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Directors

Board of Directors

TAN SRI DATUK SERI PANGLIMA SULONG MATJERAIE
Independent Non-Executive Director
• Chairman
Aged 70, Male, Malaysian

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong was appointed to the Board of Southern Acids (M) Berhad (“SAB or the Company”) on 6 August 2014 and subsequently appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Chairman on 15 July 2015. Other than directorship in 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.

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 of the four eminent persons appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to serve in the Judicial Appointments Commission for a period of two years from 10 February 2013 to 9 February 2015. His appointment has been extended for a maximum period of another two 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: 38, 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 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 healthcare (general practice) clinics.

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

 

LIM KIM LONG
Non-Independent Executive Director
• Executive Director
Aged 57, 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 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 & Governance Committee
• Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 50, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Chung was appointed to the Board on 20 March 2012.

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 SAB’s Board, Mr Chung was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Zelan Berhad.

 

TAN SRI DATO LOW BOON ENG
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 67, 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 (“MCCG”) 2012. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of a subsidiary of SAB, he is also 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 49, Male, Malaysian

Encik Mohd. Hisham was appointed to the Board on 10 August 2005. He was the Independent Non-Executive Director since his appointment date until he was re-designated to Non- Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 August 2014. Other than directorship in SAB, 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 & Governance Committee
• Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 65, Female, Malaysian

Madam Leong was appointed to the Board on 8 April 2009. Other than directorship in 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 SAB’s 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 & Governance Committee
Aged 65, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Teo was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2010. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of certain subsidiaries of SAB, he is also an 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.

 

RAYMOND WONG KWONG YEE
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
• Member of Audit & Governance Committee
• Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Aged 47, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Wong was appointed to the Board on 18 October 2011. Other than directorship in SAB and a director of certain subsidiaries of SAB, he is also a director of several private companies.

He is a practicing lawyer and the managing partner of a legal firm. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honour) from the University of London in 1991, and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1996.

 

 

 
   
 
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