in Kuching;
  • 1975; further studied at the University of Southampton, England;
  • 1977; conferred with a Master of Law Degree in Mercantile Law by University of Southampton, England; and
  • 1978; awarded a Certificate in Advanced Management Programme by Baniff School of Advanced Management, Canada. 

 

DR. NICK LOW
Non-Independent Executive Director
Managing Director
Aged: 39, Male, Malaysian

Dr. Nick Low was appointed to the Board on 15 July 2015. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of certain subsidiaries of SAB, he is also a director of several private companies.

He holds a Diploma in Medical Sciences from International Medical University, a MBA from Open University Malaysia and a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Nick Low was involved in the strategic management of an oil palm plantation development project with its grounds in the province of Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. Dr. Nick Low is a director of the oleochemical making and tertiary healthcare hospital operating subsidiaries of SAB. He is also a board member of the two (2) Indonesian incorporated estates and palm oil mill operating subsidiaries of SAB. Additionally, Dr. Nick Low is a director of Kumpulan Klinik Medijaya Sdn Bhd with its small chain of owned and managed primary health care (general practice) clinics.

His father, Tan Sri Dato’ Low Boon Eng is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of SAB.

 

LIM KIM LONG
Non-Independent Executive Director
Executive Director
Aged 58, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Lim was appointed to the Board on 10 August 2005. Other than directorship in SAB and all its subsidiaries, he is also a director of several private companies.

He pursued his pre-university education at Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur. He is actively involved in the corporate affairs and general management of SAB and its subsidiaries, especially in the area of oil palm plantation and employee relations.

 

CHUNG KIN MUN
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 51, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Chung was appointed to the Board on 20 March 2012 and subsequently appointed as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director as well as the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee on 25 July 2013. On 13 November 2013, he was also appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Phillip Institute of Technology, Australia and is a member of CPA Australia. He has over twenty years of experience in merchant banking, corporate finance, accounting and general management. Prior to the appointment to the Board, Mr Chung was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Zelan Berhad.

 

TAN SRI DATO LOW BOON ENG
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 68, Male, Malaysian

Tan Sri Dato’ Low was appointed to the Board on 10 August 2005. He was the Chairman of SAB since 1 May 2010 until he was re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 July 2015. The re-designation was to comply with the recommendation as set out in the Malaysia Code of Corporate Governance 2012. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of a subsidiary SAB, he is also a director of several private companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College, London. He is an entrepreneur whose experiences spanned over forty years in operations and management of oil palm plantation, palm oil milling, renewable energy and downstream activities.

His son, Dr. Nick Low is the Managing Director of SAB.

 

MOHD. HISHAM HARUN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 50, Male, Malaysian

Encik Mohd Hisham was appointed to the Board on 10 August 2005 and subsequently appointed as the Chairman of Audit Committee on 25 August 2005. He resigned as the Chairman of the Audit Committee on 19 November 2013. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director since his appointment date until he was re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 August 2014. He is also a director of a subsidiary of SAB.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand/PriceWaterhouse Coopers, where he was attached to the Audit Division and the Consultancy Division. He is currently the Senior General Manager of Human Resource Department of Lembaga Tabung Haji, a major shareholder of SAB.

 

LEONG SO SEH
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 66, Female, Malaysian

Madam Leong was appointed to the Board on 8 April 2009 and subsequently appointed as the member of the Audit Committee on 1 May 2010. On 7 July 2010 she was also appointed as the member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

Other than SAB and a director of certain subsidiaries of SAB, she is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of icapital.biz Berhad.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya and a Master Degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. Prior to her appointment to the Board, she has held senior positions in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister Department of Malaysia and the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

 

TEO LENG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee
Aged 66, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Teo was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2010 and subsequently appointed as the member of the Audit Committee on 11 November 2013. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of certain subsidiaries of SAB, he is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of United Malacca Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (First Class Honours) from University of Malaya and a Master of Science (Soil Chemistry) from University of Wisconsin @ Madison, USA. He has over thirty years of experience in the palm oil industry, with private companies and public listed corporations and government organizations. This includes implementation of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification and development of Mill Integrated Waste Management System.

 

 

 

 
   
 
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