Board of Directors

 

Datuk Hj. Majin Hj. Ajing
Independent Non-Executive Chairman


A Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st May 2005. He serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts from University of Malaya in 1974. He served with the Sabah State Government in 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 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, Chairman of Sarawak Flour Mill Sdn Bhd (subsidiary GCM Bhd), Director of Sabah Gas Industries Sdn Bhd, Director of SEDCO and Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd.


     
 

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan Aik Pen, PGDK, DPMP
Managing Director

A Malaysian, is the Managing Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 7 December 2006. He is also the Chairman of TSH Resources Berhad effective 25 February 2010 and Director of Ekowood International Berhad since 21 June 1994. He sits on the board of a list of private companies.

Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan has more than twenty five (25) years experience in resource based industry, which includes extensive working knowledge in international trade practices. He worked with the Cocoa Association of London in 1983 and was the only Malaysian selected by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to represent Malaysia at the cocoa conference held in Paris, New York and London in 1989. He was the Chairman of the Malaysian Cocoa Board for 8 consecutive years from 1997-2004 and trustee of the Borneo Conservation Trust Sabah from 2010 to 2013.

He serves as Honorary Director of Sabah Chinese High School and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Borneo Conservation Trust. As recognition for the many contributions to environmental conservation and forestry, Datuk (Dr.) Kelvin Tan was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Agroforestry) by Universiti Malaysia Sabah on 3 September 2006.

     

 

Datuk Sam Mannan @ Sham Mannan
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as a Non Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 10th August 2005. He graduated with a Bachelor of Forestry Science from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1979. He joined the Forestry Department, Sabah since 1980 and held various senior positions in the Forestry Department. He was appointed as the Director of Forestry Department in 2004.


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Datuk Jaswant Singh Kler, PGDK, ASDK
Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 7th December 2006. He serves as a member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and ESOS Committee. He is an Associate member of the Incorporated Society of Planters. He has been playing an active role as senior member of the planting fraternity in Malaysia for the past twenty-four (24) years. He sits on the Board of TSH Resources Berhad and is a member of The Institute for Development Studies (Sabah). He also holds directorship positions in various subsidiary companies of TSH Group and several other private limited companies.

Notably, he was the chairman of the East Malaysia Planters’ Association for sixteen (16) years from 1985-2000. He was an independent non-executive director of Kwantas Corporation Berhad and an executive director of Bena Plantation Sdn. Bhd. ("BENA") when he left in 2006 and 1984 respectively. During that period, he was also appointed as a director of Saudi Sabah Palm Oil Corporation Sdn. Bhd., which was the first palm oil refinery in Sabah. He started his planting career with BAL Plantation Sdn. Bhd., as a cadet in 1960 and left as a senior manager to join BENA in 1977 as general manager for the plantation project. He now manages his own plantation consultancy business under Agri Cek Sdn. Bhd. and is a consultant to Smith Gore, a property valuation firm. He is also an advisor for Incorporated Society of Planters Sabah-Tawau Branch.

He participates actively as a committee member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Sabah Branch and as a committee member for Human Resources and also on the Home Affairs of MICCI standing committee. He was on the Sabah Business Council sub-committee on Human Resources and Agricultural, Food & Poverty Eradication and Sabah BIMP-EAGA Council previously. He was a member of Jawatankuasa Khas Pengangguran Siswazah in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He is also a life member of Agricultural Institute of Malaysia.


 

Datuk Hajah Mary @ Mariati Robert
Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 17th April, 1996. She serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. She graduated with a degree in law from the University of Malaya in 1977. She worked with the Attorney General’s Chambers as a Deputy Public Presecutor and Assistant Director of the Legal Aid Bureau (Sabah Branch) and set up her own practice in 1991.

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Datuk Haji Othman Bin Walat
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 7th December 2006. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from University Pertanian Malaysia in 1970. He started with Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) in 1972 as Assistant Manager and was promoted to Project Manager in 1973.

He joined Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad as Estate Manager in 1974, and held various senior positions of the Group (1983-2004), and as Group Controller in 1996. He became Group Director Plantation (2003 – 2004). He served as Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Softwoods Berhad from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, he was appointed as Group Managing Director to Sawit Kinabalu Group.

   

 

Cik Ainahwati Binti Abd Sani
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 3rd November 2008. She serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee. She graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia and holds MBA (International Business) from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She joined the Sabah Foundation in 1997 as a Senior Audit Officer and since 2006 she was appointed as Group Company Secretary.

   

 

Lim Fook Hin
Executive Director

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Executive Director on 7th December 2006. He serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee. He is currently the Executive Director of TSH Resources Berhad and Ekowood International Berhad. He also sits on the board of some subsidiary companies within the TSH Group and also holds directorship in other private limited companies. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After qualifying as a member of the ICAEW, he joined Coopers & Lybrand as an audit senior in 1976 and was transferred to Coopers’ management consultancy services in 1977. He joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation in 1978 and was seconded to Sarawak Oil Palm Sdn. Bhd. as the Company Secretary.

He joined BAL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. in 1981 as the financial controller until 1993. His main responsibility included financial management, merger and acquisition and commodity marketing. He was the Chief Executive of United Palm Oil Industries PLC ("UPOIC"), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand before joining TSH in 1997.

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Rosely Bin Kusip
Alternate Director to Lim Fook Hin

A Malaysian, was appointed as an Alternate Director to Lim Fook Hin on 6 September 2010. Encik Rosely has a Diploma from Serdang Agriculture College. He sits on the Board of Sime Darby Plantations Sdn. Bhd. and holds directorship in other private limited companies.

Encik Rosely is an experience planter and started his career with Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, now part of Sime Darby Plantation, in 1972 where he rose to the rank of General Manager Estate in charge of all of Guthrie’s Malaysian and Liberian Plantations. He was promoted to Plantation Director and is overall in charge of Guthrie’s Indonesian P.T. Manimas Plantations Group and President Director. He joined TSH Resources Berhad in 2004 as Plantation Director to start their Indonesian plantation venture.

He does not have any family relationship with any of directoror other major shareholders of the Company. Other than the deemed interest as disclosed in the Circular to Shareholders on recurrent party transactions, he has no other conflict of interest with the Company and has no convictions for offences within the past ten (10) years.

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