Board of Directors

Datuk Hj. Majin Bin Hj. Ajing

Datuk Hj. Majin Bin Hj. Ajing

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Hj. Majin Bin Hj. Ajing was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2021. He serves as a Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee and serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts from University of Malaya in 1974. He served with the Sabah State Government from 1974 to 1999 before starting his own business. During his tenure in the State civil service, he held various senior posts amongst others Secretary of Internal Affairs and Security (1982 – 1984), Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Development (1984 – 1994), General Manager of Sabah State Railway (1994 – 1999) and Director of Sabah Archives (1999). He was Director of Gold Coin Malaysia Bhd (“GCM”), Chairman of Sarawak Flour Mill Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of GCM), Director of Sabah Gas Industries Sdn Bhd, Director of Sabah Economic Development Corporation and Director of Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd. He is formerly the Chairman of Innoprise Plantations Berhad (2005-2019).

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Tan Aik Kiong

Tan Aik Kiong

Managing Director

Tan Aik Kiong is Managing Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad. He serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 16 December 2014. He is also the Group Executive Director of TSH Resources Berhad. He sits on the Board of a list of private companies.

He has more than 30 years of experience in resource based industries, which includes cocoa and palm oil covering both the primary, processing, refining and international trade segments throughout his career with the Company, TSH Resources Berhad, Prudential Bache Ltd., an established brokerage and commission house and Ameroid Services Pte. Ltd., an independent warehousing company in Singapore.

He holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in Construction Management, from the University of Oklahoma, United States of America.

Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Datuk Haji Gulamhaidar @ Yusof Bin Khan Bahadar

Datuk Haji Gulamhaidar @ Yusof Bin Khan Bahadar

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Haji Gulamhaidar @ Yusof Bin Khan Bahadar was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 13 January 2021. He graduated with Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Honours) from University of Florida, USA. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from Berkeley International University of California, USA and a Professional Master Analyst in Political Science from Open University Malaysia.  

He served with the Sabah State Government since 1995. He held various senior posts amongst others as a Confidential Secretary to the Minister of Land and Cooperative Development Malaysia, State of Sabah (1995-1998), Chief Assistant Secretary of Public Relations to the Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah cum Minister of Finance Sabah (1998-1999), Political Secretary to the Chief Minister of Sabah (1999-2003), Chairman of Innovation Papua New Guinea Ltd (Subsidiary of Innoprise Corporation Sdn. Bhd.) (2004-2008), Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah (2008-2013), Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development Sabah (2013-2018). He is now the Director of Yayasan Sabah cum Executive Chairman of Innoprise Corporation Sdn. Bhd. He is also the Sabah State Assemblyman (N.28/Kawang) since 2004 till now.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Mohd Hattah Bin Ja'afar

Mohd Hattah Bin Ja'afar

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohd Hattah Bin Ja’afar was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2019. He serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee. He graduated with Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Mississippi State University, USA in 1986.

He served with Department of Agriculture Sabah as Research Manager from 1996-1998. He joined Sabah Softwoods Berhad in 1998 and held various senior positions of the Group. During the period with Sabah Softwoods Berhad, he was also appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Benta Wawasan Sdn Bhd from 2005-2012. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Softwoods Berhad since 2008.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent related party transactions, he has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Asgari Bin Mohd Fuad Stephens

Asgari Bin Mohd Fuad Stephens

Independent Non-Executive Director

Asgari Bin Mohd Fuad Stephens was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2019.

Asgari holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Melbourne, Australia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cranfield University, UK.  He has extensive experience in both public and private equity investing in Malaysia. He is currently a director of Jaycorp Berhad. He is the co-founder of Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang Sdn Bhd (“KSC”), an investment advisory and fund management group. He started two venture capital firms, iSpring Venture Management Sdn Bhd and Intelligent Capital Sdn Bhd while continuing to work with KSC. He was previously the chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital Association. Prior to starting his own company in 1996 he worked at Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd establishing their fund investment division between 1988-1990 and 1992-1995. In 1990-1992 he worked as an associate director at a stock broking firm. In the years 1982-1988 he worked for a small family company in Sabah which was involved with Oil Palm plantations and property investments.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

Lim Ted Hing

Lim Ted Hing

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lim Ted Hing was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad on 14 August 2019. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves as a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”). He obtained his Fundamentals of Accounting from the North East London Polytechnic in 1977. Upon completion, he joined Malvern & Co., a firm of chartered accountants based in London, as an Articled Clerk during which he completed the ICAEW professional examinations in 1983. He joined Ernst & Young in 1985 and was the Senior Manager of its office in Sandakan prior to joining Syarikat Tekala Sdn. Bhd. in 1994 as the Group Financial Controller. Later in June 1996, he was appointed as an Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Tekala Corporation Berhad (“Tekala”), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, and its subsidiaries. In January 2013, he was appointed as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Tekala. In July 2017, WMG Holdings Bhd. (“WMG”) reverse took over Tekala and assumed its listing status. He is an Executive Director of WMG Group and has been appointed as Exco Chairman in September 2017. Other than his business interest in WMG Group and several other private companies, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of NPC Resources Berhad.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.

 

Ng Chee Fen

Ng Chee Fen

Executive Director

Ng Chee Fen was appointed as an Executive Director of Innoprise Plantations Berhad on 14 August 2019. He also serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee. He brings with him more than 25 years of working experience in finance, audit, treasury and taxation throughout his career with Ernst & Young, Kwantas Corporation Berhad, RT Plantations Sdn Bhd, SKT Perspektif Sdn Bhd and Hoko Sdn Bhd.

He holds a professional accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He has no family relationship with any of the directors or substantial shareholders of the Company. He has no directorship in any other public listed company. He has no conflict of interest with the company and has no convictions for offences within the past five (5) years and has no public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.