Towards a Better Tomorrow

Key Day-To-Day Management: Corporate

Managing Director: Dr. Nick Low

Executive Director: Mr. Lim Kim Long

Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Cheong Kee Yoong

Senior Management

Cheong Kee Yoong
Chief Financial Officer

Aged 53, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Cheong was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 1 October 2013. He is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of NCT Alliance Bhd.

He graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). He has more than twenty (20) years of working experience particularly full spectrum of financial management, corporate planning, treasury management, risk management, tax planning and investors relation activities in various industries. He was mainly attached to the corporate office of public listed company in his career.

Alex Chan Choon Hoong
Chief Strategic Development Officer

Aged 49, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Alex Chan joined Southern Acids Cronos Resource Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of SAB on 15 December 2010.

He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.ENG) from King’s College, University of London. Mr. Chan is currently involved in the strategic development of palm oil and related businessess. In addition, he also oversees the palm kernel expeller overhead conveyor loading services business and management services business. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Chan was the head of the business development team of an environmental packaging products company.

Jennifer Low Swee Yim
Integration Director

Aged 41, Female, Malaysian

Ms. Jennifer Low joined Southern Acids Cronos Resources Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of SAB on 5 January 2009.

She holds a Degree in Information Technology (B.IT) from Charles Sturt University, Australia and a Master’s Degree in Commerce (Majoring in Accounting and Information System) from University of Sydney, Australia. Since January 2015, Ms. Jennifer Low has been involved in supporting the strategic re-engineering of the Group’s palm oil and related businesses’ assets with a role on strategic integration. In March 2019, Ms. Jennifer Low was appointed as Integration Director of Southern Acids Industries Sdn. Bhd. and was shortly after promoted as Strategic Integration Director of SAB in March 2020.

Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Jennifer Low was a Manager in Business Assurance with PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, specialising in systems and process reviews for large multi-national companies globally.

Edward Lai (Lai Fu Khate)
Special Technology Affairs Director

Aged 33, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Edward Lai joined Southern Edible Oil Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“SEOI”), a sister company of SAB on 16 July 2014 and subsequently transferred to Southern Acids Cronos Resource Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of SAB on 1 July 2021.

He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSc ChE) from National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Mr Edward Lai has been involved in supporting the technical operations of palm oil refining and specialty fats making, as well as the commercial marketing and sales of palm oil products during his employment period with SEOI. Prior to joining SEOI, Mr Edward Lai was a CZ Technology Engineer with Siltronic Samsung Wafer Pte. Ltd, Singapore, specialising in silicon crystal growing process technology to manufacture 300mm silicon wafers.

Tiong Chuu Ling
Chief Operating Officer, Oleochemical Segment

Aged 68, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Tiong joined Southern Acids Industries Sdn. Bhd. (“SAI”), a subsidiary of SAB on 1 July 1982. He was promoted as the Chief Operating Officer on 18 January 2011.

Mr. Tiong holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Auckland. He has vast experience in oleochemical industry particularly in marketing aspects. He currently oversees the whole operation of SAB’s Oleochemical Segment.

Lee Choo Chai
General Manager, Milling & Estate Segment

Aged 67, Male, Malaysian

Mr. Lee joined PT. Mustika Agro Sari, an indirect subsidiary of SAB on 15 December 2010.

He holds the Associate Diploma of Incorporated Society of Planters. He has more than forty (40) years of experience in the oil palm industry especially in oil palm cultivation and plantation management. He is currently in-charge of SAB’s Milling & Estate Segment which is based in Riau, Indonesia. He started his career with Kluang Rubber Company (Malaysia) Berhad in 1978. His second job was with EPA Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Kulim Malaysia Berhad which he joined in 1980 and left in 2007. During the period, he was seconded to Papua New Guinea (from 1996 to 1997) and Kalimantan Barat (from 2006 to 2007). His last position was Senior Plantation Manager. He then joined Kim Loong Resources Berhad in 2007 and subsequently PT. Khaleda Agroprima Malindo in 2010 before joining the Group.

Tan Suet Guan
Hospital Director, Healthcare Segment

Aged 63, Female, Malaysian

Madam Tan was appointed as Hospital Director of Southern Medicare Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of SAB on 2 September 2014.

She holds a Diploma in Management from University of Malaya. She has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the healthcare industry and involved in the areas of accounting, information technology and management. She is currently in-charge of SAB’s Healthcare Segment. Madam Tan began her career with Pantai Hospital (“Pantai”) as an Accounts Officer in 1982 and rose to the rank of Chief Executive Officer before she left and joined Sunway Medical Centre (“SMC”) in 2013. During her stint with Pantai, Madam Tan introduced the new Paediatric Ward, Satellite Pharmacy, Hearing Centre, Endoscopy Services, Cancer Centre, Breast Care Centre and Spine & Joint Centre. In 2009, she guided Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur to achieve the prestigious Joint Commission International (“JCI”) Accreditation. During her short tenure with SMC, she steered SMC to become the first hospital in Southeast Asia to achieve the Australia Council on Healthcare Standards (“ACHS”) Award in 2014.

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